2 Fresher M&E Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Plan International

Job Title:  M&E Officer (2 Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Plan International

Duty Station: Adjumani and Yumbe, Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager


About US:

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.


Job Summary:   The M&E Officer is an important role within the MERL Unit. Providing operational services to both the MERL team and the various PIU projects. The role will be held accountable for ensuring that all planned M&E activities are manage in a structured manner guided by M&E principles ensuring all work is completed in a comprehensive and timely manner.


The M&E Officer provides M&E services and support to the MERL unit as well as Projects ensure that the fundamental M&E framework is in place. In addition, the role ensures that al M&E activities are embedded in program implementation and provides technical operational support and coordinates the management of M&E activities.

The key challenge for this position is to ensure that M&E best practices and understanding are appreciated by all teams and that all activities are completed to the standard and quality expected. This requires the job holder to possess:•  Good understanding of M&E principles together with an appreciation of international/ local humanitarian development.• Good organisational and planning skills; • Good analytical and logical thinking and writing skills.• Ability to capacity build others through appropriate coaching and mentoring interventions;• Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, PowerPoint presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategy & Programming 

  • Contribute towards the development of MERL strategic and operational planning ensuring that aspects of MERL are embed in project planning
  • Contribute to the design of the MERL strategic and operational plan ensuring all M&E components of projects are clearly defined and that all projects have clearly defined performance indicators.
  • Contribute to the development of the MERL operational work plans and budgets.
  • Support project team and partners to develop Detailed Implementation Plans in line with the proposal

Tools & Systems Development 

  • Proactively participate and contribute to the development and implementation of PIU MERL/ M&E systems and tools supporting the successful implementation of M&E goals.
  • Participate in the design and implement project monitoring tools as per project M&E plan and ensure use of appropriate tools in collection, compilation, analysis and utilization across the project
  • Monitor on a quarterly basis the detailed implementation plan and provide consolidated and comprehensive reporting on the status on the implementation actives including next steps on outstanding activities.

Capacity Building 

  • Participate in the Capacity Building of internal and external stakeholders of PIU, ensuring that knowledge is shared for consistent application of M&E principles.
  • Plan M&E capacity building activities for the project team and partners to enhance quality reporting and data management.
  • Deliver both ad hoc and scheduled capacity building (training, technical assistance, and coaching) to partners
  • Establish a resource bank for up-to-date tools, training materials, other capacity building products; avail partners of resources are required
  • Highlight areas of risk and non-compliance identified through CB initiatives and advise on changes to the M&E risk profile.

Monitoring & Performance Management 

  • Coordinate and plan the monitoring of PIU projects/ programs reviews and visits that will enable PIU to adaptively manage the performance of projects
  • Support the development and rollout of project targets and standards to ensure delivery of quality outputs.
  • Provide ongoing advice and technical assistance to the PIU’s Project / Programme managers concerning the effective and efficient measurement of results
  • Monitor the implementation of the M&E process by ensuring regular monitoring spot-checks and reviews; compile and analyse the collected data to assess performance and identify lessons learned
  • Monitor and consolidate project implementation findings against approved work plans and budgets to ensure timely and quality implementation as per contractual obligation

Knowledge Management & Communications 

  • Work collaboratively with the MERL team to develop a learning organisation culture based on evidence collected and lessons learned.
  • Quarterly Consolidate, follow up and document best practices, case studies, lessons learnt, Most Significant Change Stories and reflection of the project to provide evidence on project impact including inclusiveness
  • Proactively participate in the project’s research, evaluation and learning initiatives including reviewing and validating reports, and leading reflection and dissemination processes
  • Working with the MERL Coordinators participate in the developments of a well-curated database for learnings from evaluations, intervention reports, and other relevant information; ensure that users are able to navigate and upload or retrieve information easily

Safeguarding, Gender Equality & Inclusion

  • Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes but is not limited to ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Economics and Statistics, Actuarial Science, Commerce, business studies or related field.
  • Two years of experience in and M&E role. Experience in providing M&E for Child Protection projects in development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing, and a good understanding of donor compliance, rules and regulations in regard to M&E and budget management.


How to Apply:

All Qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 18th April 2024


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Date Posted 2024-04-05
Valid Through 2024-04-18
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Plan International
Job Location Adjumani, Adjumani, Adjumani, 0256, Uganda

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