Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – SAIC 2 (Safer and Inclusive Cities 2) at Plan International

Accountabilities and Main Work Activities

Working closely with the Project Manager, MEL leads from each partner organization, DNO PM, and DNO MERL Manager, the MERL Officer will ensure the following tasks are carried out:

  • Implement the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning system of the programme
  • Introduction to and training in M&E tools and methodologies to country team and partners
  • Ensure the management of programme data and information through the establishment of a programme database and quality control of data
  • Support the capacity building of the partners in the field of MERL

Output level measurement (What we do): 35%

    • Responsible for setting up the M&E system for quantitatively collecting data on outputs and reach per output. This country-specific M&E system aligns with the overall SP MERL framework for 8 countries, which is presented in a joint online platform for MERL across the SP – Responsible for monitoring and quality assurance of partners’ output data collection – Responsible for monthly uploading of output results and reach numbers to the MERL platform – Responsible for presenting output results and related reach to the country team in quarterly reflection meetings – Contribute to periodic reviews of programme performance and quality by supporting the PM and team in assessing output results, and together make concrete recommendations for a possible adjustment of the planned activities in a perspective of greater efficiency – Carry out joint field visits to ensure the regular provision of quality information and data. – Be responsible for the update of program indicators and results on Plan International PMERL platform

Outcome level evaluation (Results: Our contribution to change): 25%

  • Coordinate all MERL activities related to outcome evaluation e.g. baseline, midline, endline aligned to the overall SP MERL framework for 8 countries
  • Responsible for uploading outcome level results to the MERL platform
  • Responsible for presenting these to the country team in annual reflection meetings
  • Contribute to the periodic production of progress reports by ensuring the documentation of results (output + outcome level)
  • Contribute to the documentation of results (photos and testimonials)

Knowledge management (How we work):20%

  • Ensure the annual planning of the programme’s M&E and learning activities
  • Establish a partner capacity strengthening plan in relation to MEL for the programme
  • Support the process of lessons learned, and capitalizing on best practices/approaches, including case stories, documentaries, etc. (to be uploaded to DNO Impact and Learning Hub

Risk Management (5%)

  • Together with program team develop risk assessments for the project activities and put in place mechanisms to mitigate/manage the risks during the implementation phase.
  • Ensure compliance to Plan International MERL research and evaluation standards including the conduct of MERL risk assessments before undertaking evaluations and research in the project

Other duties (10%)

  • As may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) (5%)

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in project design, during implementation and as principles applied in the day-to-day work of Programme team;
  • Ensures that Plan Kenya contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.

Leadership Competencies

  • Courageous in taking a lead, focused on Plan International’s purpose and making the most effective contribution within their own work context.
  • Behaves in line with Plan International values and safeguarding practices, inside and outside work.
  • Challenges own attitudes, unconscious bias, and behavior and speak up when they see wrong doing, especially by those who use their power over others to create fear or abuse.
  • Understand and adhere to the policies, processes, practices, and standards relevant to their own work and keeps their knowledge and skills up to date.
  • Honest and efficient in the use of resources, including own time.
  • Takes responsibility for own performance and development: reflecting; seeking and listening to feedback; learning from mistakes; finding people or resources to help them learn.
  • Constructive and optimistic in facing setbacks, challenges, and change, using own initiative to analyze issues and improve things.
  • Good team player, communicating effectively and being open and supportive towards those around them.

Business Management competencies

  • Understands Plan International in context, including its purpose, values and country strategy, and can communicate these to varied audiences, including how Plan International will deliver on its objectives.
  • Managing activities and resources including skills in project design, planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Managing people and information including skills in capacity assessment and coaching, communication skills, both speaking and writing and digital working, including personal digital skills


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