at Plan International
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 10, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


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 it’s 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 support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The overall purpose of this role is to strengthen the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) as well as Accountability system of the LEGO Play Matters Project in support of programme development, learning and accountability (PALS) and quality improvements in Gambella, Afar and Benishnaguel Gumuz. He/she is expected to ensure that program quality is reflected within the entire project cycle and that all field program implementation (in Gambella, Benishnaguel Gumuz and Afar) is undertaken efficiently and effectively by reflecting that all M&E requirements are in place and that cross-cutting issues of inclusion and DRR are properly incorporated.

Dimensions of the Role

  • The post holder will report to the MEL Lead as well as to the LEGO Project Lead and will be responsible for the Lego PlayMatters project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
  • The job holder is responsible for initiating, developing and delivery of a Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Framework as part of the Lego Play Matters project.

Education, qualification, knowledge and experience.

  • Master’s degree in a related field of study with 5+ years of work experience in an NGO setting
  • Excellent English both written and verbal

Relevant Experience: The successful candidate will have experience of:

  • Establishing and implementing monitoring, evaluation, verification and learning frameworks, systems and tools within complex multi-country, multi-year development programmes, preferably focused education and/or girls’ empowerment programmes
  • Developing and participating in monitoring processes, gained at least in part in a developing country setting
  • Exceptional quantitative and qualitative data processing and analysis skills, including adapting/developing monitoring tools and surveys.
  • Collating and analyzing comprehensive monitoring and evaluation data from multiple sources to prepare succinct reports and creative materials tailored for the needs of diverse audiences.

Reports to: LEGO Project Lead

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organizational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants' previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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