Plan International Sierra Leone
Job Announcement (1 Position for nationals only)
12-05-2020 Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Plan International is an independent non-profit 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 is 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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
The GATE-GEC project is a 4 year education project which started in April 2017 and ends in July 2021. The project supports marginalized girls and children with disabilities to overcome barriers to gaining a quality education with the aim to increase literacy and numeracy outcomes. The project acts as a second phase to the GEC 1 with a focus on learning, transition and sustainability. Plan International strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. The project works across 5 districts in some of the most remote areas of Sierra Leone.
We are currently seeking to recruit:
Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Report to: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Summary of the position:
The Student Teachers component of GATE-GEC project is promoting girls’ education by supporting young women to train and qualify as primary school teachers in rural areas of Moyamba, Port Loko, Karene, Kenema, Kailahun and Kono Districts. The Student Teachers are young women who aspire to become primary school teachers and role models for girls in their communities
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of activities under the Student Teachers (STs) component of the GATE-GEC project. The M&E officer shall work under the supervision of the STs Project Manager in monitoring the progress of the Student Teachers Component and reports to the PISL MEARL Specialist.
Dimensions of Role:
This position is to ensure:
- That sound monitoring and evaluation systems and procedures are in place for the smooth running of STs Component of the GATE-GEC project.
- Monitoring data is collected by appropriate staff and monitored for timeliness and to ensure weekly, monthly and quarterly targets are met
- That monitoring and evaluation reports are accurate and prepared on a timely manner in line with donor requirements.
- All M&E issues are dealt with in a timely and accurate manner as per PISL policy and procedure and in compliance with donor requirements.
- Provide support to the implementation of Plan Sierra Leone GEC M&E methodologies and tools for monitoring and evaluation of the STs Component.
- To closely work with the PISL MEARL Specialist, GEC Senior M&E officer and GEC Senior MEAL Manager to develop and/or review monitoring and evaluation tools for the STs component.
- To build the capacities of the district officers on the use of the monitoring tools and data collection.
- To have regular weekly/monthly meetings with PISL MEARL Specialist, GEC Senior M&E officer, GEC Senior MEAL Manager and the STs Project Manager to update and to discuss on the progress and data under the STs component.
- In collaboration with PISL MEARL Specialist, GEC M&E Senior Officer and Manager and STs Project Manager develop programme-wide mechanisms (e.g. logframe) to measure and document progress and performance on indicators and achievement of milestones, targets, outcomes, as well as lessons learned and good practices and leads the timely adjustment of indicators and activities.
- Participate in the GEC M&E Network that provides opportunity to consortium partner M&E leads to reflect and learn from experiences and the best practices on M&E in order to improve the M&E system as well as strengthen the capabilities, systems and processes that relate to M&E in the consortium.
- Support the development and periodic review of the STs Component work plan and monitoring plan / M&E framework.
- Ensure production of timely and high-quality programme monitoring and evaluation reports that demonstrate evidence-based accountability, capture key learning and meet donor requirements.
- Support the generation of timely and quality GEC monthly and quarterly reports to the donor.
- Support the documentation of case studies and lessons learnt.
- To timely report any issues or delays with the data collection.
- To conduct regular monthly field visit to support the district officers in the timely and quality monitoring of the activities and use of the monitoring tools.
- To timely escalate to PISL MEARL Specialist, GEC M&E Senior MEAL Manager and the STs Project Manager any issues related to monitoring under the STs Component.
- Work closely under the supervision of the Student Teachers Project Manager.
- Work in close collaboration with PISL MEARL Specialist, the GEC Senior MEAL Manager and GEC Senior M&E Officer.
- Work in close collaboration with GEC STs District Officers.
- Engage closely with relevant stakeholders at school, community and district levels such as
Head Teachers, TSC and MBSSE officials.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- University degree or its equivalent (from a recognized institution) in Social Sciences, Economics, Development, Statistics, Mathematics, Evaluation or other fields related to education
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation
- Experience working with education stakeholders such as Head Teachers, teachers, TSC/MBSSE officials
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Experience in M&E designs, tools and methodologies
- Experience in qualitative and quantitative research designs and analysis.
- S/he should be able to communicate to a fairly diverse audience
- Excellent skills in information management including recording, analysing, reporting and review methods.
- Innovative and field oriented with good communication skills
- M&E work within education and girls’ empowerment programmes
- Previous experience in using online data collection/monitoring apps
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) 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.
Ensure staff understand Plan International’s commitment to driving a feminist agenda within the organization, and the ambition for gender equality and gender transformative leadership is embedded in our value-based leadership framework.
Plan International’s Values
We are open and accountable
- Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
- Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
- Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
- Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
- Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact
- Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
- Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
- Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
- Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
- Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
- Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
- Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
- Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
- We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
- We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
- We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.
Last date for submission of Application (CV and cover letter) is: 26th May, 2020 by 5:00 pm
Your application should include:
· A cover letter
· A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor
Send applications to the below link: Sierra-Leone.Recruitment@plan-international.org
Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan International follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability.