Plan International is a leading girls and children’s rights organization. Plan strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We motivate our people and partners to:
- empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability
- drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face
- work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises, and to overcome adversity
- support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood
Plan operates in 77 countries around the world. It brings its support to millions of children, their families and communities, mainly in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and South America. It implements projects in the Health, Water and Sanitation, Education, Child Protection, Sustainable Livelihood, and cross-cultural communication. Child sponsorship forms the basis of our work with children. Worth to mention, Plan International global ambition is to support 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive!
As part of its commitment to support Plan International Federation reach 100 million girls so to learn, lead, decide and Thrive, Currently Plan International Liberia is developing a new country strategy which will focus on reaching 1.4 million girls and children all over the country and with a strong commitment to work with all partners at various levels to put an end to early marriage and Female Genital mutilation (FGM)!
Moreover, Plan International Liberia is committed to ensure that Child Protection and Gender transformative practices are key integral part of all its work including the organizational structure and staffing. Accordingly, women are strongly encouraged to apply for this post!
This is a Local Position.
Plan International Liberia and the UNFPA with funding from the EU Spotlight Initiative, will collaborate to support the government of Liberia in Reducing the prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence, harmful practices and increase access to sexual reproductive health & rights for adolescents’ women and marginalized population. The Spotlight Initiative seeks to o support the government of Liberia in achieving specific development outcomes relative to: strengthen SGBV/SRHR support and service delivery, increase mobilization and engagement to prevent and respond to VAWG, increase the platform for advocacy with key decision and policy makers through media engagement, strengthen access to basic services and care centers and increase community efforts and knowledge on the dangers and harmful practices against girls, children and women.
These engagements will collaborate further with line ministries (MoJ, MOGCSP, MIA, MoE and MoH) to increase the responses to violence against women and girls.
The intervention location will be in 7 counties (Nimba, Bong, Lofa, Grand Bassa, Cape Mount, Montserrado, Margibi) and focusing one stop centers, refurbishing and activating services at safe homes, maternity waiting room, prison rehab/coping centers with upskilling skills programme, advocacy and media engagement/awareness and training of media professionals of reportage of SGBV. The ensure effective delivery and sustainability of the project, the project will work with community action groups to further strengthen the prevention and response mechanism to violence against women and children. To do this, the project work to build the capacity of school health clubs, health worker. Plan International Liberia and UNFPA including the Government line ministries will undertake joint monitoring visit to ensure quality delivery of the project while document lesson learnt along the way for any potential adjustments in the project or fur future.
Plan International Liberia is focused to build positive social norm on sexuality; strengthen quality SRHR services that must meet the “Availability, Accessibility, Acceptability, and Quality” framework of the right to health and strengthen support for girls and young women most at risk.
Key results we want to see
- Children, adolescents and youth (CAY) have the attitudes and skills to support their peers to make autonomous and healthy decisions around bodies, sexuality and relationships, challenge stigma, discrimination and harmful norms, and to access services.
- Parents, caregivers and other family members understand their children’s SRHR, provide guidance and support for their children’s sexuality and SRH, enable their children to govern their bodies and support healthy choices regarding sexuality, and oppose harmful practices including CEFM and FGM/C.
- Communities and their leaders and CSOs promote and support CAY’s SRHR and mobilize to change the beliefs, social and gender norms that drive harmful practices including CEFM, FGM/C, SGBV.
- Local and national government policymakers, authorities and service providers establish, invest and implement legal frameworks, policies and programs that ensure access to CSE and adolescent/youth-friendly SRH services, and that prevent and respond to sexual violence, FGM/C and CEFM.
The Project M&E Coordinator under the technical supervision of the MERL Manager will lead all monitoring and evaluation functions of the project. This will include leading on in all data collections, analysis, and learning activities to help ensure accountability and efficiency. S/he will provide technical field support to project staff, partners and other beneficiaries as its relates to the project tracking. The Project M&E Coordinator will work closely with Program teams to assess field conditions, support capacity building initiatives, and facilitate the collection of quality data under the supervision of the MERL Manager. S/he may be assigned to focus on supporting one or more specific grants or projects within program as assigned by the MErl Manager.
Dimensions of the Role
S/he will work closely with the project manager and team, the Project M&E Coordinator will support the reviewing and preparing of monthly, quarterly and final narrative and financial donors’ reports.
Additionally, s/he will replace or work with other members of the team, as need be, in supporting the general works of the MERL at Plan International Liberia writing and set up, follow up of program indicators, implementation of processes, data collection and reporting in line with the MERL System, approach and practice. The UN/SGBV Project M&E Coordinator will implement these specific roles and responsibilities:
- Support all MERL initiatives for assigned grant(s)/project(s) including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities, and contributing to staff capacity building initiatives as necessary.
- Support MERL Manager creating a framework and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
- Support the MERL Manager in defining and implementing the key project performanceindicators (KPI) as well as monitoring them throughout the duration of the projects.
- Assist in proposing strategies to increase data use and demand amongst project staff and partners.
- Assist project staff, partners and donor in clarifying project information and all M&E data
- Ensure the effective implementation of instruments and mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of the
- Support project team on ways to properly document, organize and captureProject progress.
- Draft tools and their revisions as well as data collection procedures under the supervision of the MERL Manager (eg. logical framework, project performance tracking, indicators, data flow chart, etc.Suggest ways to facilitate data collection and the flow of data amongst project team.
- Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by Programs and to verify the accuracy of reported data.
- Support the MERL Manager to ensure that donor, partner, and Senior Management dataqueries are addressed in an accurate and timely manner.
- Perform all other functions relating to Plan International as may be assigned by the supervisor.
The Project M&E Coordinator is the first line staff who can be trusted to produce quality monitoring and evaluation information relating to the project specific and other roles and responsibilities that maybe assign. It is expected that the staff will execute these functions by relating to others in the team, supervisors, senior management and donors. It is expected that the Project M&E Coordinator will exercise maximum trust and honesty in conducting the affairs of this project and other others assign. H/she will also represent Plan International.
- Developing monitoring and evaluation plan for the project;
- Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation plan for county activities
- Monitoring and Evaluation of financial and programmatic goals outlined in the proposal;
Development of monitoring and evaluation plan
- Ensure the effective implementation of instruments and mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of the project;
- Ensure work plans, implementation and monitoring plans are agreed with UNFPA;
- Ensure the technical preparation of project monitoring activities
Development of a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for county activities
- Advise the project team in regard to the good performance of data, quality control of data and reports;
- Train project staff in the usage of MERL tools for tracking, and establish mechanisms for monitoring/evaluation and use of the monitoring system;
- Coordinate management procedures and monitoring training and other project activities;
Dealing with Problems
- Execution of alternatives based on the Risk Management Grant Plan;
- Collect information on specific actions Management Plan to overcome the emergency.
- Ensures 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.
|Internal||Level of Contact|
|Country Management Team||High|
|External||Level of contact|
|Partners, donors and government agencies||Medium|
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
- Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis
- Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, and evaluations
- Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Fluent in oral and written English
- Experience in a non-governmental organization or in the United Nations (desirable).
- University degree in Social Sciences, Health, or related field;
- Minimum  years of experience in monitoring and evaluation
- Knowledge of M&E system, approach and practices including indicator tracking
- Participated in designing and implementation of studies
- Proven experience working with partners.
- Initiative and forecasting;
- Ability to work in team and ensure proper supervision;
- Capacity planning and organization;
- Capacity for analysis, presenting information
- Ability to resolve conflicts;
- Be flexible and adaptable to changing including changing of assignments and duty station
- Empathy with gender and sexual diversity;
- Interest and commitment to working with children;
- No discrimination.
Plan International’s Values in Practice
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.
Physical Environment and Demands:
Post holder will be based in the country office with frequent visit to the field (project targeted areas)
The position entails 60% travelling to the field to support communities, staff and partners in the project areas
Location: Monrovia Country Office, frequent travel to the counties
Reports to: MERL Manager
Closing Date: 6th March 2020
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
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 organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.
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