Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Specialist
Plan International Finland is looking for an experienced monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) specialist with knowledge of gender equality and girls’ rights for a fixed-term position to cover a parental leave. Your main role is to support the design and implementation of a wide variety of projects and to drive decision-making, programme development, innovation and accountability through data, evidence and reflection with the ultimate objective of improving programme quality, effectiveness and learning. The MEAL Specialist has the chance to develop and experiment with new and innovative ways of tracking progress towards results and quality of our performance, encourage data informed and adaptive management and improve the way we communicate about our work and the change we achieve together with a global team of experts.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Technical leadership of the MEAL systems and procedures for Plan International Finland’s programmes in line with donor requirements and global Plan International policies and standards;
- providing technical assistance and capacity building to in-country project teams and programme staff in Finland in designing and implementing result-based MER frameworks and robust learning agendas;
- leading or supporting a variety of processes of planning, collection and use of evidence to track progress towards results, inform programme and influencing decisions, drive accountability and encourage organisational learning. This includes dissemination and integration of reports, tools, lessons learned and good practices across countries and regions, and the global organisation;
- strengthening result-based management within Plan International’s programmes, including results reporting to the donors;
- representing Plan International Finland in relevant external fora and contributing to the quality of our programming
The position may require travelling, sometimes in humanitarian contexts.
The position is based in Helsinki, Finland or in a location where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the right to work. Employment terms will be as per local conditions. In Finland the terms are based on the collective agreement on social sector organisations (Sosiaalialan järjestöjen TES).
Interviews will be held during the week starting 9 August 2021. The start date of the contract is latest on 20 September 2021 and the duration is 12 months.
Apply between 16 June 2021 and 6 July 2021 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)
Employment type: Fixed-term contract
Who we are looking for
- At least 5 years of relevant work experience in designing and implementing project monitoring, evaluations and research in a global context, some of it from developing countries. Experience from the humanitarian context is considered as an asset.
- University degree from an appropriate field
- Strong abilities in programme design, implementation, and results-based, adaptive and data informed management;
- Expertise in developing and implementing monitoring systems in international development contexts;
- Strong abilities in monitoring and evaluation, including understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods for data collection and analysis appropriate for different M&E initiatives;
- Good understanding of gender sensitive and child and youth friendly M&E approaches, including participatory M&E is an asset;
- Excellent negotiation and representation skills, ability to build staff capabilities, and to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
- Fluency in both spoken and written English is required
- Experience of using digital tools for data collection and analysis is an asset.
We offer an opportunity to work in an exciting role in one of the world’s largest development and humanitarian NGOs, in a position that brings lasting change to the lives of girls and boys. We have a flexible, result-oriented professional culture that places value on employees’ wellbeing at work.
Plan International is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, national origin, disability, and any other classification protected by law.
If you have any further enquiries, please contact Head of Programmes Eeva Ervamaa, firstname.lastname(at)plan.fi
Plan International Finland
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