Plan International MER Coordinator - NORAD End Child Marriage Jobs in Uganda

Plan International MER Coordinator - NORAD End Child Marriage Jobs in Uganda

The Organisation

  • Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

  • We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity.

    About plan International uganda and the project

  • Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

  • We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives.

  • The NORAD End Child Marriage Project, will work to ensure that children, adolescents girls and boys aged 10-18 years and young women and men 19 to 24 years old stay in school, are protected against child marriage and empowered to enjoy their sexual reproductive health rights in societies where gender equality is realised.

    Dimensions of the Role/job purpose

  • With direct management support from the Project Manager (based in Nebbi) and technical support from the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator (based in Nebbi) will ensure implementation of monitoring and evaluation system for the NORAD End Child Marriage Project.

    Accountabilities/roles and responsibilities

    Implementation of project Performance Monitoring Plan

  • In collaboration and close consultation with MER-Manager, NO - M&E advisors - Norway, define the project results framework, develop the project Performance Monitoring
  • Plan/Framework (PMP) as well as Provide an indicator tracking table and indicator reference sheets,

  • Ensure adherence to the PMP and data collection tools in a consistent manner across all 9 districts.

  • Provide troubleshooting and technical support to the field level and organize, compile and analyse data from all districts to facilitate reporting to Project Management and feedback at community, district and project levels.

  • Work with project and support staff to develop, translate, pilot and finalize data collection tools as needed;

  • Assist in training of staff in data collection methods, management, analysis and action techniques;

  • Work with project and support staff to ensure that data is collected and entered into MIS and/or tracking sheets, and/or the data platform on a regular basis;

  • Responsible for providing consistent, supportive technical input to strengthen project and district M&E staff project delivery as necessary to meet monitoring objectives and ensure data quality;

  • Responsible for conducting data quality audits of the project to identify and resolve systemic problems affecting data quality, and documenting and storing findings in project files in the MIS or similar applications;
    Assist in conducting regular analysis and action planning meetings to

  • compare data against project milestones, targets, and quality expectations across project sites;

  • identify issues requiring further attention;

  • define action needed and share and or assign responsibility and deadlines;

  • Work with project and support staff to track progress on action points related to implementation and M&E activities;

  • Work with project and support staff to provide M&E inputs for reports written during project implementation;


  • Technical oversight and support for surveys and learning initiatives

  • In close consultation and collaboration work with the Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Learning and Accountability Coordinator and other project and support staff to develop the TORs for surveys.

  • Working with the Research and Evaluation Coordinator, lead design and planning of surveys, ensuring survey findings are documented.

  • Assist in conducting and documenting end of project learning reviews, and sharing lessons learned and best practices, incorporating these into new project designs;

    Key relationships


    The MER Coordinator will report to;

  • Project Manager-Overall project implementation

  • MER Manager – for M&E, Research, and documentation support

  • MER-Manager, Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Learning and Accountability Coordinator, relevant NO-based colleagues.

  • Senior Portfolio Manager – For CNO reporting and Project Coordination

  • National Program Managers – Education, Child protection & CP for technical support in education and Child Protection.


  • Plan International Norway

  • Project Implementing partners

  • Government at different level

  • CSO and Networks that support achievement of project outcomes

  • Children

  • Community members

    Technical expertise, skills and knowledge



  • University Degree in a development related field (Statistics, Social Science, Development Economics, or a related discipline); Additional M&E qualification are a huge added advantage, asset and essential.

    Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of experience within the development / humanitarian sector or in the private sector;

  • Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation, including experience with multi-sectorial and multi-donor funded programs and experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis;

  • Proven abilities in developing monitoring plans, data collection, information management, use of databases, and analysis and performance monitoring;

  • Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills;

  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and reporting skills;

  • Excellent data management and data analysis skills, with solid skills in Microsoft Excel, SPSS, EpiData;

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills in English

  • Willingness to travel to various project sites.

    Others required Skills

  • Skills in initiation of studies

  • Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others

  • Excellent project management and team leadership skills

  • Capacity building and facilitation skills
    Knowledge of Youth development related policies and strategies

  • Advocacy and Networking

  • Knowledge in implementation of rights based programming including principles of gender equality

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing and budget management

  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and evaluative skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with partners


  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spread sheets, e-mail and web based research.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe

    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.

    We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

    Physical Environment

  • Day today travel with in the project locations in Arua and Yumbe and may occasionally be requested or required to travel outside West Nile depending on need.

  • The MER will be based in Yumbe.

  • S/he should have the ability and willingness to spend much of his / her time in Refugee settlements and host community sites checking progress of project implementation
    Should be having willingness and capacity to work in fragile situations of West Nile.

    Additional Responsibilities

  • Child Protection Policy Responsibilities (mandatory for all staff)

  • Adhere to the Child Protection Policy, Code of Conduct and reporting any CPP issues.

  • Responsible for the implementation of the CPP standards as they apply to area of responsibility plus the development of actions to address identified gaps and monitoring their effectiveness.

  • Ensure that all Plan International partners, visitors and associates in his/her area of responsibility are provided with, are made aware off and have signed and returned a copy of the child protection policy.

    Closing Date

  • 07/02/2020

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