Plan International NGO M and E Research Manager Jobs in Uganda

Plan International NGO M and E Research Manager Jobs in Uganda

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation 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.

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.


  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager

    Role Purpose

    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.

    We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future.

    We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.


  • Establish and continuously improve systems and processes that ensure quality documentation, monitoring and evaluation of programme effectiveness to inform evidence-based programming and organisational learning
  • Lead the planning, budgeting and implementation of all Monitoring, Evaluation & Research initiatives that are evidently based on monitoring and evaluation outcomes and aligned to the MER Framework in the Country Strategic Plan
  • Lead, supervise and manage the performance of the Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Team based in the country office and in the field to ensure delivery on target
  • Maintain Plan Corporate Project Planning System, ensure the system is effectively used as per Plan’s policies and liaises with the region and IH on system maintenance and development
  • Provide technical assistance to programme specialists in programme and project design in relation to M&E, including, objective and indicator development, monitoring systems and evaluation design
  • Design and conduct research initiatives to inform programmes and advocacy for children’s rights working closely with Programme
  • Specialists and partners including developing a research agenda
  • Facilitate Training and Development activities, on Monitoring, Evaluation & Research for programme staff and partners and develop a culture of actively engaging in organisational learning, documentation and programme reflection
  • Facilitate internal and external learning and increased accountability by establishing effective working relationships with development
    partners and government agencies on aid effectiveness issues.
  • Liaise with other offices in Plan – National Organisations, International Headquarter and other countries on Monitoring, Evaluation & Research and represent Plan at national level on matters relating to Monitoring, Evaluation & Research and aid effectiveness.

    Key relationships
  • Programme Support Team
  • Project Coordinators
  • Head of Programmes
  • Programme Area Managers
  • PR & Communications Manager: External communication of learnings

    Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

    Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a development related field
  • Master's degree (preferred) in Development Studies, Social Sciences or its equivalent
  • Significant training /background and professional training on programming and/or related field


  • At least 8 years managerial and/or advisory experience in Monitoring, Evaluation & Research in the development sector.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in MER tools, systems, and processes
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting research initiatives, case studies and professional documentation
  • Promotes high performance among programme staff and provides vision and direction
  • Open to feedback and willing to try new approaches in Monitoring, Evaluation & Research
  • Coaches programme staff and leads others
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing
  • Design of Monitoring, Evaluation systems and processes for rights-based programmes
  • Design and implementation of research projects
  • Documentation and organisational learning
    Statistics and database management
  • Project management and supervision
  • Demonstrable abilities in planning, budgeting and management

    Additional Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Inform the partners, visitors and associates that they must comply with the policy in all contacts and communications with children during their visit.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 22nd April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Plan International NGO M and E Research Manager Jobs in Uganda

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