Senior Monitoring &Evaluation Officer
Plan International (Plan International)
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Job Description

The Organization

Plan International is an independent 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’s 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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


The purpose of the role is to provide senior technical expertise in developing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation system for emergence projects, including the provision of support to project staff and the partner organization in all areas of monitoring, evaluation, research and reporting.

The Senior M&E Officer will oversee the implementation of emergency M&E activities, developing management information systems for reporting and retrieving results.

Dimensions of the Role

The Senior M&E Officer will help the emergency project teams in developing performance monitoring plans and results frameworks during projects design and implementation, creating M&E system, processes and tools, contributing to measuring, analysing, and reporting results.

The post holder will support the establishment of a systematic Monitoring and Evaluation system for the emergency projects in Sofala. The role will include the support to the Emergency M&E Officer in conducting project baselines, endlines, assessments and evaluations as required. The Senior M&E Officer will work closely with the Emergency M&E Officer and with the Emergency Project Managers to design and implement the M&E system, ensuring quality of data and use of standardized data collection and reporting tools.


  • Develop comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework, plans, tools/instruments and database which are in compliance with Plan International standards.
  • Develop and implement project monitoring plans.
  • Work with project team members and the partner organization to ensure that data is collected, processed, analysed and presented for the community. audiences to identify and make informed decisions on challenges in achieving projects outcomes.
  • Ensure quality control of data and information collected, through the development and/or review of tools for the data collection in accordance of the logical frameworks of emergency projects.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the M&E framework is being achieved and enabling decision-making on the project progression and development.
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the emergency project managers, M&E Officer, field-based team, M&E Specialist, and consistency in protocols, information and reporting system.
  • Document and disseminate results and best practices on emergency project related lessons learnt to inform decision making.
  • Ensure timely and high-quality monitoring and evaluation reports are produced.
  • Identify data sources for capturing project performance and impact indicators, in conjunction with the project team.
  • Prepare regular M&E project reports and assist in the preparation of project monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Report results of M&E activities by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriate.
  • Support to ensure that relevant data (5Ws, sitrep and related MIS data) are entered into organization-wide data management system designed to capture, analyse, and disseminate project data and share with focal person monthly.
  • Collect and authenticate all information sheets (beneficiary lists, registration forms, distribution lists, and others) for delivery of livelihood intervention services.
  • Provide regular and timely feedback on project progress against planned activities, outputs and results.
  • Ensure capacity building by regularly training staff and partners for improved program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide technical leadership in operational studies (baseline, mid-term, final evaluations, case studies,), and projects researches processes.
  • Lead the conduction of emergency assessments, field level Market price, cash/in-kind distribution and post distribution monitoring, monitoring data collection, analysis and reporting of results.
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits.
  • Support the gender &influencing, communication and child protection activities, including other program components with relevant evidences.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.

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.

Key relationships

  • Works with the programs team,
  • Works closely with the Project Coordinators and Program Officers to ensure that all ME functions are clearly delivered for the project.
  • Liaise with national MERL Specialist, and also contribute to national level research and evaluations;
  • Works with partner organizations in all ME components

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, social sciences or public health or an equivalent from a recognized university. Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years of practical work experience in monitoring & evaluation of development and humanitarian projects.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in M&E positions and/or program experience in field data collection in emergencies.
  • Detailed knowledge of M&E frameworks and M&E Plans, systems and indicator reference sheets.
  • Experience on maintaining programmatic databases.
  • Good understand of routine data quality checks/validation
  • Demonstrate excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated relevant technical skills in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, with excellent organizational
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet M&E needs.
  • Extensive knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, and tools for monitoring, evaluation, and learning, including impact evaluation.
  • Knowledge and comfort with spreadsheet, database and statistical software (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Epi Info, SPSS, STATA, ).
  • Experience with the use of technology for data collection, including mobile phones/tablets and Global Positioning System (GPS) strongly preferred.
  • Proven understanding of programming concepts and Human Rights Approaches to Development.
  • Fully fluent in English and Portuguese.


  • Knowledge of using SAP
  • Data collection and analysis applications

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment

May be “typical office environment”; note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc.

This position entails office and field work.

Level of contact with children



Annual remuneration - Competitive

Location: Buzi/ Nhamatanda

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 Child Protection Policy.

As an international child-centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization 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 organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

About Plan International

Founded in 1937, Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.


We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We engage 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. 


To fulfil the promise of the 2030 Global Goals, our 5-year Global Strategy is designed to deliver significant change for girls and boys, putting a special emphasis on gender equality. 

We see clear links between fulfilling children’s rights, achieving gender equality and ending child poverty. Every girl and boy has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued and respected in their own community and beyond. 

We support these rights from when children are born to when they reach adulthood. We work to ensure that girls and boys know their rights, and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to fulfil them. This approach inspires and empowers children and communities to create long-lasting change.

Girls have the power to change the world. Our ambition is to work beside them and together we take action so 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive.

Our global advocacy work not only focuses on international policy but also ensures national governments can meaningfully implement and uphold laws that advance children’s rights and gender equality at community level.