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Plan International

Plan International


Position: MERL Specialist- Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (SOYEE)
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

The Organisation

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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity

The position holder will be responsible for supporting the implementation and realization of the PIE’s strategy by developing and leading the CO monitoring, evaluation, accountability, research and learning strategy, responding to contextual challenges while ensuring alignment with the regional strategy and global M&E framework, policy and strategy.

This would be demonstrated in undertaking responsibilities which include strategically managing and leading the MEAL team and providing building training for M&E staff, reviewing research/studies and evaluations terms of references and managing outsourced constancy works, managing MEAL budget efficiently and effectively, facilitate monthly program review meeting and workshops, prepare quality and condensed quarterly and annual reports of the country office, and represent MEAL in any M&E related workshops, Networks, forums and advocate for program quality in both development and humanitarian programs.

The Individual


  • Education at BA/BSC/ Master’s Degree level or equivalent in Social science, Development studies, Economics, Statistics and Management
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience working on monitoring & evaluation position experience and 7 Years for BA/BSC programs/
  • Projects or demonstrated equivalent combination.
  • Practical knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including log frames, result chains, theories of change, and assessment/evaluations.
  • Experience in staff/team management, coaching, mentoring, capacity building, and performance review and appraisal.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes
  • Depth and breadth of knowledge of Plan’s global and national strategies and policies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and authoritatively on area of expertise.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships across a network.

Qualifications/ experience desirable:

  • Demonstrated experience of operational and programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at regional & community levels.
  • Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of child poverty
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts.

Languages required

  • Fluency in the English language is essential
  • In addition to Amharic, Knowledge of Local Languages is a desirable

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures that all staff sign safeguarding policies;
  • Implement Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day-to-day work.

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Location: Addis Ababa, Country Office

Type of Role: Definite Contract

Reports to: Head of Programme, Quality

Grade: D1