Plan International

Plan International


Position: Global MERL Coordinator - GFFO-JF-CPiE
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, South Sudan, CAR - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 weeks ago
Deadline: June, 02/2024 (8 days left)

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 know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, supporters, and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. 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.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

The Opportunity

This position is subject to funding.

The role will be based in one of the four African countries where the project is implemented, or in another country in the region (Africa) where Plan International has an office.

National candidates from the following countries are encouraged to apply: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic.

The Joining Forces Alliance, reuniting the 6 biggest child rights organizations in Germany, namely ChildFund, Plan International, Save The Children, SOS Children's Villages, Terre des Hommes & World Vision applied for an initial 16 million Euro grant from the Germal Foreign Federal Office (GFFO) to address major child protection in emergency issues in various conflict settings across the world between July 2022 and June 2024 under the project "Joining Forces for Child Protection in Emergencies (JF-CPIE), implemented in 6 countries (Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Colombia, South Sudan, Ethiopia). All six consortium members are implemented in two of the six targeted countries.

The Joining Forces Alliance is preparing a 2nd phase of the “Joining Forces for Child Protection in Emergencies (JF-CPiE)”, which will be implemented for 26 months with a foreseen starting date in July 2024. The project will be implemented with the same organizations across the same countries, focusing on the gender-sensitive and inclusive integration of food security, nutrition, and child protection.

Plan International Germany is the consortium lead and will contract the Global Project Manager and MEAL Coordinator as well as the Finance Coordinator.

Under the project, this position is responsible for the technical leadership and guidance of monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning activities in the project. He/She will ensure quality and standards in the planning and implementation of project MEAL activities. Doing so the position holder will interface with the Consortium Members, their Implementing Partners as well as with Plan International Inc Headquarters and Plan International Germany. Coordination with so many stakeholders requires a high level of understanding of complex project settings and excellent communication skills.

Do you have what it takes?

The MEAL Coordinator is responsible for technical leadership and guidance of gender-sensitive and inclusive monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning in the context of project implementation. She/he will oversee and ensure that information from implementing partners is fed into the overall project framework to allow continuous gender-sensitive and inclusive results-based monitoring, and will maintain a coherent monitoring approach across the six implementing countries – together with the country-based MEAL specialists of the different consortium members.

The MEAL coordinator will also be responsible for overall knowledge management and documentation of best practices and lessons learned from the project in collaboration with the teams. She/he will also strengthen the project teams and will provide technical support to the MEAL staff of implementing partners. She/he will coordinate closely with the Global Project Manager, the project managers of the Joining Forces Agencies in Germany, as well as the MEAL staff at the implementing partners level in-country.

Location: Preferred locations: South Sudan, CAR, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. However the role can be based in another country in the region (Africa) where Plan International has an office. Must be a national of that country.

Type of Role: 1 year with an additional years extension

Reports to: Country Director where the location is based and the Team Lead for the regional team Ukraine & Eastern Europe and special projects - Plan International Germany

Closing Date: 2nd June 2024

Anticipated 1st round interview: 20th and 21st June