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Monitoring, Evaluation & Research (MER) Specialist

Plan International Myanmar is an international humanitarian, child-centred development organization, implementing programmes that promote the realization and fulfillment of children’s rights and the alleviation of child poverty.

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Specialist
Accountable to: Emergency Response Manager
Assignment Type: 1 year contract starting ASAP
Closing date for applications: 16th July, 2017 at 5pm
Duty Station: Yangon

Job background: Plan International Myanmar is looking for a suitable candidate as MER Specialist for its emergency response unit to support work across projects in Rakhine and Kachin states. S/He will lead the monitoring, evaluations, assessments, studies and ensures quantitative and qualitative reports to keep management informed about program quality. The position holder will require keeping a close eye on projects to ensure that the grant funded projects are on track in term of compliance to action plans and M&E Frameworks. This is a full-time position based in Yangon with frequent travel to the field to provide support to field-based project teams. The post holder will work closely with field-based M&E Officers and Coordinators under the direct supervision of the Emergency Response Manager.

Job purpose: Responsible for the operation of MER system in Emergency Response Operations; Works closely with Humanitarian Program Units and provides necessary technical support to Plan and Partner’s relevant staff; Ensures learning are well documented, disseminated and applied; Keeps the management informed about program quality in relation to Plan and International Humanitarian Standards, LFAs, M&E Frameworks; Leads assessments, studies and evaluations; Design the overall MER Framework for Emergency Response Unit to ensure program quality is aligned with the standards; Regularly monitor the implementation progress of the projects and activities against set indicators; Prepare regular reports on M&E findings as required

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
 Understanding of humanitarian issues in Myanmar
 At least five (5) years experiences in participatory assessment and monitoring, data processing & analysis, report writing and leading of evaluations and researches.
 Understanding of community development in local context
 Have knowledge of emergency response with International standard SPHERE, HAP etc…
 Strong knowledge in planning, monitoring, evaluating programs
 Understanding of participatory methodologies
 Understanding of local civil society development
 Understanding of integrated development issues and child rights
 Degree in development studies, education, social services or any development related field from a recognised university.
 Experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages.
 Good negotiating skills
 Conceptual and analytical skills
 Good team work skills
 Planning and monitoring
 Coaching, mentoring, training and facilitation skills
 Ability to maintain strategic vision and link with everyday work
 Clear and effective communication that builds relationships in order to influence others
 Proactive, demonstrates record of creativity and entrepreneurship
 Accountability and responsibility for own performance
 Promotes team work and cooperation
 Demonstrate high degree of professionalism and integrity
 Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities
 Willingness to travel to remote areas

How to apply: Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit, in English, a cover letter, CV and details of at least 2 referees via E-mail only to: [email protected] Copies of certificates need not be sent.

Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan is an equal opportunity employer committed to the well-being of children together with Gender Equality and does not tolerate child abuse and sexual harassment.