United Kingdom
Salary will vary based on location. The salary for an appointed candidate based in the UK will be in the range of £40,000 - £45,000
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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 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 Opportunity

As the Humanitarian Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist you will advise and support teams in strengthening the measurement of our results in our humanitarian and disaster response across the organisation. You will provide technical inputs to the finalisation, implementation and ongoing use of Plan’s new global M&E system and ensure that we are able to analyse and report on our disaster and humanitarian results in a consistent and coherent way.

In this role you will provide technical inputs to ensure Plan’s Country Office’s implement the new global thematic M&E frameworks and fully implement the global Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) standards. You will strengthen our global reporting analysis and you will provide high quality M&E and humanitarian expertise. You will also drive continuous learning in relation to M&E in the humanitarian context to promote and facilitate active M&E networks across the organisation.


The Individual

We are looking to recruit an innovative individual who has expert M&E knowledge of development and humanitarian work across a wide range of technical areas. You will have significant experience in M&E in disaster and humanitarian settings and a strong understanding of implementing processes, approaches, tools and methodologies that facilitate and deliver M&E in this context. You will have the ability to develop appropriate guidance that is practical for colleagues to understand and use.

To be successful in this role you will have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and be able to communicate complex technical MERL concepts and terminology in simple language to experts and  non-experts. You will have strong collaboration skills and you will be able to cooperate and negotiate compromises. You will work with diverse employees from across the organisation and have the ability to build a rapport with a wide range of groups.


Location: Global Hub (Woking, UK where we are all currently working from home due to Government restrictions) or in most locations where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work. Africa/Europe central time zone is preferable as this role works across all 4 of Plan International’s regions.
Type of Role: Permanent
Reports to:
Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore, it is not possible to include full details here. The salary for an appointed candidate based in the UK will be in the range of £40,000 - £45,000
Closing Date: Sunday 7th February 2021


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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 organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas. 

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

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Refreshed on: 28 January 2021
Closed date: 07 February 2021
Tags: Intl Development