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Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management Officer (Oky Project)

Date: 05-Jan-2023

Location: Cotabato City, Philippines

Company: Plan International

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.




Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including Menstrual health and hygiene, is one of Plan International’s key thematic programs and focuses on ensuring that girls and boys can make free and informed choices about their bodies and they grow up receiving quality care and free from violence. 


Plan International is currently implementing a health & nutrition project that aims to localize a Menstrual Period Tracking Mobile app (Oky), developed by UNICEF. The app provides access to 55,000 girls and young women in the Philippines to individualized menstrual hygiene and health and SRHR information. The project will be implemented across the country with a particular focus on Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Eastern Visayas (Leyte, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Samar), Occidental Mindoro, and Metro Manila (Manila and Valenzuela).


In line with this project, Plan International invites competent, experienced, and committed professionals to fill the following position. 


The Monitoring and Evaluation & Knowledge Management Officer will lead the project Monitoring Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) end-to-end process. S/he ensures the quality of design and implementation of the monitoring, evaluation, and research initiatives of the project in accordance with Plan International’s MERL Policy and Standards.


Further, as the M&E and KM Officer:


  • You will track project output delivery and assess outcomes to understand project progress towards achieving objectives.
  • You will when necessary, translate the tools into the local language ensuring an approach is in place for maintaining the original meaning. 
  • You will establish feedback mechanisms to capture, store and respond to feedback from the community and project participants.
  • You will develop a terms of reference (TOR) for any evaluation (baseline/ midterm /final evaluation)/ research.
  • You will lead efforts for capacity building of project staff and partner organization(s) to enhance skills in project monitoring and use of MERL systems and tools.
  • You will support the Project manager in the creation and completion of required quarterly and annual project reports.
  • Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization. In exceptional cases, you will be asked to support emergency response activities in the communities in your assigned covered areas. 





To be successful in the role you will need among other things:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Social Work, Community Development, Statistics, or other related courses. An advanced related degree is an advantage.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in conducting research, planning, developing, and managing community development work-related projects.
  • Has hands-on experience in using participatory approaches to data collection and research.
  • Relevant training on Rights-based programming; Community Development; Program / Project Management.
  • Previous work experience working on projects related to adolescent girls’ health or sexual and reproductive health is an advantage.
  • Very good command of verbal and written communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.


Location: Cotabato City, Maguindanao

Type of Role: Project-based (9 months)

Reports to: Project Manager

Flexible working arrangements with frequent travel to project areas

Competitive compensation package (local T&C)


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International 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 foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


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 their understanding of these recruitment procedures.