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Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Officer (TY Rai Emergency Response)

Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: Maasin, 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.




Plan International is will implement a six-month emergency response to the communities affected by Typhoon Odette in Southern Leyte and in Cebu. The project aims to meet the most urgent needs of typhoon-affected populations in forty (40) barangays in eight (8) municipalities by providing multi-sectoral life-saving assistance.


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


The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Officer is the overall lead in the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan and framework of the project. She/He will also provide guidance to staff in project development, community situation analysis, planning, monitoring, and evaluation processes through appropriate participatory and gender-responsive methods.


Further, as the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Officer:


  • You will work on the development of baseline data for the project.
  • You will keep track of the progress of project implementation (work and financial plan) of the emergency response projects.
  • You will facilitate participatory project review with staff and partners.
  • You will prepare progress reports and provide analysis for informed decisions.
  • You will coordinate with the project team and implementing partners in gathering monthly reports, case stories, photo documentation.



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


  • Graduate of Social Science, Statistics, Social Work, Community Development, or another related course.
  • Minimum of five (5) years in development work and/or at least three (3) years experience in conducting research, planning, developing, and managing community development work-related projects.
  • Has relevant knowledge and experience in project management, participatory research, and monitoring & evaluation methods; especially involving girls and boys in the processes.
  • Has a high level of awareness of social science research and project evaluations, community development, planning, and participatory processes, and, database management.
  • Skills in the use of Microsoft Office are highly desirable.
  • Very good verbal communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.


*Disclaimer: This advertisement is for applicant pooling purposes. The project is still subject to donor approval



Location: Southern Leyte

Type of Role: Project-based (6 months)

Reports to: Project Manager

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.