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M&E Officer - Flanders

Date: 13-Jan-2022

Location: Mzuzu, Malawi

Company: Plan International

Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and present on 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.

Background

Plan International is a girls’ rights organization that partners with adolescents and children around the world to overcome oppression and gender inequality, providing the support and resources that are unique to their needs and the needs of their communities. Working in more than 75 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan’s holistic, rights-based approach ensures that our project participants achieve their full potential with dignity, opportunity and safety. Our projects are designed in partnership with communities and strategically address systemic issues that often transcend sectors. As such, Plan Malawi is a leader in national civil society and NGO networks and has developed and strengthened strategic relationships with key government ministries. With extensive local networks and community reach, Plan drives positive change through broad community participation, achieving sustainable results by actively engaging and providing services to individuals, families, communities and governments.

Plan International has been working in Malawi since 1994.

Summary of the Project

The “Enhancing access to markets for smallholder farmers in Malawi” project is designed and will be implemented to respond to problems youth, especially young women, face in Kasungu and Mzimba, in particular in their farming businesses, that do not enable them to live sustainable livelihoods and be resilient to shocks. Purportedly, this project aims at removing barriers for young women to access sustainable agricultural initiatives. Through the combined efforts of Plan International in Malawi (PIM) and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), it is expected that by the end of the project 8,000((2800 men, 4200 women, 400 boys, 600 girls) smallholder farmers and in particular youth and young women aged 19-24 years will be able to have increased resilience, and income security through improved access to inclusive and well-functioning agricultural input and output markets.

Plan International Malawi has the following existing opportunities in the “Enhancing access to markets for small holder farmers in Malawi” project.

 

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

The incumbent will report to the Project Manager and will be responsible for the following:

  • Designing tools which are useful to share their knowledge and experience
  • Identifying the corresponding knowledge holders among the project participants
  • Define the different groups to be reached, the key topics to be addressed, the channels to use, and the products to be developed.
  • Producing, publishing and disseminating a knowledge product that captures the knowledge of knowledge holders and responds to the needs of knowledge seekers
  • Produce briefs, factsheets, how-to guides, lessons learned publications, testimonials, videos, etc.
  • Organizing or supporting knowledge sharing and learning events for various audiences.
  • Ensure all M&E activities have a clear focus on the specific needs of young girls, adolescent girls and young women.
  • Support the development and analysis of assessments as required, in line with Plan International’s standard tools.
  • Ensure programmes are collecting and using Sex and Age Disaggregated Data
  • Input in to the regular sitrep providing analysis of program data.
  • Ensure appropriate accountability mechanisms are in place and responsive to feedback and complaints.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in areas related to Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge Management, Communications, Economics, Development Studies.
  • 5 years relevant work experience in monitoring, evaluation, research and knowledge management.
  • A solid understanding of knowledge management principles, practices, tools and products.
  • Experience in designing, planning and implementing knowledge-related initiatives, coordinating/collaborating with other teams and executing/facilitating programs and events involving knowledge management or learning.
  • Prior experience with M&E in the area of development is an advantage.
  • Proven writing, editing and language skills, and an ability to convey complex ideas in a concise, clear, direct, and lively style.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently, ability to take initiative and be innovative.
  • Working knowledge of relevant computer software such as MS Office, WordPress, Adobe InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop, electronic mail procedures.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have any queries regarding your application please email plan.resajob@plan-international.org with the position title in the subject of your email.

References will be taken and background and antiterrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.