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Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Officer (Visayas)

Date: 28-May-2021

Location: Catarman, 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 invites highly competent, experienced and committed professionals to fill the following position:




The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Officer leads the implementation of quality monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) across all programs and influences work both development and humanitarian contexts.




  • Develop the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework for relevant projects within their assigned program areas.
  • Develop the terms of reference (TOR) for any evaluation research in their assigned program areas.
  • Develop and test the tools needed for data collection.
  • Identify and cost all resources needed to implement the Program area MERL activities.
  • Establish feedback mechanisms to capture, store and respond to feedback from the community and project participants. 
  • Develop recommendations for projects/ program/ strategy or broader operations. 
  • This assignment is for one year and will be based in Catarman, North Samar.




  • Graduate of Social Science, Statistics, Social Work, Community Development, or other related courses.
  • Relevant knowledge on participatory, gender-sensitive, and inclusive MERL approaches and methodologies with adults and children.
  • Highly familiar with the use of the Theory of Change approach and implications for MERL.
  • Skills related to quantitative and qualitative data collection, are highly desirable.
  • Has the ability to analyze, synthesize, and draw out conclusions and learning from M&E data and processes.
  • Related work experience of at least five (5) years in development work.
  • Has at least three (3) years' experience in conducting research, planning, developing, and managing community development work-related projects.
  • Has good verbal and written communication skills.
  • This role is based in Northern Samar, Philippines. Local applicants are preferred.





Location: Northern Samar, Visayas

Reports to: Program Implementation Manager

Remuneration: Competitive salary and package available

Flexible working arrangements apply


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

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

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.