Annoncør: PlanBørnefonden (Plan International Denmark)

Ansøgningsfrist: 23/11/2023

Job: Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Specialist at PlanBørnefonden (Plan International Denmark)

12 months with possibility of extension (maternity cover)

Are you passionate about creating and documenting results for children and young people across the world and ensuring that we learn from our successes as well as our failures? Would a job in an international organisation working for children’s rights and equality for girls have your interest? Then come join our Impact and Evidence Team at PlanBørnefonden.

Who are we?

PlanBørnefonden is a dynamic organisation that’s part of Plan International, operating in over 70 countries, championing the rights of children and young people, with a strong emphasis on girls and young women. We work across humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding contexts, striving to create lasting change. We develop and manage grant-funded programmes in collaboration with local colleagues and partners across more than 15 countries, primarily in Africa. Our work revolves around three key priority areas: 1) Healthy, Safe, and Playful Early Childhoods, 2) Young People Driving Change, 3) Building Resilience and Responding to Emergencies.

Your role as MERL Specialist in the Impact and Evidence Team

Your responsibilities include leading and supporting MERL activities in various projects. You will work closely with our other MERL specialists to systematically gather results and learning across our work, spanning urban, rural, and humanitarian settings. You will be part of a modern organisation with a strong commitment to professionalism and an unwavering passion for creating positive change for vulnerable children and young people. At PlanBørnefonden, you will find an informal work environment that values social commitment.

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About the job

As the new MERL Specialist your main tasks will be to:

  • Lead MERL activities for designated grants, actively supporting Plan’s Country Offices, including:
    • Supporting the final evaluation of and sharing of learnings from the “Programme d’Urgence et de Résilience” (PURE), a triple nexus programme working in youth entrepreneurship and livelihood, education in emergencies and child protection in Burkina Faso
    • Support the development and roll out of the MERL plan for the “Climate Proofing WASH” project in Turkana Country, Kenya, a climate-resilient and gender transformative water and sanitation project for refugee and host communities
    • Provide technical MERL support for Plan International’s global Early Childhood Development in Emergencies (ECDiE) programme “Parenting under Pressure” (PUP), and support the roll out of upcoming ECDiE projects in Kenya and Somalia.
  • Assure data quality by e.g., developing tools and systems to ensure data quality, monitoring data collection, and maintaining an organised database.
  • Analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data outputs to facilitate learning and donor reporting.
  • Support and ensure project alignment with PlanBørnefonden’s new MERL system and procedures.
  • Support the development of theories of change and result frameworks for project proposals, including ensuring alignment with core Plan indicators.
  • Provide input for Planbørnefonden’s annual Impact report.

The candidate

The ideal candidate holds a master’s degree in a relevant field of study and has at least 2 years’ experience, managing M&E, documentation, research and learning processes, ideally from a developing country and the NGO sector. You are passionate about qualitative and quantitative data management and have a strong understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis. You are familiar with simple technological solutions to data collection and database management and are willing to learn how to use new platforms. Experience working in education, education in emergencies, early childhood programmes and/or livelihoods is an asset.

Other important factors for an ideal candidate:

  • English fluency is a prerequisite (written and oral) as it is our key working language.
  • French language proficiency is a large advantage.
  • You have experience from Humanitarian contexts
  • You thrive working with a broad spectrum of partners from different sectors, cultures, and locations.
  • You are able to coordinate and support Country Office team members’ use of consistent methods

Conditions of employment

The starting date is January 2, 2024. Conditions of employment are based on the Danish labour law and salary according to experience. International travel of 4-6 weeks a year must be expected. The work location is at PlanBørnefonden’s office in Copenhagen. Applicants must hold or be able to obtain a permit to work in Denmark. Work visas cannot be sponsored. Relocation package is not offered.

Application process

At PlanBørnefonden, we work for children’s rights, gender equality and anti-racism. We encourage all qualified candidates, regardless of ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and age, to apply for the position. As an employee with us, you commit yourself to our child protection policy, and in connection with your employment, we will obtain documentation for a clean child certificate.

The application deadline is 23 November, 2023 at 12 noon Copenhagen time.

Send us your short-motivated application/CV in via the link below (“Apply”).

If you have questions about the position, you are very welcome to contact Morten Lynge, Head of Urban Programming, Documentation and Research on +45 5056 5711 or [email protected].