Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Coordinator

Plan International


Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Coordinator

Location: Lanao del Sur, Philippines

Company: Plan International

Plan International Pilipinas Foundation Inc. is a local non-government, non-religious, and non-political development and humanitarian organization committed to enabling children to live a life free of poverty, violence, inequality, and injustice.

We are committed to gender equality and actively work with and engage children, communities, other people, and institutions in addressing the root causes of poverty and gender inequality. We support children and young people, especially the most vulnerable, to build the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls, young women, and other marginalized groups so that they can improve their well-being and achieve their full potential.


The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Coordinator (MERLC) will lead the implementation of quality monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) across all programs and influence work in both development and humanitarian contexts. He/She will ensure that the MERL standards, processes, and systems are embedded in the Program and Influencing Quality Procedures. This includes providing support to build capacities of staff, monitoring and evaluation network and partners on MERL.

Further, as the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Coordinator:

  • You will lead the development of a relevant M&E Framework for the program area.
  • You will train internal and external staff, including partners, on their roles and responsibilities including the data collection tools, procedures, and relevant Plan International Pilipinas policies and procedures.
  • You will establish feedback mechanisms to capture, store and respond to feedback from the community and program participants.
  • You will analyze data and develop findings in line with the approach to analysis outlined in the M&E Framework.
  • You will validate findings with key stakeholders and where appropriate, respondents.

Plan International Pilipinas Foundation Inc. is a development and humanitarian organization. In exceptional cases, you will be asked to support emergency response activities.


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

  • Graduate with a degree in Social Science, Statistics, Social Work, Community Development, or another related course.
  • Has thorough current knowledge and understanding of participatory, gender-sensitive, and inclusive monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) approaches and methodologies with adults and children.
  • Knowledge of Data management, quality control, and validation processes and requirements.
  • Able to demonstrate sound analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to influence others’ behavior through effective relationship building, in order to implement strong MERL practices.
  • Very good computer applications knowledge.
  • Flexible and has a good command of both oral and written English and good human relations.
  • This role requires fieldwork. Applicant must be open and able to conduct fieldwork in areas covered by Plan International Pilipinas.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and Filipino nationals.

Location: Lanao del Sur

Type of Role: Open-ended, Regular

Reports to: Program Operations Manager

Hybrid Working Arrangements available, with frequent field work.

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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.

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