Plan International is an independent non-profit development and humanitarian organization 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 is 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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International Cameroon is currently advertising for the following position of one (01) Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Cash Based Transfer (CBT) project based in Mokolo.
Please note that this is a local contract.
Dimensions of Role:
This project is about a humanitarian assistance through CBT for about 11000 IDPs in Mokolo Moayo Tsanaga Division.
Key End Results and Typical Responsibilities:
The M&E Officer will among many other tasks perform the following:
Ensure all logistics and related activities are prepared accordingly
Ensure effective and efficient distribution of food items to beneficiaries.
Ensure that the purpose of the M&E framework is being achieved and enabling decision-making on the project progression and development.
Identify data sources for capturing project performance and impact indicators, in conjunction with the project team.
Contribute to nutritional assessment planning, implementation, interpretation & reporting
Draft regular M&E project reports and assist in the preparation of project monthly reports.
Ensure data tracking and reporting
Gather, analyse and share relevant data/information with the project team and donors
Contribute to assessment operations in implementing zones
Set up the Complain committee taking into consideration gender
Review and assess the reported complaints
Respond to complaints
Ensure that the reported complaints are handled properly with confidentiality
Conduct a meeting with the complainant and discuss the issue/ complaints
Select an appropriate venue for discussion regarding the complaint
Document the result of the process, complaint and the response
Dealing with Problems:
Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them.
The job requires contribution to the decision-making on the basis of assumption and experience, as little hard information will be available. Decisions need to be context specific and there will often be no precedents to draw upon.
Excellent and creative leadership skills will be utilized to make strategic choices on responses with limited resources and with possible resistance from colleagues as is often the case in emergency response work
He/She should work under pressure and accept travels and stays in areas often austere.
Communications and Working Relationships:
The M&E Officer should maintain a good collaboration and communication with projects staff, technical and financial partners (WFP,CNO…) at field level also with local authorities, MINCOMMERCE,MINADER, Chief of health’s structures.
Key Internal Contacts
Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Senior M&E Coordinator of PU, other members of the Emergency Response team, and Plan staff at the Country as appropriate
Reports to the Project Coordinator and the Senior M&E Coordinator as appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
Diploma in Monitoring and evaluation or Bac + 2 in social sciences, statistics, economics or other related sectors ;
University degree in Social Science, Statistics or related courses
Understands the main processes and methods of cash transfer programming
Demonstrate good knowledge on logistic and stock management
Possesses basic knowledge of Plan’s policies and procedures
Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology
Minimum of one (1) year work experience in research and evaluation, planning, participatory monitoring and evaluation, and developing community development projects
Extensive knowledge of emergency work
Ability to speak, read and write French fluently and proven ability and willingness to learn other languages
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft office including words, excel, internet etc).
Have solid experience in the conduct of qualitative and quantitative investigation;
Have a practical and relevant experience in the interventions in emergency contexts;
Have a good editorial capacity (capacity of drafting of reports);
Know how to use the computer and master standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint...);
A knowledge of the intervention area would be an asset;
Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian principles and established international child protection standards;
Knowledge and skills: knowledge of PLAN policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct.
Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills;
Experience in the Far North of Cameroon, especially of Mayo Tsanaga is an asset.
Commitment and adherence to humanitarian values and standards,
Aware of own strengths, weaknesses and pro-active in using feedback and self-development
Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to PLAN's core values and humanitarian principles
Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts.
Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive under pressure.
Preparedness to live and work in uncertain security environments.
Experience working in conflict or emergency-affected areas (or other situations where insecurity and corruption can be big issues)
Commitment to and skills in capacity building – together with the ability to assess and coach others.
Physical Environment and Demands:
Work both at the office and in the field
Frequent field visits: The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will spend at least 60% of his time on the field in the context of the implementation of M&E activities
Periods of intense work at all times of day and night.
Working in multiple locations and on the move.
To apply for this job, kindly click on “Apply “. Your application should include:
A Covering letter
A Comprehensive CV including details of three referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor
Duration: six (06) months
Closing date: 13/12/2017
Plan International Cameroon operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourages diversity. Only applications received in French or English will be treated and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Plan international has a child protection and gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.