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M&E ASSISTANT - SW/NW based in Kumba at Plan International

Akwajobs   (Kumba, Cameroon)

Posted : 4 February, 2019
Category : Project Management   Location : Kumba, Cameroon
Job type : Full Time

Plan International Cameroon is a Child Centered Community Development Organization with no religious, political or governmental affiliation working in Cameroon since 1996. Plan International is a children's organization with primary concerns on children's rights, safety and well-being and has in its interest to create safe environments for children with more attention paid to child protection. All employees are therefore expected to comply with our Child Protection Policy. Plan International also promotes equal opportunity employment and pays special consideration to female candidates. 

Plan International Cameroon is currently advertising for the position of 01 M&E ASSISTANT - SW/NW based in Kumba. 

This is a local position 

Dimensions of the Role 

Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant (Staff): The post holder will be charge with provision of technical support to the CPiE project and other projects that are working in Kumba communities and other partners engaged in the project implementation. The Monitoring & Evaluation Assistants will be based at the office in Kumba. He/she will ensure that data is collected and consolidated as required. 


  • 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 assessment planning, implementation, interpretation & reporting 
  • Draft regular M&E project reports and assist in the preparation of project monthly, quarterly and annual reports. 
  • Gather, analyse and share relevant data/information with the project team and donors 
  • Provide technical support to the CPiE Coordinator and partners responsible for the activities implementation;  
  • Participate in the development/review of the action plans and detailed budgets of the project; 
  • Ensure quality control of data and information collected, through the development and/or review of tools for the data collection in accordance of  the logical frameworks of projects, the quality assurance system of Plan International 
  • Participate in the selection and in the follow-up consultants and partners selected for studies, research and  evaluation in the PU; 
  • Produce monthly reports on capitalization of lessons learned and good practices identified in the context of project implementation; 

1. Information and Co-ordination     

  • Provide regular weekly updates with inputs from all Community Animators (Friday 1:00)    
  • Submit monthly reports (23rd of each month) to CPiE Coordinator on activities implemented.    
  • With the permission of the CPiE Coordinator can represent Plan in CPIE stake holders meetings. 

2. Human Resources and Administration     

  • Participate in the training and briefing of Social Workers and Community Focal Points of CFS and other key stakeholders on CPiE and/or related issues. 

Dealing with Problems: 

  • Maintain neutrality to the on-going crisis.
  • The job requires intense interventions on the field, in areas often at risk. This requires prudence, vigilance and compliance with security instruction  on the part of the animator. 
  • Excellent and creative leadership skills will be utilized to properly implement the activities, in accordance with the standards, principles and with possible  resistance from colleagues as is often the case in emergency response work  
  • S/he should work under pressure and accept travels and stays in areas often austere. 

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures. 

Key relationships 

  • Keeps and maintain high contact with children, their families and communities 
  • Maintains a high contact with other partners at the Divisional Delegation of Health, Social Affairs, Ministry of Women Empowerment  and the Family, Basic Education, networks and other organizations.  · Maintains high contact with local partners. 
  • Technical expertise, skills and knowledge 

Qualification and Experience     

  • GCE A/ Level or its equivalent. A degree in social sciences, statistics or related courses    
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology    
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ work experience in research and evaluation, planning, participatory monitoring and evaluation, and developing community development projects 

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:     

  • Have a good editorial capacity (capacity of drafting of reports);    
  • Have basic computer knowledge and skills with mastery standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint...);    
  • Ability to speak, read and write English in the North West regions and proven ability and willingness to learn other languages    
  • Has experience in working with children (boys and girls)    
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Plan International’s Values in Practice 

We are open and accountable 

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.  
  2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.  
  3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.  
  4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them. 
  5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people 

We strive for lasting impact  

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations. 
  2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas. 
  3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises. 
  4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness. 

We work well together  

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.  
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.  
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.  
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children. 

We are inclusive and empowering  

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.  
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. 
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. 
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children. 

Physical Environment 

  1. Work both at the office and in the field
  2. Ability to work under pressure and in remote areas 
  3. Frequent field visits: The Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant will spend at least 60% of his/her time on the field in the context of the implementation of M&E activities 
  4. Periods of intense work at all times of day and night.
  5. Working in multiple locations and on the move. 
  6. Level of contact with children  High level: Frequent interaction with children 

Next step 

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 

Location: Kumba, SW - PU 

Closing date: 15/02/2019 

Plan international operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourage diversity.

Only applications received in French or English will be treated and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Please note that if a suitable candidate is found earlier than the closing date, we reserve the right to hire the candidate before the vacancy has completed the advertising period. Early submissions are therefore recommended. 

Plan International has a Child Protection and a gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process

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