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Monitoring, Evaluations, Research and Learning (MERL) Manager
Plan International
 Vacancy No: 49363
 Position Required: ASAP
 Travel required: 70%
 Section/Unit: Program
 Grade Level: D1
 Supervisor: Program Qualify Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Kassala
 Duration: One Fixed Year
 Closing Date: 20 May 2024


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 know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. 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.


For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.


We won’t stop until we are all equal.



 Duties and responsibilities:

The Opportunity


Plan International Sudan aims to respond effectively, rapidly, and at a significant scale to the core humanitarian needs of children and their families affected by the conflict between the armed forces in Sudan. Specifically, Plan International Sudan aims to minimize disruption to formal and non-formal education systems and to restore formal education services; strengthen the proactive environment for children and their families including age and gender-appropriate services during and after disasters; create opportunities for and build capacity of young people affected by the armed conflict to generate income and to improve their life skills; and to become recognized actor in both in linking related community-based interventions to national coordination and interagency mechanisms where Plan International Sudan will gradually take on leadership functions.



The purpose of the role is to assist projects to implement strategies and activities related to MERL under all Plan International Sudan programmes.  The incumbent provides technical MERL support to M&E and project teams of Plan International and implementing partners, and assists in demonstrating progress against strategic objectives at the programme level.  The post holder also assists in the production of regular and ad hoc data and reports for internal use.



Do you have what it takes?

We are looking to recruit an individual who is a fully qualified MERL Manager. You will need to demonstrate significant proven experience in monitoring, evaluating, researching and learning in international development projects, preferably in education, health, child protection and household economic security, DRM, gender and inclusion.


The position involves overseeing MERL activities across strategic, programmatic, and project levels. Responsibilities include strategy development, monitoring, and evaluation, ensuring data quality and reporting accuracy, capacity building, coordination with stakeholders, and staff management. Upholding safeguarding and gender equality principles is integral. The role demands a deep understanding of MERL practices, strong communication skills, and a commitment to organizational learning and improvement.


To be successful in this role you will need to be a strong team player with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate complex technical matters effectively to a non-technical audience, be customer support orientated, with excellent technical IT and analytical skills: fluency with complex online system / ERP and advanced Excel skills.


Essential criteria for this role include proven work experience as a MERL manager or coordinator in development or humanitarian work in the not-for-profit sector.


For more information regarding the person and role specification, please click the below link: Monitoring, Evaluations, Research and Learning (MERL) Manager JD

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Technical Expertise

  • A bachelor’s degree in management, development studies, and or related degree;
  • Demonstrated relevant knowledge in successfully editing reports, newsletters, success stories, and various other publications as required
  • Excellent understanding of Plan International Programmatic Outcome Areas, Areas of Global Distinction, and Gender Transformative Programming
  • Excellent understanding of the various information and documentation standards and practices with emphasis on child rights, girls equality, gender transformation and/or gender issues



  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English, and general communication skills
  • Computer literacy, with high proficiency in the use of standard office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Stakeholder management, negotiation skills, and working effectively with others
  • Proven ability to work creatively, innovatively and effectively with limited direct supervision
  • Strong organisational skills, time management and attention to details
  • Comfortable managing multiple tasks, works well under pressure, and has problem-solving capacities
  • Track record of delivering results
  • Strong analytical skills



  • Capacity building approaches
  • A sound understanding of humanitarian and development issues
  • Demonstrated knowledge of influencing in complex environments (security, conflict, drought affected etc.)
  • Feminist and gender equality concepts
  • Theories of change and able to support programme reporting adequately


- Females are encouraged to apply. 

This Job Is For National Sudanese Only 

Location: Kassala

Type of Role: Program / One year fixed term contract

Reports to: Program Quality Manager (PQM)

Grade: D1

Closing Date: 20th May 2024


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. 


To Apply please click on the following link: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareerpvt?jobId=49363&company=PlanInt&st=F58A0F4C9CC541837C53C42BD59B7F6264F49491

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