egional Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor at We Effect

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • Applications have closed

We Effect

We Effect

Regional Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor

We Effect is recruiting a Regional Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor.
We Effect is a development organization founded by the Swedish Cooperative Movement in 1958 to support the development of democratic organizations and societies. In our international development cooperation programmes, we are applying a human rights-based approach supporting people living in poverty to secure their rights.

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We Effect works in 25 countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa through our regional offices in partnership with local CSO’s, farmer organizations, cooperative federations, and other democratic organisations. For more information, see

We Effect is now recruiting a Regional Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor who will be responsible for Ensure that Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (PMEAL) is carried out effectively and efficiently in all We Effect programmes and M&E systems are harmonised between programmes/projects and enables aggregated reporting on outcome and impact results and learning at all levels of the organisation, and support resource mobilisation in the Southern African region. The position is located in Lusaka, Zambia at the We Effect Regional Office.

Main responsibilities

Strategic leadership.

Work closely with the Regional Programme Director to strengthen and implement a comprehensive strategy and toolkit for We Effect’s monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.
Identify appropriate tools and methodologies to demonstrate programme impact and support continuous improvement
Facilitate the PMEAL working group in the region
Support PMEAL focal points in all countries to test, improve and integrate all the tools for effective monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning
Provide ongoing capacity strengthening and strategic guidance to the countries for continuous monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning
Foster a community of learning within We Effect Southern Africa and with partner organisations, building cross-regional learning opportunities and spaces via in person or virtual interactions.
In close collaboration with the Regional Programme Director and Regional Communication and Advocacy Officer, support the production of news, publications, activity newsletters, case studies, results, testimonies, photos, and films multi-media productions that highlight and explain We Effect’s programme successes, results, impact and contributions to target audiences, stakeholders and partners in accordance with the guidelines.

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Support to project design, donor reports and publications: 

Provide technical leadership and support to the PMEAL focal points in the countries
Support management of We Effect in knowledge building and learning projects related to understanding the organisation’s impact and contribution to change
Develop innovative approaches in the area of MEAL and maintain a robust and comprehensive MEAL system adapted to regional activities.

Programme/project management and technical support 

Support and the development of Terms of References and contracting of consultancy services as relevant to your position
Produce/contribute to reports illustrating We Effect’s impact including donor reports, concept notes, annual reports, articles etc.

Resource mobilisation 

Provide quality assurance and support to programme /project design
Ensure quality M&E at the project design level and contribute to a system that captures and presents results at a regional level in line with We Effect M&E standards.
Develop innovative approaches in the area of M&E and maintain a robust and comprehensive M&E system adapted to regional activities. Programme/project management and technical support
Provide quality assurance and support to the preparation of all periodic reports

Collaborating within the development sector as a MEAL expert:

Contribute to relevant global groups and other groups as necessary and follow the global advancements and innovations related to PMEAL
Represent We Effect as relevant events and conferences
Lead and author key articles and communication products reflecting on feminist approaches to MEAL practice
Participate in MEAL working groups and communities

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Required qualifications.

  • First degree in Social Science or any relevant field from a recognised University
  • Master’s degree in Social Science or related field preferred
  • Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • At least 5 years experiencing working in the region for local civil society or an INGO
  • Excellent theoretical understanding and practical experience of planning, monitoring and evaluation methods from a feminist perspective as used in development practice
  • Experience of working with and implementing knowledge and learning systems and approaches from a feminist perspective
  • Experience of working on project/proposal development providing technical guidance on project design
  • Excellent conceptual and theoretical understanding of the rights-based approach and civil society development
  • Experience of providing capacity strengthening, mentoring, coaching support and facilitation
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken.

About you

  • You will be highly motivated and driven
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt work to shifting contexts, situations and needs
  • Ability to work with high level of independence
  • Ability to contribute to a team and support collaboration
  • Ability to deliver results and meet deadlines


Apply by uploading your CV and cover letter through this link no later than 17:00hrs on 6th December 2021. Your application documents must be in English. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

This is a regional position. The successful candidate must have the right to live and work in the region.

The employment contract is for 2 years (with the possibility of prolongation) and begins with a three-month probationary period.

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We Effect strive for diversity in the organisation and welcome all applicants regardless of sex, age, sexual identity or orientation, disabilities or ethical or religious affiliation.

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