Plan International Nepal announces vacancy for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Officer for Shiksha Project. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

Role Purpose

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) officer will support and lead to ensure an effective MERL system is in place for all Plan International Nepal programs and projects assigned to him/her by the organisation/line manager. This will include development and implementation of MERL systems of assigned project, regular collection of monitoring data and its analysis for management information purposes. The position holder will provide inputs to Project Specialist, MERL Specialist and Regional Manager in project design to ensure effective application of program learning, as well as to support in all baselines, mid-term and endlines evaluations and research with technical support from the Research, Evaluation and Knowledge Management Specialist. S/He will also develop capacity of field and partner organisation staff in all MERL related tasks, systems and processes.

Technical Expertise,skills and knowledge

[This section details the skills, knowledge and expertise the post holder will be required to demonstrate in doing the job well. 
This should include clear levels of technical expertise and skills that support our work at national, international, and global level.] 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Rural Development, Social Work, Sociology, Public Health and other social sciences with 2-3 years of experience in the relevant sector of working in monitoring, evaluation, research, and accountability in development sector. 
  • Spoken and written communication skills in English, Nepali and Maithili.
  • Proven experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis 
  • Experience conducting interviews with young people, children and communities 
  • Strong capacity and creativity in leading and facilitating participatory methodologies to meaningfully engage beneficiaries, including children, and receiving their feedback through approaches such as social audit 
  • Experience in capacity development of staff or partners in project monitoring, evaluation or research
  • Ability to facilitate workshop, review and reflection meeting, lesson learning session and MERL training.
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data analysis tools and software. 
  • Experience in program data management, use of data management electronic devices such as tablets is highly desirable 


  • Experienced in rights-based approach to development 
  • Facilitating child led monitoring, evaluation or research

About Plan International

Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners in over 75 countries. Our programs are underpinned by a core of defined values, including transparency and accountability, team collaboration, inclusion and integration, as well as the overall ambition to empower girls and young women as legacy. 

Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978 and developed a strong reputation as a respected development and humanitarian actor helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Through the support of local partners, Plan International works in 24 districts in Nepal. 

Plan International Nepal has a vision for 2030 as “an inclusive, just and safe society where all girls and young women enjoy their rights and live in freedom”. This is coupled with the ambition of taking action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive as “Girls and young women in all of their diversity reach their full potential as equal and active citizens” by 2023. The country strategy is put into action through the implementation of three interrelated program areas defined as follows: 

LEARN: the “Education and Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (SOYEE)” program aims to assist vulnerable and excluded girls and young women in adapting and thriving in a changing climate; 

LEAD AND DECIDE: the “Youth as Active Drivers of Change and Sexual and Reproductive 
Health Rights (SRHR)” program aims to empower girls and young women in leading change, having control over their bodies and making informed decisions; and 

THRIVE: the “Early Childhood Development (ECD), Child Protection and Child Poverty” program enhances vulnerable and excluded children, especially girls, to be valued and cared for without discrimination, fear and any forms of violence. 

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Application Deadline: Tuesday, 14th March 2023

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