Plan International Nepal announces vacancy for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning Officer – Steam Ahead. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.


Monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) are all vital to the ambition of our Global Strategy to support 100 million girls to be able to learn, lead, decide and thrive. MERL underpins Plan International’s delivery of effective and accountable gender-transformative programmes and influencing. It is a critical part of our commitments under the Programme and Influence Quality Policy (PIQP) and the Programme and Influence Approach (PIA). The role will support MERL Coordinators at Regional level, and MERL Specialists at CO in developing data collection tools, conduct data analysis and drafting reports as and when needed. 

The main purpose of the Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) Officer is to collect, review and share high quality, timely, accurate and complete programme/project based monitoring information, research and evaluation data to support and inform overall project/programme being implemented at the regional as well as country level. The MERL Officer will focus on supporting partner organisations to improve their projects’ monitoring and evaluation system. S/He will also implement Plan International Nepal’s Accountability Mechanism.


Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Rural Development, Social Work, Sociology, Public Health and other social sciences with 2-3 years of experience in the relevant sector
  • Clear understanding of the development sector, its operating and regulatory environment ( in Nepal) 
  • Clear understanding of the socio/political economic and cultural issues of Nepal, specifically post located districts of the country. 
  • Clear in-depth technical and practical knowledge and understanding of the relevant job domain. 
  • Knowledge in use of analytical system (database system, spreadsheet and/or statistical software).
  • Use of mobile/digital data collection tools.
  • Experienced in applying recognised standards of data quality assurance.
  • Analyse, synthesise and draw out conclusions and learning from monitoring data and processes.
  • Experienced in implementing result/M&E framework.
  • Knowledge on project cycle management.


  • Analytical, strategic thinking and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to build effective relations for influencing and team work.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely in English and Nepali.
  • Innovative and creative thinking with problem solving.
  • Managing work relationships (internal/external), coordination and networking. 
  • Proven IT skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint etc.
  • Report writing and documentation. 
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask work when dealing with competing deadlines, sometimes with limited resources.

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. 

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Application Deadline: Thursday 28th Sep, 2023

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