Officer, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting, Yaoundé, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Officer, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting, Yaoundé, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Purpose

The PMER team is responsible for performance-based management systems and the overall quality and effectiveness of the planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems in the region. This will contribute to improving the impact of Red Cross Red Crescent work in Africa, strengthen strategic planning and management decisions, and promote accountability and learning.

This position will lead the implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation processes and systems to support project management, impact assessment and learning. Providing technical support to program management unit (PMU), the Officer PMER will ensure, planning, data collection, analysis and dissemination of monitoring and evaluation results and donor-related reporting. The position will lead learning and evaluation and ensure lessons learnt are incorporated into the program.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The position holder will:


Support National Societies during micro-planning and review of micro-plans.

2/Lead the establishment and maintenance of monitoring systems, including:

Ensure that monitoring plans are in place for all National Societies.

Develop and maintain monitoring and reporting schedules for the program

Provide technical leadership to ensure monitoring and reporting systems contribute to reliable data collection and timely analysis of program and project results.

Provide technical leadership to facilitate the use of monitoring data for analysis and decision making.

Support lead National Society to aggregate monitoring results and feedback from other implementing National Societies.

Establish systems to remind and prompt National Societies to submit monitoring reports against schedules set for all projects and programmes

Provide input to the development of quality standards and tools in the areas of monitoring and evaluation.

3/Support evaluations through technical leadership and management, including:

Lead or manage program evaluation

Ensure evaluations are done as prescribed and in accordance to IFRC evaluation Framework

Lead and support lesson learn and reviews meetings for the program

Document the lessons and agreed action points from above meeting and follow up to ensure they inform program improvement.

Use qualitative data when applicable and advise on qualitative data collection methods and good practices (including interview skills, focus group facilitation, and survey design and response categories).

Advice on sampling techniques (such as random, stratified, and purposive) and their applications and relevance for a selected evaluation or methodology.

Provide quality control during the review and comment phase throughout the evaluation process.

Support drafting of Management response to ensure learning from evaluations are actioned.

Identify opportunities for participatory evaluation and integration with Community Engagement and Accountability to ensure evaluations consider community input

Job Duties and Responsibilities (continued)

4/Lead Data analysis

Advise on the utility of various types of data collection and analysis tools using available analysis tools

Lead data analysis and visualization of data collected to support program monitoring and donor reporting. This will include developing dashboards as needed

5/ Support effective communication of monitoring and evaluation information

Ensure the collation of inclusion of appropriate program and project monitoring and evaluation information into external and internal reports

Ensures best practices are captured and disseminated among NS

Support the sharing of findings and lessons learned to improve programmatic and organizational learning.

Provide constant communication and support to ensure NS are aware of their monitoring and evaluation obligations.

Collate, write or manage, donor reporting and evaluation reports as necessary

Conduct quality and technical review of donor reports, operation reports, and other reports to ensure all reports are of high quality.

6 / Support Grant and risk amangement

Provide training on monitoring and evaluation for IFRC and National Society staff as requested.

Identify and secure opportunities for National Societies to build capacity.

Support in identify risk in SLL implementation and escaling to the relevant IFRC staff for action

Support in tracking implementation and monitoring budgets



University degree, or equivalent, in relevant disciplines (Monitoring and Evaluation, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or relevant quantitative fields )

Relevant professional training or relevant experience in monitoring, performance-based management, planning or evaluation.


Relevant post-graduate degree or MBA (or equivalent)



Minimum of 3 years work experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, planning and/or analysis and reporting.

Experience developing, communicating and implementing business plans


Minimum of 2 years work experience in an international setting.

Experience working in the developing countries

Experience working in the Africa Region

People Management experience

Knowledge, Skills and Language


Demonstrated capacity for analytical and strategic thinking

Superior writing and editing skills

Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

Excellent relationship-building skills; ability to build and strengthen internal networks

Expertise in planning processes.

Fluently spoken and written French and English


Conducting and/or supervising needs assessments and surveys, data analysis

Good command of another IFRC official language (Spanish or Arabic) or Russian

Competencies and Values


Collaboration and Teamwork

Judgement and Decision Making

National Society and Customer Relations

Creativity and Innovation

Building Trust

Managing Staff Performance

Managing Staff Development

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