Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Advisor

Netherlands Red Cross, Netherlands

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th March, 2020

Job Description

Purpose of the position

The key purpose of this position is to ensure adequate capacity to provide a clear direction to and application of sound Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (PMEAL) within the International Assistance division of the Netherlands Red Cross. As a PMEAL advisor you will guide, advise and assist programme managers, project managers and Red Cross Red Crescent partner’s staff in designing and implementing project and programmes and building PMEAL capacity in the countries of operation. The PMEAL team is composed of four positions and is coordinated by the senior PMEAL advisor. The PMEAL team reports to the unit lead of the Business Development and Advisory (BD&A) Unit.


  • Planning: with programme managers and project managers, develop and maintain planning approaches. With partners, facilitate the development of Theory of Changes and logical frameworks within the countries of implementation. Ensure that M&E of projects and programmes is well integrated in the design of the programme and assist partners in reporting.
  • Monitoring: support project managers in designing indicator frameworks and intervention logic / theories of change and monitoring and evaluation plans, including alignment of key (cross-cutting) issues such as sustainability, gender and youth. Develop reporting tools based on the capacity of implementing partners, internal information needs and donor requirements.
  • Reporting: review, align and promote PMEAL approaches and guidelines for the International Assistance department. Advise and support project and programme managers as well as advisors in reporting to donors.
  • Evaluations: Work together with knowledge institutes on impact assessments and develop terms of references for external evaluators/consultants and advise on PMEAL costs in programme and project budgets.
  • Capacity development: Frequent travel to partner countries to support Red Cross/Red Crescent partners in PMEAL activities, for instance by providing training in the Theory of Change methodology, and (participative) qualitative and quantitative data collection tools for baselines, mid-term reviews and evaluations.
  • Facilitate Learning: Support participative learning processes within projects and programmes. Consolidate learning and assist colleagues in building a track record data base.
  • Networking: Participate and represent the Netherlands Red Cross in relevant working groups and fora, e.g. Red Cross/Red Crescent PMER group or specific alliance working groups.


  • A Master’s degree in Behavioural Sciences, Development Economics, International Relations or other related or relevant academic field.

Skills and experience

  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in an international organization.
  • Relevant experience with and/or in the sub-Saharan Africa and/ or Asian context.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of planning, monitoring, evaluation approaches and their application in humanitarian / development context, including LFA, Theory of Change, Results-Based Management or Human-Centred Design.
  • Basic knowledge of one or more humanitarian/development themes is an asset: community resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, Response Preparedness, Forecast Based Financing, Humanitarian Innovation, Data Preparedness, Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion, Migration
  • Thorough knowledge of empirical research methods both qualitative as well as quantitative. Experience with case studies, impact assessments, contribution analysis and process tracking are an asset.
  • Experience in data processing and analysis (including data-visualization) and using PME information for reporting to different types of donors.
  • Ability to contribute and facilitate training and knowledge/skills transfer
  • Critical thinker, written & verbal and communication skills and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to develop clear goals, and to relate with stakeholders.
  • Excellent command of the English language; working level Dutch and/or French is an asset.


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