Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Officer

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Department:        Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL)
Reports to:        PMEL Manager
Duration:    Initially for two years fixed-term with probation period of six months; high possibility of extension
Location/Travel:     Kathmandu with frequent visits to WAN project sites; some international visits may be required

Purpose of Job:

The post-holder will work as a member of the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Unit of WAN. The Unit provides guidance and technical support to WaterAid Nepal (WAN) team on planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and is primarily responsible for monitoring progress against WAN Country Strategy, ensuring programme quality standards are in place and managing multiple accountability requirements of donors and stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Support in coordination and facilitation of the overall organisational planning process of WAN 
  • Provide adequate support to Programmes in the planning process by supplying relevant data, information and guidance for planning with partners
  • Contribute to the PMEL unit in development of annual work plan, and play a key role in integrating/consolidating work plans across WAN (Programmes and Support Units)

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Provide support and inputs in the development of M&E system, frameworks and procedures 
  • Work closely with Programmes to incorporate M&E into programme design and the programmatic lifecycle to enable programme planning that establishes clear indicators and milestones and encourages monitoring and periodic reflection to support learning


  • Support PMEL Manager in conducting evidence based in-house  research and monitoring initiatives to improve the quality standards of WAN programmes
  • Conduct systematic field-based study in WAN project sites to produce best practices, case stories and evidences for advocacy
  • Design and develop survey and qualitative study tools through consultation with programme teams and WAN partners 

Reporting, Learning and Dissemination

  • Support Programmes in reviewing donor reports to ensure high quality reports are submitted on time- quarterly, six-monthly and annual reports
  • Support Programmes  in  establishing  log  frames,    M&E work  plans,  and  targets  while drafting  donor  project  proposals  as  well  as throughout project implementation
  • Review and analyze reports to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and to enhance quality of reporting
  • Provide support to develop and produce regular PMEL related series and newsletters for knowledge and learnings


  • Support PMEL Manager to coordinate and facilitate regular consultations with Programmes and Partners to identify capacity building needs of staff, and also design, plan and coordinate relevant capacity building initiatives 
  • Work with the best interest of WaterAid and its beneficiaries in mind
  • Promote importance of value for money as a part of organisational culture
  • Represent WAN at meetings/forums/workshops when necessary and as advised by line manager
  • Any reasonable official duties as requested by line manager
  • Work in coordination with:
  • District stakeholders and line agencies
  • Project management team at district level
  • Partner field offices
  • WAN programme teams and support units

Person Specification

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Project Management, or relevant subject, preferably with specialisation in research, monitoring and evaluation
  • A minimum of five years of work experience in M&E, preferably with 2 to 3 years of officer level experience in an INGO
  • High level proficiency in professional writing and communication in English. A professional certificate to demonstrate this skill will be highly advantageous; Fluency in spoken and written Nepali language.
  • High level proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis; experience of operating M&E software. Previous experience working in SPSS to analyse data and information would be desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work in a multi-cultural setting
  • Strong planning and organisation skills 
  • Experience in technical report writing and research activities
  • Self-motivation, creativity and an ability to perform without close supervision 

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