PMEL Advisor

For our International Programs department, we are looking for a:

Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Advisor (35 hours a week)

In this role, you are responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation of the progress and results of programmes and projects of Plan International Nederland, and for sharing and applying the learning. Based on the learnings within our projects, you will identify and share insights and opportunities for evidence-based adaptive programming, lobby and advocacy, communication, and fundraising.

As Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Learning advisor you are part of the Knowledge, Learning and
Innovation (KLI) Team of Plan International in Amsterdam consisting of a total of three Knowledge, Learning and Innovation colleagues and a manager. The tasks are carried out in coordination with relevant project managers.

What will you do?

You are responsible for the development and implementation of PMEL policies of programs and projects of Plan International :

  • You take into account the requirements of various donors including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Union;
  • You advise and support programme staff in country offices on result measurement, logframes and Theory of Change development;
  • You develop PMEL procedures and tools for programmes and projects and coordinate their implementation;
  • You provide support for baseline measurements and mid-term and final evaluations of programmes, needs assessments, and real time reviews. This includes selection of external consultants for evaluation, the assessment of evaluation reports, the use of the findings of these evaluations and potentially conducting them ourselves;
  • You share learnings within the organization and you contribute to the organisational learning agenda;
  • You contribute to reports to donors in IATI;
  • You analyse learnings from the programmes/projects and identify opportunities for evidence based adapted programming;
  • You share learnings that are important to further strengthen evidence based lobby and advocacy, communication and fundraising;
  • You coordinate one or more of the topics of our learning strategy.

What do you have to offer?

Our ideal candidate has significant experience in Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and in applying learnings. The candidate is open to learn more in a fast-paced and internationally oriented environment. The ideal candidate is a flexible team player who communicates tactfully with colleagues from various cultures and organizations, both verbally and in written communication. Field experience in managing programs, conducting research and managing project management systems is very welcome.

In addition, you meet the following criteria:

  • A university degree in a relevant field;
  • A minimum of 2-5 years of work experience, of which at least 3 years’ experience with Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning;
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of different qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and tools for monitoring and evaluations;
  • Familiar with Theory of Change, logframe development and outcome harvesting;
  • Experience in providing technical PMEL support to the development of program/project (funding) proposals;
  • Familiar with strategic partnerships of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is an advantage;
  • Experience in facilitating workshops, webinars or learning sessions;
  • Excellent communication skills, you must be able to present and give briefings to external parties;
  • Fluency in English is required, Dutch, Arabic or French is an advantage;
  • Affinity with Plan themes, including gender equality;
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the development and humanitarian fields (national and international developments).

For this vacancy, the following competencies are essential: quality oriented, strong analytical skills, excellent teamwork skills, networking skills, gender sensitivity and a good sense of humour. Please note that you can only apply for this vacancy if you have a valid work permit for the Netherlands.

We offer

An inspiring job in an international organization with an inviting atmosphere. A fulltime workweek with us is 35 hours. These hours are usually flexible and could, for example, also be spread out over 4 working days. We facilitate hybrid working and work for 50% or at least 2 days a week in our office in de Baarsjes in Amsterdam.

Plan International offers its employees a solid benefits package, which includes, among other things:

  • Gross monthly salary between € 3.300 and € 4.300 for 35 hours per week, depending on your background and experience;
  • Ample opportunities for personal growth and training;
  • If you have a commuting distance of 10 km or more (one way), you will receive an OV card for public transport;
  • Participation in the collective pension insurance with Zwitserleven;
  • 5 weeks holiday per year;
  • Possibility to participate in the bicycle/scooter scheme;
  • Possibility to participate in our company fitness scheme;
  • Possibility to participate in the International Remote working scheme.


Respond latest 15th of July via (if the link doesn’t work, you can copy-paste it into your browser, preferably Chrome). Because we work with this application system, unfortunately we cannot accept applications via email. Want to know more about this job? Please contact Agnes Neray via


Plan International values diversity so everyone is welcome. We like to use the power of diversity (in terms of cultural background, gender, age, religion or sexual preference) to achieve the best result. That’s why we encourage everyone to apply.

Statement of Conduct

During the selection process, safety for children and young adults will be discussed. This is essential for Plan International, we do not accept any form of abuse. Submitting a recent Statement of Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag) and obtaining standardised references in accordance with the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme is part of the procedure.

This is Plan International:

Plan International is a development cooperation organisation that is active in more than 80 countries and is committed to vulnerable children in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, with a special focus on girls and young women. Plan International aims to eliminate the disadvantaged position of girls and young women and give them the same opportunities and rights as boys. Plan International is working towards a better future for vulnerable children and young people in low and middle-income countries with the support of thousands of sponsors, companies and (institutional) donors. Plan International is one of the Giro555 organisations. Please check our website and social media channels for more information about our work.

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