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 Regional Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER) Officer
 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, South Asia Regional Delegation

 Location: Delhi
 Last Date: September 22, 2011
 Email: (Reference:


POSITION TITLE: Regional Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER) Officer

PURPOSE:  The regional PMER officer’s overall  task is to improve the PMER capacity of National Society and IFRC staff,  with a primary focus on South Asia, to ensure that Federation planning, M&E and reporting standards are met, by providing training and support to country delegations and National Societies in the region. 

The position holder will be a member of the Asia Pacific Zone RM/PMER team and may from time to time be required to carry out his/her duties in other countries outside of South Asia. Regular visits to Kuala Lumpur will also be required to ensure team coherence. 

The position will be based in the Federation’s Regional Office in New Delhi


DUTIES Applicable to All IFRC personnel

1. Work towards the achievement of the Federation’s goals through effective managerial and lateral relations and teamwork.

2. Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross Red Crescent Principles.

3. Ensure understanding of roles, responsibilities, lateral relationships and accountabilities.

4. Perform other work-related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the supervisor.


Specific duties, responsibilities and accountabilities

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

1.      Work with IFRC country offices, and National Societies, to identify capacities and needs in planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, and provide technical support as needed, including training and mentoring.

2.      Assist national societies in capacity building in the development of planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems.

3.      Actively share PMER tools, guidelines, best practices, as well as lessons learnt from evaluations undertaken in the South Asia region and elsewhere.

4.      Provide assistance in evaluations, such as reviewing / providing input into terms of reference of evaluations, identifying resource people, ensuring evaluations are well-managed, participating in evaluations when possible, and disseminating the findings of evaluations within the IFRC and National Societies in the region.

5.      Identify and maintain a pool of experienced resource people for planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting (from within, and external to, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement) to be used in South Asia as well as the wider Asia Pacific Zone.

6.      Identify internal and external learning opportunities, resource persons/institutes in Asia Pacific Zone.

7.      Contribute actively to the global IFRC PMER Network.

8.      Facilitate PMER training workshops, as requested by the Zone Senior PMER Officer, Regional and Country Offices and in accordance with established schedules and priorities.

9.      Work closely with the reporting officers and country PMER focal points, programme coordinators, and Organisational Development, Health and Care, and Disaster Management technical delegates, at the IFRC regional and country offices in planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting work, ensuring an integrated approach.

10.  Standardize training/briefing packages for programme managers and PMER focal points at regional and country levels.

11.  Follow up and promote relevance and adherence to the Federation’s Strategy 2020, particularly in areas related to the performance framework.

12.  When possible, liaise with international, government, and non-governmental agencies to learn/share best practices in reporting, planning, monitoring and evaluation.

13.  Provide appropriate  technical advice and support in the area of planning (logframe design and related areas) monitoring and evaluation to the regional office, country offices and National Societies in the region in their preparation of programme plans, long term planning frameworks  and appeals.

14.    Support the South Asia regional reporting officer to review compliance with Federation standards in plans and appeals, and provide input and advice to ensure coherence and quality;

15.  Strengthen the regional PMER network and encourage sharing of experiences and knowledge.

16.    On request, provide PMER support to FACT/ERU/RDRT teams deployed in the region during disaster response operations.

17.  Undertake other tasks and responsibilities as requested by the zone senior PMER officer.



1.  Establish and ensure effective working relationships with the other regional and country officers, delegates and programme managers.

2.  Ensure effective working relationships with National Society counterparts and leadership.

3   Establish effective working relationships with appropriate government and other organizations to ensure      optimum access to important information  and joint learning about PMER and accountability development.


Person specification


Required- In good mental & physical health

Knowledge and Experience

Preferred- Experience of managing & supporting staff

Preferred- Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent or for a humanitarian organisation in a developing country

Required- Training in or experience of researching and writing narrative reports

Required- Relevant qualification or professional experience in planning (using the IFRC’s PPP or LFA), monitoring and evaluation 

Required- Professional experience in facilitating PMER training workshops and providing mentoring support in the field

Required- Professional experience in facilitating participatory planning   (using the IFRC’s PPP or LFA) 

Preferred- Knowledge and experience in applying participatory rural appraisal (PRA) tools  

Preferred- Knowledge and experience in Project Cycle Management

Educational qualification


Required- University degree in any of these areas: Social Sciences, Finance, Commerce and Management plus post-graduate training in project cycle management and/or negotiations skills development

Other Skills

Required- Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing)

Required- Languages:    English              Professional Plus                          Berlitz level    9

Core competencies – Required a high degree of competence in

Teamwork; commitment to the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement; integrity & personal conduct; sensitivity to diversity; flexibility & adaptability; initiative & direction; interpersonal skills; resilience

Management competencies *  - Required - Competence in:

leadership; planning; management of budgets; management of resources; monitoring; supervision and control; reporting; communication; networking; management of self; management of others



All applicants should apply by emailing a cover letter explaining in detail why they think they are suitable for this post together with a full curriculum vitae and email these at  . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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