Country: Cambodia
Organization: Terre des Hommes Netherlands
Closing date: 21 Mar 2022


Stichting Terre des Hommes Netherlands aims to prevent child exploitation, to remove children from exploitative situations and to ensure that these children can continue their development in a safe environment. Terre des Hommes focuses on sexual exploitation of children, the worst forms of child labour, child trafficking and migration, sexual and reproductive health and rights and on child protection in humanitarian crises. For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des Hommes is developing and implementing projects and programmes through local partners, mainly in Asia and East Africa. In Asia, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Integrity and Child Safeguarding

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colours, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are encouraged to apply.

TdH NL aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also our high standard of values and principles to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct.

TdH NL in particular is committed to keeping children and vulnerable individuals safe and does not accept any form of (child) abuse. Every TdH NL employee is bound by the Child Safeguarding Policy and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy, part of our Code of Conduct. Child safeguarding measures are part of our selection and recruitment process.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment. By submitting your application you accept that TdH NL will conduct such pre-employment screening for successful candidates. TdH NL participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

Regional MEL Coordinator

Terre des Hommes Asia Regional Office (based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia) is seeking a full time MEL Coordinator, Asia. As a result of current organisational changes, the role may be subject to change and flexibility will be required.

The MEL Coordinator will be part of the Asia Regional Team, normally based in the Regional Office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Under the guidance of the Head of Region, main duties will include planning and implementing MEL policies and procedures, providing MEL training, capacity development and technical support, quarterly and annual reporting processes, ensuring and improving evaluation quality, learning and knowledge management, and working on methodology and strategy development.

Objective of the function

The MEL Coordinator is responsible for the (joint) setting up of, advising on, and management of monitoring, evaluation and learning systems for projects, programs and the organisation at large. The coordinator will co-develop and implement policies, systems and tools to monitor and evaluate programs/projects and will be a resource for intervention planning, design, learning, reporting and analysis.

Position in the organisation

The MEL Coordinator reports to the Head of Region Asia and will also work closely with the global TdH PME/Programme Quality team based in The Netherlands. The MEL Coordinator provides (functional) guidance and leadership to country teams across the Asia region in relation to programme quality, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and learning as well as (finance or project) officers in applicable cases.

Result areas

Co-develop quality policy

Result: Quality policy co-developed in such a way that developments have been timely signalled, analysed and translated to the organisation and qualitatively good improvement proposals have been brought forward.

Follow, signal and analyse relevant bottlenecks, trends and developments inside and outside the organisation;

Translate these into consequences, opportunities and improvements to the quality policy for the benefit of the entire organisation;

Advise management regarding the development or adaptation of the quality policy pursued;

Evaluate the developed policy, identify possible bottlenecks/deviations, and make suggestions for improvement.

Setup monitoring, evaluation and learning system

Result: MEL system (co-)setup in such a way that standards, regulations and instruments have been developed, data have been analysed and the organisation’s project/program activities can be accounted for in a timely and correct manner.

Contribute to improvements ofPM&E/L system and standards, regulations and instruments for an optimal accountability and learning;

Facilitate capacity building for implementation partners to enable them to monitor and evaluate their own efforts, gather and analyse relevant data and produce required progress reports;

Investigate, analyse and evaluate proposals, data and reports obtained from the database and signal improvement points regarding the accountability and learning of the programs/projects implemented by the organisation;

Lead and facilitate analysis and interpretation of MEL information as an input to regular narrative reports covering progress of the programmes;

Assist the country offices, local partners and major stakeholders in the strategic use of data and information to monitor strengths, weaknesses and gaps in the implementation of the programmes, to adjust planning and implementation and to improve impact of the programme and other projects;

Coordinate and provide technical inputs in internal and external evaluations at country level.

Give advice and provide information

Result: Advice given and information provided in such a way that those involved have been informed and advised in an expert manner.

Contribute in the preparation of information on annual plans, reports and budgets for advice to management;

Work with country/regional staff to ensure that project design and country plans are logically sound, contextually appropriate, based on learning from previous projects and good practises.

Maintain contacts
Result: Contacts have been maintained in such a way that the organisation is well represented in external circles.

Maintain internal and external contacts associated with the function;

Initiate and develop information and knowledge transfer in the applicable policy area and provide information and advice to internal and external stakeholders.

Main tasks

Lead the MEL Portfolio in Asia region, acting as focal point for all MEL related processes in the region

Training and capacity building of staff and partners on monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies

Coordinate evaluations across the region (baselines, mid-terms, end-lines etc), as per the TdH Evaluation Policy

Support TdH Country offices, local partners and major stakeholders in the strategic use of data and information to improve intervention planning and impact

Provide MEL technical input to fundraising and proposal development, including the development of logrames, TOC’s and monitoring plans, and ensure MEL minimum standards are planned and budgeted in all interventions

Design guidelines, tools and indicators to deliver quality PME, ensuring interventions are contributing to the TdH Theory of Change

Collect and analyse data for reporting and learning purposes.

Contribute to the preparation of quarterly and annual reports

Represent TdH in various Alliances and partnerships as necessary

Act as main interlocutor between Regional and Head Office MEL team, ensuring smooth exchange of information and open communication lines.

Experience and skills


Bachelor’s degree or high level vocational or academic (university) education in a relevant discipline (development studies, statistics, social sciences, business administration, M&E etc.);

At least 5 years relevant experience working with organisations focused on international development issues, with at least 3 years in monitoring and evaluation roles;

Experience in designing curricula, leading and facilitating trainings and workshops;

Demonstrated experience in knowledge management and learning methodologies;

Strong knowledge of project cycle management and research methods;

Good understanding of implementing results based monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, results frameworks and theory of change methodology;

Ability to synthesise large amounts of data into different formats clearly and succinctly (e.g. management briefs, reports, presentations);

Commitment to our vision, mission and values and an understanding of a partnership approach to development.

High level applied or academic thought and working ability

Skills in developing, implementing and evaluating policies.

Knowledge of and experience in setting up a system for monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Knowledge of and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods.


Knowledge of IATI reporting;

Familiar with Outcome Harvesting methodology;

Previous experience working with local partner organisations in the Asia Region.

Competence profile

Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

A. Analytical capacity

Understanding the essence of complex issues by logical reasoning, investigation of potential causes, separation of key messages from the mass of detail and acknowledgment of their interdependence.

Level 3: Supports and involves others in the immediate vicinity in issue analysis while demonstrating exemplary behaviour.

B. Driving for quality

Setting stringent requirements for the quality of your own or other people’s work; striving for continuous improvement.

Level 3: Sets high standards for the quality of work within the organisational entity and encourages

continuous quality improvement.

C. The power of persuasion

Expressing opinions convincingly, demonstrating interaction and debating effectively, thereby generating acceptance of viewpoints and ideas.

Level 2: Defends and argues points of view with tact and in a clear and convincing manner while taking another opinion into account.

D. Networking

Builds relationships and networks that are helpful when realising objectives and utilises informal networks to get things done.

Level 2: Actively builds relationships and maintains contacts related to the achievement of personal objectives.

Job Level: D

Other information

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is committed to keeping children safe and does not accept any form of child abuse. Every Terre des Hommes employee is bound by the Child Safeguarding Policy, part of our Code of Conduct. That is why a Certificate of Good Conduct is requested from every employee, which counts as part of the employment contract. Additional child safeguarding measures are part of our selection and recruitment process.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.**

How to apply:

Please upload your covering letter and curriculum vitae HERE, clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, no later than 21st March 2022 before 17:00 ICT (UTC +7).

Please note that applications without covering letters will not be considered. For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.

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