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Job Opportunity: Planning and Evaluation Specialist

Join the EngageMedia team!

Our dynamic Asia-Pacific nonprofit is hiring a Planning and Evaluation Specialist who will contribute to EngageMedia’s organisational development, with a focus on systems and policies, project management, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). The role supports program and project planning according to the organisation’s results-based management (RBM) framework, and helps improve and scale knowledge management approaches for team-wide learning.

The role reports to the Organisational Development Senior Manager (ODSM), and works closely with program and project leads, as well as the rest of the OD team.

We are seeking candidates who align with our organisational goals of human rights, democracy, and the environment, and who have a background working with nonprofits. Extensive experience in working remotely and in multicultural settings is a big plus.

The position is full-time and open to anyone based in the Asia-Pacific. You’ll be working with an international team in an agile environment that prioritises a distributed work culture.

Applications are now closed.

Key Position Aims

  • Drive the setup and implementation of planning and MEL systems for organisational effectiveness
  • Contribute to building a productive, well-managed, and stimulating working environment for staff


Programs and Projects

  • Facilitate project setup and MEL planning with project leads
  • Support the development of templates and key performance indicators (KPIs) to improve planning and program implementation
  • Coordinate with operations and program staff in mapping human resource needs
  • Ensure that organisational activities are properly timelined and added to the relevant calendars
  • Support the ODSM in:
    • Training and mentoring staff to strategically and efficiently collect qualitative and quantitative data on program indicators
    • Preparing for annual Team Meetings and capacity building efforts (e.g., learning sessions)

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

  • Facilitate data collection gathering and processes, such as desk research, gathering media statistics, surveys, interviews, focus groups, and more,
  • Collect data on program implementation, including adherence to targets and deadlines
  • Contribute to analysis and interpretation of monitoring data to improve program implementation
  • Support the ODSM in:
    • Ongoing work on organisational and programmatic theories of change
    • Developing reports and/or presentations for specific audiences as needed
    • Overseeing the organisation’s intranet and knowledge management systems

Team Development Support

  • Contribute to talent recruitment, management, engagement, and retention initiatives from a planning and MEL perspective, including but not limited to:
    • Improving and scaling processes and tools
    • Developing and socialising role KPIs
    • Drafting position descriptions

Selection Criteria

Required attributes

  • Significant experience in project management and MEL
  • Strong written and spoken English communication
  • Familiarity working with multicultural and decentralised teams in virtual workspaces
  • High-level organisational, interpersonal, and motivational skills

Preferred attributes

  • Knowledge of issues on digital rights, open and secure technology
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, willingness to learn new things, build expertise, and develop new approaches
  • Ability to take on a variety of deadline-driven tasks with limited supervision
  • Experience with project management systems and platforms, including Airtable


The position starts as soon as possible. An initial 12-month, full-time, contract will be offered, with annual extensions based on the completion of successful performance reviews.

The annual gross remuneration will approximately be between 20,000 and 26,000 USD, depending on skills, location, and experience.

The position includes the following benefits:

  • 4 weeks of holiday leave
  • 10 days sick and carer’s leave (with additional 5 days in case of COVID-19)
  • 11 days public holiday leave
  • 5 days bereavement leave
  • 18 weeks parental leave
  • 9 weeks paid sabbatical leave after 5 years of service
  • Monthly communications and equipment allowance
  • Health insurance subsidy
  • Personal and professional development allowance

Visa assistance may be provided by EngageMedia as needed, upon approval of management.

About EngageMedia

EngageMedia is a nonprofit that promotes digital rights, open and secure technology, and social issue documentary.

Combining video, technology, knowledge, and networks, we support Asia-Pacific and global changemakers advocating for human rights, democracy, and the environment.

In collaboration with diverse networks and communities, we defend and advance digital rights.

For more information, get to know the EngageMedia team and read about our remote and distributed work practices.

To Apply

Applications are now closed.