Vacancy: Senior Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Officer

As a Senior Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (PMEL) Officer at Wemos, you will play a pivotal role in developing, coordinating, and managing all planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning processes at Wemos. Your objective? To ensure that all these processes are streamlined and support our organisation in advocating the human right to health for all.

We are Wemos: nice to meet you!

Health is a universal human right. As an independent civil society organisation, we aim to improve health worldwide. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the ambition for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), we dive into questions such as: How do we achieve a fair and sustainable deployment of sufficient health care personnel worldwide? How do we ensure sufficient financial resources to provide everyone with access to good health? And what is needed to ensure that medicines are accessible and affordable for all?

Based on our knowledge and experience in the field, we influence governments and international institutions, and we work with local organisations to link their national advocacy and the broader global changes. We work on the following themes: Access to Medicines, Finance for Health, Human Resources for Health, Global Health and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights.

Planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning is a core function within all of Wemos’ programmes, both for learning as well as accountability purposes. As a lobby and advocacy organisation, Wemos aims to influence the political will and decisions of politicians, policy-makers, and other stakeholders, as well as adversaries to effectuate Dutch and international policy change. Measuring the processes and outcomes of our advocacy interventions is crucial but challenging. It requires understanding of the critical issues within the bigger picture of global health, and a structured and analytical mind-set to disentangle and interpret the different forces at play. The PMEL officer plays a pivotal role in developing, coordinating and managing all planning, monitoring and evaluation processes.

Presently we are looking for a content-driven, well-organised and highly motivated


You will work in an integrated manner with the programme teams during all stages of the planning, monitoring, and reporting processes.


Manage and further develop Wemos’ content-driven PMEL strategy, including a results framework, ensuring that it is aligned with and supporting of the overall Wemos strategy;

  • Continue to develop the PMEL system, identifying and introducing (digital) tools and new methodologies suitable for a lobby and advocacy organisation;
  • Coordinate and manage PMEL processes within the organisation:

o Facilitate and assist in the development and revisions of Theories of Change (ToCs) for our programmes, including development of key indicators (both qualitative and quantitative) and actor & power mapping

o Ensure timely development of annual work plans for each programme and support the programme teams to regularly monitor and adjust their work plans

o Collect, record, and report on indicators on a quarterly basis, both for donor reporting and internal monitoring work

o Coordinate the development of progress and periodic reports assuring quality and compliance with donor requirements

o Coordinate the reporting of the sub-contractors/partners of our programmes

o Facilitate annual reflection sessions with the teams using tools such as ‘outcome harvesting’ to link our work to outcomes

o Coordinate and further develop organisational learning, among other things through the application of the Wemos impact assessment tool, and support the implementation of lessons learned in Wemos work

o Coordinate external and internal evaluations of our programmes;

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of guidelines to safeguard the methodological quality of the evidence we build and use to inform our advocacy;
  • Contribute to the monitoring of Dutch, EU and international Calls for Proposal and identify funding opportunities from institutional donors and foundations;
  • Coordinate proposal development processes including the development of the PMEL component of funding applications, in close collaboration with the programme teams.

Position in the organisation

The senior PMEL Officer is supervised by the Director, and will work in close collaboration with the rest of the PMEL team (PMEL officer and junior PMEL officer), the Head of Programmes and the Communication Manager. The senior PMEL officer will supervise the junior PMEL officer.

What we offer

  • A versatile and varied position in a dynamic, informal, and international working environment; we have partner organisations in Africa and Europe, and our global health advocates regularly attend meetings at the WHO, the World Bank and the EU.
  • A small, international team of highly committed and professional colleagues.
  • Good opportunities for development and training.
  • The opportunity to contribute to further alignment of internal processes and standards.
  • Hybrid working: partly working from home, and partly at an easily accessible office in Amsterdam (new location soon: Plantage Middenlaan).
  • A 32-hour working week, working days in consultation.
  • An initial one-year contract, with the possibility of extension. Note: a work permit for the Netherlands is required. 
  • A competitive salary based on experience and background.

What we ask: knowledge and skills

  • Academic working and thinking level
  • 8-10+ years’ experience in a similar position in the non-profit sector
  • Experience with theories of change and outcome harvesting or a similar methodology, preferably in lobby & advocacy
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in the field of planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning, including qualitative methods
  • Demonstrable proposal and report writing and editing skills
  • Fully fluent in English, written and spoken
  • Strong planning capacities and able to work with tight deadlines
  • Ability and flexibility to respond to change and ad-hoc situations
  • Willingness to travel (approximately 2 – 3 times per year)

We consider it a big plus if you also

  • Have knowledge of and/or affinity with global health
  • Are familiar with IATI reporting
  • Have experience working in and facilitating meetings in a virtual environment
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of Dutch and international institutional funding is a plus

We believe that every person is unique and should have the chance to discover and develop talents based on equality and trust. Do you also share our vision? Then you’re warmly invited to apply. We welcome you just the way you are.

How to apply?

Submit your letter of motivation and curriculum vitae to on 9th June 2022 at the latest. Interviews will be held in the week of 13 June 2022.

More information?

For further information, please contact Mariëlle Bemelmans (Director) via or Karen Kramer (Head of Programmes) via Or you can call us by phone: 020 435 20 50.

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