MONITORING & EVALUATION ANALYST (ONLY FOR NEPALESE NATIONALS)
|Application Deadline :||27-Jun-12|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-A|
|Languages Required :||
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
This position is only applicable to Nepalese Nationals
Under the guidance and supervision of the Head, Strategic Planning & Development Effectiveness Unit, the Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst contributes to the effective implementation of corporate and Country Office monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies, ensures that minimum monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements for the Country Programme and projects are met, and participates in the conduct of thematic and crosscutting evaluations.
The Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst works in close collaboration with the Country Office Programme Team, UNDP Evaluation Office staff and Government officials to ensure that thematic, programme and project evaluations are carried out according to schedules and that findings and recommendations are implemented and followed up.
Duties and Responsibilities
Contributes to the implementation of planning, monitoring and evaluation policies, strategies and frameworks, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other documents;
- Development and implementation of context-specific policies and frameworks for monitoring projects and programmes;
- Development of context-relevant tools enabling staff to effectively and professionally monitor and report on projects and programmes;
- Participation in the planning, preparation and management of specific thematic, country programme/project evaluations and other types of evaluations;
- Inputs to the evaluation workplan, analysis and proposals on topics, and projects/programme to be evaluated;
- Promotion of evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the Country Office.
Oversees the functions of Field Monitoring Offices focusing on the following results areas:
- Day to day management of the field Monitoring offices;
- Strategic guidance for identifying topics for “studies;”
- Provide guidance on conflict sensitivity – do no harm initiatives;
- Enhance monitor’s capacity in field monitoring;
- Analysis and synthesis of findings;
- Follow-up with program unit to assess implementation of recommendation.
Supports effective management of the evaluation process in the Country Office, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Drafting/revision of Terms of Reference (TOR) for specific project/thematic/sectoral evaluation missions and/or desk evaluations/reviews, participation in consultant and evaluation team selection, technical feedback on evaluations and budget oversight;
- Guidance on UNDP evaluation policies, procedures and practices to programme managers, UNDP CO staff concerned with assigned project/thematic/sectoral evaluations and/or desk reviews, consultants and/or members of the evaluation team. Provision of guidance at the design stage of programmes/projects;
- Analysis and synthesis of proposals on areas evaluated, effectiveness and impact of UNDP programme;
- Follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations.
Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing on results-based management, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals;
- Identification and formulation of lessons learned from evaluations and studies to be integrated into broader EO knowledge management efforts;
- Contribution to the implementation of Evaluation Knowledge Management and Learning Strategy;
- Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
- Organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on in results-oriented planning, monitoring and evaluation issues.
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda: Preparing information for advocacy
- Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate.
Results-Based Programme Development and Management : Contributes into results through primary research and analysis:
- Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work;
- Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration;
- Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation.
Building Strategic Partnerships: Maintaining a network of contacts
- Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches: Enhancing processes or products
- Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
- Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches.
Resource Mobilization: Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies
- Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors.
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Basic research and analysis
- Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
- Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches.
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
- Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
- Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
- Analyzes the requirements and synthesizes proposals;
- Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
- Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals:Preparing information for global advocacy
- Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences;
- Maintains a functioning network of contacts in the media and civil society.
Client Orientation: Establishing effective client relationships
- Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
- Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines.
- Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
- Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
- Self-development, initiative-taking;
- Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
- Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
- Creating synergies through self-control;
- Managing conflict;
- Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
- Informed and transparent decision making.
Prince 2 training and certification
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, social science or related field.
- Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in international development issues;
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation with a background and interest in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters;
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali Language.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.