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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist UNDP/GEP II VA-2013/05/179
|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||16-May-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
|UNDP Afghanistan Mission statement:
UNDP supports stabilization, state building, governance and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Afghan citizens. Over the years UNDP support has spanned such milestone efforts as the adoption of the Constitution; Presidential, Parliamentary and Provincial Council elections; institutional development through capacity-building to the legislative, the judicial and executive arms of the state, and key ministries, Government agencies and commissions at the national and subnational levels. UNDP has played a key role in the management of the Law and Order Trust Fund, which supports the Government in developing and maintaining the national police force and in efforts to stabilize the internal security environment. Major demobilization, disarmament and rehabilitation and area-based livelihoods and reconstruction programmes have taken place nationwide. UNDP Programmes in Afghanistan have benefited from the very active support of donors. UNDP Afghanistan is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability and works in close coordination with the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan and the UN system as a whole to maximize the impact of its development efforts on the ground.
The Gender Equality II is collaboration between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and UNDP Afghanistan. It aims to develop effective gender mainstreaming models and strengthen the capacity of government ministries and institutions. The Project is in line with the goals set out in the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) for gender equity and consistent with the National Action Plan for Women of Afghanistan (NAPWA) and Millennium Development Goals of gender equality and empowerment of women. The Project has three components: 1) Enhancement of MOWA’s capacity for policy making and oversight for NAPWA implementation; 2) Development of Women’s entrepreneurship skills and capacity building of women cooperatives in 19 provinces; and 3) Increasing access to justice for women including awareness on women’s rights among men and women. The Project activities are being implemented to expand best practices identified from the pilot phase in co-operation, co-ordination and public sector effectiveness for gender mainstreaming, promotion of gender equality and strengthening of the position of women, with selected key government and non-government partners in a few specific locations. A strong partnership with civil society organizations will ensure effective implementation of some of the components of the Project and simultaneously serve as a bridge between government agencies and communities thereby modeling government-nongovernmental organizations co-operation, co-ordination and synergy for the sustainable development of Afghanistan. The Project is being implemented under the Direct Implementation modality of UNDP. Based in Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA), the Gender Equality Project (GEP) provides support to the Ministry in enhancing its oversight role for the implementation of the National Action Plan for Women of Afghanistan (NAPWA). As part of the project support structure, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist) will be working under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and will be involved in enhancing the M&E capacity of the project as well as its government partners. GEP-II under Pillar I will support the policy and administrative level changes through the Women’s Policy Development Center, whose mandate includes establishing a monitoring and evaluation system to track NAPWA indicators. GEP-II will also assist the M&E Unit at MoWA which was established to perform the role of an oversight body to supervise the implementation of NAPWA indicators by other ministries which constitute Component 6 of MoWA’s National Priority Programme (NPP). The GEP-I contributed to all phases of its establishment through the development of; a matrix of indicators for M&E unit of MoWA aligned with ANDS indicators; the development of its Capacity Development Plan and an Action Plan; preparation of the draft M&E mechanism with its chain of reporting system; the development of a budget for Component 6 of its NPP for submission to the Human Resources Development (HRD); review of major program documents of line ministries to integrate gender sensitive component. Built on the structure and those mechanisms of MoWA M&E unit, the GEP-II will further support to improve the capacities and functions of M&E Unit by training and mentoring services of GEP M&E Specialist as well as reinforcement of M&E coordination mechanism between other line ministries and Central Statistical Office (CSO).
Note: UNDP Afghanistan reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP Afghanistan at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the M&E Specialist will provide leadership in the establishment of a robust M&E system that would contribute to the development of an excellent mechanism for impact assessment of the project’s outputs and document the significant outcomes that has influenced the project’s beneficiaries as well as stakeholders. The main focus of the M&E Specialist will be ensuring the effectiveness, transparency and accountability of the project’s activities. The primary aim of the M&E Specialist will be promoting a high quality and results- oriented approach in the project.
The M&E Specialist will work in close collaboration with the project team as well the 4 regional and 15 provincial offices, attending to their monitoring and evaluation needs and resolving complex supervision related issues and information delivery. The M&E Specialist will be expected to carry out any other responsibility that the Operations Specialist may assign from time to time, if required.
Summary of Key Functions:
Develop a solid Monitoring and Evaluation system for capturing the impact of the project’s different interventions:
Setting-up the system
Implementation of M&E
Facilitate the implementation of the M&E system of the project including an efficient and effective flow of information – at the national and sub-national levels,
Facilitate the project evaluation, reviews and project knowledge production for informed decision making focusing on achievement of the following results:
Assist MOWA’s role as an oversight body to supervise the implementation of NAPWA indicators by line ministries:
|Core Competencies: |
Required Skills and Experience
Interested and qualified international candidates should apply on-line through the UNDP Jobs site at http://www.undp.org.af/Jobs/index.htm and please ensure that to fill up and upload Personal History Form-P.11 which is available at http://www.undp.org.af/Jobs/index.htm in the relevant field of the on-line application
Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date (16 May 2012) will not be given consideration. Please note that only applications who are short-listed will be contacted.
For more detailed information about UNDP Afghanistan please visit our website at www.undp.org.af
Successful candidates must be prepared to start work within 6 weeks of the offer of appointment.
Internal candidates who have served a minimum of 12 months in the current assignment are invited to apply.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
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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.