Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :07-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-8
Languages Required :
English   Spanish  
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as  reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.


Office/Unit/Project Description

Set-up in 2009 by UNDP, the Green Commodities Programme (GCP) exists to improve the national economic, social and environmental performance of agricultural commodity sectors. GCP works within agricultural commodity production in countries of UNDP operation where the programme can have significant impact on rural livelihoods, mitigating climate change, and maintaining the ecosystem services and resilience of landscapes and seascapes.

We primarily work with governments to convene multi-stakeholder platforms to create and implement national action plans for sustainable commodities. We are currently working on palm oil, cocoa, coffee, beef, soy, pineapple and fisheries in Indonesia, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Liberia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

UNDP’s impartiality makes us particularly suitable to convene public and private sector actors around specific development topics. Our ability to facilitate public-private platforms around key economic sectors allows for innovative public-private cooperation to address sustainable development challenges and to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

GCP also supports a growing community of practice around sustainable commodities in developing countries, called: The Green Commodities Community. 

Working across the entire supply chain, GCP is now also coordinating a major new GEF Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) program called: The Good Growth Partnership (GGP). This is an integrated “supply chain” approach to tackling the underlying root causes of deforestation from agriculture commodities, specifically beef, oil palm, and soy, which together account for nearly 70% of deforestation globally. The IAP Program is being delivered through a multi-agency consortium including WWF, IFC, UNEP, and CI and UNDP working across Brazil, Indonesia, Liberia and Paraguay. The program involves a number of ‘child’ projects focused on sustainable production, responsible demand, enabling transactions and adaptive management and learning. GCP is the lead agency on the program and is also implementing the production project and the adaptive management and learning project.


Institutional Arrangement

The GCP MEL Officer will work under the supervision of the GCP MEL Specialist. In the course of the assignment s/he will also liaise with other internal and external stakeholders as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Working closely with and under the supervision of the GCP Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist (GCP MEL Specialist), the GCP Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (GCP MEL Officer) will be responsible for the following tasks:

Coordination and Support on Monitoring and Evaluation:

  1. Facilitate GGP country teams in Indonesia, Liberia and Paraguay in GEF Core Indicators and project objective and outcome monitoring;
  2. Maintain GGP monitoring tools updated, including the core indicators dashboard (Power BI) and GGP Production and A&L monitoring trackers (Excel-based);
  3. Gather data from GGP partners to populate the GGP program-level KPI framework;
  4. Support the GGP Production and A&L Terminal Evaluation process;
  5. Conduct with monitoring other GCP programme and project indicators, through adequate primary and secondary data collection, management, analysis and reporting;
  6. Support with developing M&E systems at programme and project level, as needed;
  7. Organize and implement outcome monitoring exercises, as needed;
  8. Facilitate and participate in reporting exercises, as needed;
  9. Participate in any other quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, analysis and interpretation exercises as needed (including monitoring of the GGP MTR management response and LAC COTS input gathering);
  10. Facilitate internal calls, discussions and progress reviews as needed;
  11. Perform any other MEL tasks as needed.


Competencies and values:

  • Achieve Results
  • Think Innovatively
  • Learn Continously
  • Adapt with Agility
  • Act with Determination
  • Emgage and Partner
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion

Cross-Functional Competencies:

  • Working with Evidence and Data
  • Knowledge Generation
  • Communication
  • Digital Awareness and Literacy
  • Project Management

Research and Development:

  • Following new technologies and technical trends, research the technologies that are applicable and beneficial to the organization and develop the system

Resource Mobilization:

  • Ability to identify funding sources, match funding needs (programmes/projects/initiatives) with funding opportunities; and establish a plan to meet funding requirements

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Academic Education:

  • Master’s degree in economics, sociology, environmental studies, international development, management, or other related fields;
  • Bachelor´s degree in economics, sociology, environmental studies, international development, management, or other related fields may also be considered.

Minimum years of relevant Work experience:

  • Master’s degree with no experience or Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of professional work experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) is required.

Required skills and competencies:

  • Experience in conducting research, including through primary data collection, analysis and interpretation;
  • Experience with reporting.

Desired additional skills and competencies:

  • Experience working with qualitative data analysis such as Nvivo will be an advantage;
  • Experience working with sustainable agriculture and commodities will be an advantage;
  • Experience providing data collection, management, and analysis advice to project teams will be an advantage;
  • Experience at the UN, or at similar international or bilateral organizations will be an advantage;
  • Experience supporting complex global teams will be an advantage.

Required Language(s) (at working level):

  • Excellent command of English;
  • Working level proficiency in Spanish.

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