UN Women: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist



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Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :14-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-3
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year

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.


Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women’s global gender data programme, “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” (Women Count), delivered significant results in scaling up work on gender statistics availability, accessibility, and use during Phase I of its implementation. For Phase II, with gender data being elevated as one strategic outcome of UN Women’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, Women Count will continue to support Member States and lead efforts on mainstreaming gender perspectives in three key interventions:

  • Enabling environment for the production and use of gender statistics: Put in place supportive policy, legal and financial environment to ensure gender-responsive national adaptation and effective monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Increasing the production of gender statistics: Increase availability of quality, comparable and regular gender statistics to address national data gaps and meet policy and reporting commitments under the SDGs, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and Beijing Declaration
  • Increasing data accessibility and use: Ensure that gender statistics are accessible to all users (including governments, civil society, academia and private sector) and can be analyzed, communicated, and used to inform research, advocacy, policies and programmes, and promote accountability

Under the supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist is responsible for ensuring that a Results-Based Management (RBM) approach is fully integrated into the Women Count projects, including, evidence-based programming approach and the results based M&E. Responsibilities include: managing the programme Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation (LME) activities; monitor, assess, analyze and produce reports about key results and achievements across Women Count projects; provide technical support to Women Count projects on Results-Based Planning, Reporting, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning; support RBM and M&E activities of the Research and Data Section.


Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Manage Making Every Woman and Girl Count (Women Count) learning, monitoring and evaluation (LME) activities
  • Monitor, assess, analyze and produce reports about key results and achievements across Women Count projects
  • Provide technical support to Women Count projects on Results-Based Planning, Reporting, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Provide technical contributions to RBM and M&E activities of the Research and Data Section

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage Making Every Woman and Girl Count (Women Count) learning, monitoring and evaluation (LME) activities:

  • Develop, manage and lead the implementation of a rigorous programme learning, monitoring and evaluation framework, including selecting adequate indicators and establishing adequate baselines and targets that are consistent with the programme’s objectives; 
  • Provide technical guidance on Results Based Management (RMB) and Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation (LME) to all project teams, including conducting practical training as required;
  • Develop, update and ensure the effective use of LME-related guideline documents by relevant staff;
  • Technically contribute to the development of and implementation of the M&E sections and results framework of the Women Count projects;
  • Lead in planning, designing and implementation of internal/external assessments and evaluations of the programme, including management of evaluators and overall coordination;
  • Support the organization and conduct of joint team reviews of the projects and programmes on a periodic basis to assess the progress against the agreed results/objectives, efficiency, effectiveness and needs for adaptation.

 

Monitor, assess, analyze and produce reports about key results and achievements across Women Count projects:

  • Lead the development of quality learning, monitoring and evaluation plans for all Women Count projects based on RBM principles that are in line with and consistent with the overall objectives of the programme and ensure application of RBM principles;
  • Collect and report at least quarterly and year-end results data and measure progress towards the targets established by each Women Count projects;
  • Technically contribute to the production of the annual narrative reports of Women Count;
  • Periodically review the performance of indicators and make adjustments as needed;
  • Provide regular, rigorous analysis and updates to the Women Count programme management team regarding progress towards the objectives set by project teams and the specific challenges faced;
  • Organize mid-term and end-term project global meetings to review implementation, document lessons learnt and share experiences;
  • Generate critical lessons learned, impact achieved and good practices from projects and ensure their wider circulation in close collaboration with relevant team members;
  • Conduct monitoring and learning missions as required.

 

Provide technical support to Women Count projects on Results-Based Planning, Reporting, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:

  • Provide detailed written feedback on the Results and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) sections of Women Count projects, based on their overall quality, results-oriented nature, technical strength and ensure alignment vis-à-vis the overall Results Framework of Women Count;
  • Provide technical support to all Women Count projects in the areas of results-based planning, baseline data collection/analysis, monitoring, reporting and evaluation, in accordance with the programme’s objectives and UN Women’s RBM guidelines;
  • Provide technical support to Women Count projects to develop results based annual workplans consistent with the Women Count programme document objectives.

 

Provide technical contributions to RBM and M&E activities of the Research and Data Section:

  • Provide technical support to RBM and LME activities for all products of the Research and Data Section;
  • Serve as the main RBM and M&E focal point in the Research and Data (R&D) Section to coordinate with relevant divisions of UN Women and to contribute to the UN Women corporate initiatives on RMB online system and M&E;
  • Serve as the main focal point in the UN Women Corporate Evaluations to coordinate with the Evaluation Office and Women Count staff, and to provide necessary data and documents to evaluation team.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality implementation of Women Count activities against set workplans, timelines and budgets, in line with the Programme’s objectives;
  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of programme implementation and results management;
  • Implementation of Women Count LME framework and regular and timely monitoring and reporting of activities; 
  • Accurate analysis and presentation of results and achievements to enhance UN Women’s position as the lead agency in gender statistics.


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

 

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

 

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

 

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong knowledge of programme formulation and implementation and Results Based Management 
  • Strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and reporting 
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports  
  • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems 
  • Excellent coordination skills;
  • Proven ability to promote individual and organizational learning and knowledge sharing using formal and informal methodologies;
  • Ability to keep abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and seek to develop him/herself professionally;
  • Ability to organize and manage knowledge management processes and tools


Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in finance, public administration, economics or other related fields.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. 

Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in the area of learning, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating programmes related to statistical capacity building required and experience-related to gender statistics is highly desirable;
  • Experience as a trainer and facilitator on learning, monitoring and evaluation issues, and in developing user-friendly practical guidance and tools conducive to learning;
  • Substantial experience and track record in monitoring complex projects and multi-country program implementation is an asset.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Application:

All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from?https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

GS fixed-term appointment (FTA) and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided?on the basis of?qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.? 

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.? 

UN Women?has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.? All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)? 

 

 


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