Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist



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Location : Juba, SOUTH SUDAN
Application Deadline :24-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
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. 

The UN Women South Sudan Country Office (CO) has been implementing the Strategic Note (SN) (2019-2022). The SN focuses on the four priority areas i) Women’s leadership and participation in decision making, ii) Women’s Economic Empowerment, iii) Prevention of violence against women and girls and iv) Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action. The SN is grounded in the collective vision of UN and the government, through the UN Cooperation Framework (2019-2022) which prioritizes work on 4 pillars; (i) building peace and strengthening governance; (ii) improving food security and recovering local economies; (iii) strengthening social services; and (iv) promoting the empowerment of women and youth.

Reporting to the Deputy Country Representative, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist will be responsible for the CO’s monitoring, evaluation and reporting work. This will include ensuring compliance with corporate programme/project management requirements and supporting effective monitoring and reporting.


Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of work requires experience and understanding of gender equality and women's empowerment issues, as well as programme/project implementation, monitoring and evaluation expertise, to translate the CO’s strategic plan and Annual Work plans into effective development initiatives and results.

1. Ensure compliance with the UN Women corporate programme and project management requirements (including planning, monitoring, evaluation and research plan, Result Management System (RMS), donor agreement management system (DAMS) and LEADS):

  • Support the CO on results-based management (RBM) and M&E based programme/project formulation including the Strategic Note developing, annual work planning and reporting exercises in line with UN Women corporate requirements;
  • Ensure compliance of the programme/project set up in the corporate systems such as RMS, DAMS and LEADS, and provide accurate and timely information into the systems as required.

2. Conduct effective monitoring and reporting of the CO’s programme and related projects:

  • Facilitate and contribute to develop monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans;
  • Monitor the CO’s programme including annual and quarterly reports, and overall financial status of the CO’s programming;
  • Undertake regular field visits to ensure compliance and timely execution of the planned project activities;
  • Provide support to the partners on monitoring of results and planning processes as required;
  • Provide technical advice and support to the Programme staff at the design stage of programmes/projects;
  • Provide support on developing and monitoring the key programme cycle documents such as the UN Cooperation Framework, and SN, and participate in the UN M&E Working Group;
  • Ensure all donor reports are timely submitted and meet the donors’ requirements.

3. Ensure implementation and management of the UN Women’s evaluation policies, strategies and processes:

  • Plan and manage thematic, country programme/project evaluations and other types of evaluations;
  • Keep track of all planned activities in the monitoring, evaluation and research plan (MERP);
  • Follow up on the implementation of evaluation recommendations to ensure the optimal use of evaluations.

4. Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality technical support to the programme team and partners in line with work plan;
  • Quality and timely development and review of systems for tracking/monitoring;
  • Timely submission of quality and accurate reports;
  • Quality support to Evaluation processes, including timely coordination of mission. 


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

Functional Competencies: 

  • Good knowledge of programme formulation and implementation and Results-Based Management; 
  • Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and reporting 
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports; 
  • Good analytical and report writing skills;
  • Knowledge of UN programme management systems. 


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification: 

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Political or Social Science, International Development Studies, Gender/Women's Studies or related areas;
  • 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 4 years of progressively responsible experience at the international level in monitoring and reporting of development projects/programme related to gender;
  • Experience in the United Nations monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • At least 4 years of field experience in the conflict context.

Language Requirements: 

  • Fluency in English;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Application Procedures: 

Please note, that the system will only allow one attachment, and, hence please combine the multiple files while uploading the attachment.

  • Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Personal History Form P11 that can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment

Qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    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



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