UN Women: Monitoring and Reporting Specialist



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Location : Kyiv, UKRAINE
Application Deadline :24-Apr-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :TA International
Post Level :P-3
Languages Required :
English  
Expected Duration of Assignment :Until 31 December 2023

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.

In Ukraine, UN Women is committed to delivering results across strategic priorities, exercising its triple mandate encompassing normative support, UN system coordination, and operational activities to mobilize urgent and sustained action to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. UN Women has long been actively supporting local priority areas in Ukraine from increased political participation to gender mainstreaming in public policy, and economic development.

The invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has resulted in loss of life, injuries, and mass displacement of the civilian population, both internally and to neighboring countries. The ongoing violence has also resulted in widespread destruction and damage to residential housing stock and civilian infrastructure, including health centers and schools, and the consequent disruption to essential lifesaving services across Ukraine. This escalation in fighting has exacerbated existing humanitarian crisis—already present for the past eight years in conflict-affected Oblasts in Eastern Ukraine—and amplifies pre-existing gender inequalities as well creating new ones.

Reporting to the Programme Coordinator, the Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will provide support to the Country Office colleagues in incorporating monitoring and reporting into programme formulation as well tracking against Strategic Plan targets and the reporting of results to internal and external audiences.


Duties and Responsibilities

Provide guidance to the CO in incorporating monitoring and reporting into programme formulation

  • Provide quality assurance of program documents through review of results frameworks in order to meet SMART criteria;
  • Manage the development of monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes; ensure use of relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations are incorporated to programme formulation;
  • Coordinate annual work plan monitoring, reviews and reporting;
  • Ensure linkage of Annual Work Plans (AWPs) and corresponding Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Plans with the UN Women Strategic Plan;
  • Provide strategic guidance to partners and CO in developing Performance Monitoring Frameworks (PMFs) and Baseline Surveys;
  • Provide advice to country offices in the clearance of donor agreements and Programme Cooperation Agreements;
  • Ensure sufficient funds for monitoring, evaluation and reporting at country/ regional level.

Provide technical guidance to the Country Office in and oversee monitoring and tracking of results against country/ regional level targets and UN Women Strategic Plan

  • Ensure data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized across programmes;
  • Monitor data from partners on a quarterly basis and draft regular management briefs to inform decision making;
  • Visit partners to support monitoring of results and planning processes;
  • Lead the review of financial reports based on contractual obligation;
  • Monitor the spending of donor funds and other programme expenditures and disbursements;
  • Develop and monitor the CO’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan.

Oversee reporting of results to internal and external audiences

  • Coordinate and provide technical guidance to the country office in meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process;
  • Finalize donor and programme reports (both narrative and financial);
  • Ensure use of relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations are incorporated into programme reporting;
  • Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback to improve quality and timeliness of reporting;
  • Ensure the availability (including collecting and maintaining) of data for country, regional and global corporate reports, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations.
  • Prepare briefing notes and talking points based on the data, evidence and knowledge collected through UN Women programming in Ukraine
  • Contribute to the CO’s strategic communications of results

Provide technical support to the Country Office in the implementation the UN Women Evaluation Policy

  • Provide technical support to the implementation of UN Women’s Evaluation plan at the country level;
  • Provide guidance to CO programme staff on evaluations;
  • Ensure communication between the CO and RO regarding Evaluations;
  • Represent the country offices in monitoring and evaluation working groups in the context of United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

Contribute to knowledge building and capacity building

  • Identify and disseminate good practices, lessons and knowledge; as identified through programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Develop capacity development tools, including training materials and packages;
  • Manage capacity building opportunities of staff and partners in the region/country in the areas of Results Based Management (RBM), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E);
  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of M&E among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality technical support to the programme team and partners in line with work plan
  • Quality and timely systems for tracking/monitoring developed and implemented
  • Timely synthesis and submission of quality and accurate reports
  • Quality knowledge management tools


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

  • 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
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems

 

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and  Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Political or Social Science, Economics, International Development Studies, Gender/Women's Studies is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in monitoring and reporting of development and/or projects/ programmes is required.
  • At least 3 years experience working on gender equality and womens empowerment is required.
  • At least 2 years experience working in a development and/or humanitarian country context is required.
  • Experience in the United Nations systems in an asset.

Language Requirements:

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

Application:

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.

Inclusion Statement:

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits employ, 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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