Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst


Location : Rabat, MOROCCO
Application Deadline :31-May-11 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-A
Languages Required :
Arabic   English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jul-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year
Expected Duration of Assignment :Renewable

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

The M&E analyst contributes to the effective implementation of the evaluation policy ensures that corporate monitoring and evaluation requirements for the Country Programme and projects are met, and facilitates the conduct of thematic and crosscutting evaluations.

The M&E Analysts works under direct supervision of the DRR, and in close collaboration with Programme and Operations Teams in the CO, and Government officials to ensure that thematic, outcome, programme and project evaluations are carried out according to schedules and that findings and recommendations are implemented and followed up.


Duties and Responsibilities


Summary of Key Functions:

- Planning & implementation of monitoring activities
- Support to the evaluation process
- Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing on monitoring and evaluation, including related policies and strategies


1. Planning and implementation of monitoring activities.
- Supports the effective monitoring of the CPAP implementation, including in terms of follow-up and reporting.
- Ensures coherence and integration between the UNDP programme and UNDAF Action Plan.
- Assists in the planning and follow-up of the CO Integrated work plan
- Coordinates the monitoring of the Balanced Scorecard indicators and ensures they are fully integrated in the CO integrated work plan.
- Follows up on performance indicators/success criteria, targets and milestone, preparation of reports.
- Monitors and supports the implementation of the RBM tools, and the quality control activities.
- Follow-up on audit recommendation

2. Supports effective management of the evaluation process in the Country Office, focusing on achievement of the following results:

- Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals for the planning, preparation and management of specific thematic, country programme outcome and project evaluations and other types of evaluations.
- Inputs to the evaluation workplan, analysis and proposals on topics, and projects/programme to be evaluated.
- Promotion of an evaluation culture, focused on standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the Country Office.
- Drafting/revision of Terms of Reference (TOR) for specific project/thematic/sectoral evaluation missions and/or desk evaluations/reviews, and participation in consultant and evaluation team selection process, technical feedback on evaluations and budget oversight.
- Guidance on UNDP evaluation policies, procedures and practices to programme managers, UNDP CO staff concerned with assigned project/thematic/sectoral evaluations and/or desk reviews, consultants and/or members of the evaluation team. Provision of guidance on the design of programmes/projects.
- Analysis and synthesis of evaluations recommendations and follow up on their effective implementation.


3. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of monitoring and evaluation, focusing on achievement of the following results:

- Identification and formulation of lessons learned from evaluations and studies to be integrated into broader EO knowledge management efforts.
- Contribution to the implementation of Evaluation Knowledge Management and Learning Strategy.
- Participation in results-oriented monitoring and evaluation training efforts in the Country Office.


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda 
- Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate


Results-Based Programme Development and Management

- Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work
- Researches linkages across programme/UNDAF activities to identify critical points of integration
- Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation

Building Strategic Partnerships

- Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders

Innovation and Marketing New Approaches


- Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
- Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches

Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)

- Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors


Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

- Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
- Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches


Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

- Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position

 - Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks 
- Analyzes the requirements and synthesizes proposals
- Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
- Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments


Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals

- Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
- Maintains a functioning network of contacts in the media and civil society, to promote a

Client Orientation

- Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
- Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines


Core Competencies:
- Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
- Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
- Self-development, initiative-taking
- Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
- Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
- Creating synergies through self-control
- Managing conflict
- Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
- Informed and transparent decision making


Required Skills and Experience

Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social sciences.

Up to 2 years of relevant experience in international development issues. Some experience in monitoring and evaluation with a background and interest in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Fluency in Arabic, French and English.

Nationality : Moroccan

Les candidat(e)s intéressé(e)s sont invité(e)s à postuler directement « online » et d’y joindre le formulaire P11-FTA. Ce dernier peut-être téléchargé à partir du site du PNUD www.org.ma sous la rubrique « Opportunités d’Emplois/Appels d’Offres).

Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

 



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