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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - (Ghanaian Nationals Only)
|Location :||Accra, GHANA|
|Application Deadline :||05-Jul-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-11|
|Languages Required :||English|
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.
With the entry of the new UN Development Assistance Framework (2012-2016) in Ghana, the UNDP Ghana Country Office’s (CO) programme unit was re-organized along three thematic clusters: inclusive growth, governance, and sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) is responsible for the following areas: energy, climate change (mitigation and adaptation), disaster risk reduction, chemicals management, biodiversity, and green economy.
Through the SDC, UNDP serves as the lead for Outcome Group 3, also popularly referred to as the ‘environment outcome,’ of the UNDAF. Outcome 3 contributes to making national systems and existing institutional arrangements for disaster risk reduction, climate change mitigation, and adaptation as defined in the Hyogo Framework of Action at the district, regional, and national levels functional. It comprises of eight outputs with three outputs addressing climate change, four outputs on disaster risk reduction and one on biodiversity.
In 2012, the cluster implemented thirteen projects covering the thematic areas mentioned above with a budget of $5.6 million (2012 alone). The projects have different duration, funding sources (multilateral, bilateral, and UNDP’s core funds) and are implemented with a wide range of implementing partners but primarily with the Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, National Disaster Management Organization, Energy Commission, and Ministry of Health. Some projects have a national focus while others are targeted towards specific districts. While UNDP is strongly associated with upstream policy engagement, such as the formulation of climate change strategy and sectoral adaptation strategies, it has also moved the frontier of its climate change work by supporting the implementation of adaptation initiatives at the local level.
It is important to continuously monitor UNDP’s contribution to the sector and progress against its own targets as declared in the UNDAF. The 2011 Assessment of Development Results: Evaluation of UNDP Contribution in Ghana observed that M&E (as well as knowledge and information management) in the Ghana Country Office is not effective. Hence it limits the opportunity for UNDP to benefit from lessons learned and to make the necessary improvements or changes to a programme or project.
The Sustainable Development Cluster’s (SDC) M&E is currently limited to project-level and thematic outcome evaluation exercise. Currently, there is no system for a cluster-wide monitoring and evaluation that can be used for strategic planning and assessment of long-term impacts. While baselines, indicators and targets are declared in the context of the five-year UNDAF, they are at best tentative. Furthermore, there is no system for continuously tracking the progress of achieving them over the next five years (2012-2016). During the first year of implementing the current UNDAF, the SDC staff members had immense difficulty tracking and reporting their development results, designing projects in a way that addresses bottlenecks, and generating knowledge from the experiences of various interventions. It was also difficult to comply with corporate reporting requirements in a substantive way because development results (both outputs and outcomes) are not systematically tracked in a cumulative way.
Considering the wide diversity of projects implemented by the SDC and the complexity of the interventions, it is important to set up a cluster-wide M&E system to track how its different initiatives contribute to the achievement of broader outcomes as declared in the UNDAF and within a long-term perspective of sustainable development issues in Ghana.
This cluster-level M&E system is intended to improve the development effectiveness of the Cluster by enabling staff members and UNDP senior management to continuously monitor the progress of achieving the development outcomes in the next five years co-terminus with the duration of the UNDAF (2012-2016). It is also intended to improve monitoring of progress towards target, programming, and knowledge management. The information emanating from the M&E system will be used for monitoring the progress against UNDAF, corporate reporting (e.g. periodic and annual reporting, such as the ROAR), and for developing knowledge products, such as policy papers and lessons learned documents. In addition, lessons learned from implementation will be incorporated in developing programmes and projects, disseminated through various platforms, such as Teamworks.
The M&E Officer will be the focal person for the development and implementation of cluster and project specific monitoring and evaluation systems. She/he will directly report to the Cluster Manager of the Sustainable Development Cluster. In addition, the M&E Officer will be a part of the quality assurance team of the Community Resilience through Early Warning (CREW) Project by being in charge of designing and implementing M&E tools and plans for the project. The CREW Project will build capacities within the country to reduce disaster risk by putting in place an integrated early warning system that is both scientific and people-centered. Supported by the Government of Norway, the project is designed in a way that it aligns with the Hyogo Framework of Action and the Ghana Plan of Action for DRR and climate change adaptation (CCA), and leads to tangible results in both the national and community levels.In order to successfully deliver his/her work, she/he needs to work closely with and mobilize inputs from the SDC team members. She/he will also need to collaborate closely with the project management unit of the NADMO-based CREW Project.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Ethics and values:
Communicating information and ideas:
Knowledge sharing/continuous learning:
Self-management and emotional intelligence:
Working in teams:
Building strategic partnerships:
Job knowledge and technical expertise:
Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise:
Creating visibility for UNDP/supporting UNDP’s capacity to advocate:
Innovation and marketing new approaches:
Required Skills and Experience