Programme Monitoring and Reporting Officer

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Location : Cairo, EGYPT
Application Deadline :04-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :12 Months


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 supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life. The Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) covers 18 Arab countries, including 4 country offices, 1 multi country office and several programme and project presences. One of the key areas of work in the region is women’s economic empowerment aiming at women having income security, decent work and economic autonomy.

The International Labour Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the only tripartite UN agency – bringing together government, employer and worker representatives to elaborate labour standards and policies and promote decent work. Decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives: their aspirations for opportunity and income; rights, voice and recognition; family stability and personal development; fairness and gender equality. The ILO Regional Office for Arab States covers 12 countries in the region with focus on supporting decent employment, building adequate social protection systems strengthening International Labour Standards and workers’ rights, enhancing social dialogue and tripartism and promoting sustainable enterprises for job creation and retention.

UN Women ROAS is partnering with ILO ROAS and jointly developed a Programme on Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for women in Egypt, Palestine and Jordan. Strategies of the joint initiative include promoting equitable labour market related laws and policies; engaging public, private and community actors with attention to involving men; and reducing the unequal burden of unpaid care work. The programme will work at three levels, macro, meso and micro, reflected in the three outcomes:

I: Gender responsive labour laws and related policies in place and effective

II: A gender responsive private sector that attracts, retains and promotes women is supported

III: Gender stereotypes about women and men’s responsibilities concerning unpaid care and household work are challenged

UN Women as the lead agency of this joint programme is hiring a Programme Monitoring and Reporting Officer based in UN Women´s Regional Office for Arab States located in Cairo, Egypt. Under the supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the Programme Monitoring and Reporting Officer is responsible to contribute to monitoring and reporting of the Joint UN Women and ILO Programme on Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work in Egypt, Palestine and Jordan. The Programme Monitoring and Reporting Officer is expected to have the knowledge and proven experience on Results Based Management, contribute and facilitate the development of results framework, annual workplans, risk-logs and monitoring and evaluation plans for the joint programme. The Programme Monitoring and Reporting Officer will be responsible to track the results against indicators and targets set, facilitate the reporting of results internally and to external audience facilitate the implementation of the programme evaluation plan and will contribute to knowledge management and capacity building in the area of expertise. More details can be found in the section III Functions below.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Facilitate and substantively contribute to the incorporation of monitoring and reporting into programme formulation:

  • Facilitate and substantively contribute to the development of results-based monitoring frameworks with measurable indicators, targets and baselines for the Joint Programme;
  • Develop monitoring calendars, field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes;
  • Include inputs from relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations into programme formulation and implementation;
  • Contribute to development of joint annual work plans, monitoring and evaluation plans, reviews and reporting;
  • Provide technical support to COs and partners in developing Performance Monitoring Frameworks (PMFs), systems and plans, baseline surveys.

2. Contribute substantively to the monitoring and tracking of results against country/regional level targets and ensure they are in line with Country Level UNDAFs:

  • Coordinate with Joint Programme Team to ensure that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized across programmes;
  • Monitor data from partners/countries on a quarterly basis and provide substantive inputs to regular management briefs to inform decision making;
  • Visit partners, along with the Joint Programme Team, to support monitoring of results and planning processes as required;
  • Monitor the spending of donor funds and other programme expenditures and disbursements;
  • Support CO teams in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine to develop and monitor the Joint Programme Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan.

3. Facilitate the reporting of results to internal and external audiences:

  • Facilitate the process of the Joint Programme meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process;
  • Facilitate compilation of inputs from COs in drafting donor and programme reports (both narrative and financial);
  • Identify relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations and input them into programme reporting;
  • Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback to improve quality and timeliness of reporting;
  • Collect and maintain data for country, regional and global corporate reports, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations.

4. Provide technical support in implementing the evaluation policy for UN Joint Programmes:

  • Support in coordinating the implementation of the Joint Programme Evaluation plan;
  • Contribute to providing guidance to programme staff on evaluations;
  • Facilitate the communication between the COs and RO regarding Evaluations.

5. Contribute to knowledge management and capacity building:

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

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Technical input and contribution provided in developing the joint annual work plans (identification of baselines, milestones, indicators, monitoring and evaluation plans in line with UNDG guidelines for joint programming;
  • Timely and quality technical support to the programme team (at RO and CO level) and partners;
  • 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 missions.


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:

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 Social Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Development, Public Administration, Gender 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;
  • Certification on results-based management is an asset.


  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in monitoring and reporting of development projects/ programmes is required;
  • Proven knowledge and experience in results-based management is required;
  • Experience in the United Nations systems in an asset;
  • Experience in projects related to productive employment, decent work and economic development is an asset;
  • Experience in working on gender equality and women’s empowerment is an asset.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Arabic is required.


  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from:
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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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