Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Re-advertisement (Thai national only)



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Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :18-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Oct-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 year extendable depending on performance and budget availability

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 2015, on 25 September, the United Nations General Assembly adopted unanimously the Resolution 70/1 Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality and women’s empowerment is at the heart of the agenda, as numerous goals and targets address structural barriers to achieve equal rights and opportunities between women and men, girls and boys.

One of the key areas of concern is the economic empowerment of women. It is expressed in targets and indicators of SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG 8 (Promote inclusive and sustainable development, decent work and employment for all). Progress toward it depends not only on the adoption of a set of public policies by governments, but also on the existence of an enabling environment and active engagement of the corporate sector. This is also relevant to the achievement of SDG 1 (Poverty Reduction), SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities) and SDG 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development).

About 90 per cent of jobs in the world are in the private sector. This represents a huge potential to implement transformative actions in the world of work and social responsibility in favour of women, benefiting the whole society. There is an increasing consciousness, interest and commitment of private and public sector companies on the value and benefits of gender equality and the economic empowerment of women and its role to achieve it.

UN Women - in partnership with the European Commission is proposing the regional programme “Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work in Asia – WeEmpower Asia” to contribute to the economic empowerment of women, recognizing them as beneficiaries and partners of growth and development, by increasing commitment of private companies to gender equality and women´s empowerment and strengthening companies’ capacities to implement these commitments. The programme will ultimately contribute to the achievement of gender equality through enabling women’s labour force participation, entrepreneurship, economic empowerment and thus their full and equal participation in society.

The guiding platform will be the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The WEPs are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Coordinated by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and inputs gathered from across the globe.

Targeting women led enterprises and networks, multi-national companies, and relevant stakeholders in selected Asia countries, the project will promote business opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women-owned enterprises in Asia and their business relations with Europe, while supporting inter-regional dialogue and exchange of good practices to increase the capacity of the private sector more broadly in the implementation of gender-sensitive business culture and practices. The programme will cover seven countries: India, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam. It will also have a regional component under the responsibility of UN Women Region Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP).

Reporting to the Regional Programme Manager, the Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst will contribute to the development of monitoring, reporting and evaluation plans; monitori and track results against both regional and country level targets; manage the internal and donor reporting; and provide technical support to implement the UN Women Evaluation Policy.


Duties and Responsibilities

1.  Contribute to the development of monitoring, reporting and evaluation plans as well as monitoring and tracking of results against both regional and country level targets

  • Develop the detailed performance and monitoring framework (PMF) to guide the programme implementation based on the consultations with partners and donor
  • Led the development of coherent monitoring and evaluation tools and plans based on UN Women and donor’s policies, including but not limited to: monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field visits/monitoring plans, management of evaluation, and quality assurance processes related to monitoring, reporting and evaluations;
  • Provide technical support to partners in developing work plan and PMFs, systems and plans, including baseline surveys in line with the regional programme;
  • Provide guidance to the Finance and Administrative Associate in developing budget and procurement plans based on the annual work plan and annual budget, in close collaboration with the regional and country programme teams.
  • Coordinate with teams at the country levels to ensure that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized;
  • Monitor data from partners and countries on a quarterly basis and provide substantive inputs to regular management briefs to inform decision making;
  • Visit partners to support monitoring of results and planning processes as required;
  • Monitor the spending of donor funds and other programme expenditures and disbursements.

2.  Manage the internal and donor reporting

  • Ensure the completion and quality of results-based monitoring and reporting in compliance with the UN Women’s result monitoring system (RMS) including the annual report of results;
  • Ensure full compliance with operational reporting rules and regulations of UN Women and the donor;
  • Draft and finalize the donor reports (both narrative and financial) with inputs from regional and country programme team
  • Identify and input relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations into programme reporting;
  • Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback to ensure results-based reports and analysis and capturing of data. Validate reports of the implementing partners before submission;
  • Ensure the availability (including collecting and maintaining) of data for country, regional and global corporate reports, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations. 

3.  Provide technical support to implement the UN Women Evaluation Policy

  • Coordinate and implement the mid-term and final evaluation based on evaluation plan and obligation under UN Women and the donor’s policies;
  • Provide guidance to regional and country-level programme staff on evaluations;

4.  Provide programmatic support to the sign on process of WEPs companies

  • Support the maintenance of the WEPs database of companies, including the sign-on process, due diligence of companies and logo/media enquiries.
  • Act as focal point in the team’s customer service and communication with stakeholders, including Empower Women members and users and WEPs signatories, and support the development of FAQ and Q&A toolkits.

5.  Contribute to knowledge building and capacity building

  • Share key lessons learned and support the team to apply results-based management principles in their programme implementation, monitoring and reporting, and evaluation  
  • Identify and disseminate good practices, lessons and knowledge, as identified through programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Contribute to the development of capacity development tools, including training materials and packages;
  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) among the programme team through communication, training, learning and development activities.


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


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • 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.

Work Experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in monitoring and evaluation of development projects/ programmes;
  • Experience in the United Nations systems in an asset;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation in the donor-funded programmes with EU is an asset;
  • Field experience is an asset.

Language Requirements:

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

Application:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

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.


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.

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