Monitoring and Reporting Specialist- Supporting SDG Implementation at OPM (Uganda Nationals Only)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :29-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
09-Jan-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :1 Year
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 Year

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

Uganda continues to make progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In 2016, Government of Uganda developed a framework to guide the coordination of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda under the leadership of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). The National Coordination Framework for SDGs was subsequently approved by Cabinet and Parliament in 2016 and is anchored within the existing coordination structures of implementing government business and provides strategic guidance on the roles and responsibilities of key institutions, steered by a multi-stakeholder SDG National Taskforce. To operationalize the coordination framework, the Office of the Prime Minister in liaison with other government ministries, departments and agencies developed an enabling costed roadmap to create an enabling environment for delivering on the SDGs but also act as a resource mobilization tool for the Agenda during the Second National Development Plan (NDPII) implementation period.

Uganda has achieved significant progress in terms of integrating the SDGs into the national planning framework, including the 2nd NDP. Complementary national indicators are under consideration by the Government, reflecting the holistic, integrated and indivisible nature of the Agenda 2030. The integration into the sectors and to the local level is ongoing and being spearheaded by NPA.

The Coordination Framework provides for five layers established within the Government coordination structures, namely: The Policy Coordination Committee (PCC)which is the highest structure chaired by the Prime Minister, the Implementation Steering Committee (ISC) which has a responsibility to review progress and recommend policy proposals to the PCC, the National SDG Taskforce, comprising of technical officers from lead agencies of the Technical Working Groups (TWGs), technical representatives from key implementing MDAs, Development Partners (DPs), civil society and private sector. The committee is chaired by the Permanent Secretary in OPM. 

The Government with support from UN developed a National SDG Roadmap (launched October 2018), which outlines key actions and sets timelines for the mainstreaming, implementation and reporting of the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals in Uganda. The SDG Roadmap covers among other elements awareness-raising; multi-stakeholder consultations and dialogue; tailoring the SDGs to the local context; creating horizontal and vertical policy coherence; budgeting for the future; and monitoring, reporting and accountability.

The principal objective of the assignment is to support the National SDG Secretariat in its functions, including operationalization the National SDG Coordination Framework; promoting the mainstreaming and implementation of the Agenda 2030 in Uganda; and ensuring that all the gender aspects in reporting is included. This assignment has a strong focus on the implementation of the SDG Roadmap process, stakeholder engagement and reporting.

The M&E specialist will report directly to the SDG Senior Technical Adviser to support the implementation of SDGs currently located in Floor 4 room 2, OPM New building but will shift to Third Floor old building when renovation is completed and dotted reporting to Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist of UN Women.


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will be task with the following deliverables:

  • Support the Secretariat in the implementation and monitoring of the SDG Roadmap, including organization of engagement activities including workshops and other events related to the Agenda 2030;
  • Support collection of necessary information and data for reports required at different times;
  • Support regular update on SDG progress, including outcomes of SDG committee meetings and Technical Working Groups to all Government and non-government entities;
  • Participate in drafting policy briefs, speeches, presentations and other documents.


Competencies

Professionalism:

  • Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability to undertake research, analyze data, make recommendations and write draft reports on sustainable development issues. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Accountability:

  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Creativity:

  • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks 'outside the box'; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be 'clients' and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Commitment to Continuous Learning:

  • Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

Technological Awareness:

  • Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, information management, economics, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area;
  • 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and evaluation is an additional advantage.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years, of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to research and data analysis, knowledge management or project/programme management in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.

Experience:

  • Knowledge of English language is required;
  • Knowledge of any other UN Official language is an asset.



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