Monitoring and Reporting Officer

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :02-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One year
Expected Duration of Assignment :One 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.


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, peace and security.  Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, and in line with the ongoing UN Reform, UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts in Uganda to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Uganda’s priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. 

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 this role 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 are included. This assignment has a strong focus on the implementation of the SDG Roadmap process, stakeholder engagement and reporting.

Under the guidance of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the candidate will provide substantive support to the planning, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and Knowledge Management functions of the UN Women Uganda Country Office while executing functions at the SDG Secretariat.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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, reviewing policy briefs, info-graphic presentations and other documents as required.
  • Support in development of measurement systems at the SDG Secretariat that integrate UN Women M&E requirements including identifying data sources as they relate to SDG;
  • Support establishment and coordination of effective mechanisms of SDGs technical working committees including development of evaluation processes, innovative approaches;
  • Support the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit at UN Women with data management and identifying programmatic issues and prompt corrective actions to enhance result orientated programs;
  • Identify and formulate lessons learned and document goods practices from evaluations and studies to be integrated into Programme reports;
  • Contribute to regular technical capacity building of implementing partners and CO staff on RBM, M&E and other relevant topics.
  • Perform other M&E duties including across CO programmes as may be required and assigned by the supervisor(s).




  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.


  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making


  • Development/programming skills particularly those that are pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on gender issues and women’s rights
  • Ability to support formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches
  • Ability to maintain networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies on sustainable development issues.
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
  • Good knowledge of gender equality and SDGs

Required Skills and Experience


  • 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 six 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.
  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.



  • 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 SDG or related area is required.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.


Language Requirements

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Uganda and the Great Lakes region is an asset


Application Procedure

Interested individuals should submit their online applications not later than 2nd June 2020.

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