National or International M&E and Reporting Consultant


Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :25-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :288 working days over a period of 19 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :288 working days over a period of 19 months

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

Since 2006, UNDP and through its Peace Building in Lebanon project, has been working on addressing the underlying causes of conflict in Lebanon and sought to create “safe spaces” for local identity groups to discuss their concerns openly. Since 2013, the project has been acting as a reference point for addressing the new challenges to civil peace in Lebanon caused by the high influx of Syrian refugees, being positioned as key actor in the Lebanon Response to the Impact of the Syrian crisis on social stability. The project has used its already existing strong networks with a wide range of stakeholders in this regard and built excellent new ones with the Syrian counterparts. The project helped different actors enhance mutual understanding of the different “Other”, develop relevant strategies to address tensions and transform conflicts in their own communities and spaces. Social cohesion was thus enhanced at the local, community and national levels, between Lebanese, and between Lebanese and Syrians through the work of civil society actors, youth, educators, media, NGOs and religious leaders as
well as municipal council members and mukhtars. Work on community dialogues, collective memory, peace education, conflict sensitive reporting, creation of safe media spaces, developing local peace mechanisms, working with ex-fighters, was implemented across Lebanon. Partnerships with key national counterparts were also built mainly with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Social Affairs.
The services of a M&E and Reporting Consultant are required to monitor and implement the M&E activities of the Peace Building in Lebanon Project activities as well as handle the reporting and data collection on project’s activities.


Duties and Responsibilities

I- Project quality control, monitoring and evaluation
Follow up with all the area offices of Mt. Lebanon, North, South, Beqaa and Beirut office team;
Produce all requested analysis/maps showing Peace Building progress;
Monitor quantitative and qualitative project performance, based on established indicators, through revision of internal reporting from the Projects’ components and based on donor requirements, visit project activities;
Update and develop project tools/surveys on periodic basis (Kobo toolbox and PowerBI) and revise them as needed;
Support project team use of online tools (Kobo toolbox, Miro, etc.) for data collection and presentation;
Support in developing and revising monitoring and evaluation tools including results matrix (based on donor requirements) and follow up on implementation of evaluation processes (i.e., perception survey);
Support in verifying adherence to donor stipulations, grant agreement guidelines and deadlines;
Maintain and update the Peace Building Project collective projects tracking system;
Provide technical support to project staff on monitoring, evaluation, and reporting processes for internal and external reports
Support and facilitate workshops aimed at project learning and development
Ensure gender, conflict sensitivity, and inclusion perspectives are mainstreamed throughout the project
II- Reporting
Ensure reporting internal and external deadlines are met, maintain and update reporting schedule, ensure reporting workflow is maintained;
Prepare all donor monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly and final reports as well as the Peace Building input to the UNDP Lebanon annual report, and any other ad hoc report
Provide qualitative and quantitative inputs to ad-hoc requests from programme management
Provide inputs to project presentations and other audiovisual products (e.g. fact sheets)
For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent writing, reading, and oral communication skills in English.
  • Arabic is a plus (reading, writing)
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports.
  • Analytical and report writing skills.
  • Knowledge in database management.
  • Knowledge in power BI and Kobotoolbox is a plus.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Knowledge of the UN preferable.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, economics, business administration or another closely related field.

Years of Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in business administration, project support and/or public administration.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in conducting social science research, supporting research projects and/or preparing background documents for research projects.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in facilitating political dialogue, planning, and implementing conferences and/or roundtables preferably in the context related to human rights and rights of refugees.
  • Experience in working with Lebanese government institutions is an advantage.

How to apply:
The consultancy is open for all national and international consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a
competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:
1. P11

2. Methodology
3. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and Financial proposal.
All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job
site.
It has been observed that bidders don’t submit all requested documents and thus reducing their chance
to be selected for a contract with UNDP. before you submit your offer please revise that the application
is complete and comprises all documents.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.



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