Monitoring and Reporting Analyst



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kabul, AFGHANISTAN
Application Deadline :26-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :TA International
Post Level :P-2
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
02-Aug-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :364 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :364 days

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

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 Afghanistan, UN Women works in the following five strategic priority areas that build upon the foundation of support for implementation of global norms and standards for gender equality and the empowerment of women. These areas include: (i) Women’s Political Participation and Leadership; (ii) Women’s Economic Empowerment; (iii) Ending Violence Against Women; (iv) Women, Peace and Security; (v) Normative. Gender in Humanitarian Action will be mainstreamed throughout the programmatic areas. In line with UN Women’s commitment to Agenda 2030 and to leave no-one behind (LNOB), the programme includes interventions targeting the most vulnerable women and girls in Afghanistan including: poor women (rural and urban), women working in the informal sector, women with disabilities, women and girls affected conflict and by, or at risk of, humanitarian crises.

Staff and consultants of UN Women Afghanistan Country Office (ACO) are expected to contribute to a professional working environment in which the strengthening of national capacities and human potential is prioritized. Respect for diversity and human dignity is required, as is the active pursuit of a collaborative and inclusive approach to both internal and external stakeholders, including colleagues and partners.

Reporting to the Deputy Country Representative, the Monitoring and Reporting Analyst will provide support to the Country Office colleagues in incorporating monitoring and reporting into programme formulation as well tracking against Strategic Plan targets and the reporting of results to internal and external audiences.


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 monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes;
  • Include inputs from relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations into programme formulation;
  • Contribute to annual work plan monitoring, reviews and reporting;
  • Provide technical support to partners in developing Performance Monitoring Frameworks (PMFs), systems and plans, and Baseline Surveys;
  • Facilitate the clearance of donor agreements and Programme Cooperation Agreements with CO.

2. Contribute substantively to the monitoring and tracking of results against country/ regional level targets and UN Women Strategic Plan

  • Coordinate with 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 Programme Team, to support monitoring of results and planning processes as required;
  • Monitor the spending of donor funds and other programme expenditures and disbursements;
  • Draft and monitor the CO Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan.

3. Facilitate the reporting of results to internal (Senior Management) and external (Executive Board, Donors) audiences

  • Facilitate the process of the CO meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process;
  • Draft 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 to the CO in the implementation of the UN Women Evaluation Policy

  • Coordinate the implementation of UN Women’s Evaluation plan in the CO;
  • Provide guidance to programme staff on evaluations;
  • Ensure communication between the CO and RO regarding evaluations;
  • Coordinate the completion of management’s response to the UN Women Global Accountability and Tracking of Evaluation Use (GATE).

5. Contribute to knowledge building and capacity building

  • 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;
  • Facilitate capacity building opportunities for staff and partners in the country 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:

  • Timely and quality technical support to the programme team and partners in line with work plan
  • 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 mission


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

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

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in monitoring and reporting of development projects/ programmes;
  • Experience in the United Nations systems in an asset;
  • Field experience 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 https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. 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.

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