Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Location : Suva, FIJI
Application Deadline :27-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :21 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.


The UN Resident Coordinator (RC) provides leadership to the Pacific Joint UN Country Team and the UN’s programming work, as outlined in the UN Pacific Strategy, in support of national priorities. The RC has a team composed of national and international staff, forming the Fiji RC Multi-Country Office (RCO), and is based in Suva, Fiji. The RCO Fiji oversees 10 Pacific Small Island Developing States (Pacific SIDS or PSIDS), namely Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Twenty-six resident and non-resident UN entities are signatories to the UNPS and members of The Pacific Joint UN Country Team.


The RCO fulfils ten core coordination functions, namely strategic analysis and planning; oversight of the UN country programming cycle; representation of and support of UN Secretariat and UN agencies (incl. non-resident agencies); support to national coordination systems and processes; development and management of shared operational support services; crisis management preparedness and response; external communication and advocacy; human rights and development; joint resource mobilisation and fund management; and general UNCT oversight and coordination.


Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be based in the UN Office in Fiji and report directly to the RCO Team Leader.  The work includes substantive collaboration with the team in Fiji as well as UN colleagues and national partners in across the Pacific. Tasks include but is not limited to support to planning, coordination, monitoring and reporting of UN’s COVID-19 response  and UN country level programming to advance on Agenda 2030 and the SDGs in line with national priorities;  and other functions as may be delegated by the RC and / or the RCO Team Leader.

A Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant is expected to support the following activities:


  • Provide coordination support to UNCT/RC for improved UN Country-level programming and partnership building toward a One UN Approach in support of national priorities;

  • Support the planning, implementation and monitoring of the UN country-level programming (via Joint Country Action Pans) in response to COVID 19, development challenges, and national priorities;

  • < >Work closely with the lead consultant for Common Country Assessment and UNPS CG to develop and support data collection and analysis, review and reporting to develop CCA;
  • Provide substantive support to the RC/UNCT in the revision of the COVID-19 Multisectoral Response Plan (MSRP) and support regular monitoring and reporting on the socio-economic response to COVID 19;
  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of donor environment for potential global, regional and local donors, inlcuding private sector and high net worth individuals to map the feasibility of securing multi-year and thematic funding to support the implementation of the COVID -19 MSRP;

  • Produce a resource mobilization strategic document for UNCT Fiji that would enable to fill financial gaps in COVID -19 MSRP as well as to develop an implementation plan for the strategy;

  • Support design and formulation of joint programmes or joint programming initiatives as well as support the implementation, monitoring and reporting of existing ones to ensure a coherent UN approach to COVID 19 response;

  • Provide support to advancing some of the strategic engagements under COVID -19 MSRP, such as greening of the tourism initiative, sustainable agriculture and livelihoods, climate change etc;

  • Provide support to the operationalization of the Inter- agency Working Group on Data Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and development of the workplan for 2021.


A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in country level programming, policy analysis, sustainable development and the SDGs, development coordination, monitoring and evaluation and implementation of development policies and strategies in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization context required


 Demonstrated in-depth experience in providing policy advice and developing programmatic solutions, tools and methodology



Excellent writing, planning, research, communication and reporting skills and demonstrated ability to perform well in a multi-cultural environment


Fluency in English, excellent oral and written communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills-

Required Skills and Experience

The consultant should have Minimum Masters degree  in social sciences, international relations, development studies, business or related field

Consultancy Proposal (CV & Financial proposal Template) should be uploaded on UNDP Jobshop website ( no later than 27th Nov 2020 (Fiji Time) clearly stating the title of consultancy applied for.

Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.

Incomplete and joint proposals may not be considered. Consultants with whom there is further interest will be contacted.
Individuals applying for this consultancy will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity. The successful individual may sign an Individual Contract with UNDP or request his/her employer to sign a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) on their behalf by indicating this in the Offerors letter to Confirming Interest and Availability.

In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources

In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

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A Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website

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