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M&E Impact Specialist, Local Development Finance, Western and Central Africa, UNCDF 19 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNCDF Senegal
UNCDF
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
19 January 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of Team Leader for the Local Development Finance (LDF) Practice in Western and Central Africa (WCA) and the MIF Program Manager, the Monitoring and Evaluation of Impact Specialist (M&E Impact Specialist) will be responsible for providing technical support for the monitoring and evaluation of impacts of the Blue Peace related Projects (on Local development, Water quality and access, Women’s economic empowerment, Peace building, Food security, etc) on the basis of the tools developed by UNCDF, and support for the development of new tools and methodologies – in relation with the first key of the dual key system.

Summary of key functions:

  • Manage and deliver Blue Peace and MIF projects and program monitoring and evaluation processes;
  • Contribute to the design and preparation of reporting documents and communication documents showcasing UNCDF LDFP intervention related to the Blue Peace in WCA;
  • Contribute to the monitoring, evaluation and measurement of impact of targeted investments of the WCA LDFP portfolio, in the framework of the Dual Key System mechanism;
  • Contribute do developing new tools, methodologies and initiatives related to the monitoring, evaluation and measurement of local impact of UNCDF interventions related to water management, peace security and associated projects.
  • Manage and deliver project and program monitoring and evaluation processes:

  • Perform quality assurance of planning documents, related to the monitoring of impact achievement in projects - Perform quality assurance of planning documents, including logical framework documents, project documents and work plans, in particular on Blue Peace Programs in the Region;
  • Monitor project and program development results, including risks that may compromise the achievement of these results;
  • Provide an evidence base for results-based reporting and decision making on program implementation;
  • Promote accountability, transparency and learning;
  • Apply conceptual models in support of programme design, following LDFP Theory of Change and LDF WCA development strategy.
  • Contribute to the design and preparation of reporting documents and communication documents showcasing UNCDF LDFP intervention in WCA in the field of Blue Peace:

  • Timely and duly preparation of reports on UNCDF intervention and impact on the various projects and programs in WCA LDFP;
  • Participation in the design and writing of the yearly WCA LDFP Brochure.
  • Contribute to the monitoring, evaluation and measurement of impact of targeted investments of the WCA LDFP portfolio, in the framework of the Dual Key System mechanism and local impacts:

  • Provide thorough analysis of targeted investments impact on a specific thematic (LED, WEE, WASH,…);
  • Formulate recommendations on policies and actions to be taken to strengthen the impact of projects on women's economic empowerment;
  • Facilitate discussions and exchange of project information with project sponsors and partners.
  • Contribute do developing new tools, methodologies and initiatives related to the monitoring, evaluation and measurement of impact of UNCDF interventions in water management, peace security and related issues:

  • Strengthening, development, creation and management of tools, methodologies and initiatives for effective monitoring, evaluation and measurement of activities and their effective delivery;
  • Ensuring effective use and appropriation of tools, methodologies and initiatives by the WCA LDFP team.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics, Statistics, International Development or Political Sciences or related field, with a specialization in Monitoring & Evaluation
24 Months
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in project/programme monitoring and evaluation;
  • Have a good command of monitoring and evaluation tools (in particular design and use of monitoring and evaluation) and provide proof of this;
  • Proven knowledge in either: Women’s economic empowerment, Water and Sanitation or Local Economic Development;
  • Previous professional experience in West and Central Africa will be considered an advantage;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, diagramming and graphics application) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems;
  • Sensitivity and adaptability to cultural, gender, religious, racial, national and age differences;
  • Ability to work with geographically dispersed teams and speak different languages;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Monitoring and evaluation, Development programme/project administration

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Basic research and analysis

  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches;
  • Identifies and communicates opportunities to promote learning and knowledge sharing.

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Fundamental knowledge of own discipline

  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
  • Analyzes the requirements and synthesizes proposals;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.

Promoting Organizational Change and Development

Basic research and analysis

  • Researches and documents ‘best practices’ in organizational change and development within and outside the UN system;
  • Demonstrates ability to diagnose problems and identifies and communicates processes to support change initiatives;
  • Gathers and analyses feedback from staff.

Design And Implementation of Management Systems

Research and analysis and making recommendations on management systems

  • Maintains information/databases on system design features;
  • Develops simple system components;
  • Client Orientation.

Establishing effective client relationships

  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;
  • Actively supports the interests of the client by making choices and setting priorities to meet their needs;
  • Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly.
  • Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management

    Monitoring

  • Gathers, analyzes and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems
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Application deadline: 19-01-2021