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Category Host entity Country
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist 01 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Mozambique
UNDP
Mozambique
Maputo (MOZ)
English,Portuguese
Immediate
12 months
01 December 2020

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

Under the general orientation of the Deputy Resident Representative, the M&E Specialist will be responsible for the following duties:

Summary of Key Functions:

• Design of programme monitoring and evaluation procedures, policies and strategies;

• Implementation of monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies;

• Management of the monitoring and evaluation process;

• Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing on monitoring and evaluation

Design of programme monitoring and evaluation procedures, tools, policies and strategies:

  • Participates in UNDAF and UNDP programme and projects design by providing quality assurance support and guidance based on compliance requirements, programme need and results-based management principles;
  • Design programme monitoring and evaluation tools in line with the UNDP Corporate Strategic Planning, different corporate platforms as well as with the UNDP Results-based principles, approaches and tools;
  • Provide tracking key indicators for Programming in line with the UNDP IRRF principles and tools, the current Country Programme Document, UNDAF and other UNDP and UN frameworks including gender-sensitive mainstreaming approaches;
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation and project and programme support tools and processes, and innovative approaches aligned with requirements;
  • Design tailored tools to track and monitor compliance requirements and indicators and support programme, operations and management staff to ensure due actions are taken accordingly.
  • Support the development of office’s standard operating procedures building on lessons learned, evaluations and audit;
  • Ensure the production of Country Office documents related to monitoring and evaluations;
  • Set a coordination and tracking mechanism for the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan;
  • Provide support for resources mobilization including through quality assurance support for projects proposals following requirements of UNDP, donors and partners.

Ensures the implementation of monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies, focusing on achievement of results based on the following responsibilities:

  • Direct responsibility and accountability for planning, management and oversight of thematic, country programme/project monitoring and evaluation commissioned or conducted by the Country Office, the Regional Bureau and Headquarters;
  • As part of the Project and Programme Management Support Unit (PMSU), provide regular updates on the office’s tools including the One Pager, the Delivery Matrix, the Projections Matrix, the transparency dashboard, the Quality Assurance Dashboard among others; and provide guidance on the usage of these tools and advise on actions required;
  • Support joint UNCT monitoring and evaluation exercises;
  • Develop and maintain close dialogue with the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office and evaluation Units in other Country Offices with a view of harmonizing evaluation approaches and agendas;
  • Advice the Senior Management on the programme of work, including identification of topics, and projects/programme to be monitored and evaluated;
  • Ensure due implementation of partners capacity assessments and assurance activities under the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) framework;
  • Monitor and update the relevant corporate systems including the HACT SharePoint, the Evaluation Resources Centre, the CARDS, the Stream and others; Facilitate the exchange of information in order to build best practices and effective programme management;
  • Organize, coordinate and lead monitoring and evaluation missions for development projects, sectoral and thematic monitoring and evaluations;
  • Prepare and support independent and credible evaluations in compliance with UNDP standards;
  • Ensure that monitoring reports and evaluations are useful and that their recommendations and conclusions are implemented in a timely manner;
  • Organize and coordinate desk evaluations/studies on selected sectors/themes.

Ensure effective management of monitoring and evaluation processes in the Country Office, focusing on achievement of results based on the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with monitoring and evaluation standards, support quality assurance/control and capacity development in the Country Office;
  • Prepare Terms of Reference (TOR), support the selection of consultants and evaluation teams, provide technical feedback on evaluations and budget oversight;
  • Provide guidance on UNDP monitoring and evaluation policies, procedures and practices to programme managers, UNDP Country Office staff concerned with monitoring and evaluation, consultants and/or members of the monitoring and evaluation team.
  • Provide technical advice at the design of programmes/projects including for the results framework with defined indicators and budget; Provide support in monitoring and results-based reporting of those indicators;
  • Within the PMSU, support programme, operations and management staff in planning, implementing and monitoring resources allocation, budget revision and delivery projections at project and programme levels; ensure that lessons learned and recommendations from evaluations and monitoring reports are duly considered and reflected in policy/project/programme design;
  • Coordinate and facilitate programme monitoring activities;
  • Follow up on implementation of monitoring and evaluation recommendations. Ensuring the optimal use of monitoring and evaluations reports by providing guidance in preparation of timely management response to all mandatory evaluations.

Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of monitoring and evaluation, focusing on achievement of results based on the following responsibilities:

  • Provide and facilitate training / capacity building and knowledge management based on UNDP’s programme and operations policies and procedures (POPP) and other relevant guiding frameworks;
  • Identify and mainstream lessons learned from monitoring, evaluations and relevant research into Country Offices’ common practices and procedures;
  • Provide knowledge management support to the senior management and programme and operations staff;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation exercises with collaboration and coordination with other UN agencies, government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations;
  • Participate and support the work of the M&E Interagency Group within the UNCT;
  • Organize and conduct of results-oriented monitoring and evaluation trainings in the Country Office;
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation practitioners’ dialogues remaining abreast of latest development and professional norms, standards, tools and methodologies particularly on M&E, Project Management and Results-Based Management;
  • Support results-based reporting and communication to internal staff and external audience including donors, partners and relevant stakeholders.

The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of UNDP’s interventions and activities in achieving the country’s development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Effective implementation of monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies, as well as efficient management of the monitoring and evaluation process, enhance the organization’s capacity and credibility to provide leadership and high-quality technical advice on the formulation of innovative programme strategies and projects which address specific needs of the country in the UNDP Practice Areas.

Master degree or equivalent

Master’s Degree or equivalent in Management, Business Administration, Finance, International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social sciences.

60 Months

Required Exeperience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and/or project and programme management support.
  • Experience with Management Support providing regular updates on the office’s performance such as dashboards and quality assurance in general.
  • Experience in the usage of web-based management systems and M&E relevant software packages.

Desired Experience:

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation with a background in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Monitoring experience using a variety of analytical tools and methods for analysis, forecasting, and othe
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Monitoring and evaluation, Development programme management
No

Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Managing Performance, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 01 December 2020

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 26 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP South Sudan
UNDP
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months
26 November 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of PMSU Team Leader or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer M&E Officer will perform the following tasks:

  1. Implementation of M&E systems, policies and strategies:
  • Promote effective application of results-based management tools in programme and project cycle management.
  • Support the development and approval of project documents and annual workplans for assigned projects, ensuring adoption of plausible theories of change and logical frameworks.
  • Lead in the design and implementation of project M&E frameworks and plans with defined indicators to facilitate monitoring and evaluation.
  • Based on the project M&E frameworks and plans, develop methodologies and tools to collect data on project indicators to assess; a) whether the projects are on track to achieve intended results; b) projects’ contribution towards country programme outcomes; c) lessons learned, best practices to inform the country programme.
  • Lead implementation of the programme evaluation plan - develop evaluation terms of reference in line with UNDP policies and guidelines, constitute evaluation reference group and serve as evaluation task manager, review and quality assure evaluation tasks deliverables, develop management responses and follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations.
  • Provide technical inputs to progress reports (quarterly, annual and donor), results oriented annual reports (ROAR), integrated work plan updates, and other accountability reports on results achieved, ensuring adherence to and compliance with programme/project design documents and templates.
  • Support the conduct of conflict sensitivity and gender assessments to strengthen the projects’ conflict and gender sensitive programming.
  1. Support quality assurance
  • Regularly monitor the Business Intelligence Dashboard and STREAM, identify gaps if any and follow up with remedial action.
  • Provide quality assurance support on partner agreements, project reports and office publications.
  • Advise project staff and implementing partners on control systems and ensure general operational compliance with UNDP rules, regulations and policies.
  1. Facilitate knowledge-building and management.
  • Ensure that project lessons learned, and best practices are captured, documented and periodically shared to inform wider policies and programmes.
  • Initiate innovative ways of project data management in line with CPD and Project indicators and track the changes in order to support evidence-based planning, implementation, reporting and learning.
  • Maintain regular communication and coordination with relevant partners, including CSOs and UN agencies, to ensure M&E activities are conducted in a timely manner.
  • Capacity building of UNDP and partners’ staff in RBM
  • Participate in UNCT M&E working group, HACT taskforce meeting and other relevant events and networks related to the specific scope of work to build/share knowledge related to peacebuilding.
  • Carry out other related duties as required by the PMSU Team Leaders.
    Master degree or equivalent
    • Master's degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies, Economics, International Relations, Public Administration or related field.

    36 Months
    • Minimum five years working experience, preferably in a multi-cultural environment. At least two years should have been spent performing design, monitoring, evaluation of development projects responsibilities;

    • Extensive experience in research and policy-level analysis;

    • Prior experience working in post conflict environments will be handy. Expert knowledge in results-based management and working with International Organizations is highly desirable.

    • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

    • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;

    • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;

    • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

    • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;

    • motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

      Sound security awareness;

    • Have affinity with or interest in early recovery, governance, poverty eradication, development and as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

    • Driving license required: No

    b) Competencies and values:

    • demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNDP; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNDP procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented; demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNDP in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;

      Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;

    • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.

    • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;

    • proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;

      Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNDP’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

    • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
    • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
    Monitoring and evaluation, Development programme management, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
    • Master's degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies, Economics, International Relations, Public Administration or related field.

    • Minimum five years working experience, preferably in a multi-cultural environment. At least two years should have been spent performing design, monitoring, evaluation of development projects responsibilities;

    • Extensive experience in research and policy-level analysis;

    • Prior experience working in post conflict environments will be handy. Expert knowledge in results-based management and working with International Organizations is highly desirable.

    • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

    • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;

    • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;

    • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

    • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;

    • motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

      Sound security awareness;

    • Have affinity with or interest in early recovery, governance, poverty eradication, development and as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

    No

    Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Judgement and Decision-making, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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    apply.

    Application deadline: 26 November 2020

    Education Construction Specialist 03 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Mozambique
    UNICEF
    Mozambique
    Maputo (MOZ)
    Portuguese,English
    01 January 2021
    12 months
    03 December 2020

    Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

    Under the supervision of the Education Construction Specialist in close collaboration with the Supply Section, the incumbent shall carry out the following activities:

    • Support construction project management including damage assessment, budgeting for construction and rehabilitation needs and monitoring and controlling the quality of the work within the framework of the country programme and projects.;
    • Develop or support the development of tender documents in collaboration with MINEDH and/or UN-HABITAT depending on contracting options (through MINEDH, NGOs or direct contracting)
    • Review or support reviewing applications of bidders in collaboration with MINEDH and/or UN-HABITAT depending on contracting options mentioned above
    • Ensure all procurement activities are in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, SD Manual, and all other applicable procurement procedures.
    • Provide technical assistance to government and MINEDH counterparts through periodic coordination meetings on the areas of public social infrastructure construction in particular procurement;
    • Support training sessions for district technicians, building masters, communities, NGOs and other partners involved in the projects;
    • Support the reporting of activities as required by donors and partners in the implementation process.
    • Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor
    Bachelor degree or equivalent
    • University degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or a related discipline
    24 Months
    • A minimum of 2-3 years relevant professional work experience in procurement, engineering or a similar field;
    • Work experience in public building construction processes and projects with knowledge of procurement, supervision, quality control, management, programming and planning of works;
    • Familiarity with requirements and process on procurement in the context of Mozambique in general and construction works in particular is a strong asset;
    • Work experience with MINEDH, NGOs, international agenciesand private companies in construction work is also an asset
    • Knowledge of housing/public building construction (including design and calculation of building structures) and reconstruction especially in flood, cyclone, earthquake and drought-prone areas;
    • Familiarity with disaster risk reduction construction works and resilient infrastructures; ideally in school reconstruction and/or education in emergencies;
    • Experience in working with high level institution
    • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
    • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
    Civil engineering and construction supervision, Other development programme/project experience
    • Experience in analytical work and negotiations. Experience and ability to manage and monitor the effective use of financial and material resources.
    • Proficiency in using relevant software (Excel, Word, Powerpoint), and medium technical expertise in using GIS application, 3D Modeling programs and CADs
    No

    Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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    Application deadline: 03-12-2020