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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
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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    Application deadline: 26 November 2020

    Donor Relations and Reporting Specialist 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Sierra Leone
    UNDP
    Sierra Leone
    Freetown (SLE)
    English
    Immediate
    12 months
    06 December 2020

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

    · Ensure substantive donor outreach and reporting to donors on qualitative and quantitative performance of UNDP Sierra Leone Programme

    · Support in developing and enhancing strategic partnerships with Government counterparts, UNCT agencies, donors and other development actors relevant to Sierra Leone for the purposes of coordination, joint programming and mobilizing resources

    · Lead and provide support in resource mobilization planning and implementation and strongly position UNDP in the UN family in Sierra Leone

    · Facilitation of knowledge building and management

    Master degree or equivalent

    Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, or related field.

    60 Months

    : 3-5 years of relevant experience

    • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
    Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Public information and reporting, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation

    relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in managing donor relation, resource mobilization and reporting of development results and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

    No

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    Application deadline: 06-12-2020

    Information Management Officer (IMO) WASH 26 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Sierra Leone
    UNICEF
    Sierra Leone
    Freetown (SLE)
    English
    Immediate
    12 months
    26 November 2020

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

    Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the WASH Specialist, the respective Head of Section, or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

    • Draft updates for WASH COVID-19 response situation analysis, to inform the development of WASH-related interventions outputs and outcome. Research and report on trends in WASH, for use in programme development, management, monitoring, and evaluation.
    • Prepare technical reports and inputs for programme preparation and documentation, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information.
    • Work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to collect/analyze/ share information on implementation issues, provide solutions on routine programme implementation and alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions. Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare reports on results for required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
    • Monitor and report on the implementation of WASH COVID-19 response activities, verify compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management/stakeholders.
    • Undertake field visit and provide technical support to partners to put in place the functional M & E systems for humanitarian work. More emphasize will be given to humanitarian and development nexus.
    • In collaboration with government partners, ensure periodic review and updating the M&E systems and tools for motoring and reporting on progress. In particular, ensure the availability of robust estimations for the comprehensive set of indicators outlined in project logical framework.
    • Provide inputs for Situation report, Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC). Compile and provide periodic progress reports (including project financial monitoring) as well as summary of studies and their findings, as required within the project logical framework and as agreed with funding agencies.
    • Assist supervisor to analyse project process and performance and recommend measures to strengthen and improve the project outputs, outcomes as well as its cost effectiveness.
    • In partnership with other sector partners, review the monitoring of sector indicators and advise way forward.
    • Coordination: establish and maintain an information management network in accordance with IASC guidance to facilitate humanitarian information exchange and the promotion of data and information standards; work with first responders to ensure a smooth transition of information tools and services;
    • Engage with counterparts in government to ensure that information activities are coordinated and consistent with national standards and practices; provide training and expertise on the use and development of information management tools and platforms to staff and partners; advocate for the use of data standards and common platforms, and for the open exchange of information;
    • Web Management: manage content on relevant web platforms, provide overall quality control for the platform and ensure content is current, comprehensive and follows relevant metadata standards; work with external counterparts on related web platforms.;
    • Data Management: design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools; understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability; consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis;
    • Data Analysis: organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of location specific datasets through meaningful statistical techniques; participate in the development and revision of data standards (e.g. the Humanitarian Exchange Language) and advise on the application of these standards into local systems and processes; participate in the development, implementation and management of new indicators, together with its accompanying data, to be included in a Common
    • Humanitarian Dataset; understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability;
    • Assessment Analysis: support assessment and needs analysis activities, including humanitarian needs overviews, secondary data reviews, preliminary scenario definitions and multi-cluster initial rapid assessments; provide advice on assessment design to ensure data quality; manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis such as KoBo Toolbox and Open Data Kit (ODK);
    • Geographic Information System (GIS) & Mapping: develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance; produce and update high-quality map products and online services; maintain a repository of spatial data and ensure that the data are documented and accessible to all humanitarian partners through local and/or online services;
    • Visualization: produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy materials including posters, presentations and other visual materials;
    • When working with (including supervising) national personnel or (non-)governmental counterparts, set aside dedicated time for capacity development, through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;
    • Perform other related duties as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
    Bachelor degree or equivalent
    • An advanced university degree (i.e. Master's degree or equivalent) in Emergency Management, Geographic Information Systems, Information Management, Computer Science, Statistics, Graphic Design, Social Sciences or other relevant field is required; a first-level university degree (i.e. Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in one of the afore-mentioned academic disciplines in combination with qualifying relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree;
    36 Months
    • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in information management, information systems, disaster management, humanitarian action or in related field is required; relevant experience managing information in a conflict or disaster context at the international level for OCHA, UNICEF, other UN agencies or a cluster is desirable;
    • Spoken and written fluency in English; knowledge of French and/or Arabic desirable; knowledge of another official United Nations language or local language is an advantage;
    • Strong overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.), and office technology equipment;
    • Desirable: valid driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4 x 4 over rough terrain;
    • Ability to perform duties under stress and in insecure, isolated and potentially hostile environments;
    • Sound security awareness;
    • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
    Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, Water, sanitation and environmental engineering, Disaster risk reduction
    Yes

    Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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    Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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    Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

    This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sierra Leone and legal residents in Sierra Leone with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.”

    Application deadline: 26-11-2020