VMAM Code
VNMR000115-10579
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Junior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Junior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

International Youth
Host entity
UNWomen
Country
Viet Nam
Location, Country
Hanoi (VNM)
Language skills
English
Vietnamese
Expected Starting Date
01 February 2022
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Description of task

In 2020 the UN Women Vietnam Country Office (VCO) underwent a Country Programme Evaluation and Audit (CPE&A) that provided important feedback and recommendations in terms of strengthening the Monitoring and Reporting function of the office. In particular, the CPE&A recommended VCO to develop an integrated M&E framework consolidating overall strategic priorities, with annual workplans, and programmatic result frameworks. It also suggested that the monitoring system and regular data collection of VCO needs to capture the disaggregation by different vulnerable groups. Finally, the CPE&A recommended to establish a dedicated M&E post, assisted with the technical support from the RO M&R Officer, to independently validate data in results reports, and support RBM practices and the establishment of a knowledge management system in the VCO.

Under the direct supervision of UN Women Country Representative, and working in coordination of with the Programme Specialist and Programme Officers of Viet Nam Country Office, and with the technical Assistance of the M&R Officer of the Regional Office, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Support in the development of an Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for the office.

  • Based on the recommendations of the Country Programme Evaluation 2021 and working together with the VCO Programme Specialist and Officer, and the Regional M&R Specialist, develop an Integrate M&E Framework consolidating strategic priorities and annual workplans cascading into project and partners results frameworks and consolidate efforts of all relevant stakeholders.

  • Test the framework and draw recommendations for improvement.

  1. Provide technical inputs to programme formulation to ensure monitoring and reporting is incorporated.

  • Provide inputs to the development of monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes.

  • Include relevant inputs from evaluation findings, conclusions, and recommendations into programme formulation.

  • Provide inputs 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.

  1. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and tracking of results against country/ regional level targets and UN Women Strategic Note (2022-2026)

  • Coordinate with Programme Team to ensure data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized across programmes.

  • Monitor data from partners/countries on a quarterly basis and provide 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.

  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of the Country Office (CO)’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan.

  1. Facilitate the reporting of results to internal Senior Management Team

  • Facilitate the process of the CO meeting internal reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process.

  • Contribute substantial inputs to 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.

  1. Provide technical support to the CO in the implementation the UN Women Evaluation Policy

  • Coordinate the implementation of UN Women’s Evaluation plan in the country office.

  • Draft Terms of Reference for specific project/program evaluations.

  • Ensure communication between the CO and UN Women Regional Office regarding Evaluations.

  • Coordinate the completion of management’s response to the UN Women Global Accountability and Tracking of Evaluation Use (GATE).

  1. 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.

  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of Monitoring and Evaluation among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Political or Social Science, Economics, International Development, Evaluation, Statistics; Gender/Women's Studies is required.

Experience remark

Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in national or international level in monitoring and reporting of development projects/ programmes based on Results-Based Management (RBM) principles.

Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e., studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Vietnamese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Other development programme/project experience, Gender equality and the advancement of women
Area of expertise details

Learning Expectations

Learning and development are a central part of the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment and take place before, during and after his or her assignment in the field. Ideally, offering diverse opportunities for learning and development aim to strengthen the volunteer’s skills and competences, improve the quality of the assignment and keep the volunteer’s motivation high.

Learning elements for the UN Youth Volunteer include the development of:

  • Professional skills: including specific competencies and reflection on assignment-related abilities; and on-the-job skills such as time management, problem solving, team building; and career preparedness such as interview skills, CV preparation, job searching.

  • Inter-personal skills: including communication and listening skills; multi-cultural awareness and cultural competency; and conflict and stress management.

  • Volunteering-related skills: including leadership; civic responsibility; and engagement and active participation.

Beyond the learning opportunities provided by UNV, the host agency will support knowledge and capacity development in the technical areas that are relevant to the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment. The host agency will provide, at its expense, UN Youth Volunteers with equal opportunity to participate in training courses and workshops offered to its personnel.

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Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure
Prerequisites This assignment is funded by the Government of the Republic of Ireland, therefore only the following are eligible to apply: Irish citizen or a European Economic Area national with an unrestricted right to reside in Ireland or have a declaration of refugee status from the Minister for Justice and Law Reform. This is a UN Youth Volunteer assignment and eligible candidates must be between 18 and 29 years of age throughout the assignment. Selection process Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection will be done by the UN Host Entity at the level of the country of assignment, via competency-based interviews held via skype or telephone. Selected candidates will be invited to an assignment preparation training. How to apply Please apply via the link below. You can then either log in if you already have an account or register via ‘Candidate Signup’. You may apply to a maximum of three assignments per advertisement and indicate your order of preference in the ‘Additional Remarks’ section of your profile. Application deadline: 29 September 2021