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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - NOC at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development is recruiting the position below:

Job Title:  Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist  -  NOC
Job ID: 15459
Location: Abuja
Post Type: National Post
Job Type: Full-Time
Duration: One Year (Renewable Based on Satisfactory Performance)

Organizational Setting   
  • Under the general supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) Specialist is responsible for developing and guiding the overall M&E plan, Quality Assurance Plan and related activities.
  • He provides timely and relevant information to programme managers and other stakeholders for result oriented programme formulation and implementation.  
  • The National Programme Specialist-M&E provides technical support in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities of Implementing Partners and UNFPA Sub-Offices, and provides assistance in M&E capacity building activities To government counterparts.
Job Purpose
  • The Programme Specialist, M & E will work within an integrated, coordinated, and systems strengthening context including Project Results Framework Development and perform the following:
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
Programme planning and implementation:
  • Lead the M&E work in the Country Office
  • Promote results based approach to monitoring and evaluation, emphasizing results and impacts.
  • Work with other program officers to develop proposals for resource mobilization including the development of appropriate frameworks to aid results based management of projects.
  • Analyse and report on programme progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all programme reports; guide staff and implementing partners in the preparation of progress reports in accordance with approved reporting format and ensure timely submission of scheduled reports.
  • Lead in the preparation of the Country Office Report.
  • Ensure that all key performance indicators for the Country programme and related projects are collected and reported in a timely manner and discussed in the appropriate forum  in terms of implication for future actions.
  • Prepare draft TORs for Mid-term and final evaluation of projects and country programme in accordance with UNFPA guidelines.
  • In collaboration with UNFPA programme staff, ensure the collection, analysis and dissemination of results of evaluations at the end of country programmes and ensure lesson learned are incorporated in the next country programme.
  • In collaboration with executing agencies, backstop the implementation of the overall monitoring and evaluation mechanism of the country programme.
  • Participate in UN wide activities including United Nations Development Assistance framework UNDAF theme working group, DMAG.
  • Participate in monitoring progress of the implementation of UNDAF and Delivering as One (DaO) approach.
Capacity Development and Technical Assistance:
  • Organize and provide training in M&E for the programme and implementing partners with a view of developing national and State M&E capacity
  • Facilitate and act as resource person and join in, if required, any external supervision and evaluation mission
  • Coach other members of the M&E team, direct expert consultants, and facilitate working groups and task teams in order to provide support to Project managers, technical staff and implementing agencies on monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work with the programme coordinators in Sub-Offices to ensure programme implementation and achieving expected results as per M&E framework;
  • Provide technical support and guidance to Sub-Office M&E staff in preparing periodic reports on the activities, schedule, and financial status of all programme outputs in a standard reporting format as required;
  • Contribute to monitoring and analysis of reports on humanitarian, economic, political and social factors in development and management of population and development programmes.
Evidence and Knowledge Development and Dissemination:
  • Identify innovative evaluation methodologies and promote their incorporation into the Country Office  operations
  • Substantively contribute to the identification, documentation and dissemination of best practices/lessons learned and ensure their availability in the organizational system for lessons learned
  • Contribute to the analysis, synthesis and dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge and new approaches to monitoring and evaluation practice, in particular best practices, and make recommendations for their adoption at the country and sub-office levels.
Quality Assurance:
  • Review methodologies, scope of work, technical proposals and consultant qualifications for all evaluations to be contracted under the Country Programme;
  • Review, technically assess and provide feedback on all intermediate products and draft evaluation reports to ensure quality;
  • Design quality assurance plan for implementation of activities in the field office;
  • Foster and ensure results-based quality delivery and compliance with UNFPA policies, procedures and guidelines (quality assurance responsibilities);
  • Play a key role in the preparation for all internal and external audits  UNFPA, Nigeria is subjected to;
  • Serve as the technical reference in the field of M & E and provide state-of-the- art quality assistance to the Sub-office M & E staff.
  • Follow up and monitor the implementation of key recommendations.
  • Perform any other task that may b assigned from time to time by the Representative or Deputy Representative or Assistant Representative.
Qualifications and Experience
Education:
  • Post Graduate degree in Demography, Social Sciences, Sociology, Development Studies, Economics, Medical Sciences, Public Health or other related fields
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Minimum of 7 years post graduate working experience in programme management and monitoring and evaluation at national level.
  • Experience  working with government institutions and donor organizations.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with issues on population, reproductive health, gender and youth.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication and human relation skills.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications is mandatory.
  • Work experience and knowledge of the UN system is desirable.
Language:
  • Fluency in English is required.  Strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English.
Required Competencies
Core Competencies:
  • Commitment to UNFPA Values and Guiding Principles;
  • Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/Performance Management;
  • Team Work/Communication/Self-Management
  • Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making;
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning.
Functional Competencies:
  • Ability to lead, develop and motivate a diverse team of specialists
  • Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Results-based programme development and management
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Resource mobilization (Programme)
  • Job knowledge.
UNFPA Work Environment
  • UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.
  • We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.
Application Closing Date
13th April, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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