United Nations Career Jobs – Monitoring and Reporting Specialist at UN WOMEN

Organization: UN WOMEN
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Representative
Post Level: NO-C
About US:
Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the
United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and
girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women
and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights,
humanitarian action and peace and security.
Job Summary: The Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will be
responsible for the planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the UN
Women Uganda Programmes. The Monitoring and Reporting Specialist mentors, supervises
and leads the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (ME&R) team in the
Country Office and has a strong regular working relationship with the Regional
Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting team. The Monitoring and
Reporting Specialist also works in close collaboration with the Programme and
Operations teams in the Country Office, UN M&E Group, ensuring successful
implementation of the UN Women Uganda Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2020.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Offer technical
support to the Uganda country programme planning:
  • Provide technical inputs to the annual work
    planning processes ensuring coordination with the recommended timelines
    and guidelines from Regional Office and Headquarters;
  • The job holder will assess the adequacy of
    results based monitoring, review reporting arrangements by the country
    office and provide support to the country office to adopt improved
    Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) systemsThe incumbent will coordinate
    the review of the Development Results Framework (DRF) and Operational
    Efficiency and Effectiveness Results (OEEF) plans (or other planning
    frameworks) and provide inputs for the revision of deliverables and
    delivery planning;
  • Develop the capacity of staff in the country
    office and implementing partners to have an understanding of Results Based
    Management (RBM) concepts and techniques;
  • Send feedback to project/programme design,
    including feedback on programme documents, theory of change and results
    matrices from a PME perspective, as necessary;
  • Ensure budgeting for PME, employ reviews of
    the programme documents; support identification of monitoring, review and
    evaluation needs during programmes/project planning.
2. Offer technical
support to the monitoring of the country programme:
  • Provide technical inputs to the development
    of a monitoring and review framework and an annual monitoring and review
    plan, as necessary;
  • Compile data sources, employing collection
    and/or meta-analysis of monitoring data from the national data sources;
  • In charge of developing monitoring and review
    guidelines, formats and tools;
  • Keenly analyze project reports and synthesize
    the country office’s quarterly, six monthly and annual report;
  • Ensure timely delivery of all the reports to
    the donors and other partners as needed;
  • Support senior management in reviewing the
    delivery rate of the country programme against the budget and in preparing
    the spending plans;
  • Conduct/organize joint team reviews of the
    projects and programmes on a periodic basis to assess the progress against
    the agreed results/objectives, efficiency, effectiveness and needs for
3. Provide technical
support to donor reporting:
  • Update and maintain an information system for
    donor contract management, including tracking donor contracts, UN Women’s
    contractual obligations, other delivery requirements of the contract,
    grant tranches or installment schedules, reporting schedule and reporting
  • Offer technical support to the country office
    in preparation of the narrative and financial reports for the donor funded
    (cost-share funds) projects and in collaboration with the Deputy
    Representative take direct responsibility of their finalization before
  • Work in liaison with the programme staff
    track the spending of the donor funds and prompt the Deputy Representative
    about seeking no-cost extension, as necessary;
4. Provide technical
support to programme evaluation:
  • Offer support in the implementation of UN
    Women’s Evaluation Strategy at country level;
  • Support planning, designing and
    implementation of evaluations and reviews including management of the
    evaluation/ review process;
  • Ensure that management responses to
    evaluations are drafted and implemented;
  • Offer technical support to the country office
    in the implementation of evaluation findings;
  • Organize and manage logistics of reviews and
  • Represent UN Women in the UN Uganda
    Monitoring and Evaluation committee.
5. Serve as the focal
person for the Fund for Gender Equality:
Keenly monitor the partners, review
narrative and financial reports and provide written feedback, and support them
in timely reporting to the Fund for Gender Equality.
6. Contribute to
knowledge management:
  • Develop and expand knowledge management
    strategies, products and methodologies;
  • Manage the process of identifying and
    synthesizing of best practices and lessons learned that are directly
    linked to the monitoring and reporting of programmes and programme
    planning and contribute to their dissemination.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the United Nations UN WOMEN
    Monitoring and Reporting Specialist job opportunity should hold a Master’s
    Degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Social Sciences, or related field.
    Additional certification in statistics, MIS management and Monitoring and
    Evaluation will be considered as an asset.
  • At least five years of professional
    experience in the field of rights based monitoring, evaluation and
  • Previous exposure and experience in the
    management of gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes or
    analytic work in gender and development, gender analysis and/or human
  • Prior experience related to UN Women’s
    mandate and activities would be an added advantage.
  • Language: Fluency in written and spoken
    English; Working knowledge in any of the official UN languages is an
Personal Competencies:
Core values:
  • Integrity: Demonstrate
    consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions
    and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence
    and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Respect for Diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the
    multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.
    Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values
    and learning from cultural diversity.
Core Competencies:
  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and promote ethics and
    integrity by creating organizational precedents.
  • Organizational Awareness: Build support for the organization
    and ensure political acumen.
  • Development and Innovation: Support
    staff competence development, and contribute to an environment of
    creativity and innovation.
  • Work in teams: Build and promote effective teams.
    Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment
    and to maintain effective working relations with people of different
    national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communication and Information Sharing: Create
    and promote an environment for open and effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay
    composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations
    with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them
    proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing
    energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Share
    knowledge across the organization and build a culture of knowledge sharing
    and learning.
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Ensure
    fair and transparent decision making processes and manage risk.
  • Ability to lead Programme Monitoring and
    Evaluation strategies, policies and its implementation;
  • Ability to lead results-based management and
  • Proven ability to develop and manage budgets;
  • Ability to implement new systems and effect
    staff behavioural/ attitudinal change;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy
  • Builds strong relationships with clients,
    focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Strong inter-personal and diplomacy skills;
  • Good IT skills;
  • Ability to take decision under pressure.
How to Apply: 
interested in joining the UN WOMEN in the aforementioned capacity, please click
on link below to visit website and create profile or express interest if you
already have a profile on the UN system
Deadline: 8th March 2016
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