UN Program Specialist- M&E Jobs – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Title:     Program Specialist- M&E
Organization: United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade Level: NOC
Reports to: Assistant
About UNFPA:
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for
delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and
every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities
for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. Since UNFPA
started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from
complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller
and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.
Job Summary: The Program
Specialist- M&E will serve as the head of the Policy, Programme
Coordination and Quality Assurance (PPCQA) Unit particularly providing
technical leadership in Coordinating the Common and Country Programming
Processes particularly with regard to policy, planning, monitoring, evaluation
and reporting. The incumbent will also provide leadership for Quality Assurance
(QA) of all UNFPA programmes including gender and human and rights. S/he will
be instrumental in strengthening capacity of the Country Office staff in
programming; especially in policy analysis, planning, monitoring, evaluation
and reporting. Further, s/he will play a pivotal role in managing partnerships
and participating in National, Interagency Work and UNFPA Regional Office. The
jobholder will also coordinate the efforts of the Country Office (C0) and
provide technical support during development of national and regional frameworks/plans.
S/he will guide the CO to ensure that Country Programmes (CPs)are in line with
the national development priorities and the UNFPA Strategic Plan (SP), and
comply with the Result-Based Management (RBM) principles. S/he will be
instrumental in resource mobilization.
Key Duties and
  • Coordinate and provide policy guidance in
    developing the National and District Development Frameworks (National
    Development Plans, Sector Plans and District Plans) and provide
    synthesized information on UNFPA Strategic Plan/CP focus areas for
    incorporation/integration in the national and district planning
  • The incumbent will coordinate CO
    participation in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework
    (UNDAF) development processes (from roadmap development, country analysis,
    strategic prioritization/planning, writing UNDAF narrative and developing
    M&E Framework) and provide synthesized information on UNFPA Strategic
    Plan focus areas for incorporation/integration in the UNDAFs.
  • Coordinate and provide policy and
    technical guidance for the Development of the Country Programme;
    strengthen capacity of staff and partners in CP Programme development
    processes; and facilitate development of CP M&E framework.
  • The incumbent will strengthen UNFPA staff
    and Implementing Partners (IPs) capacity in developing Annual Workplans
    (AWPs); and coordinate the review of the IP AWPs.
  • Support CO Programme Analyst in monitoring
    implementation of CP activities and outputs/results and CP
    financial/logistic resource utilization rates.
  • Support CO Program Analyst to provide
    programme oversight and monitor CO’s compliance with UNFPA’s rules and
    regulations (with emphasis on adherence to NEX requirements, OFA
    management principles and management audit observations).
  • The incumbent will manage the development,
    monitoring and review of Office Management Plan (OMP) and Integrated
    Technical, Operational and Programmatic Support (ITOPS).
  • Support CO Programme Analyst to facilitate
    CP/project reviews and evaluations.
  • Support CO Programme Analyst to coordinate
    and provide technical guidance in preparing programme implementation
    reports (quarterly and annual); and preparation of UNDAF Annual Reports,
    Country Profiles, County Office Annual Report and other relevant reports
    as required.
  • Support CO Program Analyst to facilitate
    capacity building of IPs (particularly on M&E and reporting);
    conducting periodic IP assessment; and continuously update IPs on UNFPA
    policies and guidelines.
  • Actively participate in UN Joint M&E
    Technical Working Group (TWG); National/Sector Programme Development and
    M&E TWGs; Regional Office Programme Support Team; and other relevant
    TWGs as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNFPA Program Specialist- M&E career opportunity should hold a
    Master’s degree in any one of the following: Statistics, Population
    Studies, Demography, or Public Health.
  • Possession of a Post-graduate training in
    planning, management, monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five to seven years of
    experience in a related field and/or research.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    UN system in general, and especially UNFPA mandate, its policies and
    operations and current development topics and political issues in Uganda
    will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent computer/information systems
Personal Competencies:
Functional Competencies:
  • Advocacy/Advancing
    a policy oriented agenda
  • Results-based programme development and
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Leveraging the resources of national
    governments and partners/Building strategic alliances and partners
  • Resource mobilization
Core Competencies:
Values: Integrity/Commitment to mandate,
Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning, Valuing diversity, Respect for
Human Rights.

Working in teams, Communicating information and ideas, Conflict and
with people:

Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management.
Leadership and Effectiveness: Strategic and analytical thinking, Results
orientation/Commitment to excellence, Appropriate and transparent
decision making.
How to Apply:
All candidates who so desire to join the United Nations UNFPA in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send a cover letter and P11 Form, download
to vacancyug@googlegroups.com. Please clearly indicate position
title in the subject of the email and include your full names.
NB: The complete
applications should be less than 10MB.
Deadline: 23rd September 2016
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