UN Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Jobs – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:             Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Coordination
Specialist
Job Opening Number: 6477
About US:
The United Nations in Uganda has recently completed planning and
started implementation of the Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)
2016-2020 in partnership with the Government of Uganda. In line with the call
to Delivering as One and with the principles of the Paris Declaration and the
Accra Action Plan, the UNDAF is aligned with the objectives of the National
Development Plan of Uganda (NDP II) and aims to strengthen a more harmonized
and coherent UN assistance in the country. The process leading up to UNDAF
2016-2020 has been a strong demonstration of “Delivering as One”, and the development
of One Programme, through 12 Outcome Result groups under the three thematic
pillars of the UNDAF. Following the joint planning process, the next step will
be to ensure joint reporting, monitoring and evaluation of results under the
adopted UNDAF. An M&E framework has been developed for this purpose, under
the guidance of the RCO; however, in order to be successful and fully
operational, it needs to be put into practice through a Knowledge Management
System, which will allow agencies/ORGs to report on and monitor UNDAF results
in a coherent and effective way. The development of such a user-friendly
electronic Knowledge Management System (KMS) is being undertaken by three
external consultants from December 2015 to June 2016.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer will support and guide the roll-out and implementation
the comprehensive UNDAF M&E framework. A key aim will be to ensure that the
new frameworks are developed and implemented in close dialogue with UN
agencies, via coordination with the Programme Reference Group, ORGs and the
Monitoring & Evaluation Cross-Cutting Group. This would entail tapping into
and coordinating existing M&E capacities and resources within UN agencies,
facilitating M&E training particularly in relation to the new KMS,
gathering feedback, developing further guidelines on M&E under UNDAF
2016-2020, and supervising the team of consultants delivering the KMS. In
addition, the M&E Specialist will support the UNCT’s work on SDG data and
M&E in partnership with the Government of Uganda. This includes liaising
closely with the UN Data Task Force, Pulse Lab Kampala and the SDG Coordination
Task Force.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Support the UNCT in the further development and
implementation of the UNDAF M&E Framework (IMEP) and related Knowledge
Management System tools for reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
·        
Provide quality assurance for consolidated
reports in the Knowledge Management System;
·        
The jobholder will support the UN M&E Team
and Programme Reference Group regular meetings, as may be requested, for
overall UNDAF results monitoring at output, outcome and strategic intent levels
·        
Offer technical support to the design as well as
M&E of all UN agencies joint programmes;
·        
Take the lead in capacity building/training of
UN programme staff on UNDAF monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
·        
Support reviews and evaluations of
implementation of UNDAF as well as UN joint programmes as needed;
·        
Offer timely technical advice and support to the
UN Data Task Force and UN SDG Coordination Task Force on supporting the GoU in
establishing systems for M&E of SDG implementation;
·        
Work closely with UN Communications Group to
ensure that best practices are identified and communicated; and lessons learned
shared, based on monitoring and evaluation results;
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer career opportunity should hold a Master’s
degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political
Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
·        
At least five years of post Master’s relevant
experience at the national and/or international level in monitoring and
evaluation, including hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation
of development projects and establishing relationships among partners;
·previous
experience from monitoring & evaluation of programmes of one or several of
the UN agencies in Uganda;
·        
Prior experience in the usage of computers and
office software packages, experience in handling of web based management and
knowledge management/M&E systems.
Personal Competencies:
Technical Competencies:
·        
Design and management of evaluation processes,
including with multiple stakeholders;
·        
Survey design and implementation;
·        
Social science research;
·        
Project/programme/policy planning, monitoring
and management;
·        
Understanding of human rights-based approaches
to programming;
·        
Understanding of gender considerations;
·        
Understanding of Results Based Management (RBM)
principles;
·        
Logic modeling/logical framework analysis;
·        
Real-time, utilization-focused, joint, summative
and formative evaluation;
·        
Quantitative and qualitative data collection and
analysis;
·        
Rapid assessment procedures;
·        
Participatory approaches.
Corporate Competencies:
·        
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s
values and ethical standards;
·        
Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and
strategic goals of UN;
·        
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
·        
Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
 Functional Competencies:
·        
Shares knowledge and experience from within and
outside the UNDAF Management Framework;
·        
Encourages UN staff to share knowledge;
·        
Develops deep understanding in UNDAF, UN System
reform and SDGs;
·        
Ability to lead the implementation of UN
programme activities, strengthening of strategic partnerships for UNDAF
implementation;
·        
Ability to build and sustain effective
partnerships with UN Agencies and main constituents, advocate effectively,
communicate sensitively across different constituencies;
·        
Focuses on impact and result for the client;
·        
Leads teams effectively and shows conflict
resolution skills;
·        
Schedules activities to ensure optimum use of
time and resources; monitors performance against development and other
objectives and corrects deviations from the course;
·        
In providing advice to the RCO and UNCT, has the
capacity to gather comprehensive information on complex problems or situations;
evaluates information accurately and identifies key issues required to resolve
problems;
·        
Consistently approaches work with energy and a
positive, constructive attitude;
·        
Demonstrates excellent oral and written
communication skills;
·        
Remains calm, in control and good humored even
under pressure;
·        
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to
manage complexities;
·        
Responds positively to critical feedback and
differing points of view.
NB: The United Nations
does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (Application,
interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not
concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the aforementioned capacity
should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and
clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 3rd November
2016
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