UN Careers – Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Green Climate Fund – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Project Name: Building
Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director
Environmental Affairs
Grade: SB4
About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s
global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to
knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The
UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries
including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed
countries.
About Project:
The Ministry of Water and Environment in collaboration with the
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and; Uganda National
Meteorology Authority is implementing a wetland restoration project in Eastern
and South Western Uganda entitled “Building Resilient  Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and
Associated Catchments” Project. The USD 44.262 million project is funded by the
Green Climate Fund, Government of Uganda and UNDP for 8 years starting 2017 to
2025.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
and Evaluation Specialist will serve as the main focal person for all
monitoring and evaluation related activities for the    project. 
She/he will assist and report to the Director (DEA) regarding the
Monitoring and evaluation of project activities implemented by the
project.  The M&E Specialist’s
responsibility is to coordinate and support implementation of monitoring and
evaluation all the project activities to be conducted in accordance with the
Logical Framework of the Project. The 
M&E Specialist   will  work 
as  part  of 
the  PMU  (Project 
Management  Unit)  under 
the supervision  and  guidance 
of  the Project   Steering 
Committee,  the  Director Environmental Affairs and the
Project  Management Specialist  for the attainment  of project’s goal.
 Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Steer the development of and oversee the review of project level
Monitoring &Evaluation (M&E) plan and associated work plans for each
component/activity  (as reflected in the
results framework)
·        
Develop TORs for M&E tasks to be carried out
during implementation using a combination of quantitative and qualitative
methods.
·        
Responsible for sourcing data and information
for specific M&E needs directly from other 
agencies,  PMU  etc 
(such  as budgets,  staff 
capacity  and  other 
internal  data) particularly for
indicators not requiring a survey.
·        
Support technical work such as reviewing M&E
methods, carrying out training needs, designing M&E tools and advising
M&E technical assistance.
Manage and participate in evaluations and assessments
·        
The 
M&E Specialist  may  also 
serve  as  the 
evaluation  team  member 
of  selected evaluations conducted
under this contract.
·        
Ensure quality control of M&E outputs
(e.g.  surveys  etc), 
including  by  contributing substantively  to the design 
and field testing  of the
monitoring  methodology,  review, supervise  design 
and  implementation   of 
the  survey,  participatory 
data  collection methods  and 
protocols,  data  verification 
techniques,  and  other 
technical  evaluation and analytical
tasks conducted under this contract.
·        
Closely cooperate and coordinate with the
communication  specialist for the design,
quality,  development  and 
completion  of  all 
assessments,  analytical  reports, 
case studies, success stories.
·        
Keenly review and provide advice related to log
frames and indicators on proposals submitted by the partner.
·        
Ensure the incorporation of information on the
project level indicators into MWE program level reports and provide
recommendations to the PMU
·        
Develop and maintain an M&E database for the
project and contribute to the maintenance of a database.
·        
Maintain a detailed knowledge   of all relevant issues impacting   his/her field of Monitoring &
Evaluation.
·        
Work closely with the communication specialist
for promoting information sharing on all aspects related to project activities
among stakeholders.
·        
Ensuring mentoring and training of project team
to foster capacity building on M&E knowledge.
·        
Support monitoring and evaluation missions
commissioned by the donor (GCF and UNDP)
·        
Keenly review monitoring and evaluation
system/mechanism, process and procedures of the project and forms and formats
for project activities under its various components;
·        
Regularly monitor project progress through field
visit, offer feedback and keep   regular
communication with related field and centre level staff.
Attend, participate and provide necessary inputs for preparation of and
during project meeting, Workshops and trainings;
·        
Serve as focal point for providing  M &E inputs on Implementation  Progress Reports (IPRs);  Prepare 
and  submit  M&E 
inputs  as  per 
the  Results  Framework  
to  the consolidated trimester/
annual project implementation progress reports meeting the deadline as per the
requirement of project and GCF;
·        
Accomplish others tasks related for preparing,
monitoring, evaluation and MIS as per the need of project assigned by Project
Director.
Key Result Areas
·        
M&E inputs to Monthly/Trimester/Yearly
Project Implementation Progress Report; M&E implementation plan for the
project, TORs for surveys
·        
Inputs to MWE program level indicators; M&E
inputs to good practice case studies
·        
Monitoring and Supervision report as per the
requirement.
·        
Prepared and submit Guidelines/Manuals of
concerned fields as per the need of the project.
·        
Reports and proceeding of seminars, workshops
and training. All reports should be in English and as necessary.
·        
As the focal person for the M&E at the PMU,
the M&E specialist will work closely with all other members of the PMU



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP
Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Green Climate Fund job placement
should hold a Masters  Degree in
Agricultural  Sciences,  Social Science,  Management, 
Environment Sciences, 
Natural  Science  or 
related  field  combined 
with  extensive  experience 
in similar responsible position in rural community is considered as
equivalent
·        
A minimum of five years of work experience in a
field related to rural development, livelihoods, agriculture promotion, and
planning or project management.
·        
Three years of experience in M&E design and
implementation at the project level would be preferable. 
·        
Previous successful involvement with, and good
knowledge of, CBOs, I/NGOs and civil society is desired.
·        
Willingness to undertake regular field visits in
different conditions is required.
·        
Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (MS
Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel), GIS and SPSS is an asset.
·        
Previous experience in creating and
managing  performance  monitoring 
plans and leveraging performance 
monitoring  data for
improving  ongoing  project 
management  are under
consideration.
·        
Knowledge in designing and field testing surveys
and other data collection instruments are required.
·        
Contribute in indicator development, data  collection 
and analysis, data quality assessments, and/or performance monitoring
and reporting.
·        
Good knowledge of concepts and framework for
monitoring and Evaluation and Result Measurement.
Personal Competencies
·        
The M&E Specialist should possess excellent
technical skills in socio-economic research and project performance assessment.
·        
Previous experience in monitoring and evaluation
of development project activities.
·        
Strong 
communication  and  facilitation 
skills  with   ability 
to  establish  good 
working relationships  with
colleagues and stakeholders  in a
sensitive environment.  must be able to
respond quickly to requests for information
·        
Excellent interpersonal and motivational skills
and sensitivity to the local environment as well as the ability to work with
minimal supervision.
·        
Excellent data analytical skills and
interpretation.
·        
Must have ability to write clearly and
concisely,  and  have sound quantitative skills in
managing,  analyzing and interpreting
data).
·        
Previous experience on planning, monitoring and
evaluation of community based projects and having good computer knowledge on
database software like MS Excel, SPSS, and GIS will be given priority.
·        
Extensive knowledge and understanding of
adaptation to climate   change;   climate resilience would be an added
advantage.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender,
nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups
and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications
will be treated with the strictest confidence.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join
the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity
should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further
review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 8th November
2017
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