United Nations UN WOMEN Jobs – Monitoring and Reporting Specialist

Organization: UN WOMEN
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Representative
Post Level: NO-C
About US:
UN 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 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: 
Provide 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
  • 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;
  • 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) systems;
  • Provide feedback to
    project/programme design, including feedback on programme documents,
    theory of change and results matrices from a PME perspective, as
  • Ensure budgeting for PME,
    employ reviews of the programme documents; support identification of
    monitoring, review and evaluation needs during programmes/project
Provide 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;
  • Develop monitoring and
    review guidelines, formats and tools;
  • Analyze project reports
    and synthesize the country office’s quarterly, six monthly and annual
  • 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 adaptation.
Provide technical support to donor reporting:
  • 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 requirements;
  • Provide 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 submission;
  • In close collaboration
    with the programme staff track the spending of the donor funds and prompt
    the Deputy Representative about seeking no-cost extension, as necessary.
Provide technical support to programme evaluation:
  • Offer support to 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;
  • Provide technical support
    to the country office in the implementation of evaluation findings;
  • Organize and manage
    logistics of reviews and evaluations;
  • Represent UN Women in the
    UN Uganda Monitoring and Evaluation committee.
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
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.
Key Performance
  • Timely and quality
    planning processes;
  • Quality trainings to
  • Timely monitoring and
    reporting advice;
  • Timely and quality
  • Quality support to UNTF
  • Quality support to
    evaluation processes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate 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 reporting;
  • Experience in the
    management of gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes or
    analytic work in gender and development, gender analysis and/or human
  • Experience related to UN
    Women’s mandate and activities would be an added advantage.
  • Fluency in written and
    spoken English is a must;
  • Knowledge of Luganda and
    other local languages spoken in Uganda is required;
  • Working knowledge with any
    of the official UN languages is an asset.
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 reporting;
  • Ability to develop and
    manage budgets;
  • Ability to implement new
    systems and effect staff behavioural/ attitudinal change;
  • Ability to advocate and
    provide policy advice;
  • Builds strong
    relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client
    and responds positively to feedback;
  • Very strong oral and
    written communication skills;
  • Strong inter-personal and
    diplomacy skills;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Ability to take decision
    under pressure;
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 WOMEN 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: 29th June 2018
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