UN Communications, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer –Women Peace and Security (WPS) Job Careers – UN WOMEN

Organization: UN
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Specialist, Women Peace and Security (WPS)
About US:
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Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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. UN Women provides support to Member States’ efforts and priorities in
meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships
with civil society and other relevant actors.
Job Summary:  The Communications and Monitoring Evaluation
officer will be responsible for communication and monitoring activities for the
WPS programme with support of the WPS team. She/he will support the
implementation of the WPS Programme and process result based –monitoring data
reports, incorporating monitoring and reporting into programme formulation as
well tracking against Strategic Plan targets and the reporting of results to
internal and external audiences.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Contribute to
incorporation of communications, monitoring and reporting into programme
  • Lead the development of Performance Results Frameworks, monitoring
    calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes;
  • Support the formulation and implementation of internal and external
    communications and advocacy strategies, support to business development.
  • Technical support to design of monitoring and evaluation standards
    and strategies including development of monitoring tools and standards.
  • Include inputs from relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and
    recommendations into programme formulation;
  • Contribute to annual work plan monitoring, reviews and reporting;
  • Provide technical support to partners in developing Performance
    Monitoring Frameworks (PMFs), systems and plans, and Baseline Surveys;
Supports the
formulation and implementation of internal and external communications and
advocacy strategies, supports business development of the Project focusing on
achievement of the following results:
  • Preparation and conduct of communications needs assessments for the
    programme and corporate change initiatives, etc
  • Development of communication materials for marketing and
    awareness-raising campaigns, including program briefs, press releases in
    coordination with the supervisor.
  • Organize of roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing
    sessions, interviews.
  • Provision of inputs and researched information in programme
    formulations to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all
    aspects of UN Women’s WPS Programme.
  • Plans, implements and monitors WPS communication and media
    activities, including monitoring and collecting electronically all
    national news relevant to WPS.
  • Liaises and coordinates with Country office (CO) communications
    staff to ensure communication and media outreach strategy and activities
    align with the country level strategy and activities.
  • Supports and prepares content for the website parts related to the
    WPSHA Programme ensuring consistent quality and appropriateness of the
  • Identifies and develops storylines for publications and substantive
    articles contributing to debates on key development issues. Prepares human
    interest stories and project updates drawn from WPS activities and
    partnerships, for UN Women’s global and regional websites.
  • Maintenance of Project communication information database and photo
substantively to the monitoring and tracking of results against country/
regional level targets and UN Women Strategic Plan
  • Lead development and monitor the WPSHA Monitoring, Evaluation, and
    Research Plan
  • With support from the CO PM&E Specialist, ensure that data
    collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized
    across programme;
  • Monitor data from partners on a quarterly basis and provide
    substantive inputs to regular management briefs to inform decision making;
  • Visit partners, along with the Programme Team, to support monitoring
    of results and planning processes as required;
Facilitate the
reporting of results to internal (Senior Management) and external (Executive
Board, Donors) audiences
  • Develop WPSHA donor and programme reports (both narrative);
  • Identify relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and
    recommendations and input them into programme reporting;
  • Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback
    to improve quality and timeliness of reporting;
  • Collect and maintain data for country, regional and global corporate
    reports, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations.
Contribute to
knowledge building and capacity building
  • Identify and disseminate good practices, lessons and knowledge, as
    identified through programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Contribute to the development of capacity development tools,
    including training materials and packages;
  • Facilitate capacity building opportunities for staff and partners in
    the country in the areas of Results Based Management (RBM);
  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility
    of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) through communication, training,
    learning and development activities.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Timely and quality technical support to the WPSHA programme team and
    partners in line with work plan
  • Quality and timely development and review of systems for
  • Timely submission of quality and accurate reports
  • Quality support to Evaluation processes, including timely
    coordination of mission

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Communications, Monitoring & Evaluation
    Officer –Women Peace and Security (WPS) job must hold a Master’s degree
    (or equivalent) in Political or Social Science, Economics, International
    relations, Development Studies, Management, Gender/Women’s Studies.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with six additional
    years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced
    university degree.
  • Four years of progressively advanced level responsible experience at
    the national, regional or international level in monitoring and reporting
    with a background and interest in the analysis of socio-economic issues
    related to policy matters.
  • Experience in the Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action
    is essential;
  • Relevant experience at the national or international level in public
    relations, communications or advocacy.
  • Experience in the United Nations systems in an asset;
  • Language: Fluency
    in English is required; Knowledge of the other UN official working
    language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of working with Ministries, Agencies and Departments of
    Government and the media is an asset.
  • Core Values:
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Core Competencies:
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example
Functional Competencies
  • Good knowledge of programme formulation and implementation and
    Results Based Management
  • Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data
    collection and analysis, and reporting
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce
    analytical reports
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Knowledge of UN programme management systems
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 27th March 2019
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