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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Senior Associate

Freetown Sierra Leone

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Freetown Sierra Leone
  • Grade: Administrative support - LICA-7, Local Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2024-04-21

Job categories Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5317/27879
Department/office AFR, GHMCO, Sierra Leone
Duty station Freetown, Sierra Leone
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-7
Duration Open-ended
Application period 03-Apr-2024 to 21-Apr-2024
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

His/her duties include:

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Contribute to formulating, rolling out and managing M&E strategies and plans, logframes and result tracking toolkits including gender-sensitive performance indicators and establishing baselines and methodology.

  • Coordinate with the mini-grid operators to get regular updates on result framework indicators.

  • Also, manage the update results in the google sheets, conduct analysis on the status and prepare periodic presentations for donors and UNOPS internally.
  • Conduct periodic spot-check visits to the project sites, collect M&E information and manage the project trackers. Also, visit the field data collection process (impact evaluation surveys) conducted by the third-party contractors.

  • Undertake necessary steps to clean and analyze M&E result related datasets (regular result management, impact monitoring and impact evaluation).

  • Undertake regular monitoring visits to the project sites independently or together with the Project Manager and the Project Team to ensure that performance indicators and targets remain relevant and in accordance with the project design and work plan.

  • Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisors and Project Manager.

Reporting and Documents Control:

  • Ensure that all the required datasets are in place for the donor review processes engaging the relevant stakeholders.

  • Contribute to the periodic assessments and surveys (e.g. site selection assessments, longitudinal study etc.) in terms of background document reviews, preparing updates and infographics for visualizations etc.

  • Prepare progress and monthly highlight reports in coordination with the project team, the Programme and Partnership teams.

  • Ensure timely and quality submission of reports as identified in the project agreement through coordinating inputs and drafting reports related to project activities.

Knowledge Management:

  • Contribute to finalizing the questionnaires and toolkits for capturing the most significant change stories, best practices and other impact stories. Also, coordinate data collection, analysis and report preparation.

  • Prepare presentations, infographics, fact sheets on M&E updates and results. Coordinate the communication of the results with the relevant stakeholders.

  • Contribute to developing, rolling out and managing the project dashboards.

  • Share knowledge with the project team members ensure coordinated delivery of activities and synergies.  

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A.  Education

  • Completion of Secondary School is required. 

  • First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations, Project Management, Development Studies, Statistics, or relevant disciplines with 3 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the 7 years of relevant experience outlined below. 

  • A Master's Degree (Advanced University Degree) in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations, Project Management, Development Studies, Statistics, or relevant disciplines with 1 year of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the 7 years of relevant experience outlined below.

B. Work Experience 

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in supporting program/ project monitoring and reporting is required.

  • Experience in the renewable energy, humanitarian, and/or development sectors is a distinct advantage.

  • High proficiency with computers, and other software/ platforms related to the position's field of expertise. Good experience in working with the G-Suite platform including Google Drive, Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Sheets, Docs, and Slides is a distinct advantage.

  • Excellent communication, coordination, and organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate with multiple stakeholders, is an asset.

  • Experience with an international donor organization and/or UN agencies is an advantage. 

  • Experience in preparing, coordinating, and leading donor reporting processes is an advantage.

  • Ability to analyze online communications using performance indicators is a distinct advantage.

C. Language Requirements
  • Fluency in written, reading and spoken English Language is required.

 D. Certification

  • Prince 2 Foundation or equivalent is an advantage.
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.