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Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser, P-5

Cairo (Egypt)

Closing date: 19 November 2015 (5.00 pm NY time)

Organizational Setting

The Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser reports to the Regional Director (RD). S/He provides overall technical support for monitoring and evaluation across the full range of the work of the Regional Office. In addition, the Regional M&E Adviser provides Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) guidance to all work overseen by the Regional Office, including the technical assistance system.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

A. Strategic Results Support

· Contribute to the development of regional substantive/technical methodology and tools for monitoring and evaluation, in concert with HQ development of monitoring and evaluation policies, standards, and guidance as well as oversight compliance of same;

· Provide support for monitoring and evaluation of the regional and country programmes in the region, in collaboration with the Country Offices (CO), the Sub-regional Offices (SROs), the Evaluation Office (EO), the Programme and Technical Divisions (PD, TD);

· Advise on monitoring and evaluation components of the Office Management Plans (OMPs) of the Regional Office;

· Provide technical support to the RO, SROs and COs, to ensure the adequacy of both the hierarchy of results of country and regional programmes, and their use of performance and impact measurement methods and indicators;

· Contribute to the development of frameworks, methodologies and databases for ICPD and MDG monitoring;

· Contribute to the formulation of the Regional Programme, drawing upon the analysis and evaluation of interventions in the sub-regions, and lessons from country programmes;

· Support the development and utilization of programme indicators and indicator databases;

· Work in collaboration with RO advisers and regional programme adviser in the formulation and implementation of oversight plan of regional programme funded initiatives;

· Ensure results-based monitoring and evaluation plan developed, implemented, and results acted upon within the COs, SROs and RO; and

· Ensure the use of results-based indicators and facilitate and support data collection and analysis for evaluation.

B. Capacity Development

· Identify innovative evaluation methodologies and promote their incorporation into UNFPA operations;

· Contribute to the development and adaptation of tools and guidance as well as training materials and manuals in monitoring and evaluation and support their use for capacity development of partner institutions and UNFPA staff in the region;

· Contribute to monitoring and analysis of reports on humanitarian, economic, political and social factors in development and management of population and development programmes;

· Contribute to identify and validate regional monitoring and evaluation experts and institutions for the Fund’s regional and international rosters;

· Help build capacity of SROs and COs in the adoption and use of RBM techniques and tools;

· Provide support to country office staff and consultants in organization of evaluations;

· Coach junior professional staff and associates, direct expert consultants and facilitate working groups and task teams in order to provide support to programme managers, implementers on monitoring and evaluation.

C.Evidence and knowledge development and dissemination

· Contribute to the analysis, synthesis and dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge and new approaches to monitoring and evaluation practice, in particular best practices, and make recommendations for their adoption at regional and sub-regional levels;

· Substantively contribute to the identification, documentation and dissemination of best practices / lessons learned;

· Support the office of the Director in ensuring the incorporation of evaluation results and lessons learned in the updating of specific substantive strategies, policies, tools and approaches, and ensure their availability in the organizational system for lessons learned;

· Monitor, analyze, evaluate and synthesize results of regional and country programme interventions in the regional and sub-regional levels;

· Monitor, analyze and evaluate national evaluation reports, synthesize evaluation findings and identify and disseminate lessons learned in monitoring and evaluation to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the work of the Office and of the region; to draw attention to sub-regional realities, and to inform regional and global strategies, policies, procedures and tools;

· Contribute to HQ initiatives on results-based programme management by ensuring integration of lessons learned from evaluation;

· Co-ordinate with other UN regional evaluation units and professional evaluation bodies for thematic evaluations and other evaluation activities; and

· Keep abreast of developments in the area of evaluation.

D.Quality assurance on evaluation

· Advise on the validity of the monitoring and evaluation of regional strategies and approaches;

· Develop and support a substantive quality assurance framework for the work of the Regional Office and assist/advise country offices in implementation of such framework;

· Ensure that evaluations meet high professional standards in line with UNFPA Evaluation Policy and UN Evaluation Norms & Standards;

· Support and nurture an evaluation culture within the Regional Office and the region and design;

· Advise on and support monitoring and evaluation processes and quality assessments in all areas of work under the Division’s responsibility;

· Analyze and assess how findings of reviews, assessments and other studies related to UNFPA’s areas of work are analyzed, disseminated and taken into account in ongoing strategic planning and programme development;

· Ensure the RO’s participation in multi-agency/donor and inter-governmental evaluations of complex programmes and cross-cutting themes; and

· Carries out any other duties as may be required by the Regional Director.

Qualifications and Experience

· Advanced University Degree in public health, social science, demography, gender, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management or other related field. The graduate or post graduate degree should preferably include credits in the principles and practice of monitoring and evaluation.

· 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience, of which 5 years at the international level, 5 years in health and/or social sciences evaluation; including periodic updating of technical skills

· Recognized expertise in monitoring and evaluation;

· Strong track record of innovative leadership in managing different types of evaluations, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;

· Programmatic experience, including programme development, planning, monitoring and reporting;

· Extensive network within the academic and development community is an asset;

· Field experience is a strong asset.

· Fluency in English language is required; working knowledge of Arabic and/or French is an asset.

Required Competencies

i) Values: Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change

ii) Core Competencies: Achieving results, Being accountable, Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen, Thinking analytically and strategically, Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, Communicating for impact

iii) Required Skillset: Advocacy/advancing a policy oriented agenda, Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships, Delivering results based programmes, External and internal relations and advocacy for resource mobilization, Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness, Providing a technical support system, strategically positioning UNFPA programmes, strengthening the capacity of country offices, Facilitating quality programme results, Evaluating the impact of UNFPA’s activities, providing assurance and advice on governance, risk management and internal control processes


Fluency in English language is required; working knowledge of Arabic and/or French is an asset.

Other Desirable Skills:

Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff and stakeholders of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post. The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.

* No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations 4.5

How to Apply:

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Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment. Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for: (a) stateless persons; (b) newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently; (c) acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to the Professional category; (d) staff members appointed under a temporary appointment. Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying for any citizenship.

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.

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  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2015-11-19

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