National Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator (Open to Mauritian Nationality only)
The “Inclusive Development and Public Sector Efficiency” Project aims at implementing activities within the priority areas identified under the first Pillar of the UNDP Country Programme 2017-2020.The project has three components. The first component is about inclusive development and is based on the proposed the Marshall Plan against Poverty with three dimensions: consolidation of Community Development (CD), professionalization of field “operators” and development of monitoring and evaluation tools and practices. The second component deals with gender equality challenges focusing on improving gender mainstreaming in public policies and programmes, supporting women's empowerment initiatives and fighting gender-based violence.
The third component aims at contributing to the transformation of the public sector with specific emphasis to strengthening strategic planning and investment monitoring, upgrading standards in quality of public governance and development of e-learning tools.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Permanent Secretary of MSIEE, in consultation with the Head of Socio Economic Development Unit (SEDU) of UNDP , the Coordinator is expected to perform following functions
Summary of Key Functions
- Implementation of an integrated Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) system for MSIEE;
- Other responsibilities for the implementation of the Marshall Plan Against Poverty especially National Steering Committee;
- Developing M& E framework, activities and plan regarding National Empowerment Foundation and also National CSR (NCSR) Foundation;
- Work out the framework of the IT components within the Integrated Management Information System ( MIS), and the manuals for the M & E systems developed;
- Other monitoring and evaluation related tasks for MSIEE;
- Other Tasks Relevant to UNDP IDPSE Project.
The description of duties are as follows
Implementation of an integrated M & E system for MSIEE
- In-depth evaluation of existing tools, including operations manuals at MSIEE(NEF/NCSR Foundation);
- Initial and periodic analysis of M&E system features: Results Framework established for monitoring (outputs, indicators, targets, etc.); coverage rate of the information system; quality of the data collected; procedures and deadlines for making the data available;
- Identification of additional requirements (survey statistics or administrative statistics);
- Support for the development of the M&E system and the production of annual and quarterly reports on the various programs including those of the Marshall Plan;
- Support for developing M&E database, data collection activities and reporting;
- Support for the dissemination of M& E Report quality control of posted information through the website of MSIEE;
- Perform any other duty as delegated by the supervisors.
Other responsibilities for the implementation of the Marshall Plan (MP)
- Support to the MP Steering Committee including design and implementing dashboards;
- Support in the establishment of the multiyear action plan and annual work plans of the MP Steering Committee;
- Development of frameworks for collaboration with different categories of actors, in particular the Community Development (CD) support network;
- Assistance in the preparation and organization of the Steering Committee meetings;
- Supporting knowledge sharing initiatives and consultation process;
- Development of any proposals to ensure efficiency in the operationalization of the MP.
Developing M& E activities and plan regarding NEF & National CSR Foundation
- Implementing M&E database, information collecting procedures and reporting activities (e.g., Scorecard/Dashboard, KPIs, making effective use of the Social Register of Mauritius (SRM’s ) Database based on (Relative Development Index) RDI-by-Enumerated Areas, etc.);
- Disseminating online financial information on allocation of funds.
Work out the framework of the IT components within the Integrated MIS and the manuals for the M & E systems
- Provide required training to M&E Unit at MSIEE and NEF.
Other Tasks for MSIEE
- Training of Staff (SRM Users/ M & E Staffs of MSIEE/NEF/NCSR Foundation);
- Support in the design and development of a citizen reporting mechanism to assess impact of public service delivery in pockets of poverty;
- Report on the use of SRM by NEF as means of identifying final beneficiaries and geographic locations for the implementation of projects in order to improve targeting efficiency;
- Forge cohesion between main actors, including National CSR Foundation, NEF Rodrigues and other relevant partners; and to build robust constituency of stakeholders around the issues concerned;
- Assist development of frameworks for collaboration with different categories of actors, in particular the Community Development support network.
Other Tasks Relevant to UNDP IDPSE Project
- To prepare and submit regular reports to the Head of SEDU including compliance with monitoring and evaluation requirements: quarterly report, annual report, and ad-hoc inputs to Project reports;
- To provide inputs to Project Work Plans relevant to his/her portfolio;
- To participate in Project Meetings/workshops;
- To undertake relevant works whenever required by the Head of SEDU.
- Annual M&E Plan developed and implemented as per IDPSE Project;
- Integrated M & E Framework operational at the level of the Ministry of Social Integration, National Empowerment Foundation and National CSR Foundation through specific units working on same;
- Quarterly Monitoring Updates and yearly targets monitored and reported as per IDPSE project in form of Reports;
- Staff of M & E unit of MSIEE / NEF/ National CSR Foundation duly trained.
Core competencies define successful skills, abilities, behaviours, or knowledge. While the job description outlines the particular duties and responsibilities of the position, core competencies describe those characteristics and skill-sets an individual must possess in order to satisfactorily perform in the position and support the organizations’ visions and goals. Given below are the core competencies of the Gender Expert.
Demonstrating commitment to UNDP’s vision and values, supporting information-sharing environment, developing self-awareness, understanding and valuing diversity, developing team skills and coaching, assessing performance, promoting excellence in performance, facilitating learning from others, preventing and resolving conflicts;
Listening, giving and receiving feedback, demonstrating interpersonal effectiveness, sharing knowledge and experience, handling criticism, showing empathy and becoming assertive;
Considering others in decisions and actions, designing processes and procedures that effectively meet partners’ and/or colleagues’ needs, providing effective and appropriate service to partner agencies and focusing on achieving performance;
Effective written and verbal communication skills, drafting correspondence, reports, memoranda of understanding in the working languages of the organization, presenting information clearly and concisely;
Innovation and Judgment
Learning from experience, identifying and seizing opportunities, contributing practical ideas, exerting influence, assuming accountability, thinking holistically, solving problems, taking decisions, finding the right values in experience;
Taking responsibility and accountability for one’s own actions; considering the consequences before acting and making a decision; interpreting and following UNDP’s policies and procedures accurately;
Managing for Results
Measuring progress towards the goals of UNDP; determining the strategies and resources to improve performance, provide updated information about progress in meeting performance objectives; offering suggestions to enable improved performance produces quality results to meet established UNDP’s goals;
Setting challenging goals and monitor progress toward achievement of results, using timely and effective decision-making to achieve goals;
Partnering and Networking
Developing partnerships, forging new and developing strategic alliances, negotiating effectively and networking with others in similar roles internally and externally;
Planning and Results Orientation
Developing action plans and focusing on the future, developing direction, setting and monitoring goals, managing projects/tasks and evaluating outcomes;
Supporting and understanding the advantages provided by technology.
Required Skills and Experience
A Master’s Degree (or higher) in one of the Social Sciences preferably in Sociology, Project Management, Economics, ICT or related field.
- Minimum 10 years of relevant National, Regional and/or International experience in Monitoring and Evaluation related to Regional Development or International Development fields with at least five years dedicated to M&E issues with an Adviser or Managerial position;
- Proven experience and results in developing and operating M& E Systems at Central (Ministries) or decentralized levels in other countries;
- Experience in Poverty Surveys and/or pro-poor Projects Assessment is a plus;
- Excellent knowledge of Project/Programme Monitoring tools;
- Conversant with common ICT Based M & E Tools.
Fluency in spoken and written English, French.
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- Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
- Location: Port-au-Prince
- Grade: SB-5, Service Contract - Mid level
- Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
- Closing Date: 2017-09-15