Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

Nepalgunj

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST – UNRWA

UNRWA is the United Nations agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a population of some 4.6 million Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Syrian Arab Republic. The Agency is committed to assisting Palestine refugees in maintaining a decent standard of living, acquiring appropriate knowledge and skills, enjoying the fullest possible extent of human rights, and leading a long and healthy life. UNRWA is by far the largest UN operation in the Middle East with over 29,000 staff. Most of the staff members are refugees themselves, working directly to benefit their communities – as teachers, doctors, nurses or social workers.

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

Location

Lebanon Field Office

Type of Appointment

Individual Service Provider (ISP)

Deadline for Application

22 September 2017

Vacancy Announcement Number

981/2017

Department/Division

Protection/Operation Department

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures the incumbent will:

A.    Conduct a desk review of existing documents and data on violence affecting Palestine refugee children in Lebanon and define relevant baseline data, in line with the indicators of the Plan of Action on ending violence affecting children;

B.    Update the M&E plan of the End Violence Affecting Children (EVAC) Plan of Action, including indicators and sources of verification. Provide support on the implementation of the M&E plan;

C.    Design/adapt monitoring guidelines, reporting formats and data collection tools for the EVAC plan of action;

D.    Perform field visits and provide support to the different UNRWA departments involved in the roll out of the EVAC initiative in order to ensure the quality of data collected by programmes and the accuracy of reported data;

E.    Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and management systems and propose solutions;

F.    Conduct an analysis of raw data collected through the UNRWA school enrolment campaign, identifying key enrollment barriers, drop out causes, and recommendations for action (report template to be provided).

G.      Train staff on M&E tools and methodologies, as required.•

Perform such other functions as may be assigned.

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

(A) •••• Academic and Professional level of study

••••••••••• A university degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Economics, or other relevant field.

•(B)••• Experience

i)      A minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience in the area of monitoring and evaluation, preferably in the field of Development or Humanitarian Assistance.

ii)     Demonstrated experience in developing data collection tools (e.g. questionnaires, focus group discussions)

iii)    Demonstrated experience and capacity in conducting field-level data collection and data entry

iv)    Demonstrated experience and knowledge in data analysis planning

(C)•••• Language

Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic required.

•(D)•••• Competencies

i) Proven skills in critical thinking, assessment and analysis, coordination and communication;

ii) demonstrated ability in report writing and presentations;

iii) Ability to analyze and summarize primary and secondary data in a clear and concise manner;

iv) Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail;

v) Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility;

vi) Knowledge of research methodology;

vii) Fully proficient computer skills including use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases, internet etc.;

Conditions of Service•

Salary: USD $ 2500

Contract Duration: 3 months. The incumbent will submit a final report at completion of contract.

EQUIVALENCY

Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience may also be considered.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

The Recruitment process is based on the Agency's strategy to obtain the best qualified and suitable employees through a competitive recruitment process. After the deadline for receiving applications, all applications will be reviewed by the Human Resources Office and the Hiring Department.  Only Short-listed candidates who fully meet the required criteria shall be contacted and undergo technical/practical tests and the candidates with the highest passing scores will then be invited to interview (see "Technical and Practical Tests Required" below). An absence from tests or interviews will be considered automatically as a withdrawal from the recruitment process. The final recommendation for selection is based on the test results, interview assessment, Agency priorities and needs and the candidates' profiles. For all posts, the weight allocated for the technical/practical tests (listed below) is 60% and for the interview is 40%. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications equally from men and women.

It is Agency Policy to give full consideration to qualified disabled candidates whose disability does not impact their ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the post. Priority will be given to fully qualified registered Palestine refugees.

•         Prior to the commencement of services, the consultant shall confirm and acknowledge in writing, and provide proof of the existence of, self-procured adequate private insurance against medical, disability and accident for the duration of the contract.

UNRWA staff members with fixed term appointments may apply for any consultant/contractor consultancy while in service. Upon selection, a staff member may be offered the consultant/contractor contract upon resignation from fixed term appointments and a three month break-in-service.

Candidates who are no longer employed by the Agency must have a minimum of 3 months break-in-service, before they apply to any consultant/contract positions

As a member of the United Nations system, UNRWA maintains a close relatives' policy.• In this regard, if a candidate has a close relative (mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter) who is already employed by the Agency, he/she can only be employed if the Agency is unable to find another suitable candidate.

UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff is expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non-smoking working environment.

Where there are two or more equally qualified candidates, selection preference will normally be given to internal candidates, Palestine Refugees and candidates of the under-represented gender. If the post is a project funded post (this will be indicated in the vacancy), an internal candidate with a temporary-indefinite or fixed-term appointment selected for this post will not retain his/her current contractual status and entitlements in accordance with current letter of appointment and applicable Area Staff Rules. The Agency maintains the discretion to fill future vacancies for this position from the roster without re-advertising the vacancy.

TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL TESTS REQUIRED

Short-listed candidates will sit for one test:

•       Computer based technical test (100%)

The top 05 scoring candidates, in the technical test given that none have scored less than 50 % will be invited for an interview.

HOW TO APPLY

If you have the skills and experience required above, and want to make an active and lasting contribution to improving the lives of Palestine refugees, then register on http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing the UNRWA Personal History Form; it is the responsibility of the candidates (internal and external) to make sure that their Personal History Form is duly completed with the needed information before they apply as amendments to the Form will not be accepted after the deadline of the vacancy announcement. Only applications received through this website will be considered and the system will not allow applications after the deadline. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Candidates may also be invited to take a technical exam in order further evaluate their qualifications for the post. Due to a high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted –"سيتم الإتصال فقط بالأشخاص الذين تنطبق عليهم متطلبات الوظيفة". The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts. For further information in how to apply for a post, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JreyKoXXKEA&feature=youtu.be

For any queries please send an email to: recruitmentquestions@unrwa.org. Please apply as requested above, do not send your CV To this email address, all cvs sent to this email address will be automatically ignored. يرجى تقديم الطلبات حسب التعليمات اعلاها وعدم ارسال السيرة الذاتية الى هذا البريد الالكتروني, سيتم تجاهل السير الذاتية التي ترسل الى هذا العنوان تلقائيا. Or contact the recruitment unit on 009611830403.

Date of issue: 13 September 2017

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: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Location: Nepalgunj
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-22

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