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Technical Officer - M& E

New Delhi (India)

Background

Organization  : Under a special arrangement between UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and the  Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and    Empowerment

Supervisor  : Joint Secretary, DoEPwD and concerned Directors for day-to-day operations

Duty Station   :  New Delhi 

Persons with disabilities are widely acknowledged to be one of the most marginalized social groups. In order to address the challenges faced by the 26.8 million persons with disabilities in India, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has undertaken several schemes and programmes, such as the Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) to promote voluntary action for persons with disabilities, and the District Disability Rehabilitation Centers (DDRC) scheme, among others.

The objectives of the DDRS are: (i) to create an enabling environment to ensure equal opportunities, equity, social justice and empowerment of persons with disabilities; (ii) to encourage voluntary action for ensuring effective implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act of 1995.

With the recent enactment of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, in keeping with India’s commitment to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), it is an opportune moment to evaluate some of these schemes. Creation of a monitoring and evaluation framework for these schemes will also inform the implementation of the newly enacted disability law.

UN in India as part of its strategic priority on inclusion, is collaborating with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to provide technical support towards the operationalization of the new Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. As part of this work, the Resident Coordinator’s Office will support the formulation of a monitoring framework for organizations undertaking schemes of the Department. Towards this, UN in India is looking for dynamic individuals for the position of Technical Officer (M&E).

Duties and Responsibilities

This position falls under a special arrangement between the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The Technical Officer (M&E) will work under the guidance and supervision of the Joint Secretary, DoEPwD, and report to the concerned Directors of the DoEPwD for day-to-day operations and will be primarily responsible for coordinating the work on developing a monitoring and evaluation framework for schemes undertaken by non-governmental organizations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the development of tools/instruments for monitoring implementation of schemes of the Department, including through disaggregated data based on gender, caste, religion, etc., as advised by the DoEPwD.
  • Support trainings for government officials, including State governments, and implementing partners, etc. on the monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Under the guidance of the Department, support steps towards institutionalizing a M&E mechanism for the specified schemes;
  • Support the follow-up & monitoring of recommendations;
  • Support the preparation of consolidated progress reports;
  • Supporting awareness raising and capacity building activities;
  • Coordinating with partner ministries and State governments;
  • Establishing linkages with relevant partners, including government ministries and departments, academia, and civil society;
  • Drafting notes, reports, presentation and any other documents related to the above-mentioned activities;
  • Providing a monthly self-assessment report to the supervisor;
  • Performing any other related tasks, as assigned by the Department.
  • Additionally, a monthly self-assessment report has to be submitted to the supervisor. Reports will be shared with the Resident Coordinator’s Office in a manner and frequency as agreed upon by the DoEPwD.

Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Knowledge on development issues, particularly disability issues;
  • Strong understanding of various monitoring and evaluation tools, and strategic planning;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards
  • Positive, constructive attitude to work

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in management, social sciences, or related field

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience of working on planning, design and implementation of M&E systems, and data analysis.
  • Candidates with experience of working on disability issues will be given preference

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English. A good command over Hindi is desirable.

Remuneration package is approx. Rs. 91,380/- per month (taxable). UNDP also offers additional benefits which include medical insurance coverage and limited pension reimbursement for contract holder and encourages work life balance to its employees. 

Disclaimer

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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: New Delhi (India)
  • Grade: SB-3, Service Contract - Administrative support
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  • Closing Date: 2017-10-05

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