Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
UN Women Jordan Country Office supports the Government of Jordan, international and national stakeholders to respond to the Syrian crisis through gender responsive humanitarian action programming in both refugee camps and host communities. UN Women has three Oasis centers in Zaatari refugee camp and one in Azraq refugee camp and is expanding the Oasis model to host communities. This requires effective monitoring and reporting on progress and results and beneficiaries/users of Oasis center services and coordination with key stakeholders in government, civil society and the international community.
Under the supervision of the Head of Programme Unit, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is responsible for managing the monitoring and reporting of beneficiary/user numbers, impact of projects on beneficiaries, including providing technical support to tracking impact on beneficiaries in both refugee camps and host communities as well as supporting colleagues in incorporating monitoring and reporting into programme formulation as well tracking against Strategic Note targets and the reporting of results to internal and external audiences.??
The assignment requires intermittent presence on UN-Women premises in Amman, in refugee camps, and in host communities.
Objective of the Assignment:
To build monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity and to foster an M&E (i.e., data-driven) culture.
Scope of the Assignment:
In accordance with UN Women Evaluation monitoring and evaluation guidance, the consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Head of Unit to:
- Assess the existing monitoring systems, identifying gaps, redundancies, and new opportunities;
- Monitor programme results (outputs and outcomes) by collecting and analyzing data for the indicators established in a programme;
- Monitor the timely and efficient completion of programme activities that are planned to lead to results; Update the programmes’ performance measurement framework;
- Provide timely and quality submission of data, analysed reports, best practices, key learnings and field trends;
- Serve as a focal point for baseline surveys and for supporting partner organizations (CBOs) to set up strong monitoring and learning systems;
- Provide substantive inputs to the implementation of annual work plans for the programmes with effective operational strategies, clear deliverables, annual targets with indicators and milestone, Identify and facilitate documentation of evidence based good?practices;
- Provide inputs to the annual reports;
- Build capacity on M&E of UN Women’s partner organization; Preparation for the evaluation of the program.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will have the following duties and responsibilities:
- Provide overall support to the implementation of a monitoring system for the programmes;
- Work with the Head of Unit and team to maintain a data collection system tracking and collecting core data elements on the interventions’ design;
- Provide follow-up to the programmes and support the ongoing data collection and interpretation of results; Provide suggestions for ways to improve the tracking of results;
- Work with UN Women’s partner organizations to build their M&E capacity;
- Work with the programme team to support the partner organizations (CBOs) to develop strong monitoring and learning systems;
- Provide inputs to relevant sections of the project progress report, and the analysing, synthesising and documenting programme outcome, best practices and learning;
- Prepare for the evaluation of the program;
- Participate in the dissemination of program findings and lessons learned including, but not limited to, innovative strategies, approaches and models to help other providers as they conduct self-assessments and quality improvement activities in their respective organizations.
Expected Places of Travel: Refugee camps and host communities
- Performance measurement frameworks updated on regular frequency;
- Support the use of monitoring tools;
- Field monitoring visits conducted in all countries, capacity building sessions conducted for CBOs (on monitoring and learnings), and reports prepared from those visits;
- Preparation, in collaboration with programme team, of narrative reports and briefing notes and any other reports requested;
- Contribution to programme team meetings at the level of monitoring and evaluation (PPT, documents, briefing, etc.); Knowledge products on findings from monitoring and reporting exercises, including lessons learned and good practices generated and communicated to internal and external stakeholders;
- Monthly submission of information about actual progress and constraints; TOR for the program evaluation developed;
- Other monitoring and evaluation duties performed as required.
Monitoring and Reporting Requirements:
The progress of the work will be delineated and supervised by the Head of Unit. The consultant will submit a monthly report on the progress of work.
Core Values and Guiding Principles:
- Integrity: Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;
- Cultural Sensitivity/valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
- Ethics and Values: Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity;
- Knowledge of current practices in the area of monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management; Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; Fostering innovation and empowerment;
- Working in teams at all levels;
- Communicating information and ideas/knowledge sharing;
- Analytical and strategic thinking/results orientation/commitment to Excellence.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
- Good planning, goal setting and prioritization skills;
- Ability to lead Monitoring and Evaluation strategies, policies and its implementation; Ability to lead results-based management and reporting;
- Creates, edits and presents information in clear and presentable formats; Job knowledge /technical expertise;
- Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints; Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
- Ability to implement new systems and effect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change;
- Builds strong relationships with and able to adjust to partner organizations diverse needs and capacities; Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Thoroughly and methodically collects, verified and records data, demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative; maintains databases;
- In-depth knowledge of Office software applications relating to word processing, data management, presentation and databases.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s Degree in Economics, Management, Rural Development, Social Sciences, or related field. Additional certification in statistics, MIS management and Monitoring and Evaluation will be considered as an asset.
- A minimum of five years of professional experience in the field of rights based monitoring and evaluation;
- Experience in the management of gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes or analytic work in gender and development, gender analysis and/or human rights;
- Good knowledge of rights-based approach and result-based management;
- A proven ability to liaise with a myriad of stakeholders and partners, including, international organizations, civil society organizations and grassroots organizations;
- Experience related to UN Women’s mandate and activities would be an added advantage.
- Fluency in Arabic and English
* Application procedure:
All interested applicants should submit the following requirements:
The following 4 documents should be merged in one standalone file which includes all four documents, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.
- Brief expression of interest: a brief narrative on why you think you are qualified to undertake the consultancy;?
- The UN Women Personal History Form (P11) is required when applying – to download the form please go to http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment.;
- Attach a sample of relevant work;
- Financial proposal: Daily rate.
Noting that, only applications which include the above, will be considered.