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Field Monitoring Officer

East Jerusalem (Palestinian Territory)

Background

Addressing the needs of Palestinians living in Area C and East Jerusalem is essential for their wellbeing and social development.  And thus, the Community Resilience and Development Programme for Area C and East Jerusalem (CRDP) will enable them to achieve their primary goal of safeguarding their property and source of livelihoods and stay on their land. The development potential of Area C is critical to the viability of the Palestinian State. The CRDP is designed to address the challenges in Area C and East Jerusalem as its objective is to empower local stakeholders, through the most appropriate partners to act with resilience to respond to threats that affect their sustenance on the land. The programme will thus contribute to i) prevent the erosion of Palestinian development capital in Area C and East Jerusalem; ii) protect Palestinian land and property in Area C and East Jerusalem; and iii) mitigate and ideally reverse migration flow from Area C and East Jerusalem by enhancing human security.
The programme has been implemented by a wide array of partners, including communities, grassroots organizations, local and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), based on their respective merits, and according to locally designed plans. The programme facilitates a complementary approach and a transition process from humanitarian interventions towards development and builds initiatives that are of a development nature, but that are not taking place in Area C and East Jerusalem. To do so, the programme is going to work at four output levels:
• Output 1: Public and social infrastructure in Area C and East Jerusalem improved
• Output 2: Access to sustainable livelihood and business opportunities improved
• Output 3: Governance including human capital knowledge management and public participation strengthened
• Output 4: Nationally led developmental role in Area C and East Jerusalem supported

UNDP/PAPP is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Field Monitoring Officer, under the overall guidance of the Governance & Social Development Unit’s Team Leader and the direct supervision of the CRDP Programme Manager. As this position is related to the Community Resilience and Development Prorgamme (CRDP) in the occupied Palestinian territory with an expected duration of 10 months, the Service Contract extension will be conditioned to satisfactory performance evaluation as well as availability of funding under the project. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision and the guidance of the CRDP Programme Manager, the Field Monitoring Officer will be responsible for:
Summary of Responsibilities
• Development and implementation of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework
• Monitoring
• Coordination
• Facilitation of knowledge sharing

1. Development and implementation of M&E framework
 o Develop CRDP M&E framework in consideration of CRDP Results and Resources Framework (RRF) and responsible parties RRF and work plan. 
 o Ensure monitoring methodologies that track women’s empowerment, gender equality and women’s participation in monitoring
 o In line with a CRDP M&E framework, identify data collection methodologies ensuring gender-sensitive data collection, frequency, implementation modality and costing.  If needed, draft terms of Reference (TOR) for data collection and analysis.
 o Develop a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and data collection template from responsible parties
 o Review responsible parties M&E framework and advise them to ensure that results are monitored and reported by the responsible parties.
 o Recommend any improvement of CRDP RRF
 o Inform a reporting officer on all results and indicators updates, any analysis of deviation in progress, summary of M&E activities and other info required by the donor reporting

2. Monitoring
 o Conduct period field visits to monitor progress, bottlenecks, delays and other challenges, track results, lessons and risks and document them ensuring different results and their impact on women and men. Any findings and lessons learnt will be shared/feedback to responsible parties in writing.
 o Advise the CRDP programme manager on necessary actions based on the field visits.
 o Based on regular monitoring of implementation, identify any risks and issues and feed them into quarterly risk log update by the CRDP programme manager
 o Review responsible parties’ quarterly reports and recommend any actions required aligned to the CRDP Results and Resources Framework (RRF) and work plan.
 o Develop a brief report monthly to the CRDP programme manager in summarizing progress using indicators on the ground

3. Coordination
 o Arrange and facilitate any field visits required by development partners, UNDP and other UN agencies
 o Convene regular meeting with responsible parties and ensure coordination/synergies among them in delivering results

4. Facilitation of knowledge sharing
 o Ensure knowledge sharing among CRDP Community Service Organizations (CSO) networks, development partners and relevant UNDP colleagues
 o Organize and conduct training on M&E for CRDP responsible parties

Impact of Results 
The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of the project interventions and activities, and achieving the success implementation of the project components to reach all project goals and objectives.

Competencies

Corporate Values:
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning
- Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
- Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Knowledge and understanding of monitoring and development monitoring in particular.
- Knowledge of current development issues particularly those pertinent to UNDP’s Practice Areas. 
- Ability to conceptualize issues and analyze data.
- Ability to coordinate the work of others.
- Ability to implement new systems, and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change

Management and Leadership
- Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills

Required Skills and Experience

Education: 
• A Master’s Degree (MA) in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Development, Urban Planning, Governance, or related areas from an accredited university.
• A Bachelor's degree (BA) in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Development, Urban Planning, Governance, or related areas from an accredited university with an additional two years of experience (i.e. 5 years) of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the Master's degree requirement.

Experience and Skills: 
• Minimum five years of relevant experience with Bachelor Degree, or three years with Master’s Degree, working on project monitoring and evaluation in the areas of economic empowerment, urban planning, women’s empowerment and gender equality, education.
• Proven experience of development of M&E framework, monitoring tools, development of data collection methodologies in gender sensitive manner, analysis of data.
• Solid experience of gender integration in monitoring and reporting.
• In depth knowledge of results-based planning, monitoring and reporting.
• Knowledge of innovative monitoring methodologies is an asset.
• Experience in the use of computers and office software packages, and in handling of web based management systems.
• Knowledge of UNDP and UN system programming is an asset.
• M&E experience with UNDP and/or other UN agencies is an asset.
• Proven experience working with civil society organizations in East Jerusalem is an asset.

Language Requirements: 
Fluency both in the written and oral

Disclaimer

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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: East Jerusalem (Palestinian Territory)
  • Grade: SB-4, Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-24

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