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Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Yangon (Myanmar)

Background Information - Myanmar

Myanmar is one of UNOPS leading offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for three of the largest development programmes in the country, namely the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG), the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). In addition, UNOPS Myanmar is Principal Recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Myanmar, and for the Global Fund’s Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative targeting drug resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organizations in the country, including the Government of Myanmar, international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs. UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Background Information - Job-specific

In February 2009, UNOPS was selected by the Myanmar Country Coordination Mechanism for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as one of two Principal Recipients of GFATM grants for Myanmar. In November 2016, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria approved the funding allocations for Myanmar for the period 2017–2020. The M&E Adviser will report under the direct supervision of the Public Health and M&E Specialist.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Participate in UNOPS/GFATM grant negotiations including submission of quality inputs required to ensure the grant agreement signature.
  • Develop Performance Frameworks for the three diseases and contribute to updating the national disease M&E Plans, where required.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of a functioning monitoring, evaluation and reporting system for UNOPS as Principal Recipient in Myanmar, which will be coherent with national M&E systems, and will generate data that allow for programme analysis and which ensures that all Principal Sub-Recipients (PSR) and Sub-Recipients (SR) submit timely, regular and structured monitoring reports.
  • Direct data auditing and verification and programmatic spot checks to assure internal consistency and validity of programme activity monitoring data reported by all SRs, through period data verification and auditing and spot check visits to SRs at all levels.
  • Maintain the GFATM M&E database; review incoming data (for quality and programmatic); ensure the quality of database and that M&E data are readily available.
  • Review and verify M&E findings by national officers and following-up the recommendations.
  • Assess SRs capacity in M&E systems; ensure adequate feedback to/from the SRs on data obtained from the GFATM’s internal M&E system; review partners’ DQA systems, conduct data audits;
  • Develop and lead the implementation of a capacity building activities for the SRs.
  • Ensure timely completion of the programme section of the Progress Update and Disbursement Request (PU&DR) Global Fund Forms and subsequent submission to the Local Fund agent, including reviewing overall performance of the whole grants and individual indicators against achieved cumulative results and making recommendations to improve performance.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual/or ad hoc programmatic progress updates on Global Fund programmes.
  • Support the implementation of the MOHS e-Health Plan including the rollout of DHIS, Master patient Index and report on the progress of the GF financed activities on in the plan
  • Participate in the appraisal of the State and Regional M&E coordinator hired by PGK and placed at the SHDs to support the sub-national M&E systems
  • Facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E data, periodic review meetings between the PR and SRs and contribute to the development of Monitoring & Evaluation Frameworks for HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (including Artemisinin Resistance Containment) of SRs.
  • Participate the implementation of capacity building courses through workshops and on the job trainings on monitoring, evaluation and reporting as required for SRs.
  • Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and Sports to strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems for HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria programmes, including the development of sentinel surveillance systems to monitor impact.
  • Attend relevant Technical Strategic Meeting and present updates on M&E activities when required to do so in consultation with the Programme Director and PR Programme Director
  • Assist UNOPS in the identification of potential implementation problems and bottlenecks.
  • Provide staff trainings in M&E best practices.
  • Organize evaluations as required.
  • Supervise and technically lead the national UNOPS M&E officers.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Programme Coordinator and Head of Performance Management to support the overall Management, Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of the Global Fund grants.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Key Results

  • Performance Frameworks and M&E Plans are completed and continuously updated as required.
  • Progress Updates are completed and submitted in compliance with the UNOPS PU Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Data input derived from data auditing and programmatic spot check completed.
  • M&E capacity building plan and training materials for national programme and SRs, and the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master’s degree or equivalent - preferably in Public Health, Epidemiology Statistics, Evaluation, Project Management, or related area is required.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and 2 additional years experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible program monitoring and evaluation and management with greater independence and decision-making authority, donor relationship experience with international organizations, or related experience.
  • Successful development and implementation of an M&E system at programme level.
  • Prior experience working with donors/ multi-donor funds required.
  • Experience in South East Asia region is preferred.
  • Willingness to undertake field visits in difficult conditions.
  • Sound knowledge of UNOPS regulations and rules is an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2007 and/or newer versions) is required.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English is required


Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Background Information - UNOPS

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.


Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: IICA - 3
Contract duration: Open ended 

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Work-life harmonization
We value our people and recognize the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. UNOPS has a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offers flexible working options. This applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types across the globe.

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: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: IICA-3, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-12

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