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Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Officer



UNODC Programme for Central Asia (2015-2019) was officially launched on May 2015. The Programme for Central Asia represents the overarching strategic framework under which UNODC provides technical assistance within the Central Asian States. It builds on previous UNODC assistance within the sub-region and aims to deliver effect in an integrated and comprehensive manner rather than a series of standalone projects. The Programme is coordinated via the Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA), in Tashkent, and technical assistance is delivered via the UNODC Programme Offices in Astana, Almaty, Bishkek, Dushanbe and Ashgabat. The Programme for Central Asia aims to enhance both national level capabilities within, and develop increasing sub-regional cooperation between the Central Asian states. Additionally, UNODC ROCA also has offices in Georgia and Azerbaijan, currently implementing the programmes and projects.

The Programme for Central Asia contains four distinct Sub-Programmes which divide activities along four thematic lines. These sub-programmes are: Sub-Programme 1 “Countering transitional crime, illicit drug trafficking and terrorism”; Sub-Programme 2 “Criminal justice, crime prevention and integrity”; Sub-Programme 3 “Drug prevention, treatment and reintegration, and HIV prevention; and Sub-Programme 4 “Research and trend analysis”. The Programme for Central Asia seeks to both build national and inter-regional capacity and align all UNODC activities within Central Asia into a single programme. In this manner, the Programme for Central Asia aims to identify complimentary activities and enhance the synergies between the various UNODC delivery mechanisms. The Programme has national, regional and global initiatives that complement each other to address drugs, crime and terrorism challenges.

The staff member will report to the UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia and work in coordination with the all Heads of Sub-Programmes and the Heads of Programme Offices in the region. The focus of this job is to plan, organize, coordinate and provide substantive support and backstopping to the day-to-day implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the UNODC strategies, policies and Programme activities in Central Asia and the Southern Caucuses.

The Monitoring & Evaluations Programme Officer will be responsible for:

(i)    Support the monitoring and implementation of all Sub-Programmes
(ii)    Management of the Programme Cycle
(iii)    Programme revisions and development
(iv)    Quality assurance of documentation of impact and reporting requirements
(v)    Support resource mobilization
(vi)    Promote evaluation standards
(vii)    Facilitate programmatic coherence, capacity development and compliance with Results Based Management and UNODC corporate strategy and vision.
(viii)    Attribution and alignment of the programmes with the SDGs and agenda 2030.

The Monitoring & Evaluation Programme Officer leads and guides the ROCA staff members on issues related to the implementation of the diverse initiatives under the UNODC Programme for Central Asia on issues related to reporting, monitoring and evaluations, fosters collaboration within the team, with staff of UNODC Programme Offices (POs) in the region and with other UN Agencies and adopts client-oriented approach.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. Implementation of programme strategies
  2. Coordination of reporting, monitoring and evaluation related matters of the UNODC Programme
  3. Provide support to the resource mobilization strategy and track all incoming pledges
  4. Provision of top quality policy advice services to UNODC ROCA and the facilitation of knowledge building and management

1. Ensures implementation of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned.
  • Prepare relevant project documents, revisions, amendments or components thereof, relevant project progress reports and review those obtained from the project staff in addition to ensuring the overall alignment of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Draft practical guidelines and other documents necessary to guide Field Office staff on programme matters.
  • Provide technical support to ROCA Programme Managers with the preparation of project proposals, in compliance with UNODC standard project document format;

2.Esures effective management of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the programme achieving the following results:

  • Perform functions of a Quality Assurance Focal Point for all reporting requirements including all relevant annual and semi-annual reports to headquarters, as well as quarterly and donor reports
  • Play a key role in the preparation of various reports for headquarters, host government and donors and assure the high that quality of reports prepared by ROCA and the RP
  • Responsible for planning, preparation, budgeting, reporting and oversight of thematic, project/programme evaluations and other types of evaluations conducted under the two programmes.
  • Monitor all indicators regarding projects cycle and implementation of the projects’ work plans, financial status of projects.
  • Substantially contribute to the organization of the Programme Steering Committee, and meeting of the Memorandum of Understanding on Sub-Regional Drug Control Cooperation in addition to ensuring the participation of relevant parties, production of a final report as well as other issues.  
  • Provide financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions.
  • Follow up on audit recommendations in addition to providing full support during a future possible audit of ROCA.
  • Undertake risk analysis, management strategy and update risk registers.  

3. Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in cooperation with the ROCA Regional Representative, the Heads of Programme Offices, Project Coordinators and the Programme Support Unit focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNODC, countries needs and donors’ priorities.
  • Participate in results based management, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation communities of practice, remaining abreast of latest development and professional norms, standards, tools and methodologies;
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.

4. Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme region policy goals.
  • Support to development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Governments of region and other strategic partners.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.

Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the success of country programme within specific areas of cooperation. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.


Functional Competencies:       

Results-Based Programme Development and Management

Level 1.2: Contributes into results through primary research and analysis

  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work.
  • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration.
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation.
  • Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for project development.
  • Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly.

Building Strategic Partnerships

Levle 1.2:  Maintaining a network of contacts

  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues.
  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.

Innovation and Marketing New Approaches

Level 1.2: Enhancing processes or products

  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things.
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches.

Resource Mobilization

Level 1.2:  Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies

  • Analyzes information on potential and actual donors
  • Identifies opportunities for project proposals for presentation to donors

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Level 1.2: Basic research and analysis

  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Level 1.2: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline

  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments

Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNODC’s Goals
Level 1.2: Preparing information for global advocacy

  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNODC’s goals for a variety of audiences
  • Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for advocating for UNODC’s mandate

Client Orientation
Level 1.2: Establishing effective client relationships

  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
  • Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity  
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Sciences, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Social Sciences or related field.

At least two years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of programmes/projects is required. Experience in UN system procedures and practices an advantage. Proficiency in current office software applications.

Language Requirements:    
Fluency in oral and written English and Russian languages.
Knowledge of Uzbek language is an asset.


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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: tashkent
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-06

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