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NUNV Monitoring & Evaluation Officer - Jaipur

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Background

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programmeis the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.

In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.

In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

Living Conditions

Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. Jaipur is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Jantar Mantar and the Amer Fort. Jaipur has a hot semi-arid climate. It receives over 625 millimetres (25 in) of rainfall during an average year but most rains occur in the monsoon months between June and September. Temperatures remain relatively high during summer from April to early July having average daily temperatures of around 30 °C (86 °F). During the monsoon there are frequent, heavy rains and thunderstorms, but flooding is not common. The winter months of November to February are mild and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 10–15 °C (50–59 °F) and with little or no humidity and cold waves lead to temperatures near freezing.

Conditions of Services

A twenty-four months contract; with subsequent contract extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of Rs. 42,473.67 (Rupees Thirty Nine Thousand Five Hundered Eighty Four only) is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

Interested candidates should submit their applications at http://www.in.undp.org/content/india/en/home/operations/careers/.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of Chief Field Office and direct supervision of Social Policy Specialist, the UN Volunteer will provide support in evidence generation; situation/equity analysis, facilitating convergent planning and monitoring. More specifically, the UNV will:

  • Support development of monitoring plans across programme outcomes and contribute in developing an overall monitoring framework and plan for the field office;
  • Contribute to equity-focussed evidence generation to identify key bottlenecks that limit and enablers that promote services for the most poor and marginalized;
  • Support programme clusters in research and reporting evidence based development results as strongly and accurately as possible;
  • Support strengthening of government capacities, including decentralized levels of local self-governance on SDGs. Contribute to state SDS monitoring and reporting;
  • Assist with innovative forms of data gathering;
  • Participate in annual joint monitoring visits to assess the implementation of activities and progress towards the results and to formulate concrete recommendations to ensure the achievement of the expected results in districts of convergence;
  • Support strengthen monitoring and tracking systems for expenditure on Children's issues;
  • Support creation of a data support system for local self-governance structures to aid planning, implementation and monitoring of decentralized plans;
  • Provide day-to-day support to Social Policy Specialist, including in the following activities:
    • Demonstrating convergent and multi-sectoral programming in convergent programming (performing low on socio-economic indicators) districts;
    • Strengthening the use of vital statistics for population enumeration and generating useful analysis to feed into planning and monitoring of key child wellbeing indicators.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Results/Expected Outputs

The key results expected from this assignment are:

  • Mapping and analysis of social protection programmes and schemes being implemented in the state of Rajasthan;
  • Demonstration of an integrated data management and information system along with a decision support system for local self-governance structures;
  • Propose differentiated approaches to overcome exclusion and reduce disparities on account of geography, age, gender, social group, etc.;
  • Preparation of SDG Baseline Report and Roadmap for Rajasthan; SDG Implementation and Monitoring Framework
  • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Competencies

Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.

Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.

Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.

Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.

Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;

Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;

Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;

Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

Required Skills and Experience

Master degree or equivalent

The incumbent must be dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UNICEF India with professionalism, dedication and client orientation. The following qualifications are required:

Master's degree in Developjment Studies, Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics, Demography, etc.

Excellent knowledge of computer standard applications (Word. Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint)

Excellent knowledge of statistical packages (STATA, SPSS)

Excellent command of written and spoken English required

Disclaimer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

United Nations Volunteers reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this opening for other openings with United Nations Volunteers with similar assignment description, experience and educational requirements.

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: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: jaipur
  • Grade: National UN Volunteer - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-08

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