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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Port Moresby (PNG)

UN VOOLLUNTEEER DESSCRIPTIONN OF ASSSGNNMEENTT PNGR0000059-Mooniorngand Evauaton Specalstts The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is 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.

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Couunty ofAsssgnmmentt Papua New Guinea

Hoost nsttute United Nations Population Fund

VolunteerrCategoryy International Specialist

NummberrofVoounneeer 1

Duration 12 months

Expected Starting Date Immediate

Duty Statono Port Moresby [PNG]

Assignmeent Pace Family Duty Station

Assignmeent Pace Reemark

Livng Conndtions

Papua New Guinea (PNG) occupies the eastern part of the Island of New Guinea – the world's second

largest island – and its offshore islands in Melanesia . It is unique in many respects: linguistically, it is the world's most diverse country, with more than 700 native tongues; it is also highly prone to volcanic activity, earthquakes and tidal waves.

PNG provides an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as a relatively high level of stamina and commitment to make life comfortable and affordable.

Port Moresby is the capital of PNG and is the largest city in the Pacific Islands outside of Australia and New Zealand. It is located on the south-eastern coast of the Papuan peninsula on the shores of the Gulf 10 Aug 2018 Page 1 of 11 of Papua. The city’s official population according to the PNG National Statistical Office is 364,125, but it is believed to be double that figure.

The expansion of the PNG economy – thanks to a thriving extractive industry – became the trigger for

the growth of Port Moresby. Successive national governments and municipal authorities rolled out

modern facilities, complimenting increased investment in property development by the private sector.

Today Port Moresby’s skyline has evolved from low-set buildings to multi-storeyed apartment blocks.

Seecuriy Addvisory:: UN travellers to/in Papua New Guinea and Bougainville are advised to exercise a

high degree of caution. Crime rates are high, particularly in the capital and in the large cities. Violent

carjacking, street robberies, house breaking, violence against women and sexual assaults frequently

occur. All travel at night must be made by vehicle. Tribal conflicts, riots and looting are frequent in the

highlands provinces. Agencies undertaking visits to the highlands must take special security

arrangements including protection team in certain areas. Security arrangements have to be detailed

when submitting the clearance.

Heealth and meeddicalserrvcess. Malaria is endemic in all areas. Dengue fever is also common in coastal

towns, including Port Moresby. Tuberculosis is common. HIV/AIDS and other STDs are also present.

PNG only offers basic medical facilities and you should ensure you discuss all possible vaccinations and

other preventative measures recommended for Papua New Guinea with your primary care physician

prior to leaving your home country.

Soociallssuess: Despite Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) economic boom led by extractive industries, almost

40 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty. Gender inequality, violence, corruption at all

levels, excessive use of force by Police and domestic violence continue to affect PNG citizens. Rates of

family and sexual violence are among the highest in the world. Road and traffic conditions are poor; as

such accidents are likely, with only limited emergency response services available.

Acccommmoodaation: The accommodation rates in PNG is incomparable with most other cities in the world

as it is very costly.

Grrocerres: There are a number of supermarkets and grocery shops stocking a diverse range of

products but mainly influenced by the city’s trade with East Asian countries, America, India, Australia and

New Zealand. They also have provision for people with special dietary requirements.

Visass:: All foreign visitors to PNG require a visa to enter. They will not be issued at the airport. Transit

visas always are required for transit through Australia, even if remaining in the international transit area

for a few hours.

Cuurrency: PNG’s currency is the Kina.

Electricty: The electricity current in PNG is 240V AC 50Hz using Australian-style plugs.

10 Aug 2018 Page 2 of 11[1] A region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean, north of Australia

As sssiignnm me enntt DDe ettaaiils

AssignmeentTitele Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

OrganizatonalCoontext& Proect Descrption

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a multilateral agency

mandated to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe and every young

person’s potential is fulfilled. Working with a range of Implementing Partners, UNFPA assists the

Government of PNG in delivering sexual and reproductive healthcare. UNFPA also focuses on improving

the lives of youths and women by advocating for human rights and gender equality and by promoting the

understanding of population dynamics, which affects every aspect of human, social and economic


Under the framework of ‘UN: Delivering as One’, UNFPA has embarked on its new country programme

(CP) 2018-2022. Within this CP period, UNFPA has committed to contributing to reducing maternal death,

reducing overall and adolescent fertility rate, reducing GBV, and evidence-based advocacy and planning

through generating and analysing data in both development and humanitarian settings.

UNFPA Country office has started the implementation of the key initiatives under the current country

programme. Given the context that the country has a challenge of inadequate local capacities and not-so

robust standard business practices, it is imperative to closely monitor the implementation of its support

programmes. Alongside, there is an immense need to develop capacities of implementing partners in

results-based programming and monitoring to ensure quality of work plan formulation and their effective

implementation. Also, for the same reason, the Country Office needs to beef-up its own internal capacity

to closely support the programme officers to formulate results-based annual work plans with clearly

defined targets and indicators in commensurate with the theory of change stipulated in the country

programme document.

Further, as a trusted partner for the Government of PNG and donor communities, UNFPA needs to

demonstrate its capacity of quality programming and implementation in areas of its comparative strengths

- data, SRHR, GBV in particular - also in order to satisfy its funders and attract additional resources to

deliver on the Country Programme goals and objectives. Main role of the M&E Specialist will be to

technically lead in providing monitoring and evaluation support to the country office. The incumbent will

primarily be engaging with programme officers and implementing partners. In addition to guidance from

senior management of the country office, s/he will also be technically supported by Regional M&E Adviser

based at UNFPA Asia Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok.

UNFPA PNG currently has 14 staff. The office includes an office of the Representative, programme team,

and operations management team. The M&E Specialist will be placed under the programme team and will

10 Aug 2018 Page 3 of 11report directly to the International Programme Coordinator.

Sussainable Deevelopmmennt 3. Good Health and Well-being

Gooalss UNVV FocussArrea Taask descriptonn

Securing access to basic social services

Under the direct supervision of

International Programme Coordinator (IPC/Head of programmes) and in close coordination with

programme team, the International UN Volunteer, as M&E Specialist, will contribute to developing the

results-based management framework and strategies and operationalizing the monitoring and evaluation

plan for Country Programme. S/he will work within an integrated, coordinated, and systems strengthening

context to perform the following Monitoring and Evaluation tasks.

Programme Planning and Implementation Including Project Results Framework Development;

Capacity Development and Technical Assistance;

Evidence and Knowledge Development and Dissemination;

Quality Assurance.


Programmmee planning and impplemeentatonn ncluding Project Results Fammewwork Deevelopmmennt

Leadd heeM&&EE work

Promote results-based approach to monitoring and evaluation, emphasizing results and impacts;

Work with other program officers to develop proposals for resource mobilization including the

development of appropriate frameworks to aid results-based management of projects;

Lead the development of monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans, etc.

for the country programme, DaO monitoring plan and annual work plans;

Analyse and report on programme progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring

and evaluation tools;

Coordinate the preparation of all programme reports; guide staff and implementing partners in the

preparation of progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure timely

submission of scheduled reports;

Supports availability (including collecting and maintaining) of high quality data for country office annual

reports, mid-term reviews and final reviews;

Lead in the preparation of the periodic reports of the Country Office;

Ensure that all key performance indicators for the Country Programme and related projects are

collected and reported in a timely manner and discussed in the appropriate forum in terms of

implication for future actions;

Prepare draft TORs for Baseline, Mid-term and Final evaluation of projects and Country Programme in

accordance with UNFPA guidelines;

In collaboration with UNFPA programme staff, ensure the collection, analysis and dissemination of

results of evaluations at the end of country programmes and ensure lesson learned are incorporated

10 Aug 2018 Page 4 of 11 in the next country programme;

Monitor the progress of donor funded programme and projects and for quality and timely reporting;

Conduct annual appraisal of programme/project results as per established monitoring framework and

help develop reports on consolidated results;

Support organizing programme meetings regularly and assists in providing updates on programmatic

and financial progress and analyses;

In collaboration with executing agencies, backstop the implementation of the overall monitoring and

evaluation mechanism of the country programme;

Participate and contribute to in UN wide activities including UN DaO M&E Working Group;

Provides input into the relevance and ease of use of the various data-bases, intra- and internet pages

of UNFPA PNG, and UN DaO; and

Participate in monitoring progress of the implementation of the United Nations Development

Framework (UNDAF) and Delivering as One (DaO) approach.

Caapacity Developpmeent and TecchnicalAsssisannce

Organize and provide training on M&E for the programme team and implementing partners with a

view of developing national and provincial M&E capacity;

Facilitate and act as resource person and join in, if required, any external supervision and evaluation

mission, including multi-agencies joint visits;

Coach other personnel, direct expert consultants, and facilitate working groups and task teams in

order to provide support to Project managers, technical staff and implementing agencies on

monitoring and evaluation; and

Contribute to monitoring and analysis of reports on humanitarian, economic, political and social

factors in development and management of population and development programmes.

Evidennce and Knnowleddge Deevelopmmeent and Dissemmination

Identify innovative M&E methodologies and promote their incorporation into the Country Office

programming and operations;

Substantively contribute to the identification, documentation and dissemination of best

practices/lessons learned and ensure their availability in the organizational system for experience

sharing; and

Contribute to the analysis, synthesis and dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge and new

approaches to monitoring and evaluation practice, in particular best practices, and make

recommendations for their adaptation in the country.

Quualty Assuurance

Review methodologies, scope of work, technical proposals and consultant qualifications for all

baseline and evaluation works to be contracted under the Country Programme;

Review, technically assess and provide feedback on all intermediate products and draft evaluation

reports to ensure quality;

10 Aug 2018 Page 5 of 11 Design Quality Assurance Plan for implementation of activities in the field office; Foster and ensure results-based quality delivery and compliance with UNFPA policies, procedures

and guidelines (quality assurance responsibilities);

Contributes to compliance and quality assurance by reviewing documents, reports and relevant


Play a key role in the preparation for all internal and external audits the CO and its implementing

partners are subjected to;

Assists in the monitoring progress of Audit Recommendation Implementation Plan;

Serve as the technical reference in the field of M&E and provide state-of-art quality assistance to the

CO and implementing partners;

Follow up and monitor the implementation of key recommendations; and

Supports advocacy efforts of the office, and any other relevant task assigned by the Representative

and IPC.

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 International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on

traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Provide annual and end of assignment

reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting Application-

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.

Reesults/Exppectedd Ouutpuuts

Contributed to the finalised M&E strategy for UNFPA country programme with tools/ checklists, M&E

calendar, and system of follow-up on implementation of monitoring-recommendations;

Project/Programme performance is systematically monitored and data for key indicators are collected,

analysed and made available to IPC and programme team;

Refined milestones, targets, indicators in Strategic Information System (SIS), and submitted accurate

reports in time;

Supported for the development of internal as well as IPs’ capacities on results-based monitoring;

Have submitted high quality reports to donors on funded projects/ programmes;

Timely monitoring and measurement of changes in conditions due to UNFPA supported programmes

in PNG are conducted with the participation of relevant stakeholders and made available to report on

progress, assess results and facilitate future planning;

Project/Programme baseline data collected and available in project document and reflected in SIS;

Implementation of project/programme lessons learned and monitoring / evaluation recommendations;

Monitoring and Evaluation work plans developed in line with organizational/programme/project


• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working

10 Aug 2018 Page 6 of 11with (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

Qu ua allificaat tionns s//Re eqqu uiirem me ennt ts

Requured Degree Levell Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education- AdditonalCoommeents

University degree in social science, economics, statistics, public administration or related field, or

combination of first level degree with relevant experience.

Requured experennce 60 months

Experrence Remaakk

At least 5 years of post-university relevant work experience in the area of results-based management

(RBM), monitoring and evaluation, statistics and/or research methodologies.


English (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent

Area ofExpeetiee

Monitoring and evaluation Mandatory

Knowledge management, archiving and documentation Mandatory

Statistics Mandatory

Area ofExpeetie Reqquremeent

Relevant computer skills; specifically, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and social media.

Familiarity with statistical software (i.e. SPSS, Stata) would be an asset;

Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;

Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;

Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;

Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;

Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;

Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work,

internship) would be highly regarded.

NeeedDrrvnggLicence No

Commpetencies &Vaaues


10 Aug 2018 Page 7 of 11 Communication


Empowering Others

Knowledge Sharing

Planning and Organizing


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ConditonofServcec Click here to view Conditions of Service

ConditonsofServce ornteratonalSpeciast::s

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of

funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal

of the assignment.

A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the Monthly Living

Allowance (MLA) and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).

The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities,

transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-

Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,602. The VLA base rate is a global rate across

the world, while the PAM is duty station/country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to

the cost of living. This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing

power at all duty stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the

International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is published at the beginning of every month on the

ICSC website

For UN Volunteer entitlements, kindly

10 Aug 2018 Page 8 of 11In non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC,

international UN Volunteers receive a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are provided a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the assignment (if the

volunteer did not reside in the duty station for at least 6 months prior to taking up the assignment) and in

the event of a permanent reassignment to another duty station.

UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel, annual leave, full

integration in the UN security framework (including residential security reimbursements).

UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for

periodic home visit and for the final repatriation travel (if applicable). Resettlement allowance is paid for

satisfactory service at the end of the assignment.

UNV will provide, together with the offer of assignment, a copy of the Conditions of Service, including

Code of conduct, to the successful candidate.

Suppervision,, nducctonn and duuty offcare offUNN Voolunteerrs

UN Volunteers should be provided equal duty of care as extended to all host entity personnel. Host entity

support to the UN Volunteer includes, but is not limited to:

Introductory briefings about the organisation and office-related context including security, emergency

10 Aug 2018 Page 9 of 11 procedures, good cultural practice and orientation to the local environment; Support with arrival administration including setting-up of bank accounts, residence permit

applications and completion of other official processes as required by the host government or host


Structured guidance, mentoring and coaching by a supervisor including a clear workplan and

performance appraisal;

Access to office space, equipment, IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete

the objectives of the assignment including a host entity email address;

Access to shared host entity corporate knowledge, training and learning; ?

Inclusion of the volunteer in emergency procedures such as evacuations;

Leave management;

DSA for official travel, when applicable?;

All changes in the Description of Assignment occurring between recruitment and arrival or during the

assignment need to be formalized with the United Nations Volunteer Programme.

Apppllcatonn Codde PNGR000059-3095

Apppllcatonn proceddure

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your

account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special

call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call

to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 19 August 2018

10 Aug 2018 Page 10 of 11Disccaimeerr

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.

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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: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Port Moresby (PNG)
  • Grade: International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-19

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