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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Democratic Governance
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-16

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Monitoring &Evaluation Officer

Kathmandu (Nepal)

Background

The newly established Federal Parliament and provincial assemblies are the most important democratic institutions in Nepal. Since 2008 UNDP has supported Constituent Assembly and later the Legislature Parliament in their tasks of participatory constitution-building, law-making and oversight. It was initially undertaken through the UNDP supported project, Support to Participatory Constitution-Building in Nepal (SPCBN). In 2015 the SPCBN project was replaced by/transformed into a more comprehensive programme, Parliament Support Project (PSP). UNDP is now proceeding with a second phase of the project.

PSP II will focus on strengthening the Federal Parliament and provincial assemblies of Nepal. The main counterpart is the nine parliament secretariats and the committees established in each parliament. The project aims at strengthening the institution parliament as such in its role as legislator, oversight body and representative of the people. PSP II will focus on five specific outputs: (i) the effectiveness of parliaments to participate in PFM at the national and sub-national levels; (ii) the ability of parliaments to be fully engaged in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs through their roles in law-making and oversight; (iii) increased transparency within the work of the parliaments to address the need for information about their work and to address the potential for political anomalies; (iv) the institutionalization of practices to engage women, youth and disadvantaged groups to ensure that their voices are heard during parliamentary processes; and (v)  targeted support to MPs, representing women and disadvantaged groups to support them in assuming leadership roles within parliament and their parliamentary party groups.
 
Under the direct supervision of the National Project Manager, the incumbent will serve as the M&E Officer and will be responsible for supporting the National Project Manager on M&E matters.  
 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of National Project Manager (NPM), the incumbent will be responsible for the following responsibilities:
  • Develop a comprehensive M&E system of the project including Results framework and M&E plan;
  • Development of and oversee the review of project level Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) plan and associated work plans for each activity (as reflected in the results framework);
  • Develop TORs for M&E tasks to be carried out for consulting firms e.g. the design of surveys, evaluations (mid-term and final evaluation), etc. using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods;
  • Support technical work such as reviewing M&E methods, data-base management, designing M&E tools and advising M&E technical assistance;
  • Oversee and participate in evaluation and assessments;
  • Ensure quality control of M&E outputs, supervise design and implementation of the survey, data verification, and analytical tasks conducted under the contract;
  • Work closely with project team for the design, quality, development and completion of all assessments, analytical reports, case studies, success stories;
  • Coordinate and cooperate with project team for promoting information sharing on all aspects related to project activities among stakeholders;
  • Ensure mentoring and training of project team to foster capacity building on M&E knowledge;
  • Review monitoring and evaluation system/mechanism, process and procedures;
  • Monitor project progress through frequent field trips and offer feedback;
  • Keep regular communication with related field and centre level staff;
  • Serve as focal point for providing M&E inputs on reporting as per the Results and Resources Framework;
  • Provide technical support in designing monitoring formats for the oversights functions of thematic committees.   
  • Accomplish other tasks related to preparing, monitoring, evaluation and MIS as per the need of project;
  • Develop and maintain M&E database for the project.
Gender and Social Inclusion Sensitivity:
  • Ensure GESI has been mainstreamed in the database and in the implementation;
Impact of Functions:
Effective management of the PSP and delivery of programme objectives in compliance with UNDP rules and procedures will impact efficient delivery of programme results, outputs, fiscal and human resource management and administration.
 
Specific results include:
  • Effective functioning of project M&E system with results orientation and quality reporting in a timely manner;
  • Supported planning and budgeting of project;
  • Periodic progress report prepared;
  • Knowledge management facilitated and documented.
 

Competencies

Core
Innovation
 
Ability to make new and useful ideas work.
 
Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully
 
Leadership
Ability to persuade others to follow.
 
Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others
 
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
 
Level 4: Models independent thinking and action
 
Communication
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.
 
Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis
 
Delivery
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.
 
Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services
 
Technical/Functional
 
Monitoring and Evaluation
Knowledge of methodologies, assessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations.
 
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Development Planning and Monitoring
Ability to  develop business and  planning processes at the national and local level and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
 
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Security Risk Management 
Ability to assess threats and risks, identify and oversee implementation of mitigation measures, including ability to design and test security plans.
 
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Report Writing
Ability to prepare quality reports
 
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Knowledge Management 
Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.
 
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Graphic Design
Ability to communicate visually and create appealing UNDP graphic products.
 
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Risk Assessment
Knowledge of risk assessment methodologies and ability to determine degree of risk and apply to strategic and/or practical situation
 
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise 
 
Data Analysis and Visualization
Ability to evaluate, transform and model data to derive relevant findings- undertake & provide analysis of data to assess Org performance and or global trends.
 
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Data Measurement
Ability to set goals and indicators and to interpret and synthesize results into usable information to inform policy, strategy, and/or action
 
Results-based Management
Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Completion of Master’s Degree in Social Science, Business Management or relevant fields.
Experience:
  • 5 years working experience in M&E field;
  • Excellent in preparing reports and analytical skills;
  • Working experience in data management;
  • Familiarity with federal system;
  • Knowledge of Project cycle and Results Based Management tools;
  • Training on M&E will be an asset.  
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Nepali is essential.
Computer skill:
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel etc.);
  • Knowledge of handling web-based management systems.
 

Disclaimer

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