Data Management & Results Monitoring/Reporting Specialist
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide substantive support for the development and implementation of the UNCT’s data and research strategy.
- Develop and expand strategic research and data partnerships.
- Coordinate monitoring and reporting of UNCT results.
- Support knowledge management and capacity development.
•In alignment with the CCA/UNDAF, coordinate design and implementation of the UNCT's data and research strategy;
•Apply expertise in empirical analysis, data mining and visualization to assist the RC/UNCT, including Results Groups, in developing reports and working papers on a range of sustainable development topics;
•Collect information on the latest developments of the use of new types of data sources and tools (e.g. big data) for sustainable development;
•Provide substantive and analytical support to RC/UNCT in preparing and positioning the UN vis-a-vis SDG acceleration in the country, including the preparation of reports, as well as analytical and position papers;
•Support UNCT research and the development of adequate tools and methodologies at the country level;
•Keep abreast of emerging development issues to galvanize UNCT's analytical capacity to respond to national priorities;
•Contribute substantively to the development and implementation of peer review and quality assurance mechanisms for UNCT's research products.
•Support UN's engagement with national data and statistical systems, facilitating this engagement with national entities and data system;
•Communicate and coordinate with existing partnerships and help form new partnerships
•with UN agencies, academia, the private sector, and governmental agencies to further the use of data science for development.
•Communicate and coordinate with internal and external partners on data collection and
•Support the convening of key thinkers on sustainable development and 2030 Agenda to input on, advise and steer the UNCT's research and data agenda.
•Strengthen the UNCT's partnerships with research institutions and sections across the UN system though concrete collaboration on areas of the 2030 agenda.
•Support inter-agency efforts on results and progress monitoring and reporting on the UN MSDF and Joint Programmes, particularly through UN-Info;
•Provide quality assurance of the UN MSDF Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework and results reporting to country, regional and global levels;
•Facilitate independent evaluations of the UN MSDF as a key element of the UN MSDF cycle, and other interagency work related to monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
•Act as country focal for country-level, regional and global M&E initiatives and networks.
•Facilitate the sharing of best practices within the UNCT and with UNCTs in the Caribbean subregion, the Latin America and the Caribbean region and globally, based on a solid understanding of the incentives that people need to utilize knowledge.
•Serve as a key advocate for knowledge sharing, inspiring others within the RCO and UNCT to contribute their expertise through internal and external platforms and tools, working closely with colleagues at the regional level to ensure usable knowledge is shared and acted upon from one UN Country Team to another.
•Support the identification of good practices and lessons learned at the different levels of the UN System (national, regional and global) and share findings with Headquarters, regional and country colleagues so that best practices benefit the UN' s work.
•Lead in the UNCT's exchange of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned with external partners.
•Lead in designing thematic activities and knowledge-sharing forums and encourages others to participate.
•Contributes to knowledge sharing (notably through training and facilitating peer exchange) amongst UN staff on issues related to UN strategic planning frameworks, methodologies and tools;
•Draws upon other UN experiences, lessons learned and knowledge networking to provide contributions to strategic planning processes.
Required Skills and Experience
Master's degree or equivalent in international relations, political science, economics or related social sciences.
5 Years of relevant experience at the national level and international affairs in international development.
Experience in the design, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
Experience in the use of computers and software packages, handling management systems.
Fluency in English.
This vacancy is open to qualified male and female nationals. We thank you for your application but only short listed candidates will be contacted.