Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Associate, Fiji Ridge to Reef (R2R) Project
Suva (Fiji )
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the R2R Project Manager, the Monitoring & Evaluation Associate will be responsible for the monitoring and ensuring high quality and timely inputs, and for ensuring that the project maintains its strategic vision and that its activities result in the achievement of its intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner.
The M&E Associate will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of the Project; assisting the Project Manager in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress and will monitor the project activities on a regular basis, developing and maintaining the Management Information Systems (MIS) of the Project and will be responsible for the collection & analysis of different data in relation to the project activities.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Associate works in close collaboration with work closely with project team and CO programme and operations clusters, Government officials, private sector, non-government and civil society organizations.
He/She will report directly to the R2R Project Manager. The R2R Project Manager and UNDP will assess his/her performances on an annual basis.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures
- Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results;
- Provide feedback to the Project Manager on project strategies and activities;
- Suggest strategies to the Project Management Team for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks;
- Prepares lessons learnt and risk log for the project
- Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the Project Manager and UNDP;
- Conduct capacity assessment on existing monitoring and evaluation system
- Develop indicators and a monitoring strategy for the project;
- Provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports to Fiji R2R Project Management Team and UNDP;
- Participate in annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the Project Manager in preparing relevant reports;
- Support monitoring and evaluation of the effects and impact of the project;
- Assist in coordinating across the available components of the Project to ensure effective implementation of M&E/MIS;
- Assist the project personnel with M&E tools and in supporting them in their use.
Corporate: Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards. Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP. Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability. Treats all people fairly without favouritism
Professionalism: Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., budget/work programme, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various UNDP’s and government’s administrative and basic financial resources rules and regulations in work situations. Experience and knowledge of administrative and financial roles.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; correctly interprets messages and responds appropriately; Shares information and keeping people informed. Ability to communicate openly with colleagues.
eamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; solicits inputs valuing others’ ideas and expertise; willing to learn from others; supports colleagues, contributes to the learning of colleagues and provides oversight.
Planning& Organizing: Demonstrated effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in efficient and timely manner.
Building Trust: Ability to work transparently, follows through agreed-upon actions, and can provide an environment to interact actively without fear of repercussion.
Technological Awareness: Fully proficiently in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access. Keeps abreast of available technology; seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.
Accountability: Ability to take ownership for all responsibility and honors commitments; delivery of outputs responsible for with quality standards; provides support to colleagues and takes responsibility of delegated assignments
Required Skills and Experience
Degree in Management and Public Administration/Economics or related field. Candidates with Environmental Science/Management background may also be considered; A minimum of 3 year experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development projects implemented by national/international NGOs/UN bodies/ Government; Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports; Proven ICT skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database software; Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software; Strong training & facilitation skills. Demonstrated initiative in carrying out his/her duties and ability to work independently to tight deadlines Ability to operate standard office equipment; Excellent written and oral communication skills Fluency in English is required
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