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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Harare
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-22

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Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

Harare (Zimbabwe)


UN Women Zimbabwe has completed three years of implementing its 5-year strategic plan (2016-2020) which has the three focus areas of Women’s political participation, Women’s economic empowerment and Ending violence against women.  The portfolio comprises several joint programmes in which UN Women cooperates with other UN agencies, government, civil society, the academia and private sector. The M&E Assistant will be expected to provide support across all programme areas under the overall guidance of a M&E Analyst. UN Women’s programmatic work seeks to provide evidence on what works to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment in keeping with existing international normative guidelines and standards. This makes monitoring and evaluation a critical function of UN Women’s operations. Furthermore, UN Women coordinates the UN’s work on gender equality and supporting the country to achieve gender equality and equity targets within the Sustainable Development Goals. The M&E Assistant will also work within the inter-agency M&E group to ensure that gender results across Zimbabwe United Nations Development Framework are tracked and adequately reflected in UN wide reports. 

The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will be located at UN Women Zimbabwe under the supervision of the UN Women Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative and direct supervision of the M&E Analyst the Consultant will undertake the following tasks: 

  • Support implementation of the CO Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Plan
  • Support the training of staff and Partners on RBM and Results Reporting
  • Generate timely quarterly and annual work plan reports for review by respective officers and approval by management
  • Support donor reporting
  • Participate in assigned ZUNDAF groups which include the SDG and Data for Development and M&E group meetings;
  • Support the ZUNDAF Gender Results Group planning and compilation of the GRG reports;
  • Support implementation of Spotlight Programme activities related to data and evidence generation and management
  • Support coordination of any researches and evaluations to be conducted by UN Women and its partners;
  • Any other tasks related to M & E work assigned by UN Women.

Results/Expected Output:

  • UN Women Programme activities and outputs are regularly monitored, and results documented.
  • Quarterly, annual and other donor reports completed on time.
  • UN Women actively participates in SDG, Data for Development and M&E group meetings.
  • ZUNDAF Gender Results Group plans and reports are timely submitted.
  • UN Women timely delivers activities and outputs for Spotlight Programme Outcome 5
  • Researches and Evaluations by UN Women and its partners are well coordinated
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

Required Skills and Experience


  • A University degree in development studies, gender studies or related social science field;
  • Certificate or diploma in monitoring and evaluation from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum of one year working in the field of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience in working with different stakeholders or teams in coordinating reporting writing;
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • 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;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others);
  • Willingness to travel nationally.

Duration of work and Duty Station

  • The duration of the contract is 4 months
  • The contract will run from 1 April 2019 to 31 July 2019
  • The duty station is Harare, Zimbabwe
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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