Knowledge Management and Monitoring Analyst in Bangladesh
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) programme focuses on prevention and response to violence against women; strengthening the legal framework, ensuring coordination among key stakeholders working on EVAW and preventing and reducing child marriage.
As part of the EVAW programme portfolio, the Combating Gender Based Violence in Bangladesh (CGBV) project started in 2018 to boost efforts on preventing violence. The Project recognizes that prevention of violence requires sustained and comprehensive action at individual, family, organizational and societal levels. The project focuses on primary prevention, stopping violence before it occurs.
CGBV intends to enhance the capacity of civil society to design, implement and sustain primary prevention of gendered violence, while also strengthening government mechanisms and strategies identified under Bangladesh’s 7th Five Year Plan and the National Women Development Policy. The project will generate evidence to build knowledge on prevention strategies. CGVB will engage and capacitate local stakeholders and high-level leadership of key institutions such as local government, civil society organizations, women’s organizations, education institutions and workplaces.
More specifically, the project aims at the following outcomes: i) strengthening national legal and policy framework to prevent violence against women; ii) promote favorable social norms, attitudes and behaviors to prevent violence against women; iii) policy and programming is increasingly informed by an expanded knowledge base on effective approaches to prevention of violence against women.
Reporting to the EVAW Programme Specialist, the Knowledge Management and Monitoring Analyst will provide support to the EVAW Programme by providing high quality monitoring and reporting of projects as well as tracking against Strategic Plan targets and the reporting of results to internal and external audiences. In addition, the analyst will take a lead role in strengthening the EVAW programme Knowledge management function. The Analyst will work in close collaboration with the EVAW Programme partners and responsible parties to ensure the knowledge generated from UN Women’s programming, monitoring and evaluation functions is disseminated, used for institutional learning, shared with partners and implemented across the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Facilitate and substantively contribute to the incorporation of monitoring and reporting into programme formulation:
- Facilitate and substantively contribute to the development of monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes;
- Include inputs from relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations into programme formulation;
- Contribute to annual work plan monitoring, reviews and reporting;
- Provide technical support to partners in developing Performance Monitoring Frameworks (PMFs), systems and plans, and Baseline Surveys;
- Facilitate the clearance of donor agreements and Programme Cooperation Agreements within the EVAW Programme.
2. Contribute substantively to the monitoring and tracking of results against country level targets and UN Women Strategic Plan:
- Coordinate with Programme Team to ensure that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized across programmes;
- Monitor data from partners/countries on a quarterly basis and provide substantive inputs to regular management briefs to inform decision making;
- Visit partners, along with the Programme Team, to support monitoring of results and planning processes as required;
- Monitor the spending of donor funds and other programme expenditures and disbursements;
- Draft and monitor the EVAW Programme Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan.
3. Design, develop, and implement Knowledge Management strategy and tools:
- Conduct a needs assessment to identify knowledge gaps by undertaking a comprehensive mapping of existing Knowledge Management activities, guidelines and tools within the EVAW Programme;
- Conduct a desk review of existing good practices on Knowledge Management from UN Organizations and other relevant Stakeholders;
- Develop a CGBV KM strategy and its implementation plan in the context of the Strategic Plan, particularly in relation to the management results indicated above, and taking into account internal and external demand for knowledge on gender equality and women's empowerment;
- Manage the implementation of the CGBV KM Strategy, track progress made, raise issues and make recommendations to address those issues;
- Assist management with the development of specific Knowledge Management tools, implementation and dissemination;
- Advise the management on efforts in deepening coordination, collaboration, and synergy within the UN organization and with other key stakeholders regarding program interventions, Monitoring and Evaluation, innovation and lessons learned.
4. Coordinate with, and build strategic partnerships for the advancement of Knowledge Management:
- Promote synergies between KM and communications across the organization through collaboration with key external as well as internal partners;
- Build and engage with academic networks;
- Represent UN WOMEN in key policy and management fora and external groups related to KM;
- Promote and support UN system-wide KM efforts in the context of the "One UN".
5. Contribute to knowledge building and capacity building:
- Identify and disseminate good practices, lessons and knowledge, as identified through programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities;
- Contribute to the development of capacity development tools, including training materials and packages;
- Facilitate capacity building opportunities for staff and partners in the areas of Results Based Management (RBM), Monitoring and Evaluation;
- Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities.
Key Performance Indicators
- Timely and quality technical support to the programme team and partners in line with work plan;
- Quality and timely development and review of systems for tracking/monitoring;
- Timely submission of quality and accurate reports;
- Quality support to Evaluation processes, including timely coordination of mission
- Respect for Diversity;
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- Creative Problem Solving;
- Effective Communication;
- Inclusive Collaboration;
- Stakeholder Engagement;
- Leading by Example
- Good knowledge of programme formulation and implementation and Results Based Management;
- Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and reporting;
- Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports;
- Good analytical and report writing skills;
- Knowledge of UN programme management systems;
- Ability to link Knowledge Management to key processes including programming, results-based management, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
- Ability to apply knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of UN Women;
- Substantive knowledge of issues on gender equality and women’s empowerment;
- Ability to effectively represent UN WOMEN in, and contribute to inter-agency KM initiatives
- Outstanding networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Political or Social Science, Economics, International Development Studies, Gender/Women's Studies is required.
- At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in monitoring and reporting of development projects/ programmes;
- Experience working in the field of Knowledge Management; familiarity with different Knowledge Management approaches;
- Experience in EVAW and gender equality is an asset;
- Experience in the United Nations systems is an asset;
- Field experience is an asset.
- Fluency in English and Bangla is required;
- Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
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