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Monitoring and Reporting Officer

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: IICA-2, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2019-08-26

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Background Information - Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.

Reporting to the Head, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Unit, the Monitoring and Reporting Support Officer provides technical analysis to the overall work of the unit through testing and revision of the WSSCC monitoring and reporting system, including indicators and data to measure results and relevance.  The Monitoring and Reporting Support Officer assesses the performance of programme initiatives and promotes monitoring and reporting skills and process enhancement to programme teams, and provides direct backstopping to other PMER Unit team members as needed to meet surge requirements or facilitate resolution of complex situations.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Support the head of PMER Unit and other colleagues in the Unit in the implementation and all monitoring and reporting of WSSCC work plan mid-term and end-of-year reviews
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance in the area of annual planning, performance monitoring, reviews and reporting to programme teams, promoting a results mindset and M&E culture
  • Provide guidance and develop initiatives to ensure that programmes are aligned with WSSCC M&E principles
  • Produce analysis and technical support to design of results frameworks, proposing new and SMART indicators and procedures that facilitate the quality monitoring and reporting of programme results
  • Analysis of the specific data requirements of individual programmes and indicators and quality and reliability of available data sources
  • Support organizational efforts to strengthen the national monitoring approaches, striving to coordinate locally owned monitoring
  • Support the PMER Unit in proving guidance to national counterparts on monitoring and reporting of national and sector policies and strategies
  • Maintains consistent and quality data and analysis for the PMER Unit in organizaional reports,  assessments and data portals;
  • Develops tools and systems to innovatively disseminate strategic and granular information and share best practices and technical expertise;

Education

  • Master degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics or related discipline is required.
  • A bachelor's degree with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted  in lieu of the master's degree.

Experience

  • Minimum five years of relevant professional experience working with monitoring and reporting systems and processes or related fields
  • Specific experience with monitoring and reporting in the sanitation and hygiene sector desirable
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential.

Languages

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.
  • Fluency in French would be an asset.

Functional competencies

  • Excellent analytical abilities and approach to information management
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and be precise and quality oriented
  • Demonstrate ability to manage complexities and change
  • Understanding of programme development and results-based management including M&E
  • Ability to work collaboratively and operate effectively across thematic areas

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

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  1. Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)
  2. Contract level : IICA-2 (equivalent ICS10)
  3. Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

This position is based in Switzerland and the contract fee is not exempt from Swiss laws, including but not limited to laws regarding taxation, social security, accident and health insurance.

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


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