Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead the development and implementation of comprehensive and realistic monitoring and evaluation plans and strategies with appropriate data sources, collection methods, analysis plans, quality controls and resource requirements.
- Continually assess methodologies and instruments for collection, documentation, analysis and reporting of data for weaknesses and potential improvements.
- Advise Spotlight Programme Coordinator and Core Management Team on the development and improvement of core implementation tools, including work plans.
- Collect information on the latest developments of the use of new types of data sources and tools (e.g. big data) for sustainable development.
- Design and disseminate monitoring and evaluation resource materials, templates, and guidance documentation to participating UN agencies.
- Support inter-agency efforts on results and progress monitoring and reporting on the Spotlight Initiative and EVAWC.
- Coordinate and participate in interagency work related to the collection and use of monitoring data, as well as evaluation and reporting.
- Perform field visits to ensure the quality and accuracy of collected or reported data.
- Support the development and implementation of baseline, mid-line, end-line and periodic evaluations.
- Supervise monitoring and evaluation consultants and contractors alongside the Spotlight Programme Coordinator.
- Coordinate evaluation validation meetings.
- Document progress of Spotlight Programme against project implementation plans, results matrix, milestones and targets.
- Support UNCT’s and Spotlight Initiative’s engagement with national data and statistical systems, facilitating this engagement with national entities and data systems.
- 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 EVAWC.
- Communicate and coordinate with internal and external partners on data collection and project/research implementation.
- Facilitate the efficient flow of monitoring and evaluation data within participating UN agencies, EU, government and civil society partners.
- Facilitate the sharing of best practices with the Spotlight Steering Committee, UNCT, the Spotlight Core Management Team, and participating agencies and partners.
- Support the identification of good practices and lessons learned and share findings with the UNCT, agency colleagues, the Spotlight Secretariat, so that best practices benefit UN’s work.
- Lead in designing thematic activities and knowledge-sharing forums and encourages others to participate.
- Design and management of evaluation processes, including with multiple stakeholders;
- Survey design and implementation;
- Social science research;
- Project/programme/policy planning, monitoring and management;
- Strong awareness and sensitivity to gender issues and EVAW programming;
- Understanding of human rights-based approaches to programming;
- Understanding of Results Based Management (RBM) principles;
- Logic modeling/logical framework analysis;
- Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis;
- Rapid assessment procedures; and
- Participatory approaches.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; and
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
- Technical knowledge of policies and programmes on gender equality and EVAWG/HP;
- Experiences in working on rights based approaches including intervention models to address multiple and interesting forms of discrimination;
- Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity regarding gender issues;
- Strong understanding of various methodologies in gender responsive monitoring and evaluation, both qualitative and quantitative, such as surveys, record reviews, focus groups and cases studies;
- Ability to contribute to the development of efficient and effective monitoring and evaluation methodology for programming;
- Ability to build and sustain effective partnerships with UN Agencies and main constituents, advocate effectively, communicate sensitively across different constituencies;
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and in a team;
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Focuses on impact and result for the client;
- Demonstrates creativity and creative problem solving;
- Schedules activities to ensure optimum use of time and resources; monitors performance against development and other objectives and corrects deviations from the course;
- In providing advice to the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) and the UNCT, has the capacity to gather comprehensive information on complex problems or situations; evaluates information accurately and identifies key issues required to resolve problems;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities; and
- Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in evaluation or relevant social science or related field is required.
- A relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with two additional years of qualifying experience.
- At least 5 years (7 for a Bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, including hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
- At least 3 years of professional experience working on gender equality and human rights, especially in the area of EVAWG;
- Experience in monitoring & evaluation of programmes of one or several of the UN agencies in Uganda is preferred; and
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management and knowledge management/M&E systems.
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