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Consultancy Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant, Jordan Country Office, 5 months

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-14

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The United Nations Children's Fund Jordan Country Office in Amman seeks a dedicated, experienced, highly motivated and proactive Consultant.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child,

BACKGROUND:
The Government of Jordan launched the National Social Protection Strategy 2019-2025 in May 2019. The strategy aims at supporting the countrys underprivileged population. The strategy is organized around three pillars collectively directed at a decent life for all Jordanians through provision of a comprehensive, transparent and equitable social protection system. The first pillar focuses on opportunities for families to be economically self-sufficient through the labor market. The second pillar focuses on empowerment of the population through education, health care and services that support those with special needs remain integrated into their families and communities. The third pillar focuses on targeted social assistance that allows the poor to maintain a basic level of consumption with dignity.

The implementation of the Social Protection Strategy will be supervised by a Steering Committee led by Minister of Social Development (MOSD) and consists of high-level representatives from relevant ministries and civil society organizations. The implementation will be supported with an Implementation Support Unit (ISU) that will be based at the MoSD and reports to the steering committee. The ISU will include technical teams which will oversee multiple thematic technical committees, support the resources mobilization and partnership, coordinate with the governmental entities, and undertake the monitoring and evaluation activities.

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT:

Under the overall guidance of the ISU director, the M&E specialist will be responsible for the monitoring and ensuring high quality and timely inputs, and for ensuring that the thematic areas maintains their strategic vision and that all activities result in the achievement of its intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner according to the action plan of the NSPS.

The M&E Specialist will also be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of the NSPS; assisting the ISU director in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on progress and will monitor the activities with line ministries on a regular basis, supporting the development of the MIS and will be responsible for the collection & analysis of different data in relation to the NSPS.

The M&E Specialist works in close collaboration with the focal points representing line ministries, development partners, non-government and civil society organizations.

Scope of Task

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and strengthen monitoring and evaluation procedures
  • Monitor all NSPS activities according to the action plan that was approved by the cabinet.
  • Work with line ministries to develop monitoring and impact indicators for different activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results;
  • Suggest strategies to the thematic areas teams for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of by identifying bottlenecks in completing all activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks;
  • Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all activities to the National ISU;
  • Provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports to ISU director and line ministries;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of the effects and impact of different activities;
  • Assist in coordinating across the thematic areas of the strategy to ensure effective implementation of M&E/MIS;
  • Assist the personnel of line ministries with M&E tools and in supporting them in their use.
    Perform other duties as required;

Deliverables:

  • Preparation of monthly progress reports;
  • Assist the ISU director in preparing other relevant reports;
  • Organize and conduct training on M&E/MIS for government staff as needed.
  • Assist ISU director and line ministries in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from different activities;
  • Support the development of an M&E and MIS system for all activities under the strategy and for the line ministries/stakeholders;
  • Prepare and maintain data base for all relevant information

How can you make a difference?

Key deliverables and Payment schedule

  • Monthly payment based on attendance records and submission of monthly reports with progress against set deliverables and based on agreed rates.

Deliverable

Development of detailed M&E Framework in line with Strategys approved action plan

Development of Monitoring and Impact Indicators for different activities through working with line Ministries and other stakeholders

Monthly progress Report 

Final M&E Plan (Procedures)

Development of specific tools to monitor NSPS activities and indicators

Monthly progress report

Development of Thematic Review based on Strategy pillars to identify bottlenecks and means to support effective implementation of NSPS activities.

Support and training on M&E /MIS for government staff as needed

Quarterly Progress Report

Development of Analytical Report with input, information, and statistics on findings and lesson learned from different activities

Identification of gaps, further assessments and studies to be conducted in line with progress and policy updates

Monthly progress Report

Revised M&E framework-based progress and lessons learned

Draft an initial plan to develop MIS system for all activities under the strategy

Monthly Progress Report

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

  • A Masters degree or greater in a relevant field such as applied social sciences, development studies, or monitoring and evaluation.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility working in M&E for donor-funded development programs.
  • A strong background in Performance Monitoring.
  • Technical expertise in Social Protection or any relevant field.
  • Demonstrated abilities in program/project results monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise, ample field of experience, and relevant technical background in evaluating development programs.
  • Familiarity with M&E databases to collect performance indicators.
  • Experience writing findings and recommendations in assessment or evaluation reports.
  • Strong organizational, writing, and communications skills.
  • Ability to coordinate well with personnel within and outside the government, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent English and Arabic verbal, writing, and editing skills.
  • National candidates only.

Qualified candidates are requested to submit:

  1. Cover letter/application.
  2. Financial quote (monthly rate)
  3. CV.
  4. Examples of previous, relevant work as applicable
  5. Proposed methodology/approach to managing the project.

Late submissions, incomplete packets, or submissions with an incorrect email subject heading will not be considered.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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