Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer- Inclusive Governance in Natural Resources (IGNR project)
Honiara (Solomon Islands)
The Inclusive Governance of Natural Resources Project (IGNR) aims to support greater inclusiveness in natural resource governance especially for women and youth to reduce conflict in the Solomon Islands. Such natural resources include land management and ownership, forestry and logging rights, mining and fishing.
The implementing partners of the project are UNDP and UN Women Solomon Islands office, in cooperation with the Ministry of Traditional Goervance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs, (MTGPEA), Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA), the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey (MLHS) and civil society groups.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager the incumbent is to work with UNDP and UN Women Project team as well as external implementation partners. The incumbent assists the Project Manager and team to provide the Monitoring, Evaluation and research support to the IGNR project.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer will strengthen the project results reporting and the communications of results and the human stories that reflect the impact of the project support to the UN Peace Building Fund. In this context, UN PBF-IGNR seeks to engage a qualified Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer who will be responsible for the drafting of the project periodical reports, success stories and the continuous assessment of the impact of the project and achievement of results in its support through the implementation of the project Monitoring and Evaluation plan in compliance with UNDP policies and the M&E project tool.
The specific duties and responsibilities during the assignment will include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Develop and implement the project results framework for peacebuilding fund project - IGNR
- Provide technical assistance to the IGNR project to develop project internal and external reports, evaluations, proposals for peacebuilding fund project -IGNR.
- Take the lead in the development, management, scheduling and implementation of the UN PBF Monitoring & Evaluation plan. This will involve the development of specific M&E tools for each of the main activity areas supported by the project as needed to supplement those in the M&E Plan.
- Ensure the collection of baseline information needed by the M&E Plan and for any new grants/activity areas supported;
- Ensure the timely collection and aggregation of performance data and maintain the UN PBF (IGNR) M&E database of indicators and results, ensuring it is up-to-date and able to provide performance data for project reporting and monitoring as required.
- Provide the updated performance reporting tables on a quarterly basis (and as needed) against results framework and annual workplan for inclusion in the bi-annual and annual project reports.
- Collate data on project’s indicators through data verification exercise to analyze data and suggest recommendations.
- Provide support to communications specialist to document the lessons learned and success stories of outstanding project experiences and contribute to the development of documents/informational sheets.
- Conduct field M&E missions and highlight key lessons learnt and corrective measures.
- Track the progress of project through periodic review exercises by using customized tracking M&E and management tools with Project Technical Working group and Project Board Members/Country Management Team (CMT) & update on ATLAS.
- Conduct qualitative assessment (contribution and attribution analysis) to measure the results of the programme, especially at outcome level results.
- Provide technical support through development of project management tools and ongoing capacity building on M&E and project management to project team and relevant staff of ministries and other partners on M&E and evidence-based reporting.
- Develop ToR for the end line, external evaluation and provide technical inputs for the overall design and implementation of different assessments.
- Support communications of results and lessons learned through the IGNR project.
- Ensure documentation of project activities and achievements and publication of communications materials.
- Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Knowledge Management and Learning
- Shares knowledge and experience.
- Encourages office staff to share knowledge and contribute to UNDP Practice Areas.
- Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Ability to perform a variety of tasks related to programming and operation, monitoring and research and analysis, including design, planning and reporting.
- Excellent knowledge of the project management and operational issues.
- Analytical judgment, results-orientation and efficiency in a multi-tasking environment.
- Ability to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work.
- Sound knowledge of UN Evaluation Group’s policy on monitoring and evaluation and other UN guidelines
Leadership and Self-Management
- Capacity to perform effectively under pressure.
- Good inter-personal and teamwork skills, networking aptitude, ability to work in multicultural environment and awareness of gender issues in the workplace.
- Focuses on result for the client.
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
- Demonstrates openness to change.
- Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view.
Required Skills and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, or related field.
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in development and/or peace building monitoring, reporting and evaluations;
- Knowledge of and experience in data collection, analysis and reporting, particularly qualitative assessments, as well as developing and executing Results Frameworks M&E plans;
- Experience with peacebuilding programming and/or Monitoring and reporting in the context of peacebuilding is an advantage;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills to provide briefing to senior executives and to write well-conceived, clear and strategic reports;
- Strong analytical, evaluation and conceptual thinking skills;
- Experience of work with international organizations, high level government officials;
- Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet, email, etc.);
- A demonstrated understanding of the critical aspects of human rights, gender, and, specifically, gender power relations within the Pacific and Solomon Islands cultural context;
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and liaison skills;
- Experience with training, facilitation and capacity building;
- Previous experience with UN preferred and good knowledge of UNDP rules and procedures is desirable;
- Full working knowledge of English, including excellent drafting and presentation skills
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