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Monitoring / Evaluation and Reporting Analyst

Bangui (Central African Republic)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Bangui (Central African Republic)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-19

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Background

The Central African Republic has succeeded in reaching the end of the political transition through the holding of Presidential and legislative elections in 2016 that saw the establishment of a democratically elected Government and the return to Constitutional order. The end of the transition now paves the way for socio-economic recovery as envisaged in the recently adopted national recovery and peace consolidation plan (RCPCA 2017-2021).

 

Citizens of the Central African Republic aspire to peace, reconciliation and long-term sustainable development. However, the lack of a durable action on disarmament of armed groups, the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, the fragile social fabric in which women are marginalised, the lack of economic opportunity and high unemployment coupled with the absence of the State in large parts of the country and the weak security and justice infrastructure combine to make the naturally wealthy State of the Central African Republic incapable of harnessing its natural resources for the benefit of the population and very vulnerable to renewed violence. In response to this, UNDP has developed and is implementing two projects entitled “Project for supporting sustainable income generating activities of vulnerable people” and “Project for social stabilisation and prevention of radicalisation and violent Extremism in CAR”. The projects aim at creating resilience and socio-economic stabilisation for people and communities by providing enabling environment which allows vulnerable persons especially youth at risk (including IDPs and ex-combatants) to develop their income generating activities. The project also aims at offering training skills and knowledge to develop their business so that they will be able to have access to sustainable income. These activities also prevent emergence of Violent extremism which has already imminent threat in the country.

 

In line with this, UNDP CAR is recruiting a monitoring/evaluation and reporting analyst to ensure the quality monitoring/evaluation report.

Duties and Responsibilities

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Programme Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the incumbent will:

  • Provide technical advice to project management and staff to support the process of planning and monitoring of the project and work plans to ensure the development of an effective M&E framework;
  • Support the management of evaluations of the effects and other assessments at the level of the Inclusive Growth programme;
  • Conduct reporting needs assessments, maintain a reporting calendar and ensure that programme and donor-funded project reporting processes are systemized;
  • Assist the Programme Specialist in the quality control of regular project reports to ensure consistency with results frameworks;
  • Ensure that progress reports are results-oriented and submitted on time;
  • Provide feedback to project team and ensure that results and lessons learned feed into the team’s analytical and project work (e.g. into decision-making process);
  • In liaison with project managers and CO M&E managers, verify data quality in the Atlas Project Management Module;
  • Provide technical advice to the project for profiling of beneficiaries and quantitative survey;
  • In collaboration with the M&E officer of the other units and projects, contribute to the collection and analysis of data on the effects;

And more specifically:

  • Ensure the design of a sound monitoring and evaluation framework aligned towards the measurement of programmes results chains (from activities to outcomes);
  • Design data collection protocols, and associated tools, and ensure/support their ownership by programmes staff and other M&E staff involved in other provinces;
  • Collaborate with colleagues involved in the programmes to design measurement approaches for profiling survey, training activities, awareness raising activities and institutional support;
  • Assist the programme coordinator by ensuring quality control over internal and external reporting requirements;
  • Support the design a sound methodological approach (sample and data collection protocols) for judicial monitoring activities;
  • Prepare questionnaires and quantitative survey on profiling of beneficiaries;
  • Provide regular update and input in monitoring of project activities, to assess overall project implementation with respect to project objectives, outputs and indicators;
  • Provide effective troubleshooting, suggestion for corrective measures to be undertaken, and make arrangements of technical assistance to implementing partners based on results of monitoring, where necessary;
  • Ensure that timely reporting arrangements are in place and being implemented to ensure that the reporting requirements are met in a timely manner;
  • Draft ‘human interest stories’ of persons impacted by UNDP supported programming;
  • Provide guidance to implementing partner and serves as focal point for M&R in line with UNDP monitoring and reporting policies, procedures and practices;
  • Showcase to external stakeholders on progress made and impacts delivered;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

IMPACT OF RESULTS :

  • Project and donor reports are ensured in proper and timely manner.
  • Reports include:
  • Consolidated Result Oriented Reports;
  • Consolidated Project Annual Reports;
  • Donor-specific reports that are required by donor agreements;
  • Reporting with Lessons learned from the field;
  • Ad hoc reporting requests as required.
  • Effective and strategic donor relations are maintained/improved, and UNDP partnerships are promoted through engaging, innovative, and informative reporting
  • Through reporting, donors and the Government have access to and are aware of project progress, and understand opportunities and challenges;
  • Strategic support is provided to CO evaluation and communications Team
  • Program/Project Team works are improved with technical assistance through sharing lessons learned

Competencies

V. Competencies and Selection Criteria

Description of Competency at Level Required

(For more comprehensive descriptions please see the competency inventory)

In this section list all core competencies as well as the most relevant technical/functional competencies the role will require along with the appropriate level.  A Detailed list of competencies can be accessed through the following link: https://intranet.undp.org/unit/ohr/competency-framework/SitePages/Home.aspx

Core

Innovation

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Leadership

  • Ability to persuade others to follow
  • Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

Communication

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery

  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
  • Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical/Functional

Detailed list of competencies can be accessed through https://intranet.undp.org/unit/ohr/competency-framework/SitePages/Home.aspx

 and hiring managers are encouraged to familiarize themselves for more information.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Knowledge of methodologies, assessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations
  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Report writing

  • Ability to prepare quality reports
  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Data analysis and visualization

  • Ability to evaluate, transform and model data to derive relevant findings- undertake & provide analysis of data to assess Org performance and or global trends
  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Other competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies

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

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, or related field.

Experience:

  • 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;

Language Requirements:

  • Full working knowledge of French, including excellent drafting and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in English is an advantage.

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UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

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