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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, “Promoting Gender Equality in Public Decision-making and Women’s Empowerment in Mongolia” project

Ulan Bator (Mongolia)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Ulan Bator (Mongolia)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Democratic Governance
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-15

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Background

Background

The project aims to contribute to increased gender equality in decision-making in Mongolia. The project objectives include:

  • To strengthen legal environment for women’s representation at decision-making level
  • To raise public awareness on gender equality in decision-making
  • To strengthen support mechanisms for women in decision-making

The project aimst to achieve these objective by implementing a range of activities under 6 outputs, which include strengthening legal environment, strengthening support networks for women aspirant candidates, expanding the profile and number of women eligible for public decision-making, and improving gender awareness among voters, political parties, and the media.

The project will be implemented in close coordination with the Secretariat of the National Committee on Gender Equality, General Electoral Commission, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, National Human Rights Commission, as well as women’s caucus, political parties, CSOs, academia, and other projects working in similar fields. The project is funded by KOICA.    

Organizational setting

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer) is responsible for monitoring the progress against the project monitoring plan, collect baseline and progress data, and reporting. The M&E Officer promotes a collaborative and client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations. The M&E Officer is responsible for setting up/updating and managing the M&E framework of the Project, and shall use the UNDP Monitoring Policy and UNDP Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for Results in performing his/her functions.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  • Develop and implement a system for results-based monitoring and evaluation for tracking project performance and results;
  • Collect and analyze the project baseline and progress data to provide evidence-based feedback to project planning;
  • Reporting and knowledge sharing.

General responsibilities and duties:

Develop and implement a system for results-based monitoring and evaluation for tracking project performance and results;

  • Review performance targets and indicators referred to in the relevant policies, programmes, and strategic documents adopted by the Government, and incorporate in the project M&E system, where necessary; 
  • Reflect the relevant performance indicators referred to in the Project Document and its Results Framework in the project M&E system; 
  • Identify/update data sets to be collected in line with the project outcome and output indicators;
  • Identify/update data collection sources (primary/secondary) and methods (e.g, user surveys, observations etc) and their frequency;
  • Lead the implementation of the project M&E plan; 
  • Coordinate and work closely with the M&E teams of government counterpart agencies, and the donor agency focal points;

Collect and analyze the project baseline and progress data to provide evidence-based feedback to project planning;

  • Produce regular monitoring reports to feed into semi-annual updates, annual and final reporting;
  • Mainstream gender and ‘leaving no one behind principle’ in the project monitoring data collection, analysis, and reporting;
  • Present the findings of monitoring reports in innovative and user-friendly ways, including audio-visual, graphic, or print formats;  
  • Document key outcome changes and stories and disseminate to stakeholders and the public;
  • Coordinate and create synergies of project components, other relevant projects and initiatives;

Reporting and knowledge sharing.

  • Conduct trainings and workshops on results-based management and theory of change to contribute to experience sharing among M&E focal points of stakeholders;
  • Assist in undertaking of independent project evaluations, including outcome evaluations; 
  • Assist and provide inputs to UNDP and the KOICA programme level monitoring and evaluation;

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Zero tolerance for any harassment i.e. any type of offensive behavior, words and actions, including sexual and psychological harassment, bullying, etc. 

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
  • 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 lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery
  • Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/attitudinal change
  • Strong IT skills, knowledge of ATLAS system desirable
  • Excellent knowledge of financial rules and regulations, accounting
  • Excellent knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit

Management and Leadership

  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master's or Bachelor’s degree or in Law, Political Science, Development Studies, Public Policy, Gender studies, Statistics, or other closely related fields;

Experience:

  • A minimum 3 years (with Master’s degree) or a minimum 5 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of experience of policy making, policy analysis and research, statistics, project/programme evaluation, preferably related to electoral reform, political party development, voter education, gender equality in decision making or other closely related fields;   
  • At least 3 years of experience in results-based management, data analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and evidence-based report writing;
  • Experience in the development and implementation of quantitative and qualitative methodologies would be considered an asset;
  • Good analytical skills and report writing skills;

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of English and Mongolian, both spoken and written.

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