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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: IICA-2, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-23

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Background Information - Job-specific

Background Information – The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF)

The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund is a public-private partnership committed to saving lives and improving the well being of people by improving access to sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health hygiene. The Fund will invest in country led programmes to accelerate progress and sustainable impact toward the achievement of SDG 6.2.

The Fund will maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of international development assistance and national investment. Staff at the Fund manage grants, coordinate with partners,support countries, monitor and evaluate results, report on progress, manage donor relations and raise funds.


At the core of the new architecture is a country funding model designed to be an efficient and effective mechanism that can operate at scale and deliver impact and supported by a suite of policies that define how funding is to be invested. The SHF uses innovative finance mechanisms, including co-financing by recipient countries, to secure sustainable funding and the long term sustainability of its programs.

The SHF is looking for mission-oriented, collaborative, open minded and flexible candidates who are passionate about global development.

Role of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Reporting to the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation, the purpose of this role is to support monitoring and evaluation of SHF programmes against the high-level results framework. The role specifically works to strengthen the quality, availability of and access to country and programmatic data including through the SHF M&E dashboard.

The monitoring and evaluation team supports SHF to foster a strong utilization focus and greater transparency as part of an evidence-based culture.

Functional Responsibilities

1. Monitoring and evaluation

  • Working with the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation develop the SHF’s overall M&E framework/strategy and establish a results-based M&E system, ensuring integration with the SHF business model and cycle.

  • Advance  analysis and technical support to facilitate the design of the SHF results frameworks, including baselines, indicators, targets, means of verification and reporting tools.

  • Develop new indicators and procedures that facilitate the quality monitoring and reporting of programme results.

  • Collection and consolidation of baseline data focusing on indicators to monitor change.

  • Establish and coordinate plans for collection and analysis of data.

  • Propose and establish innovative data collection systems, analysis systems to support monitoring against the high-level results framework.

  • With the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation, develop and maintain the SHF M&E dashboard to increase and strengthen the quality and availability of country and programmatic data.

  • Track results, lessons and risks, analyze these to determine impact, identify bottlenecks, delays and other M&E-related challenges.

  • Provide guidance and develop initiatives to ensure that country programmes are aligned with M&E principles and guidelines.

  • Ensure the availability of consistent and quality M&E data and lead data analysis for organizational reports, assessments and data portals.

2. Reporting

  • Provide guidance and technical assistance in the area of annual planning, performance monitoring, reviews and reporting, promoting a results mindset and M&E culture.

  • Provide specialist support to the Head of M&E and the Deputy Executive Director in the implementation, monitoring and reporting of mid-term and end-of-year reviews.

  • Draft donor and programme reports (both narrative and financial) for relevant approvals.

  • Work on  evaluation data collection and identify evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations and input them into programme reporting appropriately.

  • Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback to improve the quality and timeliness of reporting.

  • Ensure alignment of reports with corporate and donor reporting templates and regulations.

3. Knowledge management and innovation

  • Develop tools and systems to innovatively disseminate strategic and granular information and share best practices and technical expertise.

  • Interact and follow up with the Country Portfolio team to solicit case studies, lessons learned, success stories, and best practices for internal and external sharing.

  • Lead the preparation of success stories and best M&E practices for inclusion in internal and external communication products.

  • Contribute to the development and introduction of innovation to ensure SHF is continually incorporating best practice approaches.

Impact of results The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will directly contribute to the design of M&E systems and the availability and dissemination of quality M&E results and performance data. The position will support the SHF to achieve its vision of addressing the sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health gap; raise, catalyse and invest resources to accelerate delivery of sustainable sanitation and hygiene services for people with the highest burden and lowest ability to respond.

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others.  Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education

  • Master's degree preferably in public health, environmental science, development, Social Science, gender or other related social science discipline is required.
  • A bachelor's degree in the preferred discipline with a combination of two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master's degree.

Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience with master's degree or seven (7) yeas with bachelor's degree of working with monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems and processes is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems design, M&E report writing and M&E data analysis including working with advanced functions of Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with M&E tool development and M&E dashboards is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience with monitoring and reporting in the sanitation and hygiene sector desirable.
  • Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa is desirable.

Languages

  • Fluency in English including excellent writing skills is required.
  • Intermediate French is required.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: International Individual Contractor Agreement Level 2 
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA "Open ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance."


For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 


This position is based in Switzerland and the contract fee is not exempt from Swiss laws, including but not limited to laws regarding taxation, social security, accident and health insurance.


Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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