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Development Coordination Officer, Data Management and Results Monitoring/Reporting (Temporary Job Opening) [Temporary]

Pohnpei

  • Organization: UN
  • Location: Pohnpei
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Statistics
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-10

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations MCO /RCO based in Federated States Micronesia or any of the countries under the purview of the UN MCO Micronesia, will report to the Head of the RCO/Team Leader/ Strategic Planner. The position also maintains a close working relationship with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC), which sets the communications and advocacy priorities of the United Nations around the world and includes a second reporting line to DGC.

The UN Secretary-General launched on 1 January 2019 a global reform which repositioned the UN Development System to delivery more effectively and efficiently with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of this reform, UN Resident Coordinator Offices (UN RCO), under the leadership of an independent UN Resident Coordinator (RC) – the Representative of the UN Secretary-General and the highest-ranking official of the UN Development System at the country level – support countries in the achievement of their development priorities and the attainment of the SDGs. The RC promotes the normative values of the UN: gender equality and human rights, environmental sustainability and leaving no-one behind. In case of a humanitarian emergency, the Resident Coordinator takes on the additional reasonability of being appointed the Humanitarian Coordinator. In addition, the RC supports and promotes the UN's responsibilities to prevent and respond to violations of human rights and humanitarian law, including the responsibilities of UN entities and staff in this regard.

The UN Resident Coordinator's Office supports the Resident Coordinator to full his function as leader of the UN Country Team (UNCT) to strengthen coordination of UN operational activities and UN assistance with national priorities. Its mission is to maximize the impact of the work of the United Nations to ensure that the UN system provides collective, coherent and integrated support to national development priorities, plans and strategies, within the framework of the 2030 Agenda and its associated Sustainable Development Goals as well as other international commitments. The RCO ensures that all UN entities engaged in a country, regardless of their physical presence, are included in UN strategic plans and analyses.

The newly established UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO)/Multi-Country Office (MCO) is based in Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and comprises a team of national and international staff focusing on strategic planning, joint analyses, supports joint UN operations, communications as well as partnerships and development finance. The MCO Micronesia oversees five Pacific Small Island Developing States (Pacific SIDS or PSIDS), namely FSM, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru and Palau. The MCO Micronesia supports the realization of regional and country priorities as defined in the UN Pacific Strategy (2018-2023) (UNPS) which outlines the UN’s Programme in the region. The MCO Micronesia is represented in all these countries in the form of an United Nations Country Coordination Specialist.

Responsibilities

The Development Coordination Officer, Data Management and Results Monitoring/Reporting will report to the Head of RCO, Team Leader/Strategic Planner. Within delegated authority, Development Coordination Officer, Data Management and Results Monitoring/Reporting will be responsible for the following duties:


Summary of Functions:
1. Provides substantive support for the development and implementation of UN Country Team (UNCT) data (with a focus on SDG data) and research strategies, especially as they relate to collective analysis and programming
2. Develops and expands strategic research and data partnerships
3. Coordinates monitoring and reporting of UNCT results under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework
4. Supports knowledge management and capacity development relating to (SDG) data

Description of Functions:

1. Provides substantive support for the development and implementation of the UNCT data and research strategies, especially as they relate to collective analysis and programming

• Plans and facilitates the design, research, strategy and implementation of the UNCT’s data and research strategy, especially in support of the Common Country Analysis (CCA) and UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework;
• Plans and facilitates the design of an implementation plan for the SG Strategy on Data, or facilitates the development of UNCT data strategy where appropriate
• Undertakes empirical analysis, data mining and visualization to assist the Resident Coordinator (RC) and UNCT, including results groups, in developing reports and working papers on a range of sustainable development topics;
• Collects information on and becomes familiar with the use of of new types of data sources and tools (e.g. big data) for sustainable development;
• Provides substantive and analytical support to RC/UNCT in preparing and positioning the UN to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country, including the drafting of reports, as well as analytical and position papers;
• Undertakes research and development of data and research UNCT tools and methodologies at the country level, working collaboratively with UN and development partners;
• Locates and defines new data analysis process improvement opportunities
• Contributes substantively to the development and implementation of peer review and quality assurance mechanisms for UNCT research products;
• Acts as the administrator for UNINFO, supports and coordinates the inputs from the UN Country Team into UNINFO and facilitates the development of the One UN Country Results Report.


2. Develops and expands strategic research and data partnerships, including with UN entities at regional and HQ level, government counterparts, research institutes, leading global thinkers on development, and civil society, among others.

• Supports the work of the UNCT with national data and statistical systems, facilitating engagement with national entities and data systems;
• Communicates and coordinates with existing partners and helps form new partnerships with UN agencies, academia, the private sector, and governmental agencies to further the use of data science for development;
• Collects information on the latest developments of the use of new types of data sources and tools (e.g. big data) for sustainable development, including sourcing of private sector partnerships
• Communicates and coordinates with internal and external partners on data collection and project/research implementation;
• Supports the convening of key thinkers on sustainable development and 2030 Agenda to provide inputs for, advise and steer the UNCT’s research and data agenda;
• Assists in strengthening the UNCT’s partnerships with research institutions and similar entities across the UN system through concrete collaboration on areas of the 2030 agenda.

3. Coordinates monitoring and reporting of UNCT results under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework

• Supports inter-agency efforts on results and progress monitoring and reporting on the Cooperation Framework and Joint Programmes, particularly through the UNINFO platform;
• Provides quality assurance review of the Cooperation Framework monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework and results reporting to country, regional and global levels;
• Support independent evaluations of Cooperation Frameworks as a key element of the programme cycle and other interagency work related to monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
• Serves as RCO focal point for country-level, regional and global M&E initiatives and networks.

4. Supports knowledge management and capacity development related to data and monitoring

• Facilitates the sharing of data good practices within the UNCT and with UNCTs in the (sub)region and globally, based on a solid understanding of the incentives that people need to utilize knowledge;
• Advocates for knowledge sharing around the SDG data and reporting strategies, inspiring others within the RCO and UNCT to contribute their expertise through internal and external platforms and tools and working closely with colleagues at the regional level to ensure usable knowledge is shared between and applied by UNCTs.
• Identifies good practices and lessons learned at the different levels of the UN System (national, regional and global) and share findings with HQ, Regional and country colleagues so that best practices benefit UN’s work including through the UNSDG good practices database;;
• Plans and facilitates the UNCT’s exchange of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned with external partners;
• Organizes thematic activities and knowledge-sharing forums and encourages others to participate;
• Contributes to knowledge sharing (including through training and peer exchange) amongst UN staff on issues related to UN strategic planning frameworks, methodologies and tools including through the DCO managed communities of practice;
• Draws upon other UN experiences, lessons learned and knowledge networking to provide contributions to strategic planning processes.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Ability to apply sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis on sustainable development topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Shows skill in developing sources for data collection. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
•Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
•Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in economics, computer science, data analytics, business or public administration, information management, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences, or other related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to reporting, research and data (especially SDG data) initiatives, research and analysis, in the context of academia, research, humanitarian assistance, development cooperation or government or related areas is required.

Experience in a Multi-Country Office, Resident Coordinator Office and/or UN agency is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

NOTE: "Fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for a finite period of 364 days. Extension of
the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and the availability of the funds. If the
selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be
administered as a temporary assignment.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity
to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no
bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening
may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to "internal candidates," who have been
recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff
selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff
rule 4.15.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the
mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need
period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current
temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current
temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such
retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of
the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform
the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the
career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both
a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount
consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards
of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment
with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law,
violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual
harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the
commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or
attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes,
including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual
exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical
intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The
term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might
reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct
interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or
offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of
the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than
minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical
basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and
women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and
subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the
necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By
accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority
of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the
United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally
recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions
within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment
platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the
Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side
of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in
the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable
internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations,
resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative
issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information
pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in
inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion,
revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates
under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the
information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time)
on the deadline date.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE
RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING,
OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH
INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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