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Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Officer

Bangkok

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Grade: Junior level - IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-01

Background Information - Job-specific

General Background

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.

UNOPS Thailand

The UNOPS team in Thailand supports, develops and oversees the UNOPS portfolio of projects in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Located in Bangkok, the team supports UN agencies, international non-governmental organizations, and governments throughout the region. We provide a range of services, including human resources, financial management, procurement and project implementation services.

UNOPS Thailand delivers large-scale and high volume transactional HR services on behalf of global partners.

To best serve partners' needs, our team utilizes standardized and unified systems and processes to ensure the highest quality of services and cost-effectiveness for partners.

Job Specific

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be an integral part of the Health Equity Initiative (HEI), which is set up to address critical health needs in Myanmar and those which impact regional and global health security. The Initiative aims to help poor and vulnerable people especially from the conflict affected areas for improving access to quality health services.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is responsible for the following:

Grant Management 

  • Monitor and analyze implementing partners’ performances with reference to set indicators and targets and propose any actions that may be necessary including termination or adjustments to grants to ensure compliance with the policy and priorities of the Fund

  • Conduct field visits and Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA) to ensure that reported data is accurate and in line with standard indicators, work plans and log frames  

  • Provide effective feedback and support to implementing partners on their performance and data quality and follow-up as necessary 

  • Build capacities of implementing partners in monitoring and evaluation 

  • Organize meetings, workshops and other discussion forums with implementing partners to establish a dialogue on monitoring and evaluation results (recommendations/ lessons learned/feedback) and issues 

  • Review the submitted reports of implementing partners, analyze findings, develop recommendations and prepare follow up action plans

M&E System Development, Strengthening and Operationalisation

  • Lead the process of design, implementation, simplification and improvement of HEI monitoring and evaluation frameworks, policies, tools and processes

  • Develop and/or modify indicators, operational  definitions and guidance notes in line with HEI’s activities and responses including public health interventions, thematic diseases and emergency and humanitarian responses

  • Lead the development and maintenance of databases of all HEI funded projects 

  • Support implementing partners to develop M&E activities, targets and log frames 

Reporting and Strategic information

  • Review and clear of technical and financial reports of IPs focusing on data quality and M&E activity implementation and supporting IPs for quality improvements 

  • Conduct data verification, compilation and analysis processes to measure progresses and achievements according to the M&E plan 

  • Draft bi-annual achievement and narrative reports and/or case studies that highlight key developments in the areas for reporting

  • Support the Programme Management Specialist and Programme Manager with information and assistance in establishing and maintaining overall HEI reporting systems as per donor requirements of the HEI

  • Provide strategic information to the Programme Management Specialist and Programme Manager in investment decision making 

  • Support various external /internal assessments, evaluations and data requests

Coordination

  • Foster internal coordination, planning and learning by organizing learning and planning sessions, documenting best practices and supporting internal programme linkages and planning processes

  • Attend relevant coordination meetings at all levels, to ensure the activities funded meet needs and avoid duplication 

Support any other activities as per request of the Programme Management Specialist

Competencies

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. For people managers only: 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/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • A Master’s degree in public health, international development, public administration, public policy, political science or related fields with two (2) years of relevant experience. Preference is given to medical background.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with additional two (2) years of relevant experience is considered as equivalent.
Work Experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation in thematic area of managing grants or projects is required

  • Minimum of two (2) years of working experience in the health sector is required

  • Previous experience of working in the health sector of Myanmar is strongly preferred

  • Competent in the usage of computers and office software packages including data analysis

  • Experience of working sensitively and effectively in a culturally diverse setting

  • Previous experience with fund management in Myanmar is desirable

  • Strong written and verbal communication skill including drafting policy and programme report is desirable

  • Proven experience of supporting local organizations and ethnic health organizations for M&E system strengthening and capacity development is an asset

  • Strategic planning, including the use of the logical framework approach and other planning activities is desirable

  • Understanding of development aid, health, and humanitarian aid architecture is desirable

  • Experience working in local governance, including local and community based NGOs, traditional governance systems and informal networks is desirable

Languages

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required

  • Fluency in written and spoken local language of Myanmar (Burmese) is an asset


Contract type, level and duration

  • Contract type: International ICA Specialist
  • Contract level: ICS 9 / IICA 1
  • 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 

Bangkok is a family duty station.
Disclaimer:  If the selected candidate is a national of the duty station, a Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA) will be issued.


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.
  • UNOPS embraces diversity and it is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or disability.
  • 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
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  
  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  • 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.

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