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Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst (NPSA-8)

Sukhumi

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Sukhumi
  • Grade: Junior level - NPSA-8, National Personnel Services Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-10
Background
 
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
 
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
 
The USAID-funded Partnering for Resilience Program (hereinafter the “project”) is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with four UN Agencies: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The project aims to foster the peacebuilding and conflict transformation with an ultimate goal to promote an enabling environment for sustainable peace.
 
The project builds on the success and lessons learned from previous and current interventions of UNDP and UN partner organizations in support of conflict-affected communities and the lasting peace in general. The project has three objectives to reach the ultimate goal of the intervention:
  • Objective 1: Improved enabling environment and increased demand for sustainable peace
  • Objective 2: Expanded interaction and confidence-building opportunities
  • Objective 3: Strengthened information ecosystem.
Duties and Responsibilities
 
Under the overall guidance of UNDP CPR Team Leader, the direct supervision of the Project Manager, and in close cooperation with the UNDP Deputy Project Manager the Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst will work in close collaboration with the project team and CO programme and operations clusters, private sector, non-government and civil society organizations and will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Monitoring of the project results:

  • Develop an M&E plan for the project to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project and to ensure that activities and outputs result in positive outcomes.
  • Develop/update project monitoring tools including forms, questionnaires, check lists etc.
  • Undertake regular field trips to the project sites and provide monitoring reports on progress.
  • Perform data monitoring and analysis as per Project’s Results Framework having ensured triangulation of qualitative, quantitative and impact level data and prepare relevant reports.
  • Develop/update CR dashboard analytical tool, including analysis of the electronic system for gender gaps and provide recommendations for improvements.
  • Monitor overall progress of the project and ensure tracking performance through the collection of appropriate and credible data and other evidence on achievement of results.
  • Analyze evidence to inform management decision-making, improve effectiveness and efficiency, and adjust programming as necessary.
  • Participate in annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the Project Manager in preparing relevant reports.
  • Prepare Issues Log and Risk Log for the project.
  • Prepare and maintain a database to track progress on the project’s indicators and targets.
  • Provide input and update information related to progress project outcome in UNDP.
  • Provide inputs in the drafting of TORs for Baseline, Mid-term, and End-line project evaluation.
  • Assist international and local evaluators to conduct mid-term and final evaluations of the project.

Report writing:

  • Provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports.
  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation of donor reports.
  • Liaise with the UNDP Country Office relevant teams and provide requested inputs for the corporate strategic reports.

3. Capacity building and knowledge sharing:

  • Organize and conduct training on M&E for the project and government-relevant staff if needed.
  • Closely work with project staff and provide support, when necessary, on the topics related to M&E.
Competencies
 
Core Competencies
  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  • Act with Determination:  LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies

  • System Thinking:
    • Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.
  • Knowledge Generation:
    • Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation:
    • Ability to provide manager and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results.
    • Ability to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks.
    • Ability to anticipate client's upcoming needs and concerns.
  • Communication:
    • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.
  • Data Collection:
    • Being skilled in Data Sorting, Data Cleaning, Survey Administration, Presentation and Reporting including collection of Real-Time Data (e.g. mobile data, satellite data, sensor data).
  • Data Analysis:
    • Ability to extract, analyse and visualize data (including Real-Time Data) to form meaningful insights and aid effective decision making.
  • UN policy knowledge – ethics:
    • Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity.
Required Skills and Experience
 
Education:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in business administration, economics, public administration, international development, sociology, social science. 
  • Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of relevant experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the Master’s degree.
Experience:
  • Minimum 2 years (with Bachelor's degree) of progressively responsible working experience in the relevant field.

Required Skills:

  • Experience in all aspects of evaluation from initial design, field test, implementation, analysis, communication, and final use of the evaluation findings.
  • Good understanding of the development context of the area of responsibility in general and crisis prevention and/or peacebuilding issues in particular
  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring and evaluation and reporting. 

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in ICT - especially in the development of M&E software using database software.
  • Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software.
  • Proven experience in conducting & facilitation the trainings will be an asset.
  • Relevant experience in the field of crisis prevention, peacebuilding, and development M&E would be an asset.
  • Experience in assessment of data quality and analysis of data sets, preferably related to crisis prevention, peacebuilding, and development would be an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Russian is required.
  • Knowledge of Abkhaz would be highly desirable. 

Institutional Arrangement

The incumbent will directly report to the UNDP Project Manager.

Required Documents

  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
  • A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
  • Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as  reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
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