UN Job Careers – Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:       Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist

Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.

Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist will lead on the production of timely internal and external project reports in line with UNDP corporate guidelines. He / she also will assist with the development of the Monitoring & Evaluation Technical Advisor, the incumbent reports to the UNDP Project Operations Manager.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

The establishment and implementation of the project’s planning and monitoring system through robust a M&E framework and results-based data collection methods according to UNDP’s RBM principles:

·        Develop and implement the project’s M&E plans, indicators, targets, means of verification and monitoring steps at output and activity level, and in line with the Annual Work Plan and according to UNDP standards;

·        Develop plans and monitor the project’s Risks and Issues matrices in line with UNDP standards;

·        Develop and refine the project-internal monitoring system to gather results-based project progress data and input from primary sources (project advisors), secondary sources (HNEC) and third-party sources;

·        If applicable, take the lead in the review of the project Results Resources Framework, with electoral-related project indicators.

Establish and implement a standardized project reporting mechanism including effective and timely reporting to internal and external stakeholders:

·        Draft project reports, such as quarterly reports, annual report, and donor-specific reports, capturing in a comprehensive analytical manner project progress against Results Framework; including the documentation of success stories, achievements, lessons learned, risks and issues;

·        Produce project updates to donors and stakeholders in a timely manner by using the professional writing and formatting requirements;

·        Assist and participate in the development of project management-related documents and concise reports and power-point presentations for various project meetings and workshops;

·        Ensure smooth reporting and communication to donors and stakeholders; ensure adherence to donor visibility requirements;

·        Work closely with project management and the UNDP CO colleagues to ensure timely and accurate response to donor inquiries on project activities including progress update.

Advisory support to the EC to establish an internal EC Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation system.

·        Assist EC efforts to set up a system of internal monitoring and regular and systematic internal data collection to monitor progress and produce internal reports for EC management;

·        Support the EC to produce regular monitoring and evaluative reports in the context of the current Strategic Plan and the 2020/21 Election Road Map;

·        Consult with the EC, in liaison with the project CTA and the Capacity Development and Training Specialist, to assess needs of staff and to organize opportunities for training, as appropriate.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist job should hold a Master’s degree in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Science, or related discipline.

·        At least eight years of previous experience in project monitoring, reporting and evaluation especially in donor-funded project setting;

·        Experience in institutional capacity building for projects/programmes in the area of governance and/or elections is a requirement;

·        Experience in donor relations including reporting is highly desirable;

·        Experience working with an international organization, UN agency or NGO would be an asset;

·        Experience liaising with government authorities, other national institutions and NGOs would be desirable.        

·        Demonstrated initiative, problem solving skills and focus on outcomes;

·        Excellent analytical, communication, writing and presentation skills;

·        Willingness to travel frequently in Uganda and to work extensive hours and under pressure;

·        Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

·        Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;

·        Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the DEP.

·        Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

·        Treats all people fairly and without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

Technical Expertise

·        Specialist knowledge and high-level advisory experience in the area of Elections, preferably in Africa, in a normal (non-conflict) development context.

·        Theoretical and practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development and governance issues

·        Strong understanding of political dynamics in government, civil society and the donor community in developing countries

Knowledge Management and Learning

·        Shares knowledge and experience and contributes to UNDP Practice Areas and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development

·        Ability to provide top quality policy advice services on electoral issues

·        In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues

Development and Operational Effectiveness

·        Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting

·        Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of programmes.

·        Ability to apply theory to the specific country context

Management and Leadership

·        Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to critical feedback

·        Encourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovation

·        Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills

·        Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

·        Demonstrates strong writing, facilitation, and presentation skills

·        Builds strong relationships and networks with clients and external actors.

·        Negotiation skills: capacity to work with diverse partners including government, donors and civil society;

·        Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan nationals should submit their applications online at the link below.

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Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Deadline: 5th May 2020

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