Fresher UN Data Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:  Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst (Fresher UN Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: National Project Coordinator


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 and Evaluation Analyst will serve as the main focal person for all monitoring and evaluation related activities for the GCF project and the NCER portfolio.  She/ he will assist and report to the National Project Coordinator regarding the Monitoring and evaluation of project activities implemented by the GCF project. The M&E Analyst’s responsibility is to coordinate and support implementation of monitoring and evaluation of all the project activities to be conducted in accordance with the Logical Framework of the Project. She/he will lead the development of innovative monitoring and data management tools, methodologies, and report to the Team Leader of NCER. This position also involves the development and implementation of data management, monitoring and reporting systems for the NCER portfolio, in accordance with corporate requirements (such as ROAR, UNINFO, etc.).


The M&E Analyst will work as part of  the  PMU (Project  Management  Unit) of the GCF project  under the supervision  and  guidance of  the National Project Coordinator as well as NCER monitoring and reporting Analyst under the guidance and supervision of  the UNDP Team Leader Nature, Climate, Energy and Resilience for the attainment  NCER’s data management, monitoring and reporting goals.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of and oversee the review of project level Monitoring &Evaluation (M&E) plan and associated work plans for each component/activity (as reflected in the results framework) of the GCF project;
  • Develop TORs for M&E tasks to be carried out during implementation using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods for the GCF project;
  • Be responsible for sourcing data and information for specific M&E needs directly from other agencies, PMU etc. (such as budgets, staff capacity  and other  internal  data) particularly for indicators not requiring a survey for the GCF project and NCER portfolio;
  • Support technical work such as reviewing M&E methods, carrying out trainings, designing M&E tools and providing technical advice and guidance in response to the M&E requirements for the GCF project and NCER portfolio;
  • Oversee and participate in evaluations and assessments.
  • Design data collection and analysis tools and conduct regular surveys to establish project performance. Present quarterly performance updates NCER team and SMT;
  • Ensure quality control of M&E outputs(e.g. surveys etc.), including by contributing substantively to the design and field testing of the monitoring  methodology,  review, supervise  design  and  implementation   of  the  survey,  participatory  data  collection methods  and  protocols,  data  verification  techniques,  and  other  technical  evaluation and analytical tasks conducted under the project and the NCER portfolio as may be guided by the team leader (NCER);
  • Work on projects in the NCER portfolio by getting and analyzing data, maintaining an internal database of source data and lead deep dives on NCER projects to identify insights and design simulations on the implications for programme impacts;
  • Closely cooperate and coordinate with the communication Analyst in the design, assessments, and analytical reporting of case studies and success stories for the GCF project and other NCER projects;
  • Review and provide advice related to log frames and indicators on proposals submitted by NCER;
  • Ensure the incorporation of information on the project level indicators into project level reports and provide recommendations to the PMU of the GCF project.
  • Support the incorporation of information on the project level indicators in the NCER portfolio into corporate reporting dashboards and platforms such as Quantum, UNINFO;
  • Develop and  maintain   an M&E   database  for the GCF project   and contribute   to the maintenance of a database of all NCER projects;
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge   of all relevant issues impacting   his/her field of Monitoring & Evaluation;
  • Coordinate with the communication Analyst for promoting information sharing on all aspects related to the GCF project activities among stakeholders;
  • Ensure mentoring and training of project teams of GCF project and NCER portfolio to foster capacity building on M&E knowledge;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation missions commissioned by donors and UNDP;
  • Review monitoring and evaluation system/mechanism, process, and procedures of the GCF project and forms and formats for project activities under its various components, as well as those related to the NCER portfolio;
  • Monitor project  progress   through   field  visits, offer   feedback   and  keep   regular communication with related field and central level project staff;
  • Attend, participate and provide necessary inputs for preparation of and during project meeting, Workshops, and trainings;
  • Serve as Lead for providing M &E inputs on Implementation Progress Reports (IPRs); Prepare and submit M&E inputs as per the  Results  Framework  to  the consolidated trimester/ annual project implementation progress reports meeting the deadline as per the requirement of project and GCF;
  • Serve as Lead for providing M &E inputs on NCER portfolio on UNDP Corporate requirements;
  • Accomplish other tasks related for preparing, monitoring, evaluation, and MIS as per the need of project assigned by National Project Coordinator and NCER assigned by the Team Leader (NCER, UNDP);
  • Support reporting of UNCT results for Result Group Three in close collaboration with reporting focal points of other agencies.


  • M&E inputs to Monthly/quarterly/Yearly Project Implementation Progress Report; M&E implementation plan for the project, TORs for surveys;
  • Inputs to MWE program level indicators; M&E inputs to good practice case studies;
  • Monitoring and supervision reports as per the requirement;
  • Guidelines/ Manuals of concerned fields as per the need of the project.
  • Reports and proceedings of seminars, workshops, and training.
  • Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reports and inputs into UNDP corporate reporting platforms including Quantum+, PIMS+, UNINFO.
  • Analytical and trend reports on NCER portfolio progress, including implications and recommendations for resource mobilization.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst job must hold an advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent)in data science, monitoring and evaluation, data management, statistics, or relevant social science with a strong training in data management/data science or a relevant related field is required. OR
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Training and/or knowledge and understanding in environmental science, policy, climate change, resilience and energy is a desired advantage.
  • Minimum 2 years (With a master’s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of working experience in a field related to data management in rural development, monitoring and evaluation,  livelihoods, agriculture promotion, and planning or project management;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel);
  • Experiences in creating and managing performance monitoring plans and leveraging performance monitoring data for improving ongoing project management are under consideration;
  • Knowledge/experience in designing and field-testing surveys and other data collection instruments are required;
  • Experience in indicator development, data collection  and   analysis, data quality assessments, and/or performance monitoring and reporting;
  • Experience/Good knowledge of concepts and framework for monitoring and Evaluation and Result Measurement.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English (spoken and written) and local language is required.


Desired Skills

  • Prior experience with UNDP projects would be an asset;
  • Good command of English is desirable;
  • Work experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning software is desirable;
  • Experience in UN organization is an asset;
  • Ability and experience to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team;
  • At least 3 years of experience in M&E design and implementation at the project level would be preferable. Previous successful involvement with, and good knowledge of, CBOs, I/NGOs and civil society is desired;
  • GIS and SPSS is an asset;
  • Experience on planning, monitoring and evaluation of community-based projects and having good computer knowledge on database software like MS Excel, SPSS, and GIS will be given priority;
  • Experience in data visualization applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, is desirable;
  • Knowledge and experience in using data science frameworks;
  • Broad knowledge, experience   or  understanding   of environmental science, adaptation   to   climate  change; climate resilience, energy and its policy implications would be an added advantage.





  • 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

Digital and Innovation: Portfolio Design and Management            

  • Ability to identify leverage points in systems and design interventions that address them. The value of the interventions are determined not in isolation, but as part of the overall portfolio and their coherence.
  • Ability to design processes that extract learning on an ongoing basis from existing portfolios, so that learning accrues over time and new options for action are continuously generated.
  • Build a learning ecosystem around a complex development challenge: being able to mobilize a variety of stakeholders and help them learn and work together.
  • Understand key principles of systems and complexity theory.

Finance Development: Finance Expertise              

  • Ability to develop and work with innovative financing mechanisms and instruments, e.g social/development impact bonds, guarantees, climate finance.

Business Direction and Strategy  System Thinking             

  • Ability to conduct 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.
  • Business Direction and Strategy: Business Acumen
  • Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 24th April 2024


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Date Posted 2024-04-16
Valid Through 2024-04-24
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization UNDP Uganda
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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