UN Volunteer Jobs – Liaison and Monitoring Officer – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:  Liaison and Monitoring Officer

Organisation: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Placement Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well-supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board.


About UNDP:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience to sustain development results.


Job Summary:  As part of the UNDP Karamoja Field Coordination Office team, the Officer plays a pivotal role in providing day-to-day support for project management in the region. They also establish connections with local stakeholders and communities while undertaking responsibilities related to project monitoring.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of UNDP Karamoja Field Coordinator, the UN Volunteer – Liaison and Monitoring Officer will play a pivotal role in driving the successful implementation, monitoring, and coordination of development initiatives in Karamoja, leading to positive change and sustainable outcomes in the region. The key responsibilities include:

  • Cultivating strong relationships with district Local Government authorities, cultural leaders, community organizations, and residents in Karamoja to foster collaboration and support for project activities.
  • Ensuring that project activities align with the priorities, values, and needs of local communities while fostering a sense of ownership and accountability among stakeholders.
  • Serving as the main point of contact for stakeholders in Karamoja, addressing inquiries, providing information, and resolving concerns promptly.
  • Facilitating dialogue and collaboration between UNDP, local partners, and communities to ensure the effective implementation of development projects.
  • Developing monitoring systems and tracking indicators to evaluate project progress and outcomes accurately.
  • Monitoring project activities in accordance with set indicators and targets, conducting field visits to assess impact, identify areas for enhancement, and reporting on outcomes and challenges.
  • Advocating for the inclusion of marginalized groups and vulnerable populations in project planning and decision-making processes, while championing gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Identifying local resources, expertise, and knowledge to enhance project success and sustainability, contributing to work plans, reports, and project documentation.
  • Organizing and participating in meetings, workshops, and events with stakeholders to discuss project progress, challenges, and improvement opportunities, fostering effective teamwork and coordination.
  • Documenting and sharing best practices, lessons learned, and success stories with relevant stakeholders, upholding UNDP’s values of transparency, accountability, and diversity.
  • Demonstrating cultural sensitivity and respect for local customs in all interactions, supporting the implementation of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to track project performance effectively.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations Volunteer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Studies, Agriculture, Business Administration, or related field. A master’s degree is an advantage.
  • At least three years of experience n project management, monitoring, and evaluation experience as well as liaison roles at national or international levels.
  • Proven ability to liaise with diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, and international organizations.
  • Familiarity with project cycle management, donor requirements, and monitoring frameworks.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of the culture and languages spoken in Karamoja is an asset.
  • Area(s) of expertise: Development programmes, Community development, Communication
  • Nationality: Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.
  • Languages: English, Level: Fluent, Required
  • Age: 27 – 80 years


Competencies and Values

  • Understanding of Development Context: The Liaison and Monitoring Officer should have a solid understanding of development challenges in Karamoja and the broader context of sustainable development in Uganda.
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential for building effective relationships with stakeholders, facilitating dialogue, and reporting on project activities.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: The Officer should be proficient in monitoring and evaluation techniques to track progress, identify challenges, and recommend adjustments to project activities.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Given the diverse cultural context of Karamoja, the Officer should demonstrate cultural sensitivity and respect for local customs and traditions.
  • Teamwork and Coordination: The Officer will be required to work closely with colleagues, partners, and communities in Karamoja, necessitating strong teamwork and coordination skills.


How to Apply:

All candidates for the aforementioned United Nations Volunteers (UNV) job should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 16th May 2024


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Date Posted 2024-05-03T09:17
Valid Through 2024-05-16T09:17
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization UNDP Uganda
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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