PNUD recruits 01 Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst
Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst (NPSA9)
07/27/2022, 12:02 PM
08/11/2022, 04:59 AM
National Personnel Service Agreement
Regional Bureau for Africa
1 Year with Possibility for extension
Education & Work Experience
Master’s Degree – 2 year(s) experience OR Bachelor’s Degree – 4 year(s) experience
Background and Organizational Context
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.
UNDP and UN FAO have developed the Joint Programme, Community-Based Forestry and Protected Area Management: Boosting Biodiversity Conservation and Improving Livelihoods of Forest-Fringe/Forest-Dependent Communities and Groups in Liberia. The project, funded by the Embassy of Sweden, seeks to strengthen management of community forests and protected areas in Liberia through improved governance of community forest management bodies, capacity building of forest regulatory institutions, empowerment of national CSOs/NGOs and Forest and Farm Producer Organizations, integrated natural resources management and the promotion of sustainable livelihood incentives for forest fringe communities. The Joint Programme, building on the experiences of each organization, will work across the following four components:
Component 1: Enabling policy, governance framework and institutional capacity for Community Forest Management.
Component 2: Promote effective community-based management of Project Areas and Integrated Natural Resource Management in the target landscapes.
Component 3: Create and strengthen resilient, low-emission land management, equitable, non-timber forest product smallholder value chains through sustainable business development of forest and farm producers, and their organizations (e.g., cooperatives)
Component 4: Knowledge management, communication and awareness, gender mainstreaming, and monitoring & evaluation.
The Joint Programme builds on the findings of the Snap Analysis for the Forestry Sector in Liberia. The analysis report was commissioned by the Embassy of Sweden in Liberia and finalized in January 2022. The UNDP components of the Joint Programme sits under the Green & Inclusive Growth (GIG) Portfolio, which seeks to support the Government of Liberia in delivering pro-poor growth, equitable development of human capital and support sustainability in natural resources management. This GIG Portfolio is complementary to and builds on existing frameworks and plans of action such as the Sustainable Development Goals, AU’s Agenda 2063, the PAPD 2018–2023, UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021, UNDP Country Programme Document for the Republic of Liberia (2020-2024) and UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2020-2024 for Liberia. To this end, the programming objectives are aligned with national needs and priorities and is intended to support the government to deliver on its obligations to its citizens. The portfolio was developed following consultations with government counterparts, civil society actors, community members, relevant UN Agencies and other development partners.
To support the Joint Programme and facilitate the implementation of the portfolios of the participating UN agencies, UNDP with the collaboration of UN FAO intends to recruit a Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst (National Position). The incumbent will work under direct supervision of the Joint Programme Manager, and in close collaboration with members of the Program Management Unit (PMU), and field staff and other relevant stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Technical Support and Assistance
Provide technical leadership and support in three major areas: Long-term strategic plans and implementation with a view toward M&E requirements; Monitor the progress against stated results for country M&E plans, and the analysis of work plan implementation and objectives, including activities linking planning with regular progress reviews and resource allocations;
Support monitoring, data collection and data and recommendations presented to decision-makers;
Develop a comprehensive M&E plan and ensure project work plans and reports are submitted in a timely manner;
Actively monitor implementation of both UNDP and UN FAO components of the project and advise on corrective actions to be taken to ensure programme delivery stays on track;
Support the conduct of regular perception surveys to establish the extent to which stakeholders, including responsible parties, civil society community groups and organizations, are engaged with implementation;
Provide technical assistance to institutional counterparts on an ongoing basis to further develop partners, and other actors’ capacities and ensure that critical M&E milestones are met;
Ensure proper information-sharing, cooperation and reporting to other development actors, including the UNCT and the donor;
Support the establishment of stronger working relations between multi-sectoral institutions to ensure greater coordination and cooperation and results-based reporting including evidence-based decision making and implementation.
Programme Delivery and Implementation
Support the collection of available data with a view to tracking the effectiveness of existing investments and identifying areas in which additional efforts are needed;
Undertake regular M&E assessments of all activities and interventions (data collection and analysis, field visits, focus group discussions, spot-checks etc.);
Support the Project Manager in programme coordination functions, including budget and finance management, work planning, procurement, recruitment, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.
Coordination and Cooperation
Ensure that the programme activities are closely coordinated with all stakeholders – both national and international – and that a high level of collaboration and cooperation is in place at all levels;
Build partnerships with local and international CSOs throughout programme implementation;
Ensure adequate visibility and awareness concerning programme implementation and conduct and support resource mobilization efforts for the programme;
Contribute to UN global knowledge networks and communities of practice regularly.
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Joint Programme Manager, the Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of monitoring and evaluation across all outcomes of the project.
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: 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
Business management: Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, priority and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.
Business Direction and Strategy:Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line UNDP objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions. Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.
Business Development:Human-centered Design: Ability to develop solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process.
Business Development:knowledge Facilitation: Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally.
Audit & Investigation – Investigation:Technology tools and applications: Ability to understand key application and system software, IT infrastructure, IT Control frameworks and the use of forensic investigation software.
Digital & Innovation:Data analysis: Ability to extract, analyse and visualize data (including Real-Time Data) to form meaningful insights and aid effective decision making;
Digital & Innovation: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).
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in International Relations, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Social Sciences or Public Administration, or other related fields is required or;
Bachelor’s degree in related fields with additional years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced degree.
Minimum two years (with Master’s degree) or four years (with Bachelor’s degree) of relevant working experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is required;
Demonstrated experience in working with partners and other agencies, experts, and national staff in planning of monitoring activities;
Extensive experience and knowledge of M&E methodologies and principles, including quantitative and qualitative data collection, processing, and data analysis. Data presentation/visualization experience and skills will be considered an asset;
Sound knowledge of gender-sensitive participatory monitoring and evaluation (GS PME) principles and tools;
Proven exposure and experience in designing and applying gender-sensitive M&E tools, online data collection software and platforms;
Demonstrated record of accomplishment for managing electoral complaints processes and working effectively with national counterparts;
Experience in drafting or reviewing laws and regulations;
Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft tools (Word, Excel, Power Point) and experience with case management systems;
Experience in working on electoral assistance in Western African or in a post-conflict context is an asset;
United Nations experience or positions in similar international organisation / international experience is desirable;
Demonstrated ability to formulate formal and informal training programs will be strongly considered;
Experience in implementing capacity development strategies is an asset;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong report writing and information organization skills;
Experience in drafting or reviewing laws and regulations.
Fluency in both written and spoken English is required
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