Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist

Job ID: 25882
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – MONITORING AND EVALUATION
Grade: P3
Vacancy Type: FTA International
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

  • The nexus of security-humanitarian-development issues around Lake Chad has given rise to an intractable extremist insurgency that has left tens of thousands of people dead, approximately 2.5 million displaced, and more than 10 million people in the region affected and in need. While robust national and multi-national military operations have re-taken territory previously controlled by Boko Haram, UNDP recognizes that a new approach is required to consolidate these gains and establish the conditions necessary to transition from military to civilian responsibility for security, and from the provision of humanitarian assistance to the resumption of stalled development processes.  In this context, the UNDP is strengthening its presence in the North East region by establishing a sub-office in Maiduguri.  The sub-office will serve as the centre of operations for programming which will include a Regional Stabilization Facility, a Disengagement, Disassociation, Reconciliation and Reintegration (DDRR) and Recovery and Resilience programme. 
  • The Sub-Office (SO) for North East (NE) Region of Nigeria has been operational since 2017 and UNDP has established an Operations Service Centre to support management and operations functions related to the effective delivery of programmatic results in anticipation of launch of new programmes, such as Nigerian Window of the Stabilization Facility in NE Region. It is considered vital that the NE Sub-Office has efficient and effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) functions with result- and evidence-based approach and produce timely and accurate reports to the all relevant stakeholders, such as the Government, donor partners, UN agencies, NGOs/CSOs, the academia, and the general public.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Stabilization in NE Nigeria and in close collaboration with DRR-P and Programme Management Support Unit (PMSU) in Abuja, the Monitoring and Reporting Specialist sets solid monitoring and reporting mechanisms for the sub office and manage thematic and crosscutting M&E and reporting.
  • The Monitoring and Reporting Specialist ensures that objective monitoring and  evaluations are designed and managed to assess the  relevance to the needs of stabilization, crisis-response and recovery in the NE Region; effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of results; monitoring and  evaluations carried out in a credible and systematic manner; evaluation lessons and recommendations are used for programme design, contribute to implementation of UNDAF/CPD priorities and results in the NE Region.
Summary of Key Functions
  • Implementation of M&E policies and strategies
  • Management of the M&E and reporting process
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing on M&E and reporting
Ensures the implementation of M&E and reporting policies and strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Responsibility for planning, preparation, budgeting, reporting and oversight of thematic, country programme/project evaluations and other types of evaluations conducted in the NE region by the Sub-Office in close collaboration with PMSU in CO.
  • Advice to the Senior Management in CO to the programme of work for the NE region, including identification of topics, and projects/programme to be monitored and evaluated.
  • Development of M&E and reporting tools and processes, innovative approaches that meet the requirements of UNDP in complex conflict situations
  • Contact with PMSU in CO, and HQ Evaluation Office if required, with a view to harmonizing M&E and reporting approaches and agendas.
  • Promotion of M&E and reporting n standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the Country Office.
  • Organization and coordination of monitoring or evaluation missions for development projects, sectoral and thematic evaluations and desk evaluations/studies on selected sectors/themes.
Ensures effective management of M&E and reportting process in the NE Sub-Office the achievement of programme outputs and results, coordinates and drafts project/programme reports in NE Region and provides directions and inputs into communications results of the sub-office:
  • Provision of the technical advice at the design stage of programmes/projects setting up a M&E and reporting framework with defined indicators at the design stage to facilitate the M&E and reporting at the later stages.
  • Provision of feedback on M&E-related issues into policy/project/programme design, including comments on various documents.
  • Compile and analyze information on the programme activities and undertake research on the relevant issues. Provide input for the programme work plan as well as position papers and policy notes.
  • Primarily Responsible in leading preparation of regular progress and final reports on the Stabilization Facility and other UNDP progrmmes/projects in NE Region based on inputs provided by project personnel in a quality and result-oriented manner in liaison with Programme Management Support Unit (PMSU) in the CO.
  • Management of M&E team in Sub-Office, supervising National N&E Analyst and Information Management Officer and others
  • Oversight of UNDP sub-office reporting towards counterparts, humanitarian clusters, country office and corporate units as required
  • Provision of inputs for production and editing of stories, editorials, audio-visual and other materials in support of UNDP sub-office and CO communications efforts.
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of monitoring and evaluation, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Identification and formulation of monitoring and  evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader UNDP‘s knowledge management efforts.
  • Contribution to the implementation of Evaluation Knowledge Management and Learning Strategy.
  • Collaboration and coordination with other UN agencies, government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations on monitoring and evaluation issues.
  • Organization and conduct of results-oriented monitoring and evaluation trainings in the Country Office.
  • Establishment of coordination with project counterparts on project activities, data collection, and reporting
  • Participation in evaluation community remaining abreast of latest development and professional norms, standards, tools and methodologies;
  • Contribution for advocacy on UNDP’s achievements and experiences to wider audiences, in the targeted areas and states and beyond;
Result-Based Management:
  • Experience on result-based project management, M&E and reporting
  • Experience on capacity and functional building support for crisis management and coordination in the governments
  • Understanding project implementation cycle and relations between programme and operations departments during project implementation
  • Experience on partnership building and resource mobilization for crisis response and early recovery projects
Government Capacity Building:
  • Experience on capacity and functional building support for crisis management and coordination in the governments
  • Experience in developing national frameworks and institutions for disaster and crisis management
Communications and Interpersonal Skills:
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster good working relations with various persons, good working knowledge of information and computer technology.
  • Understanding the challenges of working in a multi-cultural environment and working in  a  crisis setting
  • Excellent writing skills in English. Proficiency in French is an asset. 
Knowledge Management:
Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge:
  • Demonstrates substantive and technical knowledge to meet responsibilities and post requirements with excellence
  • Uses ICT and web-based management systems effectively as a tool and resource
  • Is motivated & demonstrates a capacity to pursue personal developments & learn.
Partnership Management:
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to motivate staff and mobilize colleagues and partners in the best interest of achieving results;
Stress Management:
  • Ability to work under pressure and oversee and manage multiple activities and processes simultaneously and Ability to make difficult priorities and sharpen focus to achieve results.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Master's degree in Development or related field
  • 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in development programming, programme coordination or project implementation.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience on monitoring and evaluation in conflict recovery or development area. Working experience working with UN is an asset;
  • Experience in post conflict environment is a strong advantage;
  • Proven experience in leading result/evidence-based reporting exercises.
  • Excellent understanding of financial, procurement and human resources functions;
  • Knowledge of GIS mapping and ICT-based monitoring tools is an asset.
  • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization, notably with UNDP, is highly desirable. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement. The ability to communicate effectively in French is an asset.
Application Closing Date
13th September, 2019. (Midnight New York, USA)

How to Apply

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