6 Apr 2019

Monitoring And Evaluation Analyst

Job Description

Job Description
Agency: UNDP
Title: Monitoring And Evaluation Analyst (Open to Somali Nationals Only)
Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery – MONITORING & EVALUATION
Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 12/04/2019
Duty Station: Mogadiscio, Somalia
Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor’s Level Degree – 5 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree – 2 year(s) experience
Languages
Required:
Desired: English, Somali
Grade: NOA
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Bureau: Arab States
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst (Open to Somali Nationals Only)

Background
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) coordinates effective and principled humanitarian response and ensures that relief assistance reaches the people in need in a timely manner. OCHA-managed Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is a multi-donor country-based pooled mechanism created in 2010 to allocate funding for the most urgent life-saving interventions in Somalia. Combining flexibility and strategic focus, the Fund ensures timely allocation and disbursement of resources, enables effective humanitarian action and strengthens coordination.

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Analyst, under the guidance of the Head, Humanitarian Financing Unit, OCHA Somalia, and direct supervision of the HAO/Pooled Fund Manager (Accountability), participates in the overall implementation of the SHF Accountability Framework and work in close collaboration with the HFU and other OCHA Somalia staff, as well as cluster coordination staff. He/she will travel extensively to the SHF project locations within Somalia to assist with the implementation of the SHF Accountability Framework, with focus on monitoring, and to contribute to other programmatic aspects of the management of the SHF.

Duties and Responsibilities
Provide support to the implementation of the monitoring pillar of the SHF accountability framework.

Contribute to the development and implementation of monitoring plans in line with allocation funding modalities;
Promote monitoring, financial spot-checks, audits and evaluations as means of guiding and supporting agencies implementing the SHF-funded projects;
Plan and participate in project field site monitoring missions in line with the monitoring plan and in close coordination with OCHA Somalia sub-offices and cluster coordination staff;
Plan and coordinate third party monitoring (TPM), remote call monitoring (RCM) and other types of field monitoring;
Provide training on monitoring and reporting to the SHF implementing partners’ staff, but also programmatic capacity support;
Orientate and train OCHA field staff and cluster support staff on the SHF monitoring tools and methods, as well as verification of the accuracy of reports submitted by recipient organizations;
Review project monitoring reports, analyze results and lessons learnt, and follow up on recommendations with the SHF implementing partners;
Contribute to the development of the internal RCM piloting of the system/tools and recommend improvements based on lessons learned;
Supports on matters related to contracting of monitoring (TPM, RCM) and capacity assessment vendors.
Supports funding information management

Periodically update project monitoring timelines, results and recommendations in the Grant Management System (GMS);
Participate in the request and review of partner due diligence information/document submissions and corresponding status update in GMS;
Periodically upload the SHF partner capacity assessment information in the GMS and the Risk Management Unit (RMU)-managed Contractor Information Management System (CIMS).
Support financial verification and capacity building of partners

Assist in the planning and execution of financial spot-checks in line with the SHF operational modalities;
Facilitate submission and return of implementing partners’ financial documentation for spot-checks in OCHA field offices;
Assist in the planning and training of partners on best practices, rules and guidelines in relation to financial management, audits, fraud controls, risk management and reporting;
Provision of logistical support during project audits to HFU staff, auditors or implementing partners.
Facilitation of knowledge-building and knowledge-sharing on finance, monitoring & evaluation within OCHA Somalia, clusters and the SHF implementing partners

Identify and synthesize finance, monitoring and evaluation best practices, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into fund management efforts and channeled into decision-making processes;
Contribute to the Accountability to Affected Population (AAP)/Communication with Communities (CwC) forums among Somalia humanitarian actors;
Collaborate and coordinate with other UN agencies, government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations on monitoring and evaluation issues;
Provide support to other programmatic aspects of the management of the SHF, including allocation processes;
Seek professional growth through active learning.
Competencies
Innovation

Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully
Leadership

Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others
People Management

Models independent thinking and action
Communication

Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis
Delivery

Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services
Required Skills and Experience
Education:

Advanced (Masters) Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Business Administration or related social sciences.
A first level university degree with relevant academic qualifications with a combination of 5 years of relevant work experience may exceptionally be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience:

Minimum 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
Experience with new monitoring tools such as remote call monitoring, aerial photography, SMS campaign, mobile money monitoring, biometry is an asset.
Good knowledge of financial control systems and previous exposure to accounting and auditing tools is an asset.
Active exposure to the cluster coordination system in Somalia is an asset.
Experience in the use of computers and office software packages, and good knowledge and experience with handling of web-based management systems is required.
Language Requirements:

Fluency in oral and written English and Somali is a required.
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