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16 May 2018

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Job Description

Job Description
Agency: UNDP
Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Job ID: 16357
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – MONITORING AND EVALUATION
Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 30/05/2018
Time Left: 14d 19h 47m
Duty Station: Mogadiscio, Somalia
Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor’s Level Degree – 7 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree – 5 year(s) experience
Languages
Required:
Desired:English, Somali
Grade: SB5
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type:External
Bureau: Arab States
Contract Duration: One year initial
Open to Somali National Only

Background
The UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery in Somalia (UN JPLG) is a five-year joint programme comprising of ILO, UNCDF, UNDP, UN-HABITAT and UNICEF.

The Programme’s overall goal is “creating an enabling environment for improved service delivery and greater stability, through improved legal, policy and system frameworks – building the knowledge of those working in and with local governments.”
JPLG commenced in April 2008 and has now entered in its third phase (2018-2022). It expanded programmatically and geographically with average annual work-plans budgets of USD 25-32M/year. JPLG works with the Federal Government of Somalia, the Governments of Puntland, Somaliland, South West, Jubbaland, HirShabelle, Galmudug, local governments, communities and non-state actors.

The M&E Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager (SPM). He/she will also work in close collaboration with programme and operations teams of the participating UN Agencies, Multi-donor trust fund staff, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful and transparent coordination of JPLG activities

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Implementation of M&E activities, derived from JPLG M&E framework, monitor and report its activities in Somalia;
Implementation of assessments, researches and analysis on local governance, risks and conflict sensitivity;
Participation in local planning and monitoring activities in respective districts;
Facilitation knowledge building and sharing on monitoring and evaluation
Implement M&E activities, derived from JPLG M&E framework, monitor and report its activities in Somalia focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Participate in development and functioning of the Joint Programme’s monitoring and evaluation system, including development and implementation of M&E annual plans to track progress, results and impacts at local, regional and central levels;
Regularly review and monitor progress against M&E log frame. Provide updates on progress, concerns, divergence and recommend corrective actions or measures to the Programme Management;
Participate in the development of procedures and processes to gather, measure, and objectively verify delivery/progress of results against indicators including definition of information/data requirements, sources, data collection and analysis;
Gather information and data for use by JPLG and its counterparts –local governments and Ministry of Interior;
Provide quality data and timely information to the M&E specialist, SPM, Technical Working Group (TWG) and the JPLG local teams to improve planning, implementation and M&E of the Joint Programme;
Collect programme reports, minutes from meetings and internal committee decisions relevant to the Joint programme. Facilitate a proper filing system to ensure quick and easy retrieval of all reports and support documents;
Conduct regular field trips to monitor the progress of JPLG’s work, against SMART indicators and targets, in districts and strengthen the M&E capacity of local and central counterparts.
Undertake Research and analysis on local governance, risks and conflict sensitivity focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Conduct regular assessments and produce quarterly notes, success stories and fact sheets analyzing local governance and capacity development trends;
Assess and provide bi-annual analysis of value for money and effectiveness of the Joint programme;
Develop the risk management matrix, monitoring procedures, triggers and mitigation measures;
Monitor and report risks, conduct regular conflict analysis and update the JPLG risk and conflict analysis matrix on a bi-annual basis;
Participate in the development, monitoring and implementation of an assessment tool to measure local governance at the district level (i.e.: accountability, transparency, access to equitable services, and capacity of local authorities).
Participate in local Planning and Monitoring activities in respective districts by focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Provide data and analysis for the development and/or review of DDFs and Districts Annual work-plans and help the JPLG local team ensure the districts plans integrate sector inputs, economic data and other relevant information and central priorities;
Provide technical support to Somali counterparts, JPLG local team and Agencies’ implementing partners in planning and monitoring activities;
Plan and assist with the delivery of PEM trainings and assess progress and capacity development gains at institutional and individual levels;
Develop and operationalize M&E tools to help local authorities and non-state actors monitor and report progress and challenges in the implementation of District Annual Work plans.
Facilitate knowledge building and sharing in M&E, particularly at the Area Office level, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Facilitate qualitative monitoring with associated analysis of attribution / contribution;
Orient and train counterparts in understanding and applying M&E policies, tools & methods;
Conduct trainings and orientations for JPLG staff in Results-Based Management, particularly M&E reporting for building their capacities;
Review reports submitted by projects / program, analyse results / lessons learned, research inputs and provide strategies for development of information;
Participation in various inter-agency and local government meetings if required
Impact of results
The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of UN JPLG’s interventions and activities. Effective implementation as well as efficient management of the monitoring and evaluation process, enhances the government’s capacity and credibility in implementation of highly effective programme with reaching impact.

Competencies
LEADERSHIP: ability to persuade others to follow
INNOVATION: ability to make new and useful ideas work
PEOPLE MANAGEMENT: ability to improve performance and satisfaction
COMMUNICATION: ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
DELIVERY: ability to get things done.
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Promotes knowledge management in UNJPG and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example;
Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
Ability to lead formulation and implementation of monitoring and evaluation of development programme to mobilize resources;
Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery;
Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change;
Strong IT skills;
Ability to draft high quality progress reports and background notes;
Excellent communication skills in Somali and English and solid experience to advocate conduct workshops and facilitate discussions with senior governmental officials, UN Agencies and donors;
Excellent knowledge of financial rules and regulations, accounting;
Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management Guide and Toolkit.
Management and Leadership:
Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage com

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

Master’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, Economics or any related field;
Or
A first level university degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, Economics or any related field with 7 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Exoerience:

Minimum of 5 years relevant experience with master’s degree or
A bachelor’s degree with 7 years’ experience at the national or international level may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Proven work experience in project / programme management and / or monitoring and evaluation is a requirement;

Experience in producing M&E guidelines, frameworks and tools;

Experience of buidlig and maintaining a reliable M&E database on the status of project implementation, delivery and evaluation;

Field experience coupled with strong substantive knowledge of monitoring and evaluation tools in particular, results based management is a requirement;

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office, web-based management information system, etc.) and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.

Substantive knowledge in development issues in general and UNDP’s practice areas is desirable;
Languages:
Fluency in written and oral English and Somali.
Disclaimer
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