1. Position Information
|Türkiye/Climate Change and Environment Portfolio
|Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
|Classified Level (NPSA 1-12)
|Duty station (City and Country)
|Type (Regular or Short term)
|Office- or Home-based
|Expected starting date
|15 March 2024
|1 Yearwith possibility of extension based on performance and funding availability
2. Office/Unit/Project Description
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
UNDP positions itself as a development partner that brings global knowledge, through a multi-sectoral approach – the key comparative advantage of UNDP – and concentrates its work on 3 programmatic fields: i) Inclusive and Sustainable Growth, ii) Inclusive and Democratic Governance, iii) Climate Change and Environment. In addition, UNDP also plays a key role in supporting the Government of Türkiye with the refugee response through its Syrian Crisis Response and Resilience Programme- relying on its experience in these three major areas (i.e. livelihoods and facilitation of job creation, municipal service delivery, youth empowerment and protection/ social cohesion).
UNDP Türkiye Climate Change and Environment Portfolio (CCE) contributes to consolidating the gains made so far and to the advancement to ensure the voice and participation of all stakeholders on environmental issues and enable the valuation and sharing of the benefits of ecosystem services. It is focusing on strengthening the “capacity to prevent and respond” to environmental degradation, particularly in relation to biodiversity, forest management and chemical waste prevention and management. It is guided not only by UN values, but also by the 10th National Development Plan’s objectives with regards to integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services into development planning. The purpose of this portfolio is to improve the implementation of more effective policies and practices on sustainable environment, climate change, biodiversity by national, local authorities and stakeholders including resilience of the system/communities to disasters. UNDP is cooperating with various national counterparts in the referred field, such as Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Forestry, etc. Climate Change and Environment (CCE) Portfolio seeks sustainable solutions for climate change adaption and mitigation action across sectors and initiatives to strengthen systems and tools for risk-centered and integrated disaster management and increase the resilience of society by also taking into account of differentiated gender impacts. The primary target will be rural populations in sensitive biodiversity areas/hot spots. Currently UNDP is working on different new fields addressing to the capacity needs in the field of environment.
CCE Portfolio focuses on three programmatic areas that complement each other: 1-Natural Resource Management contributing to sustainable environment management and conservation of natural resources in production landscapes, within the general framework of the ecosystems approach; 2- Climate Change and Disaster Resilience (including chemicals and waste) strengthening institutional capacities for analysis and risk management for resilience with a specific emphasis on climate change, and 3- Cooperation with relevant stakeholders to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is a continuous management function to assess if progress is made in achieving expected results, to spot bottlenecks in implementation and to highlight whether there are any unintended effects (positive or negative) from an investment plan, programme or project (“project/plan”) and its activities. Therefore, in order to have good planning, monitoring and evaluation and to enhance the contribution of UNDP by establishing clear links between past, present and future initiatives and development results, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer) position in scope of CCE Portfolio is planned to be mobilized.
The M&E Officer will support the development and evolution of organizational performance management framework as well as specific program M&E needs to ensure the quality, and effectiveness of program implementation. S(he) will provide assistance to the programme staff in developing performance monitoring plans and results frameworks during program design and implementation, creating M&E system, processes and tools, contributing to measuring, analyzing, and reporting results.
The M&E Officer will play a critical role in the implementation of the projects by providing advice on: (i) how to strengthen the adaptive management and monitoring function of the projects; (ii) how to ensure accountability for the achievement of the objectives; (iii) how to enhance organizational and development learning; and (iv) how to enable informed decision – making.
This evaluation and monitoring function will be undertaken by the M&E Officer within the scope of CCE Portfolio and aims to provide Portfolio Manager with strategy and policy options for more effectively and efficiently achieving the projects’ expected results and for replicating the results. It also provides the basis for learning and accountability for managers and stakeholders. The M&E Officer will provide CCE Portfolio and UNDP with complete and convincing evidence to support its findings/ratings. Particular emphasis should be put on the current project results and the possibility of achieving the objective and outcomes in the established timeframe, taking into consideration the speed, at which the projects are proceeding.
The M&E Officer will identify potential project design problems, assess progress towards the achievement of the objectives, identify and document lessons learned (including lessons that might improve design and implementation of projects and to make recommendations regarding specific actions that might be taken to improve the projects. S/he will serve all CCE Portfolio to validate and fill the gaps in the initial assessment of relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency obtained from monitoring. The M&E Officer’s evaluation will provide the opportunity to assess early signs of projects’ success or failure and prompt necessary adjustments.
3. Scope of Work
The objective of this assignment is to carry out Evaluation and Monitoring function for CCE Portfolio. Under the direct supervision of the CCE Portfolio Manager and under secondary matrix supervision of CO Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Knowledge Management (KM) Analyst, the M&E Officer will be responsible for assessing the overall projects’ progress, to make sure that the projects are on track to deliver the agreed outcomes and produce recommendations on any adjustments needed on Portfolio Basis.
The purposes of the Evaluation and Monitoring are:
(i) To assess overall performance against the projects’ objectives and outcomes as set out in the Project Documents, sub-project documents, Annual Work Plans etc.
(ii) To assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the projects;
(iii)To analyze critically the implementation and management arrangements of the projects;
(iv)To assess the progress to date towards the achievement of the outcomes;
(v) To review planned strategies and plans for achieving the overall objective of the projects within the timeframe;
(vi)To assess the sustainability of the project’s interventions;
(vii) To list and document initial lessons concerning project design, implementation and management;
(viii) To assess projects’ relevance to national priorities;
(ix)To provide guidance for the future project activities and, if necessary, for the implementation and management arrangements.
The M&E Officer is expected to assume the following tasks:
2. Carrying out analysis, coordinating, reporting and training staff
3. Identifying best practices, participation to PSC Meetings
4. Institutional Arrangement
The duty station will be Ankara, Türkiye with frequent visits to the project sites.
The M&E Officer will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the UNDP CCE Portfolio Manager and M&E and KM Analyst of the UNDP CO. The M&E Officer will provide consultation and receive support as necessary from UNDP CCE Portfolio Manager, UNDP Türkiye M&E and KM Analyst, CCE Projects Coordinators, CCE Project Managers/staff/consultants and CCE Projects Implementation Administrator on all technical, financial and administrative issues on day to day basis.
|LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
|LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
|LEVEL 1: 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
written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.
|Business Direction & Strategy
|Ability to develop effevtive strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives
|Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally
|Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need
|Ability to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks. Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concern
|2030 Agenda: Engagement & Effectiveness
|Programming principles & standards and development effectiveness principle
6. Minimum Qualifications of the Successful NPSA
|Min. Academic Education
|Min. years/areas of relevant Work experience
|Required skills and competencies
|Desired additional skills and competencies (Assets)
|Required Language(s) (at working level)