Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Audit and Oversight, Evaluation
  • Deadline:
    01/02/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Asia Regional Health Cluster (ARHC) was established in 2018 for efficient delivery of Global Fund grants implementation, technical assistance of health initiatives and programmes, and the provision of quality pharmaceuticals and health products in the Asia Region of UNOPS. The ARHC aims to significantly impact the targets of UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 on good health and well-being, by expanding the population benefitting from UNOPS-managed health-related engagements across the Asia Region.

The ARHC portfolio manages the Principal Recipient (PR) Programme of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) in Asia, currently with grants in Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. UNOPS as a PR, is responsible for delivering the targets set out in the grant agreements in collaboration with selected sub-recipients from the National Programmes, local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic and private sector institutions and UN agencies.

 

 

UNOPS is selected as the Principal Recipient for RAI4E Global Fund grant (2024-2026) toward the elimination of malaria in GMS areas (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam), and maintaining Malaria-free status and prevent reintroduction in areas where transmission has been interrupted. UNOPS manages the financing as the nominated regional PR. The Thailand component is nearly 15 million and the regional component is 25 million. UNOPS is now searching for an experienced M&E specialist in order to oversee monitoring and evaluation system, quality assurance and strategic technical support to CoPR Department of Disease Control Thailand and Regional Component SRs.

 

 

Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the selected candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support the national programmes, Sub-Recipients in the development of performance frameworks in line with RSC and GF requirements
  • Provide the technical support to countries M&E focal and SRs, and Program teams in the development of reporting and monitoring formats to capture the program results, and coordinate with them to ensure timely and adequate completion
  • Review, improve and in appropriate cases, re/design the M&E systems of the partner organizations, with the end in view of generating accurate information on results of the activities of the projects.
  • Collate and analyze programmatic data and reports related to the RAI Grant, with a focus on the indicators in the PFs for each sub-recipient entity.
  • Prepare progress updates reports (PU), Pulse Checks and presentations on these results semi-annually or as requested by management
  • Carry out field visits and data verification and data audit, in order to ensure that the quality of the information that sub-recipients are reporting is accurate, timely and relevant;
  • Prepare summary reports on these results as needed, for external reporting purposes
  • Prepare the Quarterly Issue Paper by coordinating with all countries M&E focal persons.
  • Support the design and implementation of electronic information system (which may be web based, or other forms of electronic format) in order to ensure easy transmission, access and consolidation of partner information;
  • Ensure adequate feedback to/from the GFATM’sSRs on data obtained from the Fund’s internal M&E system,
  • Provide substantive timely inputs in the overall implementation of all GFATM grant(s) including budgets, work-plans and reporting on progress vis-à-vis planned activities and expected outputs.
  • Attend all relevant technical meetings and maintain excellent contacts with all stakeholders.
  • Strengthen the knowledge base by facilitating lessons learned and feedback sessions with SRs.
  • Work with UNOPS communications teams and partnership units to communi-cate program/country’s results and progress.
  • Leverage internal M&E systems to identify lessons learned and best practices, and present to management and stakeholders, as required
  • Support results measurement learning events
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.

 

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Performance Frameworks and M&E Plans are completed and continuously updated as required.
  • Progress Updates are completed and submitted in compliance with the UNOPS PU Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Quarterly issues papers, pulse checks are compiled and submitted on time.
  • Data input derived from data auditing and programmatic spot check completed.
  • M&E capacity building plan and training materials for SRs completed.

 

 

Education

  • Master’s degree in nursing, medicine, health sciences, social science or a related field with 5 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in these areas with additional 2 years of relevant experience is considered as equivalent

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in public health programmes of which at least in 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in project implementation/management will be an asset
  • Hands-on expertise in designing and applying M&E tools in public health development projects context is desirable.
  • Experience with international donors and in the UN system would be an asset.

c. Language

  • Proficiency in both English & Myanmar Languages required

 

 

 

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

 

 

Contract type: ICA
Contract level: LICA10, ICS10
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

 

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

This position is open for Myanmar Nationals Only.

 

 

  • Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
  • Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
  • We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.

Terms and Conditions

  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

 

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