Knowledge management and M&E Specialist

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Description of assignment title

Knowledge management and M&E Specialist

Assignment country


Expected start date


Sustainable Development Goal

17. Partnerships for the goals

Volunteer category

International UN Volunteer Specialist

Host entity





12 months (with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments


Duty stations



Mission and objectives

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) established its presence in Belarus in 1992. For 30 years on the ground, UNDP works closely with the Government of Belarus and other stakeholders to develop new strategies, promote inclusive economic development, and assist in achieving national priorities. UNDP also works with civil society, including non-governmental organizations, academia and media, and with private sector to promote public-private partnerships. UNDP interventions are clustered under the following major areas of development: • Socio Economic • Climate Change, Environment and Energy • SDG and Partnerships


Under direct supervision of the Results-based Management (RBM) and M&E Analyst and overall guidance of the Deputy Resident Representative, UNV will support the Country Office (CO) strategic planning, monitoring, reporting, knowledge management processes, as well as effective implementation of the evaluation policy. UNV will contribute to and assist in ensuring that monitoring and evaluation requirements for the Country Programme and projects are met. UNV will participate in evaluation processes, including ICPE, and ensure a systematic follow-up to the evaluation recommendations. UNV will support programme and project teams in designing effective programme and project M&E systems, monitoring the progress and reporting against the set indicators. UNV will work on strengthening knowledge management (KM) system at the CO and track KM and Learning Strategy implementation. In absence of RBM and M&E Analyst and with a guidance of the Deputy Resident Representative, UNV will act as an alternate focal point for KM, RBM and M&E activities at UNDP Belarus.

Task description

1.Contribute to the CO Strategic Planning and facilitate the Country Programme level Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:  Support monitoring and reporting under current UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD), as well as Independent Country Programme Evaluation (ICPE) process;  Support development process of a CPD document for the next programme cycle;  Support and participate in activities of the UNCT M&E group, including UNSDCF monitoring and reporting. 2. Uphold M&E efforts at the CO in line with the corporate requirements:  Support coordination of inputs into the corporate planning, monitoring and reporting tools including but not limited to the Country Scan, Strategy Note, Integrated Work Plan, Results Oriented Analysis Report;  Support drafting process of annual M&E plans and coordinate inputs from programme teams;  Assist in drafting Terms of Reference (TOR) for specific project/thematic/sectoral evaluation missions and/or desk evaluations/reviews, participate in selection of consultants and evaluation teams, provide technical feedback on evaluations;  Track and monitor recommendations and key evaluation actions on corporate ERC. 3. Support RBM and M&E Analyst in guiding programme and project teams in establishing effective RBM-based M&E systems:  Support functioning of data management systems to ensure up to date data for programme and projects is reflected on CO platforms (incl. POCOMAS and HEPEC), and on corporate dashboards;  Support programme units in certain thematic activities (e.g. ESG, climate and environment), upon coordination with the supervisor;  Support collection of RBM and M&E best practices in the region and worldwide. 4. Support programme sustainability and communication:  Support identification of measures for project results sustainability, collect information and data for internal and external results reporting including UNDP Belarus annual reports;  Search and suggest application of innovative tools for new project and programme development ideas, resource mobilization and results visualization, including infographics and other visuals;  Collaborate with the communication unit on updates of the UNDP Belarus website in the programme and projects field, including knowledge products. 5. Lead tracking and monitoring of the implementation of UNDP Belarus KM and Learning Strategy 2023-2025 (KMS):  Monitor KMS progress against an established set of indicators;  Prepare first drafts of planned KM-related SOPs (project documents and knowledge products);  Ensure up-to-date knowledge and learning related information is reflected on internal CO platforms;  Collaborate with HR unit in planning and organization of regular internal knowledge sharing events. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Eligibility criteria


27 – 80

Additional eligibility criteria

This assignment is funded by the Government of the Russian Federation, therefore specific criteria apply: ∙ Only Russian nationals are eligible to apply. Applicants should have permanent residency in Russian Federation, have completed at least one Master degree or equivalent in a higher state educational institution of the Russian Federation and provide three professional references with at least one from a Russian resident ∙ The Government of the Russian Federation will review the profiles of the shortlisted candidates for final approval.


Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Donor priorities


Required experience

3 years of experience in international, multilateral/bilateral or national organizations; • Theoretical knowledge and practical experience in RBM and M&E (at least 2 years); • Theoretical knowledge of data and knowledge management; • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.

Area(s) of expertise

Development programmes

Driving license


Russian, Level: Fluent, Required English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Political Science or a related discipline is required.

Competencies and values

Accountability Adaptability and Flexibility Commitment and Motivation Commitment to Continuous Learning Communication Knowledge Sharing Planning and Organizing Professionalism Respect for Diversity Self-Management Technological Awareness Working in Teams

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

The Republic of Belarus is an upper middle-income country with a population of 9.2 million. The capital city of Belarus is Minsk, the biggest political, economic, scientific and cultural center of the country. The population of Minsk is over 1.4 million people. Belarus is a founding member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), with headquarters in Minsk. The country has all amenities in place that would make a visitors stay comfortable. For more info, visit: The country consists of six regions (oblast). The state languages are Belarusian and Russian. The national currency is Belarusian ruble. Belarusian climate is moderately continental, a transitional form from maritime to continental climate with mild and humid winters, warm summers and damp autumns. Average temperatures vary across Belarus. In January, temperatures average from -4.5° С to -8° C. In July the average temperature is +20° С to +25° C. The UNDP Office in Belarus is located in a building that is fully accessible for persons with disabilities. Information about COVID-19 related epidemiological situation in Belarus can be found at:

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

Minsk, Belarus
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