Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Officer

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement, and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors, and United Nations organizations. With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical, and management knowledge they need, where they need it. By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

UNOPS Nepal Context:

Since 2015, UNOPS has engaged closely with the Government of Nepal and several development partners in development efforts of the Government of Nepal including the modernization of the Nepal Police, helping to improve policing services, conducting post-earthquake assessment of damaged buildings, enrollment of beneficiaries into housing grant schemes, retrofitting damaged houses, reconstruction of disability-friendly schools, and delivering of essential equipment to support COVID-19 response efforts amongst others

The functional objective of UNOPS Nepal is to deliver its projects efficiently and effectively in alignment with government priorities following UNOPS rules and regulations. This is to drive forward the outcomes sought by the clients and funding partners and contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while ensuring gender, diversity, and inclusion are mainstreamed in all its work for the people of Nepal.

Project Information:

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) funded Security and Justice Programme (SJP) will continue the Integrated Programme for Strengthening Security and Justice’s dual focus of tackling criminal violence and other causes of public insecurity, in particular gender-based violence (GBV), and strengthening the service delivery capacity of the Nepal Police (NP) and other key duty-bearers. FCDO’s SJP is a five year programme (2023-2027) with an anticipated budget of up to GBP 35 million.

As part of the FCDO’s programme, UNOPS as an implementing partner, will deliver on the SJP Policing Component from April 2024-2027. This is being preceded by the ongoing 12 months Launching Phase (funded by the SJP) and will contribute towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 5 (Gender Equality) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).

The multi-year SJP will support more representative, accountable, and responsive policing and also help tackle gender-based violence in Nepal. The programme will contribute to the following result areas:

1. Security and justice providers have improved their capacity to serve the public and manage relationships with communities, leading to increased public safety with increased trust from people in the state.

2. Security and justice institutions at the Provincial and Palika levels have effective, accountable, inclusive, and sustainable systems in line with the federal constitutional mandates to improve their skills and better manage their resources to meet people’s security and justice needs.

3. Decreased prevalence of GBV led by increased access to services for those who seek them.

In relation to this, UNOPS, as an implementing partner for the FCDO, is planning to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Officer for the project.

 

 

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Senior Project Manager of the SJP project, the Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Provide analytical support to the Senior Project Manager in the implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation strategy and framework.
  • Support the rollout of the approved M&E framework in close consultation with the project team, FCDO, and its implementing partners. Develop and maintain a system that collates and visualizes information on project and service provisions that need to be fed into the M&E framework
  • Ensure that implementing partners fulfill their M&E and reporting obligations while supporting to build their capacity in M&E
  • Contribute to recording and reporting systems that are harmonized both among implementing partners and with UN/UNOPS and national systems and Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) where possible;
  • Provide support and feedback on M&E and performance issues to implementing partners collaborating with UNOPS,
  • Undertake regular site visits as required.
  • Conduct internal evaluation exercises based on Project management cycles and support external evaluation exercises required by donors.

Reporting and Communication:

  • Adhere to the agreed reporting cycles and requirements with each implementing partner;
  • Develop and manage the standard monitoring, evaluation, and reporting formats based on the logical framework and reporting requirements;
  • Support the mid-term reviews, annual reviews, end of programme reviews, independent external evaluations, and related reporting requirements;
  • Support the preparation and timely submission of periodic progress reports to stakeholders, and Support the Senior Project Manager in completing necessary reporting requirements.
  • Develop content, edit, proofread, produce, and disseminate all monitoring and results-related communication materials for the project, such as project stories, publications, factsheets, social media content, infographics, posters, web content, and presentations;
  • Lead in organizing high-profile events and donors’/VIP visits, press conferences/public outreach, and other events;
  • Identify new and creative ways to enhance awareness and outreach of the information related to the project activities and its deliverables;
  • Edit, review, and advise on all project publications to ensure quality across effective outreach;
  • Ensure full compliance of project communications activities with donors’ guidelines and requirements;
  • Work closely with different communication service providers to oversee the development of project-specific media campaigns, outreach materials, and organization of high-level events;
  • Support overall communications and visibility, by closely coordinating with the Communications team and contributing to communications as required;
  • Increase overall UNOPS branding, recognition, and visibility through a project and country level.

Knowledge Management and Capacity Building

  • Support in programme team in managing lessons learned and best practices
  • Support the Senior Project Manager in setting up an Accountability to Affected Population mechanism
  • Facilitate dissemination and use of lessons learned, M&E findings, and reports amongst stakeholders;
  • Based on the monitoring and evaluation data, support the project in developing performance improvement plans; and
  • Build capacities of implementing partners in M&E through workshops as needed.
  • Perform other similar duties as may be assigned by the Senior Project Manager to support the implementation and oversight of the project.

Impact of Results

The Monitoring and Evaluation of Senior Officers directly impact the achievements of project outputs by tracking progress, assessing quality, and evaluating the impact on beneficiaries and communities. This consequently reinforces the visibility and image of UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.

 

 

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics, International Relations, Organisational Development, Management, or Public Administration or other relevant discipline is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics, International Relations, Organisational Development, Management, Public Administration, or other relevant discipline with a combination of two (2) additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years experience in the design, development, and/or implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems, preferably relevant to programs in humanitarian and/or development contexts
  • M&E/research design skills is required
  • Data management skills including the use and maintenance of databases is required
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills including the use of software to present data
  • Experience in the monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded programs are highly desirable
  • Experience in coordinating the delivery of advisory services or assessments and managing experts would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance methodologies in security sector service delivery would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in the use of Google Suite applications is desirable.

Language:

● Fluency in writing, reading, and speaking English is required.

 

 

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: Local Individual Contractor Agreement Specialist
Contract level: LICA Specialist – 8
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

 

  • 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.

 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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