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M&E AND REPORTING ADVISOR-UNV

Apply for the Position of M&E and Reporting Advisor

Application Deadline: 16 February 2021

Duty Station: Kabul, Afghanistan

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Start Date: Immediate

Eligibility criteria (M&E and Reporting Advisor)

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

The SI M&E and Reporting Advisor (SI-MRA) will be part of a team within the RCO providing technical support to both the RCO and the Recipient UN Organisations (RUNOs) implementing the SI programme, namely: UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, and UNDP. S/He will work under the overall guidance of the Head/RCO, and under the direct supervision of the National SI Senior Coordination Officer.

The SI-MRA is expected to assist the RUNOs with the development of the M&E log frames, risk logs and to implement a sound internal monitoring system that will capture all aspects of the programme. The SI-MRA will provide timely progress updates to the RCO.

In addition, the SI-MRA will work closely with the RUNO’s and RCO M&E staff, to coordinate data collection, provide technical assistance where needed, and ensure that the M&E and Reporting Plan is incorporated into their planning.

The SI-MRA, in collaboration with the Senior Coordinator and the RUNO focal points, is the main person responsible for coordinating the establishment and implementation of the project’s monitoring, evaluation, and reporting systems, also working closely with the RCO’s Monitoring, Data and Reporting Officer.

The SI-MRA is further responsible for developing the required SI reports, updates, and progress documents, in line with SI formats/guidelines and standards, as well as working closely with the SI Communications Officer to produce knowledge products for stakeholders. S/He will work closely with other electoral project Advisors and specialist to gather and transfer data and produce accurate electoral reports and flow of communication.

The SI-MRA will form a M&E-R working group with the RUNOs’ focal points to develop the tools and templates for data collection, evaluation and reporting, as well as design the plan for M&E-R activities throughout the project life.

Key Results/Indicators

  • Thorough development and in-depth implementation of project M&E-R at the highest standards as per the SI project document;
  • Lead the development and implementation of the project’s M&E plans, including review of indicators, targets, means of verification and monitoring steps at output and activity level, and in line with the Annual Work Plan and per UN standards;
  • Take the lead to develop plans and monitoring the project’s Risks and Issues matrix’s in line with UN standards;
  • Develop and refine the project’s internal monitoring system to gather results-based project progress data and input from primary sources (RUNOs), as well as secondary/external sources;
  • In collaboration with the Senior Coordination Officer, review the project Results Resources Framework.

Establishment and ongoing implementation of a standardized project reporting mechanism including effective and timely reporting to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Take the lead in writing the required Project Reports, capturing in a comprehensive analytical manner project progress against Results Framework; including the documentation of success stories, achievements, lessons learned, risks and issues;
  • Take the lead in developing project Updates to donors and stakeholders in a timely manner, using the most professional writing and SI formatting requirements;
  • Actively participate in the development of project management-related documents and concise reports and power-point presentations for various project meetings and workshops;
  • Support the Senior Coordination Officer and Head/RCO, and work closely with the SI Communication Officer and RUNOs to ensure accurate and timely project progress reporting and communication to donors and stakeholders in line with SI requirements.

Capacity building/advisory support to RUNOS and partners to establish an internal Planning and M&E system, facilitating the set-up of progress reports to the RC, RUNOs, EU, GoIRA, and stakeholders.

  • Support the RUNOs to identify M&E indicators that measure the social impact of the SI activities;
  • Provide capacity building efforts as needed to the RCO and RUNOs to set up a system of internal monitoring and regular and systematic internal data collection to monitor progress and produce internal reports for project management;
  • Assist the RUNOs and RCO in developing a system to produce the required progress reports;
  • Support the RUNOs to identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs);
  • Support the RUNOs to produce required evaluative reports, drawing on KPIs;
  • Consult with the RUNOs, in coordination with the Senior Coordination Officer, to assess needs of staff and to organize opportunities for training and education, as appropriate;
  • Lead the project’s regular reporting and progress updates, and document capacity building support.

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.

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Qualifications/Requirements

Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent

Education – Additional Comments:

Master’s Degree is preferred, in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Communication, or other related fields.An undergraduate degree with an additional two years of relevant experience will be considered.

Required experience: 84 Months

Experience remark:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant professional Monitoring and Evaluation experience;
  • Strong M&E and Results Based Management experience, preferably with UN context;
  • Strong knowledge of gender concepts and tools for measuring social change related to gender;
  • Proven analytical skills to collect, synthesize, analyse data for compiled analytical reporting writing, including identification of lessons learned and risks/issues;
  • Strong report writing skills to internal and external partners;
  • Experience in M&E capacity building advisory to stakeholders;
  • Working experience in Afghanistan or a demonstrable knowledge/understanding of the current gender and women’s rights context is desirable;
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change, and to remain calm under pressure;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks;
  • Working experience in hardship post is required.
  • Knowledge of Pashto and/or Dari languages would be an asset.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Working Knowledge

Area of expertise: Monitoring and evaluation

Area of expertise details:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant professional Monitoring and Evaluation experience;
  • Strong M&E and Results Based Management experience, preferably with UN context;
  • Strong knowledge of gender concepts and tools for measuring social change related to gender;
  • Proven analytical skills to collect, synthesize, analyse data for compiled analytical reporting writing, including identification of lessons learned and risks/issues;
  • Strong report writing skills to internal and external partners;
  • Experience in M&E capacity building advisory to stakeholders;
  • Working experience in Afghanistan or a demonstrable knowledge/understanding of the current gender and women’s rights context is desirable;
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change, and to remain calm under pressure;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks;
  • Working experience in hardship post is required.
  • Knowledge of Pashto and/or Dari languages would be an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access etc.);
  • Previous work experience in Afghanistan is an asset; including knowledge of Afghanistan’s culture, tradition and Islamic context certainly an advantage;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent command of oral and written English.

Driving license: No

Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Working in TeamsApplication procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 16 February 2021

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