M&E Officer-Peace Building Fund Joint Programmes Job at UNDP

Closing Date: Sunday, 24 July 2011


Location: Gulu

Background

The Peace Building Fund (PBF) is a global fund designed to support several country situations that is countries emerging from conflict. Specifically the support is aimed at but not limited to, 1- Responding to imminent threats to the peace process and initiatives that support peace agreements and political dialogue; 2 - Building or strengthening national capacities to promote coexistence and peaceful resolution of conflict; and 3 - Stimulating the economic revitalization to general peace dividends.

In 2010 the PBF allocated funds to Uganda for Northern Uganda specifically the Acholi sub region (7 districts of Kitgum, Gulu, Lamwo, Amuru, Pader, Nwoya, and Agago). Three United Nations (UN) Joint programmes (JP1, JP2 and JP3) were formulated to roll out the interventions of the PBF for the districts of Acholi sub region. JP1: UN Joint Programme on Peace Building through Justice for all and Human Rights, JP2: UN Joint Programme on Peace building and enhancing protection, JP3: UN Joint Programme on Livelihoods and Local Economic Recovery.

JP1 is implemented jointly by Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); JP2 is implemented jointly by UNICEF and UNFPA; and JP3 is implemented jointly by International Organization for Migration (IOM), World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UNDP as the lead agency.

UNDP has identified Enterprise Uganda as the potential implementation partner for its component in JP3. OHCHR will work with the Uganda Human Rights Commission and selected NGOs in rolling out its components in JP1. OHCHR will work closely with UNDP in the implementation of its components in JP1. The main objective for JP1 is to ensure that human rights, children's rights, legal rights of returnees to land and women's rights are respected, promoted and fulfilled, and that vulnerable population has access to formal and informal justice.

The main objective of JP3 is to address the principal challenges related to agricultural productivity, market access, employment and income for youth in a predominantly agricultural economy, including support to allow vulnerable ex-combatants and female-headed IDP and returnee households to participate. The monitoring and evaluation of PBF programmes will adopt a results and evidence-based management approach to monitor progress and evaluate outcomes. UNDP in collaboration with OHCHR wishes to recruit a highly competent M&E Expert to support in the monitoring and evaluation of the PBF programmes (JP1 and JP3).

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Country Director and the direct supervision by the PBF Joint Programmes Officer, the M&E Expert will provide support in the monitoring of the implementation of the PBF programmes (JP1 and JP3). Specifically the M&E Expert will:

Provide support in the monitoring and evaluation of the PBF programmes.
Develop M&E matrixes for monitoring the PBF programmes implementation.
Develop results-oriented monitoring and evaluation skills training plan for the PBF Programmes, organize and undertake training of key stakeholders in M&E skills including the Implementing agencies
Prepare quarterly PBF Programmes updates to RCO and report against respective indicators annually
Liaise with the RCO and compose an overall progress report on the basis of the annual review of indicators and the compiled PBF programmes reports for review by the Uganda PBF Steering Committee
Participate in the planning, preparation and management of the PBF Programmes evaluations
Promote evaluation standards, quality assurance and control in the PBF Programmes
Coordinate specific evaluation missions for the PBF Programmes including the midterm review that is scheduled for 2011, the outcome-level evaluation that will be undertaken after 12 months of implementation in addition to assessment or time-series impact of the PBF programmes interventions on community/stakeholder perceptions.
Provide technical feedback on evaluations.
Provide guidance on UN evaluation policies, procedures and practices to PBF programmes managers/officers.
Provision of the technical advice during the implementation of the PBF programmes specifically in the refining of the programme indicators and baselines to facilitate the evaluation at the later stages.
Preparation of analytical documents on areas evaluated, effectiveness and impact of PBF Programmes.
Participate as a key resource person/focal point in conducting the endline survey of the PBF programmes to establish impact of the programme activities.
Identification and formulation of evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader knowledge management efforts by the UN, disseminated in learning events and channeled into decision-making processes.
Contribution to the implementation of Evaluation Knowledge Management and Learning Strategy.
Collaboration and coordination with other UN agencies participating in the PBF Programmes, Implementing partners, NGOs that are participating in the PBF on monitoring and evaluation issues.
Follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations of the PBF programmes.

Impacts of Results:

The key results have an impact on the overall achievement of the PBF Joint Programmes (JP1, JP2 and JP3) objectives by delivering the interventions for Acholiland in an efficient and effective way. Some of the specific results will include, refined PBF Programmes indicators and baselines, calendar for M&E activities, r

esults and evidence-based reports against respective indicators, Midterm review of the PBF Programmes, Outcome-level evaluation of the PBF programmes, Endline survey of the PBF programmes to establish impact of the programme activities, and M&E skills training programme developed and implemented.

Competencies

Technical Competencies:

Strong understanding of Results Based Management (RBM) principles and Human Rights-based Approach to Programming
Logical framework analysis
Understanding of Participatory approaches
Design and management of evaluation processes
Project/programme/policy planning, monitoring and management
Understanding of gender considerations
Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Strong writing skills.

Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN's values and ethical standards
Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Treats all people fairly without favouritism.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Promote knowledge management in the UN and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

Ability to organize and coordinate results-oriented strategic and thematic evaluations
Knowledge and understanding of evaluation and development evaluation in particular
Good knowledge of current development issues particularly those pertinent to UN
Ability to conceptualize issues and analyze data
Good technical skills in measurement and evaluation, including grasp of methodological and operational dimensions and the ability to link corporate and country level issues
Good knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit.

Management and Leadership:

Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
Leads teams effectively and shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master's Degree or equivalent in Development, Economics, Social Sciences, or related field;
Postgraduate training in Monitoring and Evaluation an advantage.

Experience:

At least 3 years of working in the field of development with national and international organizations, related to monitoring and evaluation, programme management, coordination and/or strategic planning;
Experience in monitoring and evaluation with a background in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters;
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems;
Previous experience of working for programme(s) and /or projects funded by UN and/or other development partners;
Experience in working with an international organization is an advantage;
Knowledge of UN policies and procedures is an advantage.

Language:

Fluency in written and spoken English

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=24399

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