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UNDP Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor Consultant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Summary of Key Functions:
  • Advise on and provide concrete recommendation regarding how to strengthen the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework of the UNSAS
  • Provide a detailed plan, with clear responsibilities, for the monitoring and evaluation activities under the UNSAS
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation tools for monitoring and evaluation of the UNSAS for the UNCT and the RCO
  • Advise the UNCT on how to conduct real-time evaluation of the UNSAS
  • Develop a costed and phased proposal for the UNCT for how to carry out real-time evaluation
  • Advise on the possible contributions and training needs of national institutions on joint monitoring and evaluation
Functions / Key Results Expected

Scope of Work

The Consultant will be based in Nairobi for the duration of the contract. Travel to relevant areas of Somalia, specifically Puntland and Somaliland, may be required. Other travel may be arranged at the discretion of the Resident Coordinator’s Office.

Methods and outputs

The consultant will:
  • advise the RCO and UNCT on how to strengthen the existing monitoring and evaluation framework for the UNSAS
  • Provide a detailed plan, with clear responsibilities, for the monitoring and evaluation activities of the UNCT and RCO under the UNSAS
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation tools for the UNCT and RCO
  • Develop a proposal for how to carry out real-time evaluations of UN programmes.
Monitoring and Progress controls

The consultant will be supervised by the Head of the Resident Coordinator’s Office and the quality of the consultant’s works will be assessed by the Monitoring and Evaluation Group of the UNCT.

Final product/deliverable
  • An improved and complete monitoring and evaluation framework for the UNSAS, including baselines and indicators;
  • A detailed plan, with clear responsibilities, for the monitoring and evaluation activities of the UNCT and RCO under the UNSAS
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation tools for the UNCT and RCO
  • Develop a costed and phased proposal for how to carry out real-time evaluations of UN activities and programmes throughout Somalia, including in areas where access is difficult.
  • Advise the RCO on how to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation framework of the UNSAS;
  • Advise the RCO on how to complement agency level monitoring and evaluation;
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing amongst UN staff on issues relating to the UN Reform Agenda and post conflict transition;
  • Ensure that regional disparities, inter-sectoral linkages, and cross-cutting issues are taken into account in all monitoring and evaluation activities; and
Competencies

Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism
Functional Competencies:
  • Strategic vision and strong technical and analytical capabilities
  • Very good political judgment
  • Excellent organizational and management skills
  • High level of self-management capacity and proactive self-drive under very low supervision
  • Ability to handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality, team spirit and positive working relationships
  • Strong written, interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Excellent command of MS Office applications; ability to use information technology as a tool and as a resource
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Maintain balanced and positive attitude even under continued high stress level
  • Knowledge of current development policies and activities
  • Excellent partnership management skills
  • Excellent analytic and written ability
  • The ability to work well with others and build good relations internally and externally
  • Experience in closely working with colleagues and counterparts of different nationalities and religions in challenging operational and living conditions
  • Maintain balanced and positive attitude with all counterparts even under challenging working, living and security situation during phases of continued high stress level
Technical Competencies:
  • Excellent understanding of organizational development and change management processes and techniques
  • Strong understanding of results-based management (RBM) principles and human rights-based approaches to programming
  • Strong ability to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data, including sex disaggregated data
  • Experience in managing and carrying out monitoring and evaluation, including real-time evaluation, in post-conflict and/or conflict affected countries a requirement
Recruitment Qualifications

Education: -
 Masters Degree or higher in Development, International Relations, Political Science, Economics or a related subject

Experience: -
  • A minimum of 7 years progressive, related professional work experience at the national or international level.
  • Experience must primarily relate to senior levels of programme management, change management and the monitoring and evaluation of programmes and reform interventions.
  • Experience in crisis or post-conflict countries or experience in Islamic societies and/or in Africa and the Arab worlds
  • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects is required
  • Previous experience designing and conducting real-time evaluations is required
  • Sound knowledge of the UN system’s procedures and operational activities for development is desirable.
  • Familiarity with the UN, particularly the UN Reform Agenda is desirable.
  • Solid experience in using MS Office package and web-based management systems.
Language requirements:- Fluency in English, both written and oral communication skills

How to apply

Please send your curriculum vitae, marked “ RC Consultant: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor” By 30th December 2010 to:

The Deputy Resident Representative (Operations),
United Nations Development Programme - Somalia,
P.O. Box 28832,00202 Nairobi, Kenya,
fax: 254-20- 4183641,
e-mail: registry.so@undp.org

Closing date: 30 Dec 2010

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants are required to fill the P11 Form and submit it together with the application.

Find the P11 Form for SSA Holders on this link
http://www.so.undp.org/index.php/Download-document/43-P11-form-for-service-contract-and-SSAs.html

UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

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