Tuesday, April 20, 2010

UNDP, Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst (Re-advertised), Deadline April 23, 2010.

Vacancy Announcement

Position title: Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst                      
Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: NO-B
Organizational Unit: UNDP, Planning, Monitoring
Duty Station: Dili, Timor - Leste 
Duration: 1 (one) Year, extendable
Expected Start date: May 2010                      

Organizational Context

Under the guidance and supervision of the Assistant Country Director, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (ACD PME), the Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst contributes to the effective implementation of the evaluation policy, ensures that minimum monitoring and evaluation requirements for the Country Programme and projects are met and participates in the conduct of thematic and crosscutting evaluations.  The Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst ensures that objective evaluations are designed and implemented to assess the country programme relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of results; evaluations carried out in a credible and systematic manner; evaluation lessons and recommendations are used for programme design; contribute to implementation of UNDAF priorities and results.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst assists ACD PME regarding evaluation approaches and methodologies, ensuring that UNDP meets the minimum requirements for monitoring and evaluation, including the conduct of mandatory outcome evaluations.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst works in close collaboration with the Management Support, Programme and Operations Teams in the Country Office (CO), UNDP Evaluation Office staff and Government officials to ensure that thematic, programme and project evaluations are carried out according to schedules and that findings and recommendations are implemented and followed up.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Ensures the implementation of evaluation policies and strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Participation in the planning, preparation and management of thematic, country programme/project evaluations and other types of evaluations conducted in the Country Office.
  • Promotion of evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the Country Office.
  • Contribution to the evaluation workplan, including identification of topics, and projects/programme to be evaluated.
  • Coordination of specific evaluation missions for development projects, sectoral/thematic evaluations or desk evaluations/studies on selected sectors/themes

2. Ensures effective coordination of the evaluation process in the Country Office, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Draft Terms of Reference (TOR) for specific project/thematic/sectoral evaluation missions and/or desk evaluations/reviews, participation in consultant and evaluation team selection, technical feedback on evaluations and budget oversight.
  • Guidance on UNDP evaluation policies, procedures and practices to programme managers, UNDP CO staff concerned with evaluation, consultants and/or members of the evaluation team.
  • Provision of the technical advice at the design stage of programmes/projects setting up a framework with defined indicators at the design stage to facilitate the evaluation at the later stages.
  • Preparation of analytical documents on areas evaluated, effectiveness and impact of UNDP programme
  • Follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations. Ensuring the optimal use of evaluations by providing guidance in preparation of timely management response to all mandatory evaluations and by developing a communication plan.

3. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of monitoring and evaluation, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Identification and formulation of evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader EO knowledge management efforts, 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, government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations on monitoring and evaluation issues.
  • Participation in the conduct of results-oriented monitoring and evaluation training efforts in the Country Office.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social sciences. Master’s Degree in the relevant areas would be an asset.
  • 4 years of relevant experience at the national and international level in international development issues.
  • Experience in project management in the development areas. Experience in monitoring and evaluation with a background in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters is an asset. 
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Fluency in English. Working knowledge of Portuguese or Tetum or Bahasa Indonesia is an asset.

Please submit your applications together with curriculum vitae and relevant supporting documents to the following address:

Human Resources Unit
United Nations Development Programme

Obrigado Barracks Compound, Building 11

Caicoli Street,
Dili, Timor-Leste

Fax: +670 3313534
E-mail: personnel.tp@undp.org

The deadline for submitting applications is 23 April 2010.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified, and candidates who have applied for this position before will not be considered. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.