Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Analyst - P2 (Temporary Appointment)
UNDP , Mudug, Somalia
Job Purpose and Organizational Context
Somalia has been moving on the path of development albeit facing a myriad of challenges as it emerges from decades of conflicts, terrorism, coupled with the natural disasters. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the stakeholders, has been supporting the governments’ efforts in effective implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2020-2024, which is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and emphasizes among other priorities: ‘Economic and Inclusive Growth’; effective aid coordination and management, development oriented planning as well as good governance.
UNDP Economic Recovery and Institutional Development (ERID) Portfolio has been supporting the Government of Somalia in the areas of aid coordination and management, planning, good governance focusing on anti-corruption, economic investments as well as promoting inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic recovery and development, while improving the institutional capacities, in alignment with the SDGs and the National Development Plan (NDP), and specific attention is being paid to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP).
Several international development organizations, in collaboration with the national partners, has been supporting the Government of Somalia in their efforts in addressing the above issues.
The UNDP Economic Recovery and Institutional Development (ERID) Portfolio supports the different Governments (Federal and State level) in the following fields:
• Governance – Anti Corruption
• Aid Coordination and management
• Local Governance
• Investments and Economic Development
• Durable Solutions for IDPs and Returning Refugees
While a dedicated program team has been established to the support of the respective governments on the Federal Level and the Member States with the implementation of the agreed upon projects under the ERID Portfolio, a dedicated Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is required to ensure that the projects are aligned to UNDP and donor agencies corporate standards and regulations. The present position is part and parcel of the program team.
The present position focuses on the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting of the different projects that will be implemented through the ERID Portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
• Ensure quality and accountability of progress monitoring and reporting;
• Design and implement monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies of the Portfolio
• Support to project implementation and management
Support Strategic Policy Advice and Coordination:
Develop and implement a clear approach for reporting – quarterly, annual and ad hoc subject matter or donor reports by the different projects in the ERID Portfolio;
•Draft and finalize projects quarterly reports, and other donor reports, as necessary, particularly on risks, reflections and lessons leant on implementation;
Oversee the quality of the reports in the Portfolio;
Ensure all project and program reporting in UNDP Corporate system (Atlas) is carried out on time, efficiently and in high quality;
Provide UNDP communications team with success stories and materials for project and program visibility;
Ensure results frameworks for all Project Documents, LOAs and PiPs emanating from the projects are in line with UNDP Corporate Standards.
Design and implement monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies of the Portfolio
Overall responsibility for the design of the monitoring strategies of the projects under the Portfolio and its successful implementation;
Ensure that the Portfolio is aligned to the key priorities identified in the outcomes of the UNDP Strategic Plan and the Country Programme Document;
Promote and support quality assurance activities undertaken by the Portfolio;
Contribute to the development of evaluation plans as required by the Country Office.
Support to project implementation and management
Develop and implement a training and feedback mechanism to the project teams and the partners in the projects to further enhance LoA implementation arrangements with a strong focus on reporting arrangements, including the evidence collection required for reporting against results.
Support implementation of effective project steering and oversight by assisting in preparation for Project Steering Committee/Project Boards, which are attended by donors and government stakeholders. This includes developing draft agendas, amending them following feedback from national counterparts and project staff, organizing logistics and writing up the recommendations;
When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal on the job training;
Assist with ideation and development of new ideas for projects;
Ensure that Third Party Monitoring Teams carry out assigned activities as requested by the Portfolio and according to UNDP standards and procedures.
Competencies and Selection Criteria
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Masters’ degree in Public Administration, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, or any other related field with five years of relevant work experience in Designing, Implementing and Monitoring and Evaluation.
A first level degree in Public Administration, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations or related field, with a combination of 4 years’ experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of Portfolios may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.
A minimum 2 years working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and risk management area with Master’s degree and 4 years in lieu of a Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation and risk management area;
Strong research, data analysis and collation skills necessary for report formulation
Written and spoken English, equivalent to native;
Experience in drafting reports
Good team player and ability to work effectively with people from different backgrounds.
Experience in project or programme implementation in a development context, particularly fragile context;
Good knowledge of the political and institutional context of Somalia;
Experience of working in an international organization and or/multicultural environment;
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and databases packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems
Have affinity with or interests in humanitarian relief, post conflict situations, institutional development and economic development;
Experience working in conflict, post-conflict, or transitional state environments;
Experience working in a culturally diverse environment;
Knowledge of reporting requirements for UN, UNMPTF and donor partners
- Fluency in written and spoken English