Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at UNOPS, Brussels, Belgium


Deadline: 6 January 2019

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in Brussels, Belgium.

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The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will contribute to the promotion of a ‘performance and results culture’ within the Cities Alliance and will provide technical oversight to all corporate M&E processes and systems, and summarise results at the portfolio level.

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • Contribute technical expertise in maintaining, reviewing and updating the Cities Alliance Results Framework, annual Corporate Scorecard and the overall Results Based Management system for the organisation.
  • Provide ongoing oversight and input to the core set of indicators of the Cities Alliance both those measuring aggregated results at the outcome level as well as – in coordination with the Grants, Portfolio and Operations team – the key performance indicators (KPIs) to track organisational efficiency. This will include definitions, milestones, targets, data collections strategies, frequency of collection and ownership.
  • Provide guidance, quality assurance and technical inputs to the development of log frames, results frameworks, theories of change, M&E plans and other tools/systems for country and global programmes and for business development proposals.
  • Ensure that programmes in the country and global window include the core corporate indicators of the Results Framework and, where appropriate, that grantee proposals align with the Results Framework.
  • Provide guidance to the gender team in the collection and evaluation of gender analytical information at the project and programmatic level as well as in tracking internal indicators on the implementation of the Gender Action Plan;
  • Oversee TORs for local M&E staff in country offices and M&E consultancies. Participate in the identification and recruitment of consultants and staff and, as required, oversee their work and deliverables.
  • Pilot and refine M&E tools and protocols to improve corporate analysis and reporting.
  • Support the monitoring of identified programme and corporate assumptions/risks which intersect the delivery of the agreed results and, if necessary, assist in the development and implementation of the risk mitigation plans.
  • Undertake field visits to support implementation of M&E and identify where changes may be needed.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Business Administration, Development Studies, Urban Studies, Social and Political Science or related fields is required. OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree together with 2 years’ additional relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.
  • Minimum 5 years with master’s degree or 7 years with a bachelor’s degree of demonstrated expertise with quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation approaches to technical and socio-economic aspects of development programmes and projects including experience with the application of qualitative and quantitative methods and data/information treatment;
  • Demonstrated advanced skills across one or some of the following: quantitative analysis, qualitative methodologies, survey design, administration, and other data collection methods, Excel/SPSS and/or other data management software, data representation and infographics is required.
  • Experience with M&E in large donor-funded programmes and/or with corporate results-based management systems – which aggregate results across different programmes, projects, sectors, and partners – is considered an asset;
  • Experience with input/output-based corporate reports/methods (balanced scorecard, key performance indicators. value-for-money etc.) is considered an asset.
  • Experience with gendered M&E systems and gender data disaggregation is considered an asset.
  • Experience in the delivery of training courses, including informal training and technical support is an advantage.
  • Experience and understanding of development aid and agencies, government policies in developing countries and the urban sector is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish would be considered an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.

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