Monitoring Specialist at UNDP, Kabul, Afghanistan

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Deadline: 6 June 2019

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Monitoring Specialist in Kabul, Afghanistan. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Monitoring Specialist will provide technical assistance and advice on establishing a bespoke M&E system for Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA) along with other Monitoring and Evaluation specialists and experts, focusing specifically on the “data” side of the new M&E system.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Key Job Responsibilities

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The Monitoring Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Support LOTFA in establishing the Monitoring and Evaluation System for all thematic windows (Security, Justice, Anti-Corruption, Payroll
    • ​Design and develop robust Monitoring Strategies for LOTFA (incl. new innovative monitoring standards, quality assurance/ control approaches and new M&E capacity development approached).
    • Suggest and align UNDP monitoring policies, procedures and practices for LOTFA’s needs;
  • Implementation and Coordination of Monitoring Function for LOTFA
    • Support LOTFA managers and project staff in conducting monitoring activities, gathering routine data for day-to-day management decisions and oversight.
    • Prepare and where necessary, advise on development of monitoring plans together with LOTFA thematic window and project teams.
    • Support LOTFA thematic windows in formulating results frameworks and indicators.
  • Data Analysis from Monitoring Activities
    • Support LOTFA in applying real time data analysis derived from monitoring activities.
    • Support LOTFA in introducing new innovative data collection approaches, tools and systems focused on routine monitoring and tracking projects’ progress.
    • Support strengthening and capacity building of local data collection and analysis institutions in the country and in the partner line ministries (MoIA, MoJ etc.
  • Knowledge Management
    • Identify and formulate lessons learned from monitoring activities.
    • Support the implementation of a knowledge management and learning strategy.
    • Set-up collaboration and coordination mechanism with other UN agencies, government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations on monitoring issues.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Business Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, Economics, Law or related field or Bachelor’s Degree and 2 additional years of related technical experience.
  • Practical training in programme management and evaluation (including Results Based Management), survey and research analysis, or applied statistical data would be an advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional work experience or 7 years with bachelor’s degree in international development at national and international levels.
  • Experience in monitoring complex projects and programmes
  • Experience in working on Results Based Management, including effective planning, monitoring and reporting of results essential.
  • Experience in delivering and facilitating innovative approaches and solutions to development programming would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working with UNDP, UN agency, or international organization with sound knowledge and experience in all aspects of the project cycle including M&E would be an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  • Nationality of Afghanistan.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.

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