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National Post: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, NOC

Rotation This post is non-rotational.
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Closing Date: 15 December 2020
Duration: One Year (*)
Post Type: Fixed-Term Appointment
Please note that this vacancy is open to Internal/External nationals of Ethiopia.
*No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation 4.5
Organizational Setting
Job Purpose:

Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program (SIARP) is focused on eliminating sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and harmful practices (HP) and addressing their links to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Africa.  The program prioritises strengthening existing strategies and initiatives, such as the AU Gender Strategy 2017 -2027, Agenda 2063, the Maputo Plan of Action and harnesses the respective strengths of multi-sectoral, multi-level partnerships which will support the acceleration of transformative change. The joint program, implemented by UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women, under the leadership of UN DCO- Regional Office for Africa, will work closely with the AU, with the RECs (via the AU), and other key regional partners and stakeholders.
The Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program M&E Specialist is a member of the Africa Programme Coordination Unit (ACU) team, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and led by UNFPA.  S/he will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of the  Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program; assisting the Program Coordinator in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports and will monitor the program activities on a regular basis. The M& E Officer will develop and maintain the Regional Program M & E system and will be responsible for the collection, analysis and quality assurance of different data in relation to the program activities.  S/he will report to the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program Coordinator.
The position will work closely with the M&E staff across all four UN agencies delivering the Regional Program – UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women - and with the AUC.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
You would be responsible for:

A. Coordination and delivery of SIARP monitoring and evaluation:

•    Coordinate the M&E efforts of the Spotlight Initiative Regional Programme (SIARP) to track the results of the implementation of the programme based on the agreed results framework.
•    Ensures that data is provided and collected against the agreed upon indicators using the defined reporting tools and ensures that the SIARP results are accurately captured, measured and reported.
•    Ensures the necessary M&E systems are established to capture and report on progress in relation to the programme. 
•    Manages the collation of regional baseline data in relation to the M&E Framework and ensures that agency reports are submitted by the participating UN agencies and partners.
•    Respond to technical requests from SIARP partners regarding monitoring and identify adaptations as may be needed.
•    Under the guidance of the SIARP Coordinator, supports the mid-term and end of project evaluations.
•    Coordinates and develops interim programmatic progress reports for donors and the Regional Programme Steering Committee.

B.  Management of Strategic Information:

•    Support activities in the SIARP workplan related to the collation and analysis of strategic information, such as the development of baselines, scorecards.
•    Work with partners to produce annual updates on VAWG/HP and SRHR to track regional and country progress in meeting regional and national targets.
•    Document lessons learnt, share knowledge and disseminate good practices, on the monitoring and evaluation of VAWG/ HP and SRHR in Africa;
•    Support partners and countries to prepare manuscripts and abstracts for submission to international, regional and national journals, conferences and other fora to share lessons learnt.
•    Act as resource person for strategic information in the AIARP, and join, if required, any external monitoring missions.

C. Development of work plans and reporting:

•    Review and provide input in the preparation of annual SIARP work plans from an M&E perspective and ensure that the monitoring and evaluation indicators are aligned to the M&E Framework.
•    Coordinate the development of a semi-annual, annual and other project reports as may be required that shows progress in relation to the results framework at country and regional level, with a focus on impact.
•    Develop and present annual programme results to the Regional Steering Committee and the Africa Programme Coordination Unit that captures both the direct and catalytic actions of the programme.
•    Provide ongoing analysis of relevant data and initiate operational research activities that will inform and strengthen programme implementation.
•    Work closely with the Knowledge Management/Communications Specialist to provide data and evidence for all SIARP knowledge and communications products
•    Oversee the design of the mid-term and end-of-project evaluation in collaboration with the four partner agencies and the ten countries and its implications for programme management. 
Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership. 
Qualifications and Experience


Master Degree in Statistics, Demography, Social Sciences, or Public Health; Postgraduate training in monitoring and evaluation an added advantage

Knowledge and Experience:
•    At least 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, results-based program development and management.
•    Experience in developing indicators, data collection tools, M&E plans and results frameworks in GBV, SRH and gender.  
•    Experience of working with the AU, working at a regional level and working on UN joint programmes preferred
•    Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports.
•    Experience in capacity building on M&E.
•    Excellent computer skills especially Access, Excel, and SPSS with experience in data analysis.


•    Fluent in English with excellent writing, analysis and communication skills. Knowledge of French is preferred.
 Required Competencies


•    Exemplifying integrity
•    Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
•    Embracing diversity in all its forms
•    Embracing change

Core Competencies:

•    Achieving Results  
•    Being Accountable
•    Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
•    Thinking analytically and Strategically
•    Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
•    Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies:

•    Ability to conduct independent research and analysis on sustainable development topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of disaggregated data provided by different sources;
•    Shows skill in developing sources for data collection;
•    Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies and foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
•    Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise and is willing to learn from others, placing team agenda before personal agenda;
•    Speaks and writes clearly and effectively, listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience.
    UNFPA Work Environment
    UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.
    Compensation and Benefits
    This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary.


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