Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Roster) – UNOPS
|Organization||United Nations Office for Project Services|
|Job categories||Project Management|
|Job Title||Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Roster)|
|Department/office||AFR, ETMCO, Sudan|
|Duty station||Port Sudan, Sudan|
|Contract type||Local ICA Specialist|
|Contract level||LICA Specialist-8|
|Application period||01-Aug-2021 to 21-Aug-2021|
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Under the overall guidance & direct supervision of the Project Manager (PM); the M & E Officer will be responsible for the following functions:
- Develop a time-bound performance monitoring plan in conjunction with relevant local participating partners, for the collection of data and evidence-based reporting;
- Perform regular review on project progress in the implementation and results against the strategic objectives and indicators as well as promote and support quality assurance of all project interventions;
- Facilitate monitoring of crosscutting issues by all local participating partners at all levels;
- Follow up with local participating partners and stakeholders regarding overall project progress and progress towards results indicators;
- Conduct regular field visits to project sites to oversee progress;
- Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports highlighting achievements, challenges and lessons learned as required;
- Create and regularly update GIS mapping of all interventions under the project implementation areas;
- Manage and screen the status of all transactional, finance and procurement processes including tendering processes, evaluation, contracting, contract management, legal considerations and payment conditions, contractors, performance evaluation, and risk assessment;
- Support the PM in updating the project risk register, issues log, highlight reports, and other requirements as per the UNOPS PMM;
- Support the PM in implementing proper monitoring and control processes to successfully measure outputs, indicators and milestones;
- Identify and report variations in sub-projects implementation and develop timely and feasible recommendations to rectify any variation;
- Perform any other duties as assigned.
- Advanced university degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in relevant field, such as Monitoring and Evaluation, Engineering, Development Economics, Social Sciences, International relations, Organisational Development, or Public administration or Management is desired.
- A combination of a Bachelor’s Degree, professional qualifications in project reviewing and reporting with additional years of experience may be accepted as being equivalent.
b. Work Experience
- At least 1 year of progressively responsible experience in results-based management, monitoring, reviewing and reporting is required;
- Experience in results-based reporting systems is required;
- Prior experience in Sudan or similar contexts is desired;
- Computer literacy is required, Google suite applications literacy is preferred
- Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities will be an added advantage
Fluency in English and Arabic
Integrity & Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Leading Self And Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as a positive leadership role model, motivates, directs, and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
Contract type, level and duration
- Contract type: Local Individual contractor agreement
- Contract level: LICA-8
- Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance.
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
- Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
- The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
Background Information – Job-specific
The FCDO Urban Water for Sudan (UW4S) programme is working to improve the health and nutrition, as well as to reduce the economic burden, for traditional residents as well as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in five state capitals in Sudan, including Port Sudan.
The UW4S project seeks to improve the equity of water supply and complementary sanitation and hygiene behaviour change in a sustainable manner. It focuses on holistic planning, provides basic infrastructure and helps state authorities build their ability to sustainably manage, operate and maintain their water services, with improved engagement with citizens.
Under the first phase of the FCDO project, information of the Port Sudan water supply situation was gathered and analysed as inputs to the Strategic Investment Plan (SIP). The study resulted in the SIP and planning documents for 14 work packages under three stages; emergency rehabilitation and TA, priority rehabilitation and long term interventions.
Urban water for Port Sudan project
The project is based on the priorities identified in the SIP, specifically, SIP work packages 1 to 4 (emergency works and Phase 2 technical assistance). This project covers components of the Stage 1 Emergency works and part of the Stage 2 Priority works capacity building and technical assistance package. The project’s scope of work is aligned with the available DFID budget and takes account of work being funded from other sources or implemented by others such as the AfDB.
The FCDO UW4S programme- Port Sudan component objective is to support sustainable water provision in Part Sudan through strengthening the capacity of the Red Sea Water Corporation.
Background Information – UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
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