Head, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

UNOPS, Geneva, Switzerland

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st January, 2018


Job Description

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting, leads the preparation of the WSSCC strategy and corporate workplans.  The Manager leads and integrates a team of corporate planning, monitoring & evaluation and reporting professionals into a cohesive team providing the Council leadership with the compelling organizational data that informs future investment decisions by the Executive Director and Steering Committee achievement toward the long term strategic goals by the SDG deadline of 2030.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Leads the drafting of the strategic plan for the Council for review and approval by the DED and ED and subsequent updates and revisions. 
  • Leads the Council-wide work planning exercise for approval by the Executive Director and the Steering Committee and is responsible for its quality and timeliness, advising managers on corporate work-planning modalities and requirements.
  • Provides leadership to all managers on the role of M&E in effective programme management and accountability ensuring meaningful integration of M&E data collection and reporting work across the Council.
  • Supervises corporate reporting, and ensures consistency of other reports within the organisation with the corporate reporting contents and layout.
  • Manages the Planning, M&E and Evaluation Department empowering staff to develop new and useful policies, approaches and tools to make the work of council staff and managers more effective.
  • Prepares and submits annual budget for Department for approval and monitors delivery.
  • Monitors the implementation of WSSCC workplans, at the corporate level and across individual divisions and units, providing regular feedback to management.
  • Oversees internal evaluations progress and supervises ad hoc evaluations when appropriate, and suggests corrective course of action at the appropriate level within the organisation
  • Supervises corporate reporting, and ensures consistency of other reports within the organisation with the corporate reporting contents and layout
  • Acts as focal point for internal and external audit coaching managers in preparation for successful audits and preparing audit responses for ED approval.
  • Oversees internal evaluations progress and supervises ad hoc evaluations when appropriate, and suggests corrective course of action at the appropriate level within the organisation
  • Develops internal learning initiatives based on manager client feedback on optimal utilization of M&E and reporting practices seeking to improve processes.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education: Master's degree in international development, public health, monitoring and evaluation, environmental science, or social sciences or information science, or statistics or public policy, or business administration or related field is required.

Experience: Minimum ten years of experience in monitoring and evaluation or results management and strategic planning or related fields is required.

Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

Source:https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=14777#4


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