IUNV Monitoring & Reporting Advisor

United Nations Volunteers, Kabul, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th December, 2020


Job Description

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

The Monitoring and Reporting Advisor will be part of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Team providing technical support to Project Advisors, including IEC and ECC and will work under the supervision and guidance of the Monitoring and Reporting Specialist.

The M&R Advisor will assist the project with the development and revision of the log frames, risk and issues logs; and timely reporting to UNDP and donor partners about progress updates. In addition, the Monitoring and Reporting Advisor will support IEC and ECC M&E Units with their own M&E planning and internal reporting.

The M&R Advisor will assist development of weekly and monthly reporting and will contribute to quarterly and annual reports in line with UNDP formats and standards, One UN quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports as applicable; and donor specific reports to EU. He/she will work closely with other Project Advisors and Specialists to implement the UNESP Communication and Visibility Plan.

The M&R Advisor will assist management of the online activity management matrix, and support updating of the UNESP monitoring plan and implementation plan for submission to Governance for Peace Programme Unit. The M&R Advisor will participate in Country Office led M&E working group meetings to share lessons and contribute to coordination efforts in the Country Office.

Key Results/Indicators

  • Development and implementation of project planning and monitoring system;
  • Development and implementation of the monitoring plan in line with the Annual Work Plan and UNDP standards;
  • Updating of Risks and Issues Logs in line with UNDP standards;
  • Donor reporting; and
  • If applicable, review of the Results Resources Framework, with electoral-related project indicators.

Establishment and ongoing implementation of a standardized project reporting mechanism including effective and timely reporting to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Assist in writing project reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual) and donor-specific reports, against the results framework, including documentation of success stories;
  • Assist development of project updates to donors and stakeholders;
  • Assist development of presentations for various project meetings and workshops;
  • Assist development of communication products to donors and stakeholders.

Capacity Building advisory support to IEC and ECC on M&E and reporting.

  • Work closely with the IEC and ECC M&E Unit and the Training and Capacity Building Department, as well as other relevant key personnel to develop monitoring systems to track implementation of the operational concept and strategic plan;
  • Support the IEC and ECC to set up a system of internal monitoring, data collection to monitor progress and production of internal reports for management;
  • Assist the IEC and ECC in developing and implementing a system to guide progress reporting to electoral stakeholders;
  • Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:
  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Qualifications/Requirements

Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

  • Master’s Degree, e.g. Monitoring and Evaluation/ Political/Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication, or other.

Required experience: 36 Months

Experience remark:

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant professional Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting experience;
  • Strong M&E and Results Based Management experience, preferably with UNDP context;
  • Proven analytical skills to collect, synthesize, analyse data for compiled analytical reporting writing, including identification of lessons learned and risks/issues;
  • Strong report writing skills to internal and external partners;
  • Experience in M&E capacity building advisory to stakeholders;
  • Working experience in Afghanistan or a demonstrable knowledge/understanding of the current electoral-political context is desirable;
  • Ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change, and to remain calm under pressure;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks;
  • Working experience in hardship post is an asset.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge

Area of expertise: Monitoring and evaluation

Area of expertise details:

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant professional Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting experience;
  • Strong M&E and Results Based Management experience, preferably with UNDP context;
  • Proven analytical skills to collect, synthesize, analyse data for compiled analytical reporting writing, including identification of lessons learned and risks/issues;
  • Strong report writing skills to internal and external partners;
  • Experience in M&E capacity building advisory to stakeholders;
  • Working experience in Afghanistan or a demonstrable knowledge/understanding of the current electoral-political context is desirable;
  • Ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change, and to remain calm under pressure;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks;
  • Working experience in hardship post is an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access etc.);
  • Previous work experience in Afghanistan is an asset; knowledge of Afghanistan’s culture, tradition and Islamic context certainly an advantage;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
  • Knowledge of cultural and traditional values and norms within an Islamic country context is advantageous;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent command of oral and written English.

Driving license: No

Source:https://www.unv.org/calls/AFGR001559-8302


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