Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst

United Nations Development Programme

Georgetown, Guyana

Under the strategic guidance and direct supervision of the Resident Representative/Head of Office, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Analyst promotes results-based management and a programme effectiveness approach by leading the implementation of innovative and effective monitoring and evaluation frameworks, systems and tools.  The M&E Analyst provides technical support on M&E and reporting practices to programme and project teams. Where relevant, the M&E Analyst will also support programme quality assurance and developing relevant systems.  By promoting a collaborative, efficient, client-focused, evidence-based, and portfolio management approach, the M&E Analyst may collaborate closely with Programme, Operations and project teams in the Country Office, UNDP HQ staff, programme staff in other UN agencies, Government officials and donors on programme/project implementation and monitoring and evaluation issues and practices.

 UNDP adopts a portfolio approach to accommodate changing business needs and leverage linkages across interventions to achieve its strategic goals. Therefore, UNDP personnel are expected to work across units, functions, teams, and projects in multidisciplinary teams in order to enhance and enable horizontal collaboration.

Duties and Responsibilities

Implement and participate in the design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks, systems, and tools, and as applicable, conduct programme quality assurance in keeping with corporate policies.

  • Support CO programme and project managers in designing the results-based management, monitoring and evaluation frameworks and plans in line with UNDP Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures (POPP) with appropriate tracking tools. Help in ensuring the application of UNDP social and environmental safeguards as applicable.
  • Serve as the UNDP Country Office focal point for general, technical and policy support on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and results-based management (RBM) requirements and activities to CO programme and project managers, UNDP CO staff concerned with monitoring and evaluation, and consultants and/or members of evaluation teams.
  • Monitor the adherence to UN/UNDP policy positions on monitoring and evaluation, results-based management, and quality assurance, as applicable,. Provide guidance on the systematized, effective application of RBM, M&E and quality assurance tools throughout the full programme/project cycle from the design to implementation, reporting and during the timely closure of projects.
  • Provide input to CO’s annual planning processes that includes the Integrate Work Plan and CO Annual Business Plan; and participate in defining targets and indicators to ensure consistency with approved country programme and project documents and with UNDP POPPs.
  • Support and facilitate the CO’s participation in joint UN planning and reporting processes.

Ensure coordination and efficient support to monitoring, reporting, evaluation and results-based management of Country Office programmes and projects.

  • Support implementation and application of efficient and evidence-based results monitoring and, as applicable, quality assurance work for CO programme and project development and delivery using an integrated portfolio management approach. Inform and update the senior management team on delivery implementation challenges and provide support in resolving obstacles and bottlenecks.
  • Support Programme teams in the development of templates for project and work plan monitoring and quality assurance visits. Collect reliable and coherent data to assess country programme progress and results. Provide regular updates to programme and project teams using latest M&E and IT tracking tools to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the monitoring processes.
  • Support preparation reports analyzing progress and results of projects. Advise programme teams on financial reporting requirements for cooperating partners, donors, Government stakeholders and UN counterparts to ensure transparency relative to committed resources and timetables and to highlight transformational changes.
  • Ensure regular and timely updating of the Evaluation Resource Centre (ERC).
  • Consolidate evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be disseminated in learning events and channeled into decision-making processes. Follow up on implementation of audit and evaluation recommendations by CO and project teams.
  • Contribute to the establishment of statistics database and dashboards. 

Support capacity building and facilitate knowledge building and sharing on monitoring, evaluation and results-based management in CO.

  • Support coordination of learning, training, and capacity building activities on monitoring and evaluation, RBM, data collection and survey methods, gender mainstreaming and portfolio approach for CO staff and programme and project teams. In close collaboration with relevant teams in the BRH and HQ, contribute to development and delivery of training packages to strengthen CO partners’ capacities in  programme and project monitoring and oversight.
  • Support the identification, synthesis, documentation, and dissemination of key lessons learned and good practices derived from monitoring and evaluation activities on what works, what does not work, revised theories of change to identify innovative ideas for their scaling or replication.
  • Provide sound contributions to local and global knowledge networks, communities of practice, and other knowledge management mechanisms. Proactively participate in UNDP regional and international fora on relevant thematic areas (including engaging in thematic discussions, contributing with analytical papers, etc.).
  • Contribute to the implementation of Evaluation Knowledge Management and Learning Strategy.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in Development/Development Studies, Economics, Statistics, Business Administration/Management, Public Administration, Social Policy/Sciences, International Relations, or related field is required; or
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in the areas mentioned above in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree. 

Experience:

  • Up to 2 years (with Master’s Degree) or minimum 2 years (with Bachelor’s Degree) of relevant experience in M&E, particularly in the context of development projects and programmes, including budget and financial management and working with quality assurance instruments, results-based management models is a significant asset.
  • Proven technical knowledge of the results-based management cycle and monitoring and evaluation is required.
  • Proven experience in designing monitoring and evaluation systems and designing development projects or integrated portfolios is required.
  • Proven ability to work with quantitative and qualitative data, and appropriately use qualitative data /information collection tools in innovative ways is required.
  • Experience in the use of computers, office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.), and web-based management systems, and up-to-date, advanced knowledge of data management tools and database packages is required.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge of UNDP’s M&E platform and policies and procedures is an asset.
  • Prior experience working in the UN System, particularly UNDP, is an asset.
  • experience in designing, implementing and/or managing assessments and/or data collection exercises/processes is desired.
  • Experience conducting applied research projects and reporting on findings is desired.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

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