UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
- UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
- In Turkey, in line with its global Strategic Plan 2018-2021, UN Women works towards three overarching goals: 1) Women lead, participate in, and benefit equally from governance systems; 2) All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence; 3) Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.
- Towards these goals, UN Women implements programmes and projects that aim to advance gender equality, improve women’s access to opportunities, rights and services in political, social and economic life and combat gender stereotypes, discrimination and violence, as required by international and national legal and policy commitments. UN Women collaborates with numerous partners – central and local level government authorities, civil society organizations, including women’s organizations and platforms, academia, private sector companies, other UN agencies. It commits itself to the Leaving No One Behind principle, by supporting targeted actions to remove the obstacles that marginalized and vulnerable groups of women face in accessing their rights and to promote them as agents of change.
- Globally and in Turkey, UN Women engages with and supports civil society organizations (CSOs), in particular women’s organizations, as key advocacy and knowledge partners, as well as implementing partners in operational activities in advancing women’s economic, political and social rights. UN Women’s work with civil society encompasses facilitating and expanding spaces for CSOs to come together for coordinated actions and to engage in dialogue with duty-bearers and decision-makers at local, national, regional and international levels, and in the context of inter-governmental processes. UN Women is focused on convening multi-stakeholder partnerships and engaging a wide variety of stakeholders, including men and boys and young people, to bring forth transformative change towards gender equality, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
- Under this framework, UN Women will embark on a new three-year project ‘Strengthening civil society capacities and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey”, funded by the European Union. The Project aims to reduce gender inequalities by enhancing the ability of civil society organizations to be agents of transformative change towards gender equality and women’s rights.
- Under this project UN Women will work with civil society actors as knowledge partners, implementing partners, and advocates for normative advancements and accountability, and will support civil society through convening and networking, knowledge exchange, capacity development, funding, including through its small grants mechanisms. The intervention will address the challenges faced by CSOs and the women’s movements, especially in the context and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic which is expected to have adverse mid- and long-term impacts on the social and economic status of women. It will seek to foster strategic and innovative partnerships between organizations and individuals working to advance women’s empowerment with a wide range of stakeholders, including men and boys advocates, youth groups, academia, disability rights activists, climate justice activists and other key constituencies, as well as across generations and sectors.
- Reporting to the Programme Specialist (NOC), the Monitoring and Reporting Analyst will be responsible for high-quality monitoring and reporting of results under the project in line with UN Women and EU requirements. S/he will provide support to the UN Women Turkey Office in incorporating monitoring and reporting into programme formulation as well as tracking against Strategic Plan targets and the reporting of results to internal and external audiences.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Facilitate and substantively contribute to the incorporation of monitoring and reporting into programme formulation
- Draft and implement Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Plan to assess overall project implementation, including monitoring indicators, timeframes, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes;
- Include inputs from relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations into programme formulation and implementation;
- Contribute to annual work plan monitoring, reviews and reporting;
- Provide technical support to partners in developing Performance Monitoring Frameworks (PMFs), systems and plans, and Baseline Surveys;
- Provide technical input into inception report
Contribute substantively to the monitoring and tracking of results against targets set under the projects, as well as under UN Women country and global Plans.
- Coordinate with partners to ensure that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized across implementing partner projects;
- Monitor data from partners on a quarterly basis and provide substantive inputs to regular management briefs to inform decision making;
- Visit partners, along with the Programme Team, to support monitoring of results and planning processes as required;
- Monitor the spending of donor funds and other programme expenditures and disbursements
- Technically contribute to drafting and monitoring of the UN Women Turkey Office’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan.
Facilitate the reporting of results to internal (UN Women management) and external (donor, national partners) audiences
- Facilitate the process of meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process;
- Draft result-oriented donor and programme reports (both narrative and financial);
- Identify relevant monitoring findings, conclusions and recommendations and input them into programme reporting;
- Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback to improve quality and timeliness of reporting;
- Collect and maintain data for country, regional and global corporate reports, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations.
- Represent UN Women Turkey Office in inter-agency monitoring and evaluation working groups as requested by the Office Management and technically contribute to monitoring and reporting of UN Women related results of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Strategy in Turkey
Provide technical support to the UN Women Turkey Office in the implementation the UN Women Evaluation Policy
- Coordinate the implementation of UN Women’s Evaluation plan
- Provide guidance to programme staff on evaluations;
- Ensure communication between the donor, UN Women Turkey Office and Regional Office regarding evaluations;
- Coordinate the completion of management’s response to the UN Women Global Accountability and Tracking of Evaluation Use (GATE).
Contribute to knowledge building and capacity building
- Identify and disseminate good practices, lessons and knowledge, as identified through programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities;
- Contribute to the development of capacity development tools, including training materials and packages;
- Facilitate capacity building opportunities for staff and partners under the project in the areas of Results Based Management (RBM), Monitoring and Evaluation;
- Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities.
Key Performance Indicators
- Timely and quality technical support to the programme team and partners in line with work plan
- Quality and timely development and review of systems for tracking/monitoring
- Timely submission of quality and accurate reports
- Quality support to Evaluation processes, including timely coordination of mission
- Good knowledge of programme formulation and implementation and Results Based Management
- Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and reporting
- Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports
- Good analytical and report writing skills
- Knowledge of UN programme management systems
- Knowledge of UN Women/EU monitoring and reporting requirements would be an asset.
- Knowledge of spreadsheets and database packages would be an asset
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Education and certification:
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Political or Social Science, Economics, International Development Studies, Gender/Women's Studies is required.
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.
- At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in monitoring and reporting of development projects/ programmes;
- Experience in the field of gender-sensitive monitoring is an asset;
- Experience in the United Nations systems in an asset.
- Fluency in English and Turkish is required.