UN 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.
UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO) is based in Pretoria, South Africa and covers 5 countries (Botswana, Lesotho Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland). SAMCO works with government, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Private Sector to contribute to gender equality through formulation and implementation of norms, laws, policies, programmes and services that ensure the human rights of women and girls and increases economic participation. SAMCO’s programmes include increasing women’s political participation and leadership, securing women’s economic rights, strengthening women's involvement in peace building, ending violence against women and making government budgets and policies gender responsive.
UN Women South Africa is implementing a flagship programme on Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs through Affirmative Procurement, Investment and Supply Chain Policies. The programme seeks to improve women’s access to public and private procurement of goods and services in general, linking women through the value chain. Within Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) UN Women focuses on supporting women in agriculture to fully and equally participate in decision-making at all levels as necessary for the development of: appropriate policy interventions; deployment of more effective tools, technologies, infrastructure and institutions to implement measures to build resilience; and the achievement of sustainable resource management for resilient green value chains.
Reporting to Deputy Representative and working with Programme Specialist for Women’s Economic Empowerment, the incumbent will provide support to the South Africa Multi Country Office (SAMCO) Flagship Women’s Economic Empowerment and SAMCO colleagues in incorporating monitoring and reporting into programme formulation as well 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
- Facilitate and substantively contribute to the development of monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes;
- Include inputs from relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations into programme formulation;
- 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;
- Facilitate the clearance of donor agreements and Programme Cooperation Agreements with SAMCO.
Contribute substantively to the monitoring and tracking of results against country/ regional level targets and UN Women Strategic Plan
- Coordinate with Programme Team to ensure that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized across programmes;
- Monitor data from partners/countries 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;
- Draft and monitor the SAMCO’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan.
Facilitate the reporting of results to internal (Senior Management) and external (Executive Board, Donors) audiences
- Facilitate the process of the SAMCO meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process;
- Draft donor and programme reports (both narrative and financial);
- Identify relevant evaluation 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.
Provide technical support to the SAMCO in the implementation the UN Women Evaluation Policy
- Coordinate the implementation of UN Women’s Evaluation plan in the SAMCO;
- Provide guidance to programme staff on evaluations;
- Ensure communication between the SAMCO and East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) 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 in the SAMCO 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
Education and certification: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Political or Social Science, Economics, International Development Studies, Gender/Women's Studies is required.
- At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in monitoring and reporting of development projects/ programmes (A first-level university degree in combination with 4 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the masters (or equivalent) university degree)
- Experience in the United Nations systems in an asset;
- Field experience is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required;
- Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.