Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Sierra Leone

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term Appointment (*)

DUTY STATION: Freetown, Sierra Leone

DURATION:  One year renewable

CLOSING DATE:  16 July 2019

Organizational Setting
 

The Position:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst ensures that the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the country programme activities are compliant with UNFPA’s result-based management principles and guidelines. You will support national partners’ capacity to analyse and utilise monitoring and evaluation data for evidenced-based decision making.

You will report to the Head of Programmes.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

Working within a Country Office environment, you will provide monitoring and evaluation quality assurance for the overall country programme activities, in particular a large DFID-funded programme, and will coordinate and strengthen the staff capacity and implementing partners in programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Qualifications and Experience
 

Education:   

Master’s degree in statistics, population studies, demography, health economics, public health or related field.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive technical area, of which at least two years at the international level;
  • Proven experience in monitoring and writing project activity reports;
  • A thorough understanding of the UN system in general, especially UNFPA mandate, its policies and operations;
  • Ability to develop and strengthen capacity of staff in the area of M&E;
  • Previous experience with monitoring of DfID donor-funded programme would be an advantage.

  Languages:

  •  Fluency in English.

 

Required Competencies
 

Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change

 
Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results  
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
  • Thinking analytically and Strategically
  • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
  • Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programme
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation
UNFPA Work Environment
 

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

 
Compensation and Benefits
 

This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post.   The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.

 
Required Competencies
 

Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change

 
Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results  
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
  • Thinking analytically and Strategically
  • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
  • Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programme
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation

 Source: UNFPA

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Deadline/closing date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019