The Nigeria Country Program is monitored through the Country Office in Abuja and the two Decentralized Offices in Abia and Kaduna with a Liaision Office in Lagos. The Decentralized Office based in Kaduna is covering Adamawa, Borno, Benue, Kebbi, Sokoto and Kaduna States supporting Maternal Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health (includes ASRH), Gender based violence including the humanitarian context and data collection and use to support the program areas. The Country Office plays the coordination role and assumes an oversight function; it is also responsible for resource mobilization, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation.
The Decentralised Offices are improving their focus on result-based management and quality delivery of program results. To strengthen this process and for UNFPA to keep its leadership role in the area of reproductive health and youth issues and data management and use including at the sub-national levels, the Country Office seeks to employ a National Professional Program Personnel, Monitoring and Evaluation (NPPP-M&E) for its Kaduna Decentralized Offices.
The NPPP-M&E provides overall technical support for monitoring and evaluation and data management across the full range of the work of the Kaduna DO.
S/he analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and State development frameworks. The NPPP-M&E guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation.
S/he guides the development of methodologies as well as capacity development in monitoring and evaluation principles and practices to ensure relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, and impact of the work of the UNFPA. S/he works in close collaboration with the Country Office to ensure compliance with technical norms, rules and regulations.
S/he supports States to build capacity in data generation, data quality and use.
Duties and Responsibilities
The NPPP-M&E facilitates the work of consultants, advisors, and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral Donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues. S/he must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to jointly contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate. The NPPP is a substantive contributor to the programme team in the Country Office. Internal contacts include the Programme Coordinator, NPO-M&E in the Abuja Office, and other CO’s programme/ technical team. External contacts include other UN agencies in country, and counterparts and partners in Country Program activities, including international and national NGOs, experts etc.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications and Experience
The Ideal Candidate should:
United Nations Considerations:
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicant's bank accounts.
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