• Vacancy at Delivering as One (DaO) under UNDP

  • Posted on: 24 June, 2014 Deadline: 15 July, 2014
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  • Nigeria has piloted the UN ‘Delivering as One’ (DaO) initiative in some selected States through the UNDAF II since 2009. This pilot was aimed at unifying and aligning the work of the UN system in Nigeria to efficiently and effectively deliver results in support of national priorities, as well as serve as a preparation for a full-fledge self-starter DaO country in the near future. Working as one, the UN agencies and organizations will bring in the necessary synergy to provide greater impact support to the country’s efforts on the development and take action against humanitarian challenges that face the country. By combining the skills and resources of UN Agencies active across the country, the UN can complement the efforts of the Government, civil society, private sector and other development partners through the provision of quality policy advice and technical assistance to Nigeria. The commitment of UNCT in Nigeria to the UN coherence and the self-starter ‘Delivering as One’ is therefore about being a more effective partner for Government focusing on the UN’s comparative advantage.
    The UN system, Government and other stakeholders have completed the formulation of the UNDAF III with DaO modality and UNDAF action plan for 2014-2017. The development of the operational document, the UN Development Action Plan (UNDAP) will assist the UN system to improve accountability, division of labour and better reporting of results for enhanced coherence of programmes. Although Nigeria is in development mode, there are many pockets of emergency and humanitarian challenges resulting from natural and man-made sources. The increasing security challenges in recent years culminating to the declaration of the State of Emergency in three North-Eastern States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe has exacerbated the situation and stretched the limited capacity supporting the resident coordination system in Nigeria. With the implementation of the UNDAF/P underway, the UNCT is seeking to enhance the capacity of the RCO with M&E Analyst to support the process.

    Organizational Structure:
    Under the overall guidance of the Resident Coordinator of the UN system and the direct supervision of the Coordination Specialist, the Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst will work in the RCO in collaboration with other M&E Analysts in the UN system in Nigeria to assist the UNCT in the development and implementation of a comprehensive mechanism for the monitoring and evaluation of the UN’s Development Assistance Framework in Nigeria and the DaO modality. This would entail working closely with the UN’s Thematic Working Groups to support and facilitate the M&E related aspects of the DaO.

    MONITORING AND EVALUATION (M&E)

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The M&E Analyst will be tasked to:

    Program Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
    • Support the UNCT in the implementation of UNDAF III M&E Framework and the establishment of a corresponding M&E system. Contribute to the end of cycle reviews of UNDAF II.
    • Coordinate the development of the DaO reports
    • Support and undertake UNDAF/P Reviews;
    • Continuously monitor and track progress of the implementation of the UNDAF/P and the DaO 
    • Support the development of evaluation tools and processes, innovative approaches in evaluation that meet the requirements of the UN DaO principles;
    • Support the compilation of Periodic progress reviews of the UNDAF Results Matrix through the TWGs;
    • Work with other UN M&E Analysts in the designing and undertaking of periodic evaluations of progress vis-a-vis the stated UNDAF/P Outcomes/Outputs and corresponding indicators.
    • Provide feedback into policy/project/programme design, including comments on various documents;
    • Work with the UN M&E team to support Survey designs and undertake collection of required data, baselines, if not available from existing sources;
    • Manage and enhance the current UN Nigeria Data Bank (DevInfo, eMIS, etc.) towards an effective One UN RBM/M&E System;
    • Share knowledge on monitoring and evaluation, including resource mobilization.
    • Contribute to capacity development to enhance the enabling environment; orient and train UN programme staff in understanding and applying results-oriented monitoring & evaluation policies, tools & methods.
    Partnership building for DaO
    • The M&E Analyst would work with existing internal and external network with National Counterparts including the Government, Civil Society, Academia and other institutions that are involved with Development related M&E. The primary purpose of this interaction is for learning and dissemination of information and to mobilize resources for activities such as surveys, etc.
    • Work closely with the Joint UN Team (JUNT) on M&E and the Programme Management Team (PMT) in the monitoring, management and implementation of UNDAF processes and in coordinating the M&E of UN Flagship Programmes in the focal States.
    • Serve as RCO focal point for UN JUNT M&E and with the government’s M&E TWG and other such groups as may be in existence in the area of monitoring and evaluation.
    Quality Assurance and Compliance
    • Directly responsible and accountable for the management, enhancement and oversight of the UN in Nigeria Data Bank and responsible for appropriate tools and activities for data collection, integration and dissemination (DevInfo, eMIS, etc.).
    • Keep track of UNDAF M&E activities, studies, surveys and other M&E-related products to ensure they meet the appropriate international and national standards;
    • Promote evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and other global, regional and national M&E principles;
    • Identify and formulate lessons learned from evaluations and studies to be integrated into broader UN in Nigeria knowledge management and ensure they are in compliance with the UNDG rules on such activities.

     

    Competencies

    Required Competencies:

     Values
    • Exemplifying integrity
    • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
    • Embracing cultural diversity
    • 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
    Required Skillset
    • Strategically positioning UNFPA programmes
    • Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness
    • Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information
    • Providing a technical support system
    • Strengthening the programming capacity of implementing partners
    • Facilitating quality programmatic results
    • Internal and External relations and advocacy for results mobilization.

     

    Required Skills and Experience

    • Masters degree in Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Statistics or related field.
    • 5 years of relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation, including hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing relationships among partners. 
    • Fluency in English and Knowledge of any major local language in Nigeria would be an advantage
    • Excellent writing, editing and presentation skills.
    • Basic knowledge of the UN system would be desirable.
    • Computer skills: ability to use the internet, and knowledge of Microsoft applications word, Publishers, excel and PowerPoint is required
    • Strong communications skills, conceptualization skills, and sound judgment.
    • Familiarity with the aid context and development processes in Nigeria would be advantage.
    • Excellent coordination skills to facilitate inter-agency collaboration.
    • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks within short deadlines without compromising quality.
    • Possess good Interpersonal skills, team spirit and positive working relationships.
    A service contract (SC) is a non- staff contract modality used for hiring individuals working in a project or performing non-core functions.

    The UN  is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities

    Method of Application

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