Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, P4

Organization
United Nations Peacebuilding Fund
Employment Type
Full time
Description

Deadline for applications is 15 May 2015

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships: This position is located in the Financing for Peacebuilding Branch of the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) within the United Nations Secretariat .  The Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer works under the direct supervision of the Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor within the Financing for Peacebuilding Branch. The focus of this post is to ensure the Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) of peacebuilding at country level to support programme implementation and monitor the results of the Peacebuilding Fund’s investments. The DM&E Officer may be required to supervise additional DM&E staff as may be recruited or assigned for defined tasks.

 

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Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties: In close cooperation with country-based partners, develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.

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Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.

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Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources regarding peacebuilding design, measurement and monitoring.

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Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies for PBF business processes (application guidelines, templates, reporting systems) concerning DM&E.

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Provides substantive backstopping to PBF programme officers.

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In support of country-based partners, generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.

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Conduct consistent quality control on DM&E aspects of proposals (including Immediate Response Facility projects and Peacebuilding and Recovery Facility strategies/priority plans), including through constant participation on the PBSO Proposal Appraisal Committee (PAC).

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Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

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Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

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Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops on DM&E for peacebuilding and, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

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Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.

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Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

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Performs other duties as required.

 

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

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Members of the Peacebuilding Contact Group (PCG), and M&E staff of organizations that are members of the PCG

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Country-level UN and Government staff and officials involved in peacebuilding and PBF-funded programmes, in particular members of Joint Steering Committees, staff of Secretariats to Joint Steering Committees, and staff of Recipient UN Organizations

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All PBSO staff (front office, PBC Support Branch, Policy Branch)

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Networks related to peacebuilding M&E

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Officials of donors to the Peacebuilding Fund, in particular M&E staff

 

Results Expected:

Develops, implements, evaluates, effective leadership and management of major projects and teams; demonstrates timely delivery of outputs in accordance with overall objectives and policies. Plays a lead role in identifying significant issues and develops well-reasoned, innovative approaches to deal with these issues.  Serves as an effective spokesperson internally and externally and forms strong partnerships with relevant parties.

 

Competencies:

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Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field.  Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including  familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.  Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.  Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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Communication:  Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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Teamwork:  Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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Planning& Organizing:  Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

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Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

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Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

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Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

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Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

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Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

 

Qualifications:

 

Education:  Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, evaluation, research methods or a related field.  A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

 Experience: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation of peacebuilding or humanitarian interventions. Management of peacebuilding programmes/projects or related area would be an advantage.    

 

Language:     Fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.      

 

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Start Date
09/21/2017
How To Apply

Apply through the UN Inspire site at: https://inspira.un.org/psp/PUNA1J/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG&

Application Deadline
09/21/2017