Ended Monitoring Officer

The Job

Agency             UNOCHA

Title                  Monitoring Officer

Deadline:          19/04/2019

Duty Station      Aden, Yemen

Grade               NOA

Type of contract: FTA Local

Contract Duration 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Yemen facilitates humanitarian action across the county.  OCHA mobilizes and coordinates principled humanitarian response in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies, advocates the rights of people in need, supports emergency preparedness and response,  and facilitates sustainable solutions for vulnerable people adversely affected by conflict and natural disaster. OCHA supports the work of the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), the Inter-Cluster Coordination Mechanism (ICCM) national authorities and other humanitarian partners including NGOs in Yemen.

The national Monitoring Officer will be based in Aden where s/he will be a member of the Humanitarian Financing Unit (HFU) team with the role of supporting humanitarian partners (UN agencies, international and national NGOs and other stakeholders) working with the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF). Under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit and Head of Aden office, with overall direction of the Head of OCHA, and working as an integral part of the organization’s team, the incumbent will ensure maximum professionalism and add capacity in supporting the implementation of OCHA Yemen work plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of the Humanitarian Financing Unit and Head of Aden office, and direct reporting to the Monitoring Manager, the National Monitoring Officer will:

  • Support the overall management of all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities planned for YHF funded projects;
  • Prepare and participate in regular OCHA field visits to project sites to monitor implementation of YHF-funded projects, ensuring that implementation is in line with the project proposal and the grant agreement;
  • Support YHF monitoring modalities such as Third Party Monitoring, Remote Call Monitoring for YHF projects as required;
  • Participate in the review of documentation submitted by organizations interested in participating through the YHF Eligibility Process and in drafting reports on the partner’s capacity, following up with the partner on additional documents or information required and responding to queries as necessary;
  • Support, as necessary, the HFU with the review and revision process of project proposals through consultation with cluster leads and other technical partners and advise NGOs on recommended revisions, assisting partners in revision drafting if required;
  • Support the HFU with the review and revision process of project proposals through consultation with cluster leads and other technical partners and advise NGOs on recommended revisions, assisting partners in revision drafting if required;
  • Attend cluster meeting and other humanitarian coordination fora as required in order to support awareness-raising and training on the HPF’s goals and objectives, grant management and eligibility procedures, monitoring and reporting, and grants management system;
  • Support the collection of information and preparation of information products on the YHF such as dashboards, newsletters and/or interim and annual reports by contacting humanitarian partners or analyzing available project data as required;
  • Support and participate in lessons learned exercises;
  • Support capacity building activities for national NGOs;
  • Be assigned any other duties as determined by the supervisor.

The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that:

  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability, gender, language barrier is created;
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.

Competencies

Professionalism:

  • Proven analytical skills: ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and recommend appropriate solutions;
  • Ability to relate humanitarian issues and perspectives, including gender to political, economic, social and human rights developments in the country;
  • Strong negotiation skills: ability to lead and gain assistance of others in a team endeavor, and to articulate coherent arguments to reach agreement;
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. armed conflict, civil strife, natural disasters, human suffering and long work hours when situation demands);
  • Understanding of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and sound knowledge of the institutions and mandates of the UN system;
  • Experience of working in international agencies is an advantage, including the field of humanitarian action;
  • Good drafting and report writing skills are required;
  • Presentation skills.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Proven ability to plan and organize, establish priorities, manage and monitor work plans, coordinate competing demands, and work to tight deadlines.

Communications:

  • Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively, including ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum information, making and defending recommendations.

Teamwork:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s Degree preferably in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International studies, Public Administration, or other relevant science is required.

Experience:   

  • 2 years of relevant progressively professional responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, project and grant management or other related areas, preferably with a UN organization or an NGO will be given a priority;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of relevant and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Excellent command of Office suite applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint);
  • Familiarity and good knowledge of social, political and economic conditions in the region;
  • Proven abilities in data collection, compilation, analysis and reporting with ability to write in a clear and concise manner and effective oral communication;
  • Proven skills in facilitating meetings and reporting.

Language Requirements:  

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required (Writing skills will be tested).

Note:
This position may involve extensive travelling within Yemen.

How to Apply
  • Employer: UNOCHA
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 14 April 2019
  • Deadline: 19 April 2019

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