Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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Development
Posted on 13 Sep, 2021
Closing on 30 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Post Title:   Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Organization Unit:  UNESCO Doha Office
Duty Station:  Sana’a, Yemen
Contact Type:  Consultant
Duration of contract: 10 months (till 31 August 2022)
Deadline:  30 September 2021 (Mid-night Yemen Time)

Context and Background

The UNESCO regional Office for GCC and Yemen is engaged in a range of projects and activities in the field of education, culture, communication and sciences. 
 
In September 2018,UNESCO and the European Union launched a new project, managed by the Culture Unit, called “Cash for Work: Promoting Livelihoods Opportunities for Urban Youth in Yemen” aimed at preserving the urban heritage in Yemen and increasing skills and employment opportunities for urban youth. Recognizing the power of culture as a driver of social and economy development, this initiative will improve the livelihoods of urban youth in Yemen. 

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer to be recruited in Sanaa will be responsible to support the project management team in implementing the projects by evaluating progress made and pending challenges, collecting and analyzing data through onsite technical and financial inspections . He/ she will ensure the project’s logical and results frameworks are respected and that robust local monitoring systems and tools are operational.

Tasks and Expected Outputs 

Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO GCC and Yemen Office and the supervision of the Project Manager based in Doha, in close consultation with UNESCO coordination team in Sana’a, the M&E Officer based in Sanaa will perform the following responsibilities:

  • Support the development of the project’s process monitoring systems, while exploring concrete tracking methods for the different activities of the projects;
  • Support the alignment of the project activities with results frameworks and closely monitor targets and indicator milestones based on the baseline and end-line measurements, while incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work;
  • Provide guidance for cooperating partners on UNESCO operational practices, monitoring tools and methods in order to support them to complete self-monitoring tasks and to contribute to the visibility of UNESCO/Donors in the coverage areas; 
  • Conduct weekly fields visits and random inspections as requested by UNESCO management team to follow-up progress made in terms of urban rehabilitation, collect, analyze and synthesize data and information using existing templates and maintain a direct dialogue with beneficiaries;
  • Contribute to the management of grievance boxes across all work sites (evaluate design and accessibility, opening, solutions made, follow-up, etc.);
  • Support the organization of technical consultancy meetings, advocacy and public events to enhance outreach and visibility of the projects by sharing evidences and inputs from the field;
  • Organize weekly follow-up meetings with implementing partners (Social Fund for Development, General Organization for the Preservation of Historic Cities in Yemen, General Organization for Antiquities and Museum, Public Works Project, Small and Micro Enterprises Promotion Services) to review execution plan and submit timely process monitoring data and narrative reports including collected photos from the site to UNESCO;
  • Consolidate the quantitative process monitoring data(progress in the working sites, safeguards measures undertaken,beneficiaries’ satisfaction, wages management) with the partners’ narrative monitoring reports, and raise main issues to management on a regular basis, and through the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting;
  • Monitor and compare budget allocated to each city versus actual progress of the programme implementation, identifying deviations and proposing solutions and procedures for correction and follow-up with UNESCO as appropriate;
  • Support and follow-up with Local consultants in the 3 historic cities (Shibam, Zabid, and Aden), and ensuring they submit timely reports with accurate data.

Required qualifications

Education

University degree (BA or equivalent) preferably in Statistics, Economics, International Affairs, or similar discipline relevant to international development with minimum of 3 years of relevant qualifying work experience. 

Work experience

  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation, statistics, economics, programme and policy, of which at least 1 year acquired in the Arab region and/or international level would be an advantage.
  • Work experience with UN and/or international development agency will be an asset.

Skills/Competencies

  • Good analytical and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to maintain accurate and precise records.
  • Able to interpret and analyze a variety of data and resolve discrepancies.
  • Ability to undertake statistical analysis.
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate communication with teams including ability to contribute to the effective implementation of projects and policy discussions.
  • Very good ability to mobilize and interact with different partners.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Good team spirit and interpersonal skills.
  • Good IT and Microsoft Office applications specifically Microsoft Word, Excel skills.
  • Experience analyzing data gathered from Google Analytics and social media engagement.
  • Experience utilizing Access and SPSS.

Languages

  • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English and Arabic.

How to Apply

Please send your updated CV along with a motivation letter and contacts of three reference (all documents in English only) to  j.houda@unesco.org mentioning “Monitoring and Evaluation Officer” in the E-mail Subject.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATE WILL BE CONTACTED

A WRITTEN EXAMINATION MAY BE USED IN THE EVALUATION OF CANDIDATES.

UNESCO IS A NON-SMOKING ORGANIZATION

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