Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Kathmandu, Nepal, P-3

  • Level: P-3
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 19 Jan 2022 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Kathmandu

The Position:

Directly reporting to the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Response Team Leader, the Project M&E Specialist will lead the implementation of the GBVPR monitoring and evaluation systems including the management of the contract with the Emory University to manage and provide technical oversight to the baseline and end line evaluations as well as the operational research component. S/he will lead the monitoring and reporting function, manage a Junior Professional Officer, and contribute to the capacity building of the GBVPR team and partners on results based management.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2022-2025), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Project – Phase II is UNFPA’s flagship project contributing to the third of UNFPA corporate goal of Three Zeroes: 

1. Zero unmet needs for family planning;

2. Zero maternal deaths and;

3. Zero Gender Based Violence by 2030 

Building on the wealth of lessons and good practices from the first phase of the program, the M&E Specialist is expected to provide technical leadership and strong management to the project’s specialized Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) component; leading the monitoring and results tracking of the project and providing inputs for timely course correction and adaptation and building the capacity of the team members for improved results delivery.  This entails the management of contract with the Emory University, who shall lead the baseline assessment; operational research throughout the life-cycle of the project and the end line assessment. The Project M&E Specialist will be supported in the day to day, monitoring, reporting and capacity development work by a junior professional officer for M&E.  

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Qualifications and Experience
    
Education:  
 
Advanced university degree in a social science degree, population, demography and/or other related international development discipline.
 
Knowledge and Experience: 
 
• At least 5 years increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation of gender, population and development activities, with experience in programme/ project management. 
• Proven experience in the area of results-based management, monitoring and evaluation, statistics and/or research methodologies;
• Substantive knowledge and practical experience in monitoring and evaluation in development work; experience in humanitarian rapid assessment, monitoring and evaluation is an asset.
• Proven knowledge and past experience on database management (including data analysis and presentation) and exposure to research/survey methodologies preferably in gender, population and human development issues;
• Strong research and analytical skills;
• Data analysis skills and familiarity with statistical software (i.e. SPSS, Stata) and online data collection tools;
• Experience with UN M&E systems and tools is an asset;
• Experience in using Office software packages and web-based management systems.
 
Languages: 
 
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

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