RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Programme Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation, Dakar, Senegal, West and Central Africa Regional Office, P-4

  • Level: P-4
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 19 Jun 2019 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Dakar, Senegal

This is a re-advertisement. Those who had applied to the prior vacancy announcement do not need to re-apply.

Job Summary

The Position:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Specialist provides technical support and quality assurance for the monitoring and evaluation of the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend project (SWEDD). You will hold a central position within the SWEDD Regional Technical Secretariat and ensures, in conjunction with national teams, that the project’s monitoring and evaluation framework is fully implemented, while reporting on key performance indicators and key project outputs; designing and executing of evaluations and studies, including robust impact evaluations of key project activities. The M&E Programme Specialist will work under direct supervision of the Regional Technical Secretariat Project Coordinator.

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 (2018-2021), 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.

Qualifications and Experience


Advanced degree in Statistics, Public Health, Social Science, Demography, Economics, International Development, Public Administration or other related fields. The degree should preferably include credits in the principles and practice of monitoring and evaluation.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 7 years of professional and substantive experience in programme development and implementation and establishing monitoring and evaluation frameworks in the field of development assistance in more than one country; including at least five years at the international level;
  • Strong track record of innovative leadership in managing project evaluations, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Extensive network within the academic and development community;
  • Field experience would be a strong asset.


Fluency in English and French is required.

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