Technical Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation, P-5; West and Central Africa - Dakar, Senegal

Level: P-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 9 March 2021 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Dakar, Senegal
Job ID: 35403

The Position:

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Regional Director, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Adviser will work within an integrated, coordinated and systems strengthening approach, which is fundamental to the Regional Office and UNFPA’s overall strategy.

The M&E Adviser works in close collaboration with the other units of the Regional Office, which operates along broad thematic units designed to stimulate and strengthen inter and intra-unit coordination, coherence and synergy, facilitating timely and quality management and delivery of holistic population and development programme activities.  S/he oversees the effective monitoring, utilization and effectiveness of the strategic information system (SIS) for result planning, monitoring and reporting, and ensures full compliance with the UNFPA corporate M&E policies, procedures and standards.

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 program results. 

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Advanced university degree in public health, sociology, demography, economics, international development, management or other fields directly related to monitoring and evaluation.
  • The graduate or post-graduate degree should preferably include credits in the principles and practice of monitoring and evaluation.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience, of which five years at the international level, and of which five years in evaluation of development, health and/or social programmes.
  • Recognized expertise in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong track record of innovative leadership in planning and managing evaluations, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results.
  • Strong experience with United Nations programming.
  • Strong communications and writing skills in English and French.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks without compromising quality, team spirit and positive working relationships.
  • Cultural sensitivity, inter-personal skills and ability to work smoothly under pressure.
  • Field experience is required.
  • Extensive network within the academic and development communities


  • Fluency in French and English is required.
  • Working knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.

UNFPA Work Environment:

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. 

We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities. 

UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.


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Population : 16.7 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 36%
Girls 39%

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