Posted on :
15 Jun, 2016
15 Jun, 2016
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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Programme Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
Location: Abuja, NIGERIA
Type of Contract: FTA Local
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: One Year (Renewable, subject to satisfactory performance)
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist serves as the reference to guide the results-based planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the country programme of cooperation with the government of Nigeria.
With the increased volume of the programme and staff, and the desire to deliver quality results, the position has increasing responsibilities focusing on fostering and ensuring results based quality programming in compliance with UNFPA policies, procedures and guidelines. The position also promotes M&E actions ensuring that they become an integral part of programme development, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes.
The functions of the M&E position also includes support for programme delivery at the Sub-Office level, in the context of the enhanced but supportive role that the Abuja Office provides to the sub-offices. Furthermore, the M&E position in Abuja is the lead position in the field to provide the required backstopping to the State M&E officers in the Sub-offices. It also plays critical role in the various internal and external audits the country office is subjected to, in an effort to ensure quality assurance.
Under the general supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the National Programme Specialist-M&E is responsible for developing and guiding the overall M&E plan, Quality Assurance Plan and related activities. He provides timely and relevant information to programme managers and other stakeholders for result oriented programme formulation and implementation. The National Programme Specialist-M&E provides technical support in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities of Implementing Partners and UNFPA Sub-Offices, and provides assistance in M&E capacity building activities of government counterparts.
The Programme Specialist, M & E will work within an integrated, coordinated, and systems strengthening context to perform the following Monitoring and Evaluation tasks.
Duties and Responsibilities
Programme planning and implementation including Project Results Framework Development
Lead the M&E work in the Country Office
Capacity Development and Technical Assistance
· Strategically positioning UNFPA programmes
· Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness
· Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information
· Providing a technical support system
· Strengthening the programming capacity of implementing partners
· Facilitating quality programmatic results
· Internal and External relations and advocacy for results mobilization.
Required Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate should be a Nigerian national (male or female) with:
Related Programme Skills:
Because the nature of work is programme focused, involving other groups and various timelines and activities, related skills of good time management, managing deadlines and good team relationships are essential. Knowledge of the UN system is desirable.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicant’s bank accounts.
The United Nations is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Please note that UNFPA will respond only to those applicants in whom it has a further interest. Kindly also note that ONLY applications sent by e-mail will be accepted. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
*UNFPA reserves the right to appoint at the indicated or lower level and prior to the closing date.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply below
Application Deadline: 29-Jun-16 (Midnight New York, USA)