MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER (NATIONAL) (RE-ADVERTISED)
Location : Jayapura, INDONESIA
Application Deadline : 15-Nov-08
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 12 months
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UNDP Indonesia’s mission is to be an agent for change in the human and social development of Indonesia. We aim to be a bridge between Indonesia and all donors as well as a trusted partner to all stakeholders. We work in four key areas of development: Governance Reforms, Pro-Poor Policy Reforms, Conflict Prevention and Recovery, and Environment Management, with the overarching aim of reducing poverty in Indonesia. Besides the four priority areas, UNDP Indonesia is also engaged in a variety of crosscutting initiatives focused on HIV/AIDS, gender equality, and information and technology for development.
I. Organizational Context
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MONEV) reports to the Programme Coordinator for Papua, and under his/her guidance working with the Programme Directors. The responsibilities of MONEV Officer are twofold: (i) to provide technical advice and assistance to the PDP project units in monitoring and evaluating the different PDP activities, and (ii) to provide strategic advice and develop capacities of government institutions in monitoring and evaluating progress of human development indicators.
The first part focuses on developing methodologies and systems and providing monitoring and evaluation advisory services to the project directors and project officers. The second part focuses on building awareness of local policy-makers (and the consultants made available to support them) of the importance of monitoring in achieving millennium development goals.
The initial MONEV system has been developed that has the following interlinked parts:
Activities and Progress M&E focusing on quality of implementation, financial probity and the outputs of activities and how these contribute to the objectives of the programme;
Progrmme M&E focusing on the objectives of the programme and how these strategically contribute to the missions of the provincial government, and their relevance in relation to other donor support;
Impact M&E focusing on the actual impact (negative and positive) that the activities, processes, outputs, and outcomes have on development in Papua; and
Financial M&E focusing on systems and mechanisms to carry out efficient financial monitoring, ensuring transparency and accountability of resources.
Duties and Responsibilities
II. Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of key functions:
supporting overall programme monitoring and evaluation and reporting
supporting capacity development of government institutions for monitoring and evaluation.
1. Function / Expected Results :
In supporting overall programme monitoring and evaluation and reporting the MONEV specific tasks are:
Provide technical guidance and assistance to the project directors and project officers in developing and exercising proper monitoring of PcDP activities;
Provide technical guidance and assistance in preparing documentation reporting on progress towards objectives as per agreed reporting schedules (monthly, quarterly, annual, terminal, etc.), including compiling inputs, drafting text, copy-editing, and overseeing production and dissemination of reports;
Preparing quantitative information in tables and charts summarizing outputs and beneficiaries by geographic distribution, sector of activity, type of partners, etc.;
Produce periodical reports on M & E activities of PDP.
2. Function / Expected Results
In supporting capacity development of government institutions for monitoring and evaluation the specific tasks include:
Provide technical guidance to Bappeda (and the governance officers) and to BPMD (and the community development officers) in developing monitoring mechanism and capacities within their institutions;
Assist in developing monitoring log-frames / results frameworks (expected outcomes, outputs, indicators, baseline data, performance targets, etc.);
Providing technical assistance to the baseline manager (Bappeda) in developing processes and formats to ensure proper monitoring and information collection of programme/project results;
Develop and refine training modules to meet specific needs of government staff and project staff, and conducting training on monitoring approaches, methods, formats, etc., and on principles of results-based management systems;
Ensure proper information flows from and to project support units and the country office;
Providing writing and editing assistance to other project staff;
III. Impact of Results
The people-centred development programme is expected to result in positive human development changes in Papua, thus the work of the MONEV Officer is critical for local people. The key functions and results have an impact on the effectiveness of the programme and will impact on the image and reputation of UNDP amongst partners and other stakeholders in Papua. Effective monitoring and evaluation will allow for necessary course correction in response to approaches, interventions and changes in Papua.
Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Treats all people fairly without favouritism
Management and Leadership
Builds strong relationships with programme counterparts, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback ;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
Demonstrates good people skills and fosters conductive working environment with a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team;
Ability to lead effectively, with mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills;
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure;
Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership, capacity-strengthening strategies and personal example;
In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues, with particular knowledge or experience of development in the specified region;
Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of UNDP.
Required Skills and Experience
V. Recruitment Qualifications
A Master degree in political science, business administration, sociology, development studies or other relevant discipline with minimum of 5 years of practical and professional experience or a Bachelor Degree in the same with a minimum of 10 years of practical and relevant professional experience.
Experience in monitoring, evaluation, researching, compiling, drafting, copy-editing, establishing database and overseeing production and dissemination of reports and other documents;
Excellent conceptual and analytical ability geared towards producing results within often short deadlines;
Knowledge of UNDP results-based management systems and/or experience with field-level programme implementation and monitoring would be a definite advantage;
Experience working on, or conceptual understanding of, poverty reduction programming as well as good understanding and commitment to promote gender equality in the assumed tasks;
High skill-level with computers, particularly in the areas of desk-top publishing, databases (Access), and information management technologies (SPSS, TATA, EpiInfo, SAS, etc.);
Proven ability to write reports in Indonesian and English and a track record of publications;
Working experience in papua and or experience working with Melanesian cultures is an advantage.
Fluency in English with excellent writing and editing skills are requirements.
“Female candidates are encoraged to apply”
UNDP Indonesia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.