Home-based International Monitoring and Reporting Specialist Role at UNDP
Strong knowledge of RBM, monitoring, and reporting of development and/or humanitarian programmes with different stakeholders.
Home-based International Monitoring and Reporting Specialist Role at UNDP
UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet. UNDP has been working in Afghanistan for more than 50 years on climate change and resilience, gender, governance, health, livelihoods, and rule of law. Under the broader framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in close coordination with other UN agencies, UNDP is supporting Afghan people’s aspiration for peace, prosperity, and sustainability. UNDP is currently implementing its flagship crisis response programme, ABADEI (Area Based Approach to Development Emergency Initiatives), as part of the ongoing UN-led response to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe and the breakdown of Afghanistan’s economy following the August 2021 shift in power.
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
In response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a USD 405 million grant through the “Novel Financing for Sustaining Essential Service Delivery Project” to alleviate the adverse effect of the crisis. The objective of the intervention is to sustain delivery of essential public services and food security to ease the adverse impact of economic disruptions on the welfare and livelihoods of the most vulnerable population groups in Afghanistan. The ADB grant will be implemented through separate projects delivered by UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, and FAO as executing agencies. The allocation to UNDP will focus on monitoring of the grant programme implemented by UNICEF, WFP, FAO and conducting socio-economic assessments and on-demand research to support a Phase 2.
The international specialist will be responsible for providing overall monitoring and reporting support to the project implementation. Prepare project’s quarterly, six – monthly, annual and final report. Prepare results validation and impact assessment of health, education and food security reports using evidance – based data collected from the field by local enomorators. Integrate a systematic approach to monitoring project activities and results on an ongoing basis to ensure that activities are implemented, and results achieved and to enable an appropriate level of project oversight for quality assurance. The monitoring system will function as a means of data collection that will contribute to quarterly and annual reporting.
Duties and Responsibilities
The International Specialist will work under the overall guidance of UNDP Afghanistan Senior Deputy Resident Representative- Programmes and direct supervision of the UNDP – NFM Project Manager.
The international specialist will undertake the following activities:
- Provide monitoring and reporting support for project’s effective and efficient implementation.
- Coordinate project’s reporting processes and ensure all project reports are drafted, reviewed, and finalized according to the established timeframe.
- Establish and manage an effective reporting and monitoring mechanisms to regularly collect information on the progress, results and achievements being made under the project.
- Prepare Novel Financing for Afghanistan (NFA) project’s consolidated six – monthly reports covering health, education and food security.
- Support the project manager in drafting new concept notes and proposals for resource mobilization.
- Prepare summary report on impact assessment of health, education and food security (multiple waves) using evidence – based data collected from the field by local enumerators.
- Prepare summary report on results validation of health, education and nutrition (multiple waves) using evidence – based data collected from the field by local enumerators.
- Taking on other relevant responsibilities assigned by the project manager.
- Achieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact
- Think Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems
- Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences
- Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands
- Act with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results
- Engage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration
- Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity
Cross-functional & technical competencies:
Digital & Innovation: Innovation capacity building:
- Ability to define and create the conditions for trying out new ways of working or introducing new problem-solving approaches to an organization.
- Ability to develop, manage and evaluate a learning curriculum that raises awareness, builds confidence, strengthens innovation capabilities around a certain method, tool, or technique; or helps develop an innovation mindset.
- Ability to create the authorizing environment (mandate, incentives) to embed and spread new ways of working.
- In-depth knowledge of one or more innovation methods, broad knowledge of innovation processes and innovation management.
- Ability to align a learning and development strategy with broader innovation strategy.
Partnership management: Strategic engagement
- Ability to capture and sustain attention, interest and agreement of high-level, influential policy and decision makers and secure their buy-in of high-level vision and objectives
Business Direction & Strategy
- Business Acumen: Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome.
- Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks.
- Entrepreneurial Thinking: Ability to create clarity around UNDP value proposition to beneficiaries and partners and to develop service offers responding to client needs based on UNDP’s organizational priorities and mandate
- System Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system
- Knowledge Generation: Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need.
- Knowledge Facilitation: Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, information management, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences, or related area is required, or
- A first-level university degree (Bachelor´s degree) in business or public administration, information management, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences, or related area in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 5 years (with a master´s degree) or 7 years (with a bachelor’s degree) of relevant professional experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting, preferably with the UN and international organizations.
- Strong knowledge of RBM, monitoring, and reporting of development and/or humanitarian programmes with different stakeholders.
- Strong knowledge of coordination, communication, analysis, and reporting.
- Knowledge and experience with UN or UN administered Programmes is desirable.
- Knowledge and experience working in Afghanistan or experience in fragile and conflict is an added advantage.
- Knowledge of Afghanistan or regional agricultural sector experience is desirable.
- Fluency in English is required.