Capacity Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Georgia

UNDP

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Job Identification: 9391
Locations: Tbilisi, Georgia
Posting Date: 03/23/2023, 07:45 AM
Apply Before: 04/06/2023, 09:59 PM
Degree Level: Advanced/Postgraduate Degree
Job Schedule: Full time
Agency: UNDP
Grade: NB4
Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
Practice Area: Governance
Bureau: Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS
Contract Duration: 1 Year with Possibility for extension
Education & Work Experience: Master’s Degree
Other Criteria: Bachelor`s Degree with 2 years of relevant experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s Degree
Required Languages: English and Georgian
Vacancy Timeline: 2 Weeks
Mobility required/no mobility: no mobility required
Job Category: Monitoring & Evaluation

Job Description

Background

UNDP 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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
In 2016 UNDP Georgia rolled out the multi-year project “Supporting Public Administration Reform (PAR) in Georgia” (PAR Project), funded by the UK Government. The project addressed a complementary but distinct set of specific, predetermined needs in three crucial areas of the ongoing Public Administration Reform (PAR) – Policy Development and Cooperation; Civil Service and Human Resource Management, and Service Delivery, as stipulated by the PAR Reform Roadmap 2020.

The newly adopted regulatory guidance by the AoG makes significant headway in establishing the framework for uniform policy development processes across the government agencies and for embedding the public participation component into this process. The PAR project contributed expertise to enhancing human resources management standards during civil service reform. In the service provision area, the project supported an important headway in laying down the methodological guidelines for designing and delivering new or existing (including electronic) services.

UNDP PAR completed in March 2021, and the new phase of the project was initiated in May 2021. The ‘Supporting Public Administration Reform (PAR) in Georgia – Phase 2’ (hereinafter referred to as PAR-2), funded by the UK Government, builds on successes and lessons learned during the previous iteration of the project and transforms its focus to supporting already achieved institutional changes, prioritising the effective, transparent and participatory operation of the policy cycle through a set of targeted interventions and reinforcing Gender and Social Inclusion perspectives in the planned activities.

UNDP’s PAR-2 project will continue addressing needs in three crucial areas – 1) Policy Planning and Coordination; 2) Civil Service and Human Resource Management and 3) Public Service Delivery, while the measures will be taken to synchronise the interventions with the new PAR strategy.

UNDP Georgia now seeks to recruit the Capacity Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst to provide results-based project management, monitoring and evaluation support to the PAR-2 project.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute substantively to the monitoring and tracking of results of PAR 2:

  • In cooperation with the Project Coordination Analyst and Public Policy Coordinator, develop and implement of M&E plans.
  • Conduct regular monitoring visit to PAR 2 grantees and partners.
  • Monitor partner organizations activities and ensure their accordance with planned activities.
  • Support establishment and coordination of effective monitoring mechanisms for the project, including development of evaluation processes and innovative approaches.
  • Collect data from the relevant stakeholders and conduct data analysis to measure the performance(s) against the indicators and targets.
  • Ensure that activities/events needed for monitoring are scheduled and responsibilities assigned.
  • Collect monitoring evidence that the outputs are being produced as intended and efficient.
  • In partnership with the Gender Specialist support mainstreaming of gender in M&E frameworks.

Contribute to the reporting of the project’s activities:

  • Draft regular M&E reports and assist the projects’ reviews and evaluations.
  • Prepare inputs in line with results-based M&E systems for the UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD).
  • Ensure annual review and reporting against the set indicators and targets.
  • Perform in full compliance with UNDP programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies, and strategies, as well as ensure effective internal controls.

Institutional Arrangement

The Capacity Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst will work under the direct supervision of the PAR 2 Project Manager, overall guidance of UNDP DG Team Leader and in close cooperation with UNDP M&E Specialist.

Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
    Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies:
  • Business Development – Knowledge Generation:
    Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need
  • Business Management – Working with Evidence and Data:
    Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making
  • Business Management – Monitoring:
    Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results
  • Business Management – Evaluation:
    Ability to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks -Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns
  • 2030 Agenda: Engagement and Effectiveness – SDG Integration:
  • SDG Monitoring and Reporting
  • Partnership management – Relationship management:
    Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding
  • Partnership management – CSO engagement:
    Knowledge and understanding of CSOs and the ability to engage with CSOs

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, International
  • Relations, or a related discipline.
  • Bachelor’s degree in combination with 2 years of relevant experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the Master’s degree.
  • Experience:
  • Minimum 2 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of experience in monitoring and evaluation of project activities.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Georgian languages.

Required skills:

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation tools and practices.
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section:

  • Experience of working in an international organization would be an asset.
  • Experience in working in the field will be an asset.
  • Experience with the usage of various systems analysis methods and tools would be considered as an advantage.
  • Experience in working with NGO partners and other stakeholders will be an asset.

Travel:

  • Visits to regions may be required on a need’s basis.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

a. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

b. A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

c. Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns, or other materials.

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