Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible.
Description of task
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Assistant Representative of UNFPA CO in Turkey or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer M&E Associate will:
1. Assist with conducting and/or managing monitoring efforts and evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible and meet professional standards.
- Contribute to the planning, preparation and data collection process of various monitoring, self-assessment and evaluation exercises;
- Support in coordinating within UNFPA offices in the countries affected by the Syria crisis for the collection of baseline and progress data to measure the impact of programmes and projects,
- Contribute to preparation for the evaluation of programmes and projects;
- Contribute in evaluation planning including preparation of Terms of Reference;
- Provide scheduling and logistical support for individual evaluations and evaluation or monitoring field visits;
- Support the application of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis tools, techniques and approaches;
- Keep abreast of developments in the area of monitoring and evaluation including formal training on techniques and approaches.
2. Contribute to the promotion of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and reports that are useful and ensure that evaluation findings and recommendations are followed up.
- Participate in and contribute to the finalization of monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
- Contribute and suggest indicators for monitoring frameworks to measure progress implementation of programmes and projects;
- Contribute to the development of specific and appropriate monitoring, self-assessment and evaluation tools and processes;
- Provide support to the development of training materials for national counterparts and implementing partners;
- Contribute to the appropriate presentation of monitoring and evaluation results for dissemination;
- Provide input into the relevance and ease of use of the various data-bases, intra- and internet pages of the UNFPA CO in Turkey;
- Contribute to in the monitoring of timely entering updates of the management response in the system and with follow up of progress reports and individual evaluations;
- Participate in meetings, workshops and other discussion fora to discuss the importance and usefulness of monitoring and evaluation results.
3. Contribute to the promotion of monitoring and evaluation functions, principles and a utilization focus within the office.
- Review monitoring data, progress reports and evaluations for quality control purposes;
- Contribute to the preparation of quarterly progress monitoring updates and the country office annual report in myResults, including any progress and annual donor reports;
- Provide support/advice to project/programme managers in the conduct of monitoring, self-assessments and managing external evaluations.
- Liase with programme and operations staff to collect progress data for production of quality programme updates, interim and final project reports as per donors and UNFPA requirements.
- Partake and contribute to the progress review discussions held within the office and with national counterparts;
- Contribute to the documentation of successful experiences in monitoring and evaluation.
- Supervise data analyst and individual consultants who contribute to the M&E function in the CO.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
- Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
- Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
- Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent
Education - Additional Comments:
Qualifications, skills, experience: Social science, economics, public administration or related field
- University degree in social science, economics, public administration or related field, or combination of first level degree with relevant experience;
- Practical experience (at least 2 years) in the area of results based management (RBM), monitoring and evaluation, statistics and/or research methodologies;
- Relevant computer skills; specifically Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and social media.
- Familiarity with statistical software (i.e. SPSS, Stata) would be an asset;
- Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
- Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
- Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
- Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
- Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
- Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
Required experience: 24 Months
Knowledge of the United Nations systems, particularly:
- Basic knowledge of the role of the UN Agencies, funds and programmes and its components and inter-relationships;
- Basic understanding of governmental relationships and the UN legislative process;
- Basic knowledge of human rights and gender equality within the United Nations context;
- Basic knowledge of evaluation norms and standards, and the importance of ethics and integrity in evaluation processes;
- Awareness of and ability to exercise self-reflective practices;
Technical and professional skills, particularly:
- Ability to assist in identifying monitoring and evaluation needs based on contextual analyses;
- Ability to assist in elaborating evaluation designs, including assisting in the development of Terms of Reference and in elaborating clear and focused evaluation questions;
- Ability to, with significant guidance, learn and apply different approaches and methodologies in monitoring and evaluation, and to use different data collection and analysis methods
- Ability to collect reliable, valid and accurate information in an objective way; learn about basic questionnaire design; assist in the development of questionnaires and other review instruments, learn to apply effective interviewing skills; learn how to design and conduct case studies; learn the uses and limits of various methods available, learn how to assure consistency and reliability of data analysis; and learn necessary computer skills;
- Ability to contribute to the reporting of credible conclusions clearly related to findings substantiated by evidence to target groups and intended users;
- Ability to support the dissemination and use of evaluation findings.
- Ability to assist in work planning and the coordination of evaluation processes;
- Communication skills (written, oral, listening) including the ability to: write memos and internal documents and contribute to writing of designs and progress and evaluation reports; review documents for content and style; assist with formal presentations; articulate relevant subject matter in a clear and concise way; learn to draft clear, concise and compelling reports; and contribute to the development and implementation of communication plans.
- Ability to assist in engaging users and stakeholders in monitoring and evaluation processes;
- Ability to assist in promoting a culture of learning for evaluation and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to promote learning within the organisation;
- Knowledge to act according to the standards of ethical conduct for evaluators, including policies on receiving and giving gifts, conflicting financial interests, outside employment and activities, misuse of position, impartiality in performing official duties and related statutory authorities. Acts with integrity and honesty in relationships with all stakeholders.
- English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
- Turkish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Monitoring and evaluation
Area of expertise details:
Area of Expertise
- Monitoring and evaluation Mandatory
- Specifically Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and social media
- Familiarity with statistical software (i.e. SPSS, Stata) would be an asset;
Driving license: No
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams
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Application deadline: 3rd February 2020