M&E and Reporting Officer for the NAP Portfolio
Application deadline in 12 days: Friday 8 Jul 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.
UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work is carried out through a network of advisors and specialists located at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, to ensure that local knowledge and context specific expertise is linked to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP provides its policy advisory and programme support functions through the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains, in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan. Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan and works closely with the Cri-sis Bureau (CB) that has the responsibility to guide and implement UNDP’s corporate crisis-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery.
UNDP’s Nature, Climate and Energy Team as part of the Global Policy Network, supports countries to promotes and scales up integrated whole-of-governance approaches and nature-based solutions that reduce poverty and inequalities, strengthen livelihoods and inclusive growth, mitigate conflict, forced migration and displacement, and promote more resilient governance systems that advance linked peace and security agendas. The NCE Team works with governments, civil society, and private sector partners to integrate natural capital, environment and climate concerns into national and sector planning and inclusive growth policies; support country obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements; and implement the UN’s largest portfolio of in-country programming on environment, climate change, and energy. One of themes under the NCE is Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).
The Government of Sweden, through SIDA, has funded a four-year global Strategic Collaboration Programme designed to strengthen UNDP capacities to achieve its overall Sustainable Development vision for poverty eradication through a more integrated, coherent approach to the environmental and climate dimensions of the UNDP Strategic Plan. As part of the Project Implementation Plan (PIP), Sida funds will be used (i) to hire human resources in each region and (ii) to finance country programming in ways that leverage synergies across UNDP work on biodiversity, climate change, and energy, as well as, cross-cutting themes of gender equality, safeguards, sustainable food systems, resilience, DRR, and green financing. This Sida Programme will also have a focus on communications, knowledge management, and support to ten pilot countries. The Strategic Collaboration Programme seeks, among other things, to strengthen integrated work with UNDP including the integration of the CCA programmes and projects with the Nationally Determined Contributions support.
Under the direct supervision of the UNDP Technical Specialist on NAP, the International UNV Specialist will undertake the following tasks:
• Assist in developing guidelines, procedures and tools to monitor, evaluate and report the progress of the NAP portfolio; • Assist Country Offices, especially in francophone countries, in developing their results-based frameworks and monitoring project’s progress; • Support portfolio’s monitoring, quality assurance, risk management, reporting and evaluation requirements; • Participate in and contribute to each M&E and reporting requirements of global projects under the portfolio, such as the inception workshop and report, the monitoring of the results framework’s indicators, the drafting of the biannual and yearly reports, the Atlas risk log, the monitoring of the gender action plan and specific indicators, the programme board meetings, the knowledge products and the possible supervision missions; • Support the collection and quality review of donor reports, especially for those francophone countries; • Support the collection and filing of the projects’ deliverables; • Monitor risks of global projects and integrate into the UNDP Risk Log on a biannual basis; • Liaise with countries to provide quality assurance and collect reports; • Maintain an update internal information management system on Teams. • Prepare presentations and briefings including performance monitoring charts and tables. • Support translation of key documents, reports and presentations from English to French and French to English.
• Portfolio progress is monitored and assessed on a regular basis
• Biannual reports are reviewed and compiled
• Deliverables of the portfolio are compiled and filed.
• Francophone countries’ reports are finalized
• Key documents are translated into English and/or French
• Atlas Risk Log, monitoring all risks of the global NAP projects, is updated twice a year • Reports and presentations for donor and CO meetings are prepared • NAP Portfolio information management system is updated • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
• Integrity and professionalism • Accountability • Commitment to continuous learning • Planning and organizing • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Communication • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary; • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
a position related to M&E and reporting of international development projects: • Experience in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout closure stages. • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans. • Experience in information management. • Experience in drafting, reviewing of periodic reports to donors. • Experience in planning and managing surveys. • Experience in developing and refining data collection tools.
Other years of experience can relate to: • Climate Change policy and strategy • Project monitoring and implementation related to climate change and environment • Capacity Building on environmental issues for governments in developing countries • Liaison with donors
Areas of Expertise:
• Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies. • Good knowledge of programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices. • Familiarity with climate change adaptation. • Familiarity with vertical funds (GEF, GCF) • Excellent analytical skills. • Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills. • Good computer applications skills. • Good organizational skills.
Turkey is an upper middle-income country, with highly-urbanized cities and well developed infrastructure systems. Most of Turkey is assessed to be at security level 1-Minimal. Security level 2 Low applies to Ankara and Istanbul. Seismic activity remains one of the primary hazards in Turkey. Turkey’s population of nearly 81 million is almost entirely Muslim. Turkish is the official language. English predominates as the second language. The post will be located in Istanbul, which has a population of around 15M people, and straddles the European and Asian continents. Istanbul is a UN Hub for the Europe and Central Asia Regional Offices of several UN agencies, including UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women among others. There is a lively and large group of international community. Istanbul International Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport have direct connections with all European, Central Asian and global cities. Istanbul provides modern services and entertainment opportunities and an elaborate medical services system. Healthcare is exceptionally good with various public and private hospitals with experienced doctors and medical staff, some of whom speak English. No specific vaccination is required to enter Turkey. Considering the rapidly changing pandemic situation in Istanbul, travellers should consult the receiving entity or the partner UN Agency, or UNDSS about the latest travel requirements/restrictions.