Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Application deadline 1 year ago: Monday 15 Nov 2021 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat has been active in Iraq since 1996. After 2003, UN-Habitat was largely engaged in early recovery efforts, particularly supporting internally displaced persons (IDPs) through the provision of shelter and reconstruction solutions. Serving as the chair of the Housing, Land and Property Rights (HLP) sub- cluster, under the Protection cluster, UN-Habitat has also been involved in programmes supporting Housing, Land and Property rights for IDPs and returnees. These programmes include provision of legal assistance to claim HLP rights of the returnees, capacity development of national and local government on HLP, and awareness raising on HLP with special focus on women and minorities. The objective of this assignment is to assist the day-to-day management, coordination, monitoring and reporting of UN-Habitat’s HLP project.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of UN-Habitat of Iraq Office, and/or his/her designate, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Assist with the management, coordination, monitoring and reporting of UN-Habitat’s projects and activities; • Develop and implement a robust monitoring and evaluation system that will ensure tracking of project/ programme results at different levels (outputs, outcomes and impact) for UN-Habitat’s projects activities; • Assist Project Manager in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from project innovations; • Assist with the collection, analysis and management of data and information; • Ensure all grants have updated work-plan and performance management plan (PMPs) in tandem with all approved proposals, regularly reviewing and updating as needed. • Prepare progress reports, monitoring reports, tender documents, and other relevant documents; • Lead and/or coordinate all country assessments, evaluations and performance evaluation tasks including planning and reporting on the same. • Liaise with the project team based in field offices to plan, organize and conduct field missions and meetings with local authorities and community members to plan, manage and monitor projects and activities; • Collate/ prepare regional reports related to internal reporting such as the quarterly and annual reports; • Represent UN-Habitat on M&E and relevant coordination groups and collate data of UN-Habitat’s projects to feed into UNINFO platform. • Review monthly progress reports from partners and ensure they have evidence to back-up and provide feedback to the respective staff; • Prepare and maintain data base; • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
- Adaptability and Flexibility
- Building Trust
- Commitment to Continuous
- Learning Creativity
- Ethics and Values
- Planning and Organizing
- Respect for Diversity
- Self-Management Vision
- Working in Teams
Required Experience: 3 years - Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, Public administration, Business Administration, law or related field is required. - Experience in project management and/or monitoring and evaluation is required. - Experience in coordination and facilitation of multi-stakeholder forum and/or advocacy is desirable. - Strong experience in conducting a research studies including the entire evaluation cycle, from design and formulation to implementation, analysis and presentation of results and recommendations is required. - Experience in crisis-affected field environment is desirable. - Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others; Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills is required. - Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team; Flexible and open to learning and new experiences is desirable. - 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 is desirable.
UN personnel in Iraq operate in a volatile security environment. In Erbil, personnel work in secured compound with limited access outside of the city, which usually can only be done with stringent clearances and depending on the destination, a military escort. Erbil is a non-family duty station and is classified as security risk moderate. UN personnel in Erbil live in Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) compliant residences outside of the UN compound.
The Rest and Recuperation (R&R) cycle in Erbil is 8 weeks, with the designated place of R&R being Amman, Jordan. Currently there are UN flights (UNAMI and UNHAS) to and from Iraq, covering Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan. There are many international flights to Erbil, Baghdad and Basrah.
There are some ATMs operational in Erbil (Northern Iraq). The dominant currency in use in Iraq is USD. The Iraq dinar is used with an exchange rate of approximately USD 1 = 1,220 Iraqi dinars. Market is mostly cash- based; both USD and Iraqi Dinar are widely accepted. Payments by credit cards are accepted in limited number of shops. UN personnel need to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the culture of the country.