Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

UNDP is the leading United Nations organization in 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 partners with key government institutions and employs different means of actions including institutional capacity strengthening, harnessing strategic linkages, supporting evidence-based policy formulation, planning and implementation, resource mobilization, supporting national planning processes and mainstreaming of relevant issues to deliver its mandate. UNDP Gambia was established in 1975 as a development partner to provide technical assistance through advice, access to its global knowledge networks and financial support to implement government development frameworks to boost capacity development and promote national efforts to eradicate poverty and attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In The Gambia, UNDP supports national efforts for sustainable human development in line with the Gambian National Development Plan (NDP) 2024 – 2028 which is aligned with the Country Programme Document (2024-2028), the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development/SDGs and the African Union Agenda 2063. UNDP in The Gambia is working to strengthen and provide a broad response to the people of The Gambia’s aspirations for a transparent, accountable, and responsive transition to democracy. It seeks to ensure equal access to justice, particularly for women and marginalized groups across the country, working in close collaboration with a range of partners and Stakeholders and justice sector institutions.

The objective of “The Gambia's Responsive and Accountable Democratic Transition Project (EU-UNDP GREAT initiative)” is to enhance The Gambia's democratic system. Drawing on past experiences and lessons learned, this Project aims to contribute to The Gambia's democratic transition through three specific objectives:(i) Supporting constitutional and legislative reforms to strengthen checks and balances and safeguard human rights, including those of minorities and vulnerable populations. (ii) Enhancing the ongoing transitional justice process, rule of law, and human rights. (iii) Strengthening the effectiveness of local governance structures. The Project also aligns with the NDP Strategic Priority 1, which aims to restore good governance, respect for human rights, and the rule of law and empower citizens through decentralization and local governance. It supports UNDP's Strategic Plan Outcome 2 by ensuring that citizen expectations for voice, development, the rule of law, and accountability are met through stronger democratic governance systems.

Within the delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Judicial Secretary in coordination with the Project Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV (United Nations Volunteers) Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will: Facilitate and substantively contribute to the incorporation of monitoring and reporting into the Judiciary’s programme formulation; • Facilitate and substantively contribute to the development of monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes; • Include inputs from relevant evaluation findings, conclusions, and recommendations into programme formulation; • Contribute to the Judiciary’s annual work plan monitoring, reviews, and reporting with regards to, but not limited to the EU-UNDP GREAT Project including the judiciary Strategic Plan (2021-2025)

Contribute substantively to the monitoring and tracking of results • Coordinate with the Judiciary and relevant stakeholders to ensure that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized across programmes; • Monitor data from the EU-UNDP GREAT Project activities and other related activities on a quarterly basis and provide substantive inputs to regular management briefs to inform decision making; • Visit the Project sites to support monitoring of results and planning processes as required; • Draft and monitor the Judiciary's Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan as it relates to the Judiciary Strategic Plan and other projects.

Facilitate the reporting of results to internal (Senior Management) and external (Executive Board, Donors) audiences • Facilitate the process of the Judiciary’s meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process; • Draft programme reports (both narrative and financial); • Identify relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations and input them into programme reporting • Collect and maintain data for the Judiciary Contribute to knowledge building and capacity building • Identify and disseminate good practices, lessons, and knowledge, as identified through Project implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities; • Contribute to the development of capacity development tools, including training materials and packages; • Facilitate capacity building opportunities for staff and partners at the Judiciary in the areas of Results Based Management (RBM), Monitoring and Evaluation; • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities

Required skills and experience:

• Advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Project Management, development, and social sciences is required; or • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree; • Relevant experience in M&E, programme and/or team management working with quality assurance instruments, results-based management models, and multiple stakeholders providing advisory services and management of a complex portfolio of projects. • Proven programme management experience with sound knowledge of all aspects of the project cycle (design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation). • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems. • Experience in monitoring and evaluation with a background in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters is desirable. • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at various levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Sound security awareness; • Have affinity with or interest in UNDP’s volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

• Accountability • Adaptability and flexibility • Creativity • Judgement and decision-making • Planning and organising • Professionalism • Self-management

monitoring and evaluating development projects may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;  Professional certifications in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) or relevant experience in M&E evaluating development projects is required.  Relevant experience in programme and/or team management working with quality assurance instruments, results-based management models, and multiple stakeholders providing advisory services and managing a complex portfolio of projects.  Proven programme management experience with sound knowledge of all aspects of the project cycle (design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation).  Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.  Experience in analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters is desirable.  A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

 Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge  Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;  Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at various levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.  Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;  Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;  Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;  Sound security awareness.  Have affinity with or interest in UNDP’s volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan.

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