Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Application deadline 2 years ago: Thursday 3 Dec 2020 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a LICA Specialist-10 contract. This kind of contract is known as Local Individual Contractor Agreements. It is normally only for nationals. It's an external contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education. More about LICA Specialist-10 contracts.
Background Information - Myanmar
Myanmar is one of UNOPS’ leading offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for three of the largest development programmes in the country, namely the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG), the Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). In addition, UNOPS is Principal Recipient for the Global Fund in Myanmar and for the Global Fund’s regional artemisinin-resistance initiative targeting drug resistant malaria in the greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organizations in the country, including the Government of Myanmar, international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs. UNOPS plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Background Information - Job-specific
UNOPS is the Fund Manager for the Access to Health Fund (ACCESS), a multi donor fund supported by the United Kingdom, Sweden, United States, and Switzerland. The Fund has been established in 2019 to provide support for health needs in Myanmar.
The detailed program description is outlined in the Fund Description of Action, available on the https://www.3mdg.org/sites/3mdg.org/files/publication_docs/access_description_of_action_2018-11-15.pdf
The Access to Health Fund is the third phase of Donors’ commitment to supporting the Health sector in Myanmar through a pooled funding mechanism: the first multi-donor Fund (the Three Disease Fund, 2007-2012) supported HIV, TB and Malaria programs after the withdrawal of the Global Fund from Myanmar in 2005; it was replaced by the Three Millennium Development Goals Fund (3MDG Fund, 2013-2018), which introduced support for MNCH and Health Systems Strengthening alongside the three diseases. The 3MDG Fund ended in December 2018. As its successor, the Access to Health Fund was given a name that reflects a strong focus on conflict-affected areas and on reaching vulnerable and underserved populations.
The United Kingdom, Sweden, United States, and Switzerland intend to continue pooling funding in 2019-2023 to fund the Access to Health Fund to increase use of quality essential health services for poor, underserved, marginalized and vulnerable people in conflict-affected areas, and to enable the continued strengthening of the health system.
Global health indicators show that there are significant differences in health outcomes depending on where an individual is born, lives and works. Health is influenced by gender, age, social identity, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural norms, disability, education, economics and politics. Therefore, one key aim of the Access to Health Fund is to improve health outcomes by addressing the social factor limiting access to health services. To do this, it is needed to use the skills, strengths and knowledge of communities to the fullest extent possible.
This role represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ACCESS’s ‘Health for All/Civil Society’ team on complex, cross cutting issues, working closely with diverse stakeholders (the Ministry of Health and Sports, international NGOs, local NGOs, Civil Society Organisations, Community Based Organisations, and Ethnic Health Organisations), including those who deliver programmes in some parts of the country where conflict has existed until recently, or is ongoing).
Under the overall supervision of the Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Manager the incumbent of the post will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:
Team management and support
- Guide, mentor and supervise M&E team members assigned to two Regional Teams.
- Take an active role in the quality assurance of team’s deliverables
- Provide technical guidance and support to team members on M&E of Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (RMNCH) and/or HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria grants.
Grant management support
- Monitor and analyze grant / implementing partner performance, and propose any actions that may be necessary, including termination of, or adjustments to grants to ensure compliance with Fund policy and priorities.
- Conduct field visits and Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA) to ensure that reported data is accurate and in line with standard indicators, grant work plans, partner log frames and the 3MDG Log Frame.
- Provide effective feedback and support to implementing partners on their performance and data quality, and follow-up as necessary.
- Build capacities of Implementing Partners in monitoring and evaluation.
M&E system strengthening
- Provide technical inputs into the design, implementation and improvement of 3DMG monitoring and evaluation system, policies, tools, processes.
- Under the overall leadership of the M&E Officer, coordinate operationalization of Performance-based funding.
- Lead the development and implementation of Value for Money principle of the 3MDG's system.
- Adapt monitoring arrangements to the realities of conflict-affected areas
Strategic information and reporting
- Oversee data compilation, analysis and reporting processes to measure progress and achievements.
- Provide strategic information to the M&E Officer and Senior Management in investment decision-making.
- Support various external /internal assessments, evaluations and data requests.
- Support future programming efforts
- Contribute to national M&E system strengthening efforts.
- Review and provide technical inputs on research proposals
- Promote dissemination of lessons and knowledge sharing.
- Conduct other duties as assigned.
Contract type, level and duration
Education Master’s degree in health programs or relevant discipline is required. A Bachelor's Degree in combination with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s Degree.
- Minimum 5 years of relevant M&E experience working with health programs is required.
- Experience of successful development and implementation of an M&E system for a health programme is required.
- Extensive knowledge of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health combined with some knowledge of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health programs is highly desirable
- Familiarity with the District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) is an asset
- Program implementation / monitoring experience in conflict-affected areas will be an asset
- Experience working with Government agencies and NGOs is desirable.
- Mentoring / people management experience is an important asset.
- Excellent writing and analytical skills are required
Language - Fluency in both written and spoken English and Myanmar language are required
Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization. Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA) Contract level: LICA 10/ ICS 10 Contract duration: Ongoing
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This is Local position and only Myanmar nationals are eligible to apply.
- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
- Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
- For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
- For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
- The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.