Monitoring and Reporting (M&R) Officer

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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.

The Strategic Planning, Oversight and Results Division (SPORD) works closely with the Office of the Executive Secretary and reports directly to the Executive Secretary. It is headed by a Director and a team of three Chiefs of Sections, each reporting to the Director. The main function of the Division is to promote a culture of accountability and transparency across all streams of work at the Commission, i.e., policy and programming work, and operational support.

The Monitoring and Reporting Officer position is part of the Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Section (MRES) which is responsible for coordinating the quarterly monitoring of programme implementation and overall annual reporting of the Commission’s results at corporate level in all thematic areas of work. The Section focuses on macro level oversight on the implementation of policies, programmes and operations whilst Divisions/SROs/IDEP are responsible for regularly tracking progress in implementing their respective programmes/ projects.

The Section coordinates the production of periodic quarterly performance reports for the attention of the Senior Leadership Team and the Commission at large. It also leads the preparation of the corporate annual report on performance which is aligned with the approved Programme Plan (Section 18, RB), the ES Compact and related programmes of work across all funding streams, i.e. RPTC (Section 23), NEPAD (Section 11), Development Account (Section 35), and XB funded projects.

The Section is also responsible for deepening and promoting a learning and accountability culture at the Commission in line with the ECA Evaluation Policy and through independent evaluations and external audits.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Chief Evaluation of the assigned Office, or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer M&R Officer will:

I. Facilitate and substantively contribute to the incorporation of monitoring and reporting into programme formulation: •Contribute substantively to the monitoring and reporting of programmes, projects and other commitments by developing performance monitoring frameworks, systems and plans, including monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and quality assurance processes; •Contribute to the review progress reports submitted by divisions and offices and provide feedback to improve quality and timeliness of reporting, including for the quarterly accountability and programme performance review meetings; •Monitor data from substantive and operations divisions and offices on quarterly basis and provide substantive inputs to regular management briefs to inform decision making; •Coordinate with substantive and operations divisions and offices to ensure that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized across programmes; •Conduct fields visits along with the programme teams, to support monitoring of results and reporting processes as may be required; •Monitor programme/project expenditures and implementation of donor funds and other disbursements; •Support the reporting of results to internal (Senior Leadership Team) and external (ECA Governing Bodies, UN HQ, and Donors) audiences; •Contribute to the process of ECA meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including Donor Reporting; UN DESA (Development account), Conference of Ministers (COM), ACABQ reporting; quarterly, annual and other periodic reporting processes; •Identify relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations and input them into programme reporting appropriately;

II. Contribute to knowledge management and capacity building: •Identify and compile good practices, lessons and knowledge, as identified through programme implementation (monitoring) and evaluation activities; •Contribute to the development of monitoring and reporting capacity development tools, including training materials and packages; •Contribute to capacity building opportunities for staff in areas of Results Based Management (RBM), Reporting and Monitoring; •Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of Monitoring and Reporting (M&R) among all staff members through documentation of good practices, learning and development activities. •Perform other duties as may be required.

•Professionalism •Integrity •Teamwork •Planning and organizing •Communication •Flexibility & adaptability

monitoring and reporting of development projects/ programmes and progressively responsible experience at national or international level.

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems. Experience in the United Nations systems in an asset. Field experience is an asset.

Addis Ababa is the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The population is estimated at about 4 million persons. Addis Ababa located in the Ethiopian highlands at an altitude of 2,500-2,700 meters. The climate is sunny and temperate but can be cold at night with freezing temperature at times. It is therefore advisable to bring warm clothing and foresee using heaters and/or log fires when necessary. Addis Ababa is the headquarters for the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) as well as the African Union. Thus, there is a very large community of expatriates from all over the world. There are some 80 embassies and diplomatic missions in the city. Housing is typically readily available. Most foodstuffs, beverages, household goods, furniture and clothing are mostly imported from the Middle/Far East, South Africa and Europe. Local brands can also be found. Meat, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables are readily available.

Infrastructure ― roads, utilities, and telecommunications ― is below standard, as are medical facilities, which are still largely inadequate, although a few private clinics and hospitals provide reasonably good routine care. ECA operates a health care clinic to supplement local availability. There are many tourist attractions in the country, although the amenities are often poor to average. The city has an abundance of restaurants around serving local and international cuisine and there are social and cultural events throughout the year organized by the international and local communities. Sports facilities (fitness, tennis, swimming, riding, mini golf, etc.) exist in the major hotels or in different establishments around the city.

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