Programme Management Assistant (Monitoring and Evaluation)
Application deadline 1 month ago: Wednesday 25 Oct 2023 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) with duty station in Nairobi (Kenya), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Programme Management Assistant (Monitoring and Evaluation) will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer and the overall guidance of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer heading the Criminal Justice Programme in ROEA.
For more information on UNODC, please visit the website: www.unodc.org
Responsibilities Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the area of programme management and implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation in conformity with United Nations rules and regulation, and policies for the implementation of the - PLEAD II - Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery in Kenya. The Programme Management Assistant (Monitoring and Evaluation) will be responsible for the following specific duties:
- Provide assistance in reviewing relevant PLEAD II programme documents and monitoring and evaluation (M and E) reports and assist managers with the coordination of the implementation of the 2023 Evaluation Follow-Up Plan.
- Assist managers responsible for the development and implementation of a programme-specific monitoring and evaluation framework and strategy for PLEAD II, by providing assistance with the collection and reporting of data against developed baseline and target indicators within the timelines stipulated. This strategy for PLEAD II shall include a framework for joint implementation with implementing partners, most notably UNDP, including coordination of meetings and data collection to facilitate reporting exercises.
- Assist in the coordination of of the PLEAD II Baseline and Inception Phase Reports, by reaching out to the national partners on data collection, tracking the implementation in the identified PLEAD counties and by the different institutions against the existing workplans including tracking the emerging trends within the thematic areas and risks to programme implementation.
- Collaborate with programme/project managers on performance reporting; liaise with relevant parties on the interpretation of the activities/services scheduled in various planning instruments such as the medium-term plan and internal work plans; provide assistance on reporting requirements, guidelines, rules and procedures and ensure completeness and accuracy of data submitted.
- Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of programmes/projects; categorize, update, track and analyse data related to programmes/projects, e.g. accounting records, outputs, resources utilized, deviations/revisions, carry out periodic status reviews, identify issues and initiate requisite follow-up actions; prepare revised budget estimates; report on budget revisions, expenditures and obligations, verify availability of funds; ensure necessary approval and entry in computerized budget system; initiate financial authorizations for expenditures.
- Consistently review programme monitoring tools to ensure that they remain relevant and responsive to changes in the programmatic context.
- Coordinate the development and publication of the PLEAD II annual report.
- In coordination with programme staff, support the development and reporting of impact stories in various fora, including in various platforms.
- Support programme/project planning and preparation; monitor status of programme/project activities; take necessary action to ensure project documents are completed and submitted to relevant parties for approval.
- Support the preparation and analysis of programme/project budget proposals; provide assistance in the interpretation of budget guidelines; review and coordinate submissions of programme proposals and budget estimates, ensuring that requisite information is included and justified in terms of proposed activities; propose adjustments as necessary; prepare reports and ensure that outputs/services are properly categorized.
- Coordinate updating of programmatic information in the internal Integrated Planning, Management and Reporting (IPMR) tool to ensure compliance with reporting exercises, as well as other partner reporting tools.
- Prepare standard terms of reference against programme/project objectives, obtain necessary clearances, process and follow-up on administrative actions and resolve issues related to project implementation, e.g. recruitment and appointment of personnel, travel arrangements, organization of and participation in training/study tours, authorization of payments, disbursement of funds, procurement of equipment and services.
- Document learning and best practices; disseminate learnings, reports, publications and participate in learning sessions.
- Prepare, maintain, and update files (electronic and paper) and internal databases; design and generate a variety of periodic and ad hoc reports, and other background materials/notes to facilitate inspection and other reviews.
- Draft correspondence and communications related to all aspects of programme/project administration, including work plan and budgets, revisions, and other related issues, as well as prepare unit contributions for a variety of periodic reports.
- Provide guidance and training to new/junior staff.
- Assist with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
- Assist with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Has knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to programme /project administration, implementation and evaluation, technical cooperation, programming and budgeting. Has understanding of the functions and organization of the work unit and of the organizational structure and respective roles of related units. Has ability to identify and resolve a range of issues/problems and to work well with figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources. Has demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Has ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Work Experience A minimum of seven years of work experience in programme or project administration, technical cooperation or related area is required. The minimum number of years of relevant experience is reduced to five for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.
Experience in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Integrated Planning, Management and Reporting (IPMR) or other similar electronic monitoring and human resources management system is required.
Work experience with SAP based applications (such as Umoja or other) is desirable.
Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is desirable.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
Special Notice This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
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