UN-Habitat Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Associate
Application deadline 3 months ago: Tuesday 21 Jun 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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Governments at the 19th Session of the UN-Habitat Governing Council, adopted by consensus resolution 19/18 calling on UN-Habitat to establish a Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People (SHSPPP) and a Technical Cooperation Trust Fund (TCTF). The long-term development objective of the SHSPPP is to improve the human settlements conditions of the Palestinian People and in so doing contribute in a modest way to reaching peace, security and stability in the region. During the recent 23rd Governing Council, a new resolution was adopted, requesting UN-Habitat "to further focus its operations on planning, land and housing issues in view of improving the housing and human settlement conditions of Palestinians, addressing the urbanization challenges, supporting the building of a Palestinian State, humanitarian action and peace-building, in the areas where there are acute humanitarian and development needs, identified through technical assessments by UN-Habitat in coordination with all concerned parties".
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The post is located in the Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People.
UN-Habitat is leading the implementation of a 5.5-year EU funded Project: “Quality Urban Development and Sustainable Interventions – Rehabilitation for Revitalization (QUDSI-R4R)” in partnership with local technical and academic entities. The Project aims to improve socio-economic conditions for Palestinians in the Old City of Jerusalem by rehabilitating towards revitalizing historic sites as a catalyst for Palestinian integrated urban regeneration. The activities of the project focus on strengthening the old city’s Palestinian intergovernmental coordination; Rehabilitation and maintenance as well as business development and sustainability of key areas in the Old City; as well as professional capacity building for individuals who work in the Old City’s regeneration, advancing their professional development in several core competencies capable of unlocking new commercial opportunities in the economic sector. In parallel, the project also includes an interconnected track of Technological Empowerment and Innovation directed to Palestinian youth.
Funded by the European Union, UN-Habitat is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Associate, under the overall guidance and the direct supervision of the Project Manager. As this position is related to QUDSI-R4R project in the occupied Palestinian territory with an expected duration of five and half years, the Service Contract extension will be conditioned to satisfactory performance evaluation as well as availability of funding under the project.
Duties and Responsibilities
1) Supporting QUDSI R4R project by taking the lead on the monitoring and evaluation and learning processes for the project and ensuring results are measured on time and to the required standard.
- Constantly ensure that the monitoring, evaluation and learning guidelines, standards, and tools are up-to-date and effectively maximized and exceed donor requirements
- Maintain effective monitoring, evaluation and learning systems that adequately capture information in order to comply with internal and donor reporting requirements in line with relevant frameworks.
- Constantly compile project information to support management decision making, including periodical reporting on MEAL targets to the project manager, with quality control and assurance role and sign off.
- Constantly manage MEAL work plan and budget for the project, and ensure relevant log-frame milestones and annual expenditures are achieved.
- Support QUDSI R4R project’s partners and teams in developing a MEAL system towards effective and efficient educational and performance management as well as sustainable impact evaluation, including developing logframes and MEAL strategies in line with the agreement of cooperation and proposed activities.
- Coordinate the annual planning of MEAL work and budget in conjunction with project’s partners.
- Communicate with partners and project’s stakeholders the MEAL processes, including discussing emerging issues from project progress and evaluation reports and coordinate the development and follow up of action plans for recommendations.
- Periodically conduct training and individual capacity building on MEAL aspects for QUDSI R4R staff, and where required stakeholders.
- Responsible for keeping up to date expertise and knowledge in Monitoring, Evaluation and learning systems, tracking best practices in monitoring and evaluation of the project.
2) Take the lead on all UN-Habitat’s learning experiences and lessons learned
- Provide guidance to project’s team and stakeholders on undertaking lessons learned analysis
- Work closely with project team to ensure that the experience of QUDSI R4R project is effectively evaluated, documented and disseminated through appropriate knowledge products.
- Constantly facilitate on-going sharing of experiences across QUDSI R4R project.
- Support stakeholders to identify and document relevant learning with an aim to continue to improve processes.
- Support on facilitating specific events like learning weeks sessions, bi-annual sense making events, annual pause and reflect sessions to identify, capture, manage and disseminate QUDSI R4R project learning.
3) The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist is expected to play a key role in data collection and implementation of evaluation tools to help produce evaluations reports using data visualization tools, and enters outcomes in order to measure program activities.
- Developing and implementing data collection techniques and tools, which may include pre- and post- tests; focus group discussions and key informant interview protocols; community survey tools; and baseline, midterm, and end line survey instruments.
- Constantly coordinate with partners and consultants to manage the processing of mid-term and annual data collection and cleaning, and review draft reports to ensure quality analysis.
- Implement monitoring systems and tools to capture quantitative and qualitative program data
- Assist the communication specialist and community advocate specialist in data quality assessments, develop surveys and other measurement tools to measure program impact and network community engagement
- Analyze monitoring results data and share meaningful information with the project’s team and stakeholders that may lead to necessary project adjustments.
- Periodically and as per the project’s workplan, plan and coordinate data quality assurance, including frequent survey auditing and data consistency checks.
4) He/she will also support any other project-related activities, needs, duties or outcomes as needed/will arise by the UN-Habitat management.
Impact of Results
• Greater transparency and accountability, by tracking, analyzing and report on relevant information and data throughout the life cycle of a project.
• Improved project performance, and helps the project team to get a better understanding of the target population’s needs. This helps to define the scope of the project and design objectives that are relevant, measurable and achievable.
• Systematic and professional management of organization, as it functions as a performance management tool as it facilitates organizations to gather, disseminate and utilize information and data to improve their internal operations and add value to their organization.
• Promotes learning and data-driven decision making, provides quantifiable results to help the involved parties to learn from project successes and challenges and be more adaptive.
Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow
People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Teamwork: Ability to work in harmony with other team members and provide support where needed, and build consensus for task purpose and direction with team members.
Accountability: Ability to take ownership for work and honors commitments and deliver outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time cost and quality standards.
Knowledge Management and Learning: Ability to shares knowledge and experience. And actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Leadership and Self-Management: Ability to Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude and remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
Development and Operational Effectiveness: Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to Results Management, including support to design, planning and implementation of programme, managing data, reporting. Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system, including new IT based systems. Good knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit.
Required Skills and Experience
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in development studies, programme evaluation, social sciences or related field.
- At least 3 (three) years of experience working in MEAL related areas.
- Human rights issues knowledge and background, specifically relating to advocacy, youth and women.
- Strong knowledge of the Jerusalem context, especially the old city and its sensitivities needs, is a must.
- Familiarity with UN procedures; and UN-Habitat in particular is an asset
- Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic.
- Hebrew language is an asset.
- Highly developed verbal and effective written communications skills.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships in a multi-cultural environment;
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and to work under pressure.
- Excellent networking and partnering competencies, resource mobilization and negotiation skills would be advantage.
- Experience with international organization and familiarity with UN conventions would be an asset.
- Sound judgment, excellent analytical skills, strong networking and interpersonal skills, ability to plan, organize and coordinate work and to cope with a demanding workload is expected.
- Extensive hands-on experience on designing and implementing impact-focused reporting and evaluation methodologies based on LogFrame / Results framework matrices; experience on disability inclusion indicators is an asset.
- Proven analytical capability and strengths in aggregating data from diverse sources into consolidated, synthesized documents.
- Expertise analyzing data using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods
- Experience in data analytics, data visualization, and the manipulation of data sets
- Strong organizational skills, effective attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
- Valid Jerusalem Driver License is an asset.
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