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Monitoring and Reporting Specialist

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative and the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will be responsible for the planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the UN Women Uganda Programmes. The Monitoring and Reporting Specialist supervises and leads the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (ME&R) team in the Country Office and has a strong regular working relationship with the Regional Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting team. The Monitoring and Reporting Specialist also works in close collaboration with the Programme and Operations teams in the Country Office, UN M&E Group, ensuring successful implementation of the UN Women Uganda Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2020.


Responsibilities

Provide technical support to the Uganda country programme planning:

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual work planning processes ensuring coordination with the recommended timelines and guidelines from Regional Office and Headquarters;
  • Coordinate the review of the Development Results Framework (DRF) and Operational Efficiency and Effectiveness Results (OEEF) plans (or other planning frameworks) and provide inputs for the revision of deliverables and delivery planning;
  • Develop the capacity of staff in the country office and implementing partners to have an understanding of Results Based Management (RBM) concepts and techniques;
  • Assess the adequacy of results based monitoring, review reporting arrangements by the country office and provide support to the country office to adopt improved Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) systems;
  • Provide feedback to project/programme design, including feedback on programme documents, theory of change and results matrices from a PME perspective, as necessary;
  • Ensure budgeting for PME, employ reviews of the programme documents; support identification of monitoring, review and evaluation needs during programmes/project planning.
Provide technical support to the monitoring of the country programme:
  • Provide technical inputs to the development of a monitoring and review framework and an annual monitoring and review plan, as necessary;
  • Compile data sources, employing collection and/or meta-analysis of monitoring data from the national data sources;
  • Develop monitoring and review guidelines, formats and tools;
  • Analyze project reports and synthesize the country office’s quarterly, six monthly and annual report;
  • Ensure timely delivery of all the reports to the donors and other partners as needed;
  • Support senior management in reviewing the delivery rate of the country programme against the budget and in preparing the spending plans;
  • Conduct/organize joint team reviews of the projects and programmes on a periodic basis to assess the progress against the agreed results/objectives, efficiency, effectiveness and needs for adaptation.
Provide technical support to donor reporting:
  • Maintain an information system for donor contract management, including tracking donor contracts, UN Women’s contractual obligations, other delivery requirements of the contract, grant tranches or installment schedules, reporting schedule and reporting requirements;
  • Provide technical support to the country office in preparation of the narrative and financial reports for the donor funded (cost-share funds) projects and in collaboration with the Deputy Representative take direct responsibility of their finalization before submission;
  • In close collaboration with the programme staff track the spending of the donor funds and prompt the Deputy Representative about seeking no-cost extension, as necessary.
Provide technical support to programme evaluation:
  • Provide support to the implementation of UN Women’s Evaluation Strategy at country level;
  • Support planning, designing and implementation of evaluations and reviews including management of the evaluation/ review process;
  • Ensure that management responses to evaluations are drafted and implemented;
  • Provide technical support to the country office in the implementation of evaluation findings;
  • Organize and manage logistics of reviews and evaluations;
  • Represent UN Women in the UN Uganda Monitoring and Evaluation committee.
Serve as the focal person for the Fund for Gender Equality:
  • Monitor the partners, review narrative and financial reports and provide written feedback, and support them in timely reporting to the Fund for Gender Equality.
Contribute to knowledge management:
  • Develop and expand knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies;
  • Manage the process of identifying and synthesizing of best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the monitoring and reporting of programmes and programme planning and contribute to their dissemination.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Kampala
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Partnerships; Project implementation; Project Financial Management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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