Job Opening

Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 19 July 2022 - 25 July 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Programme Management-MINUSMA-186620-J-Bamako (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Bamako in the Office of Stabilization and Recovery under the MINUSMA DSRSG/RC/HC pillar. The MEL Programme Management Officer reports to the Coordination Officer (Head of Trust Fund Unit) and the Senior Programme Management Officer under the overall guidance of the Director of Stabilization and Recovery Section.

The Office of Stabilization and Recovery focuses on assisting the Government, local communities and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) deliver early recovery and stabilization programmes effectively, whilst also supporting the articulation of longer-term development plans that build on the immediate benefits delivered by these programmes.

Under the overall direction of the DSRSG/RC/HC, the Stabilization and Recovery section is responsible for coordinating the Mission's and the UNCT's efforts in developing early recovery strategies and related programmes delivery frameworks including the development of the next iteration of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNSDCF), donor coordination and advocacy initiatives, overseeing the Mission's quick impact projects development and coordinating the United Nations efforts with the Government's Plans for Sustainable Recovery. The Office further oversees the UN Trust Fund for Peace and Security in Mali. The Office ensures effective coordination between MINUSMA and the UNCT, supports close collaboration with national and international partners, and promotes coherence of effort and effective targeting and management of priority programmes with emphasis on early recovery to support peace consolidation. The Office also works closely with the other elements of MINUSMA, such as the Heads of Field Offices, Civil Affairs, and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration teams at both the national and regional

Responsibilities

The MEL Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of activities in the fields of MEL, results-based management, and knowledge management. S/he plans, organises and develops MEL and related products to ensure that technical resources, tools and systems are comprehensive, functional, aligned with professional MEL standards and with the Third-Party Monitoring planning.

Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Contributes to organizational learning through the design of procedures, processes, and systems to encourage and facilitate more effective sharing of program results, approaches, feedback from partners, and lessons learned and best practices, using this insight to contribute to better design of projects.
• Strengthens monitoring, evaluation, feedback, and learning practices in the framework of the Trust Fund projects through training, workshops, seminars/webinars, etc. Acts as the focal point for Third Party Monitoring.
• Consolidates the data infrastructure required for ongoing monitoring, evaluation, feedback, and learning to strengthen operation and implementation, participates in data collection.
• Reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies issues and prepares preliminary findings, reinforces capacity building on qualitative data collection, analysis and synthesis. Links with quantitative monitoring of projects and related databases.
• Implements and enhances a monitoring, evaluation, and feedback framework in order to aggregate and communicate program results, reviews documents related to the monitoring-evaluation of projects at mid-term and at project closure.
• Supports the development of plans and tools for monitoring and evaluation of project implementation; supports the facilitation of mid-term and final debriefing, contributes to relevant sections of project proposals and reports to ensure alignment between partner capabilities and project requirements to articulate outputs, outcomes, and impact.
• Promotes the appropriation of digital tools to systematize qualitative internal evaluation practices, supervises the adherence to project cycle and ownership of new Trust Fund tools by sponsor/UN agency/implementing partner sections: project proposal, interim and final reports.
• Ensures comprehensive and regular monitoring of projects in coordination with key sponsor sections and field offices, including ensuring timely receipt and review of M&E documents, reviews project documents, interim and final project narrative reports.
• Facilitates collective thinking around the specific Theory of Change as it relates to the Trust Fund's objectives in order to refine the development of the TF Logical Framework, leads in the capacity building on theory of change and logical framework writing.
• Guides and informs periodic reviews and evaluations of particular projects through contributing to terms of reference, selection, and engagement with partners and dissemination of findings.
• Assists in the preparation of various written products, drafting of background papers, analyses, notes, sections of reports and studies, SG reports, etc., participates in the drafting of the project evaluation section of the Trust Fund's annual narrative report.
• Performs any other tasks as needed.

Competencies

Professionalism: Proven expertise in managing and coordinating programmes to promote post-conflict recovery, socioeconomic reintegration of returnees and other war-affected populations, income generating activities, national dialogue and/or confidence-building activities. In-depth understanding of the political context supporting stabilization, peace consolidation, and early recovery. Works to mainstream gender and to empower women in internal and external activities. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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.

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.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, development studies, international relations, project management, sectors of humanitarian intervention, the international legal framework, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in supporting evaluation and learning in an international cooperation and/or peacekeeping operations context, information gathering, analysis and reporting, crisis management, and liaison with external partners is required.

Advanced skills in monitoring, evaluation, feedback and learning methods, third-Party Monitoring planning, capacity building and experience in management of humanitarian, crisis and emergency response is required.

Direct experience in implementing M&E systems within the UN system will be an asset. Familiarity with software applications to support data management and analysis is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in French and English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of the other is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until May 30 ,2023. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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