Jordan: Monitoring & Assessment Officer A

Organization: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 29 Jan 2018

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST

UNRWA

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. For its local team, UNRWA is seeking to employ a qualified:

Monitoring & Assessment Officer A

Vacancy Announcement Number

JF/01/2018

Contract Status

Fixed Term Appointment

Contract Duration

3 years including 1 year of probation

Grade

15

Benefits

Monthly Salary JD 927.300 Fils. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency) and medical insurance. Dependency benefits are subject to eligibility.

Department

Office of the Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations (Programmes)

Duty Station

Jordan Field Office

Issue Date

09 January 2018

Deadline for Applications

29 January 2018

Place in the Organisation

Supervisor and Technical Guidance received

Field Programme Support Officer, P-4 provides technical guidance and supervision.

Supervisees and Technical Guidance provided

Technical guidance and supervision on the application of Results-Based Management System to about ten focal points who report to respective Chief or Deputy Chief of Programmes/Departments.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent supports the Field Programme Support Officer in all data collection, analysis, learning activities that aim at enhancing the accountability and efficiency in all projects. S/he will work closely with Programme teams to assess field conditions, support capacity building initiatives and facilitate the collection of quality data; s/he may be assigned to focus on supporting one or more specific grants or projects within a programme, preparing the required reports, following on expenses and indicators; providing support in setting standard operating procedures.

Grant and/or Programme Management Support

· Support all monitoring and assessment initiatives for assigned grant(s)/project(s) including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities, and contributing to staff capacity building initiatives as necessary;

M& A Framework

· Supports the creation of a framework and procedures for the monitoring and assessment of project activities; defining and implementing the key project performance indicators as well as monitoring them throughout the duration of the projects;

· Supports programme/project staff on ways to properly document, organize and capture programme progress and enhance awareness of data/information importance;

· Analyses the existing data collection and flow of data; drafts and revises tools data under the supervision of the Field Programme Support Officer (e.g. logical framework, project performance tracking, indicators, data flow chart, M&A manual);

· Reviews the applicability of existing management information systems to identify potential modifications and improvement;

Data Management and Analysis

• Performs regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by Programmes and to verify the accuracy of reported data;

• Analyses changes and patterns in RBM indicators and performance reports in order to support programme staff and/or the Field Programme Support Officer;

• Supports the Field Programme Support Officer to ensure that donor, partner, and Senior Management data queries are addressed in an accurate and timely manner;

• Supports and participates in programme and project assessments;

· Keeps abreast of developments in grant/programme changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase programme performances and improve results.

Communication and Reporting

· Supports Field Programme Support Officer and Projects Team in reviewing donor reports to ensure high quality reports are submitted on time for this grant/programme;

· Assist in establishing log frames, work plans and targets during the drafting donor project proposals as well as throughout project implementation;

· Reviews and analyses weekly reports with the Field Programme Support Officer to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and proposes enhancements thereof;

· Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree in Administration, Information Management, Project Management, Engineering, Finance or other relevant discipline.

· At least five years’ experience, of which at least three years of monitoring and assessment experience in governmental or large commercial organizations, NGOs or UN organizations, with the ability to produce high-quality briefs and reports in English, design M&A tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and assessments; and training and build capacity of others.

· Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis.

Language

Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.

Competencies

(UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Default OMARI, Sohaila may apply.)

· Applying Technical Expertise

· Analyzing

· Learning and Researching

· Planning and Organizing

· Relating and Networking

Additional Information

The incumbent may be:

· Required to travel within the Field in the Agency’s Area of Operations for duty purposes;

· Required to drive within the Field in performing his/her duties, thus s/he must be willing and capable of driving a UN vehicle;

· Required to work beyond regular working hours.

Equivalency

When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the concerned Director may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.

NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.

The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

General Information

UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.

UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates.

UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non- smoking work environment.

The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.

On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.

Date of issue: 09 January 2018

How to apply:

How to Apply

Applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.

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