Development Coordination Officer, Data Management and Results Monitoring/Reporting

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2019
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019

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  • Plans and facilitates the design and implementation of the UNCT’s data and research strategy in alignment with the Country Common Analysis (CCA) and UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF); 
  • Undertakes empirical analysis, data mining and visualization to assist the Resident Coordinator (RC) and UNCT, including results groups, in developing reports and working papers on a range of sustainable development topics;
  • Collects information on the latest developments of the use of new types of data sources and tools (e.g. big data) for sustainable development;
  • Provides substantive and analytical support to RC/UNCT in preparing and positioning the UN to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country, including the drafting of reports, as well as analytical and position papers;
  • Undertakes research and development of data and research UNCT tools and methodologies at the country level; 
  • Keeps abreast of emerging development issues to optimize UNCT analytical capacity to respond to national priorities;
  • Contributes substantively to the development and implementation of peer review and quality assurance mechanisms for UNCT research products;
  • Administers UNINFO and facilitates the development of the One UN Country Results Report;
  • Designs surveys and undertakes for the collection of required data if not available from existing sources;
  • Follows up the timely effective coordination to surveys and questionnaires and submit to the UNCT;
  • Develops tools for the collection of socio-economic and other data to be used for the UNDAF Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) activities (i.e. surveys, formats, etc.);
  • Conducts analysis of the quality and reliability of data sources and specific data requirements for UNDAF outcome and output indicators;
  • Provides Inputs and overall support to the UN RCO in matters related to the Delivering as One (DaO) initiative.
  • Supports the UN’s work with national data and statistical systems, facilitating engagement with national entities and data systems;
  • Communicates and coordinates with existing partners and helps form new partnerships with UN agencies, academia, the private sector, and governmental agencies to further the use of data science for development;
  • Communicates and coordinates with internal and external partners on data collection and project/research implementation;
  • Supports the convening of key thinkers on sustainable development and 2030 Agenda to provide inputs for, advise and steer the UNCT’s research and data agenda;
  • Assists in strengthening the UNCT’s partnerships with research institutions and similar entities across the UN system through concrete collaboration on areas of the 2030 agenda;
  • Under takes the logistical preparation for workshops, UN conferences, seminars & events;
  • Prepares briefing kits and background documents and provide adequate support to visiting missions;
  • Supports financial management of the UN RCO using Atlas, as needed;
  • Assess weaknesses and limitations of existing national capacity;
  • Develops and advocates the strengthening of national capacity plan, especially Government capacity;
  • Facilitates coordination and knowledge sharing with the Donor Advocacy Group (DAG) and M&E Group.
  • Supports inter-agency efforts on results and progress monitoring and reporting on the UNDAF and Joint Programmes, particularly through UNINFO;
  • Provides quality assurance review of the UNDAF monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework and results reporting to country, regional and global levels;
  • Facilitates independent evaluations of UNDAFs as a key element of the UNDAF cycle and other interagency work related to monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
  • Serves as country focal point for country-level, regional and global M&E initiatives and networks;
  • Supports and monitors the implementation of UNCT Annual Work Plan and the budget related to the M&E work regularly;
  • Coordinates periodic Joint Programme implementation monitoring trips effectively, documents lessons learned and shares with relevant internal and external partners for cross-fertilization;
  • Develops effective systems and procedures and/or improve the existing systems and procedures for M&E of UN Joint Programmes in consultation with the relevant TWGs and other partners;
  • Conducts regular UNDAF review meetings in cooperation with the government and other partners and reports of the meetings prepared including lessons learned;
  • Establishes an overall M&E Plan and accompanying M&E systems including results tracking tools to enable effective and efficient M&E activities.
  • Facilitates the sharing of best practices within the UNCT and with UNCTs in the (sub)region and globally, based on a solid understanding of the incentives that people need to utilize knowledge;
  • Advocates for knowledge sharing, inspiring others within the RCO and UNCT to contribute their expertise through internal and external platforms and tools and working closely with colleagues at the regional level to ensure usable knowledge is shared between and applied by UNCTs;
  • Identifies good practices and lessons learned at the different levels of the UN System (national, regional and global) and share findings with HQ, Regional and country colleagues so that best practices benefit UN’s work;
  • Plans and facilitates the UNCT’s exchange of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned with external partners; 
  • Organizes thematic activities and knowledge-sharing forums and encourages others to participate; 
  • Contributes to knowledge sharing (including through training and peer exchange) amongst UN staff on issues related to UN strategic planning frameworks, methodologies and tools;
  • Draws upon other UN experiences, lessons learned and knowledge networking to provide contributions to strategic planning processes;
  • Analyses and develops UNDAF progress reviews and Progress Reports at least once in UNDAF cycle in close consultation with the M&E TWG; 
  • Coordinates the revision of the UNDAF Action Plan and/or M&E Plan as necessary;
  • Conducts UNDAF mid-term/final evaluation and disseminates the reports;
  • Provides effective technical and logistical support to the M&E TWG and implements the work plan of the M&E TWG with intended results.
  • Professionalism: Ability to apply sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis on sustainable development topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Shows skill in developing sources for data collection.  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.
  • Planning and 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. 
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. 
  • 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.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours 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.
  • Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.
  • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, information management, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. 
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to research and data analysis, knowledge management or project/programme management in the context of development cooperation or related area is required. 
  • Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.   
  • National Professional Officers are nationals of the country in which they are serving, and their functions must have a national context, i.e. functions that require national experience or knowledge of the national language, culture, institutions, and systems.

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Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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