Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya
PROGRAMME OFFICER (MONITORING AND EVALUATION), P3
UNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMME
25 November 2010-24 January 2011
Job Opening number
10-PGM-UN HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMME-16851-R-NAIROBI
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the UN 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 Monitoring and Evaluation Unit within the Office of the Executive Director.
Under the supervision of the Chief, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Monitoring the implementation of the approved work programmes by collecting, analysing and updating performance information and coordinating the sub programmes performance assessments.
2. Coordinating evaluation activities, including assessment of evaluation Terms of Reference (TORs); recruitment of consultants; following-up implementation of evaluation from start to completion; assessing inception, drafting and finalysing reports against norms, standards and quality criteria, disseminating evaluation findings to diverse audiences and tracking of evaluation recommendations.
3. Providing guidance and support to UN-Habitat staff and partners in procedures of monitoring and evaluation.
4. Conducting organizational reviews and assessment; undertaking surveys, reviewing, analyzing and interpreting responses, identifying issues and presenting findings and conclusions.
5. Refining and establishing systems, tools and guidelines that improve and strengthen self-monitoring and self-evaluations.
6. Building capacity of UN-Habitat staff through seminars and knowledge-sharing on monitoring and evaluation matters and ensuring that staff and UN-Habitat partners have access to UN-Habitat monitoring and evaluation resources and tools.
7. Preparing/contributing to progress and results reports to governing bodies; preparing analytical reports, background papers, and briefings.
8. Representing the agency at international meetings and participating in working groups, conferences, consultations with other agencies on monitoring and evaluation issues.
9. Performing other related duties as required.
Professionalism: Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to develop sources for data collection. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Communication: Ability to write in clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, statistics, or other relevant social sciences. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of experience in project or programme management, of which at least three should be related to monitoring and evaluation functions. Knowledge of the United Nations Evaluation Group norms and standards for evaluation is an advantage.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages, especially French and Spanish, is an advantage.
United Nations Considerations
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Staff members are subjected to the authority of Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
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