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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Afghanistan is one of the world’s most complex emergencies, and the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Afghan people are grappling with the impact of conflict, poverty, economic decline, and natural disasters. In this context, Afghan women and girls face unique vulnerabilities and require urgent support as gender inequality is interwoven with conflict dynamics and humanitarian needs. It is essential that Afghan women and girls can continue to shape the development of their country, and that their gains are protected. UN Women remains fully committed to supporting Afghan women and girls and to putting them at the center of the global response to the crisis in Afghanistan.
UN Women has been in Afghanistan for two decades. UN Women’s programming approach is informed by analysis of the political, economic and humanitarian situation, risks to and capacities of partner organizations, and needs of Afghan women and girls. UN Women Afghanistan currently has four key programme priorities: (1) Gender in Humanitarian Action, (2) Ending Violence Against Women, (3) Women’s Economic Empowerment, and (4) Women, Peace and Security.
UN Women Afghanistan is scaling up its programming on ending violence against women to focus on community-based services for survivors and women at risk as well as prevention activities. Reporting to the EVAW Programme Manager, the Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst will provide support to the EVAW team in ACO colleagues in incorporating monitoring and evaluation into programme formulation as well tracking against Strategic Plan targets and the reporting of results to internal and external audiences.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide technical inputs to programme formulation to ensure monitoring and evaluation is incorporated
Provide inputs to the development of monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes;
Include relevant inputs from evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations into programme formulation;
Provide inputs to annual work plan monitoring, reviews and reporting;
Provide technical support to partners in developing Performance Monitoring Frameworks (PMFs), systems and plans, and Baseline Surveys;
Facilitate the clearance of donor agreements and Programme Cooperation Agreements;
2. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and tracking of results against country/ regional level targets and UN Women Strategic Plan
Coordinate with Programme Team to ensure data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized across programmes;
Monitor data from partners/countries on a quarterly basis and provide inputs to regular management briefs to inform decision making;
Visit partners, along with the Programme Team, to support monitoring of results and planning processes, as required;
Monitor the spending of donor funds and other programme expenditures and disbursements;
Contribute to the development and monitoring of the EVAW Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan.
3. Facilitate the reporting of results to internal (Senior Management) and external (Executive Board, Donors) audiences
Facilitate the process of the ACO meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process;
Contribute substantial inputs to donor and programme reports (both narrative and financial);
Identify relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations and input them into programme reporting;
Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback to improve quality and timeliness of reporting;
Collect and maintain data for country, regional and global corporate reports, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations;
4. Provide technical support to the EVAW team in the implementation the UN Women Evaluation Policy
Coordinate the implementation of UN Women’s Evaluation plan in the country office;
Draft/revise Terms of Reference for specific project/program evaluations;
Ensure communication between the ACO and RO regarding Evaluations;
Coordinate the completion of management’s response to the UN Women Global Accountability and Tracking of Evaluation Use (GATE).
5. Contribute to knowledge building and capacity building
Identify and disseminate good practices, lessons, and knowledge, as identified through programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities;
Contribute to the development of capacity development tools, including training materials and packages;
Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of Monitoring and Evaluation among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities.
Timely and quality support to the programme team and partners in line with work plan
Quality and timely systems for tracking/monitoring
Timely submission of accurate and quality reports
Respect for Diversity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Leading by Example
Good knowledge of programme formulation, implementation, and Results Based Management
Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and reporting
Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports
Analytical and report writing skills
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Political or Social Science, Economics, International Development Studies, Gender/Women's Studies is required.
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 project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.
At least 1 year of relevant experience at the national or international level in monitoring and evaluation of development projects/ programmes.
Fluency in English and Dari/Pashto is required;
Fluency in Dari and / or Pashto is required
Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;