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Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst

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Deadline: Apr 28, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Finland
Organization: UNOPS
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English English
Work experience:Min 2 years
Date posted: Apr 12, 2024

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Description

Dutystation: Helsinki, Finland


Functional responsibilities


Purpose and Scope of Assignment

In 2023, UN Global Pulse made significant strides in establishing and executing a comprehensive Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) framework and plan for the organization’s project portfolio. The primary focus of the MEL team, based in Finland, has been in implementing a thorough monitoring process for all projects within the organization's portfolio. This process is grounded in a common Theory of Change and a common portfolio approach, that helps teams to be in sync with organizational understanding of impact. In this context, the MEL team has the following three main overarching objectives:


  • Ensure systematic monitoring across all projects by aligning them with the Theory of Change, establishing clear data collection mechanisms for both quantitative and qualitative indicators, and developing detailed results frameworks at project, and organizational level.

  • Establish and implement a comprehensive evaluation plan that addresses organizational evaluation needs beyond project-specific requirements, taking into account the existing capacity and resources of the network.

  • Develop and implement a learning process that encourages project teams to utilize collected data for purposeful analyses, ensuring that insights are continuously reflected upon and used in existing decision-making processes.


As UN Global Pulse grows and its portfolio progressively incorporates all elements of MEL, more resources are required to support the wider MEL needs of the network. The Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst will work under the direct supervision of UN Global Pulse’s Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Analyst and in close collaboration with other colleagues across the network. The Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Assist in refining or further developing the organizational MEL plan, guides and tools.

    • Support in the review and update of MEL plans, guides and tools including but not limited to: MEL process guides, monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and quality assurance processes related to monitoring, and reporting.

    • Support in the development of an impact portfolio dashboard to visualize key organizational indicators for senior management.

  • Support teams in implementing the MEL plan across all projects of the network.

    • Provide support to project teams for them to develop effective monitoring tools and plans and to implement them regularly.

    • Help coordinate with project teams across the network to ensure that quantitative data collection and analysis is coordinated and standardized.

    • Assist project teams in monitoring the projects’ progress quarterly and assist in providing inputs to leadership briefs/reports as needed.

    • Support teams in conducting qualitative data collection with partners and other project stakeholders, and analyze information.

    • Coordinate with the Creative Communications team to ensure quantitative and qualitative data is used effectively in external communications.

    • Support project teams in conducting learning activities and in ensuring that insights from reflections and discussions are useful and used for internal decision-making.

  • Support in managing internal and external reporting

    • Support in the completion of results-based monitoring and reporting of projects, aiming to inform, in particular, regular donor reports, and the external annual report.

    • Assist in the drafting of summaries for project-level results framework monitoring using inputs from project teams across the network.

    • Identify and input relevant monitoring findings, conclusions and recommendations into project and general reporting.

    • Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Analyst, review progress reports submitted by project teams and provide feedback to ensure results-based reporting and adequate data analysis.

    • Support in maintaining the organizational impact portfolio database and dashboard up to date.

  • Provide technical support to develop and implement UN Global Pulse’s Evaluation Plan.

    • Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Analyst, assist in the development of an evaluation plan for the organization that abides by the UN evaluation guidelines.

    • Help coordinate and implement the agreed evaluations based on the Evaluation Plan.


  • Contribute to knowledge and capacity building

    • Identify good practices, and lessons learnt through project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation activities, and assist in their dissemination.

    • Contribute to the development of capacity development tools, including training materials and packages, and support in the implementation of internal training activities.

    • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Analyst to promote awareness and understanding of project teams’ shared responsibility for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) via capacity development support and learning activities.


Monitoring and Progress Controls

The Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst will meet weekly with the Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Analyst to outline ongoing deliverables and ensure that projects and engagements have realistic deadlines and workflows.

In coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Analyst, the Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst will report on progress to ensure the timely deliverables of the agreed outputs. The Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst is expected to exercise flexibility in the assignment regarding the potential of dynamically changing delivery requirements. The position may require international travel.




Education/Experience/Language requirements


* FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY


Education:

  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor's Degree or equivalent) preferably in economics, international development studies, social sciences, or a related field is required.

  • An advanced university degree (Master's Degree or equivalent) may substitute for some of the required years of experience.

Work Experience:

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in one or more of the following: monitoring and evaluation of development projects/ programmes, conducting quantitative and qualitative research of development or humanitarian projects or of projects in the social sector.

Desirable:

  • Experience in leading and conducting quantitative and qualitative research in the areas of innovation, or related topics.

  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and visualization.

  • Knowledge and/or experience in integrating systems change perspective in monitoring and evaluation.

  • Knowledge and/or experience in integrating elements of human rights, gender equality, inclusion and diversity, and climate change in monitoring and evaluation systems.

  • Experience in designing and developing monitoring dashboards using a variety of softwares, including Excel, Google Data Studio (Locker), PowerBI, or others.

  • Experience working with United Nations agencies, governments and / or international organizations.

  • Knowledge and/or experience in topics related to innovation, data, strategic foresight, and behavioral science.

  • Experience in developing content and stories on complex issues such as artificial intelligence, innovation, climate change and humanitarian issues.

Language:

  • Fluency in English (write, read, speak) is required.

  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an asset.