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 Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
 UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender

 Location: New Delhi, India
 Last Date: January 19, 2011
 Email: (Reference:



VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. UNIFEM/SC/2010/023 (Re-Advertisement- with Extension in Closing date)


Date of Issue: 27 December 2010

                                                                                       Closing Date:  19 January 2011


I. Position Information


 Job Code Title           :           Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


Organization                         :           UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender 

                                               Equality and the Empowerment of Women  

Classified Grade       :           SC- Band- 8  

Direct supervisor      :           Regional Program Director  

Duty Station              :           New Delhi , India 

Type of Contract       :           Service Contract 

No. of positions        :           One 

Duration                     :           One Year  


 This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex with an approach to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance, to promote equal opportunities. UN does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS status. All selections are based on merit.  



II. Organizational Context



UN WOMEN is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative approaches aimed at fostering women's empowerment and gender equality. UN WOMEN is essentially a learning organization and strongly believes in promoting accountable and transparent processes to achieve its objectives/goals. Therefore, in its Strategic Plan (SP) for 2008-2011, UN WOMEN commits itself to strengthening and sharpening the focus of monitoring and evaluation in its programmes and projects. This approach is anchored in three accountability frameworks:

·         The Development Results Framework

·         the Management Results Framework

·         the Biennium Support Budget


UN WOMEN is therefore proposing to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to be assigned in its South Asia Regional Office (SARO) based in Delhi, and to also work closely with its Country Offices (COs) in Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Iran, Bhutan and Afghanistan. 

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Programme Director and the Deputy Regional Programme Director in the UN WOMEN South Asia Regional Office (SARO), the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be expected to carry out the following functions :



III. Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key functions:

I.              Programme Performance Monitoring

II.            Reporting

III.           M&E Capacity Building

IV.          Evaluation



I. Programme Performance Monitoring

Monitoring Indicators 

·         Provide technical support to ensure that a set of programme performance indicators is identified for the SARO Sub-Regional Programmes in the context of the SARO Sub-Regional Strategies in close collaboration with the thematic advisers and partners,.   

Data Collection

·         Provide technical support to ensure that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardised across programmes to feed into programme performance monitoring.  

Monitoring System

·         Technically support the SARO and COs to design Programme monitoring systems and implement the same.

·         Ensure that adequate performance monitoring systems and indicators for M & E are part of design of new programmes.


II. Reporting 

·         Drawing on monitoring and analysis of key program performance indicators, provide professional input to management reports  including relevant sections of the annual reports,


·         Work closely with the programme managers to ensure timely submission of analytical progress reports to the donors. These reports would need to be submitted in a standard reporting format as required by HQ, donors and partners.  

·         Review evaluation reports for quality assurance purposes, applying high professional standards in line with UN WOMEN's Evaluation Policy and UN Evaluation Norms & Standards.



III. M&E Capacity Building 

·         Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of M& E function among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities organization-wide and applying UN WOMEN’s Evaluation Policy and tools.

·         In close collaboration with partners, identify capacity needs of national partners such as professional evaluation associations will be strengthened by involvement in evaluation processes and possibly through specific capacity building initiatives.



IV. Evaluation 

·         Prepare, monitor and ensure compliance on evaluation plan and assist in preparation of evaluation budgets for individual evaluations, Technically support programme partners to formulate Terms of Reference and evaluation designs of high quality in compliance with the organization’s programme evaluation policies and guidelines.


·         Assist in the supervision of evaluation process. Monitor and ensure the quality of the field work and data management during the implementation phase of evaluations, and ensure a high quality of analysis and reporting of the evaluation findings.


·         Disseminate evaluation findings and recommendations to the intended audiences in user-friendly methods.  In particular, to ensure that effective participatory feedback is provided to community and civil society stakeholders.


·         Monitor and ensure that a management response to the findings and recommendations of the evaluation is completed, recorded, and followed up for implementation. 

·         Submit electronic copies of all evaluations to SARO, the Asia-Pacific section and the Evaluation Unit at the Headquarters. 


V. Any other tasks assigned by the Regional Programme Director.




IV. Impact of Results



The key results of the post are formulation of forward-looking strategies and policies for the SARO related to Monitoring and Evaluation plans and their implementation. This highly strategic post will ensure rigorous monitoring and evaluation of UN WOMEN programmes in the South Asia Region.



V. Competencies and Critical Success Factors



Competencies/ Requirements


  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in the area of evaluation and knowledge management.
  • Knowledge of UN context and topics
  • Substantive knowledge and understanding of gender equality issues and more broadly, human rights issues
  • Knowledge of the regional realities and their related gender and development issues.
  • Technical and professional skills:

1) Evaluation design –required competencies to identify issues that would lead to work planning items,; research relevant issues and subjects of interest for; and contribute in the development of a well-focused Terms of Reference; good understanding of various methodologies in evaluation;


2) Data collection and analysis – Has the required competencies to collect reliable, valid and accurate information in an objective way.


3) Gender analysis – has experience in conducting gender analysis; understands issues regarding gender equality and women’s rights.



  • Oral and written communication: Has the required competencies to: write accurately in a clear and concise drafting style; review documents for content and style, including evaluation reports that meet UNEG reporting standards; assist with formal presentations; articulate relevant subject matter in a clear and concise way.


  • Training: Has the ability to design and provide basic training on evaluation and Results Based Management, 



  • Evaluation process management: Has evaluation management skills, including developing a plan and schedule, assigning tasks, ensuring milestones are met on a timely basis, ensuring project costs are within an approved budget and ensuring evaluation objectives are adequately addressed. Have competencies in working together in a professional manner with team members exhibiting patience, courtesy, cultural sensitivity and respect for others and their ideas.


  • Ethics: Acts according to the standards of ethical conduct for evaluators. Acts with integrity and honesty in relationships with all stakeholders.



VI. Recruitment Qualifications


  • Masters degree in social science or related field and/or evaluation of public policy related field; 


·         A minimum of 7 - 10 years professional experience, preferably in the field of evaluation;

·         Experience in the management of gender equality programmes, or analytic work in gender and development, gender analysis and/or human rights;

·         Background in international relations and knowledge of current development issues;

·         Experience related to UN WOMEN's mandate and activities an asset;

·         Field work experience desirable;


Language Requirements:

·         Fluency in English and working knowledge of local language. 


Interested applicants should apply for the vacancy, using the “Personal History Form - P 11” and the latest CV.

Application to this vacancy should be sent to .  Please insert Vacancy Announcement Number in the Subject of the E-mail.  Applications without the Vacancy Number or with the incorrect Vacancy Number will not be accepted. 

NOTE : This is a Re-advertisement. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 



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