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Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning Specialist

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  • Post Date: February 18, 2020
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Job Overview

Duties and Responsibilities

Creating a body of independent evidence for increased application of evidence in policy making and activities measuring and promoting resilience:

  • Advise on M&E strategies, policies and plans affecting ZRBF program management, delivery of advisory, knowledge and learning services;
  • Conduct analysis for measuring resilience capacities, risks and vulnerabilities;
  • Develop overall strategy for analysis for evidence building as well as it’s dissemination plan;
  • Build an M&E strategy for performance monitoring, impact evaluation and knowledge management on resilience building;
  • Design M&E framework encompassing protocols, indicators, data collection and reporting tools for partner performance and third-party monitoring as well as impact evaluation;
  • Document the development and implementation of resilience analysis, M&E framework as well as activities funded under ZRBF;
  • Continuous analysis and monitoring of projects funded under the ZRBF;
  • Develop mapping products and run relevant reports from data bases as requested;
  • Design and maintain overall M&E framework for ZRBF;
  • Effectively collaborate with the Resilience Building Knowledge Hub in the achievement of the above-mentioned results;
  • Develop analysis to define indicators for determining thresholds for risk financing;
  • Prepare and test of baseline, monitoring and assessment tools for ZRBF;
  • Develop and maintain a national hazard profile;
  • Take the lead in the development of and reporting against a Theory of Change;
  • Support the ZRBF team and partners in scenario building exercises;
  • Develop tools for programme progress tracking and resilience capacity analysis and monitoring, including for real time tracking of coping mechanisms and tracking of outcome indicators;

Ensure the overall quality of analysis as well as M&E and lessons learned products:

  • Coordinate and support M&E based Fund strategy formulation including annual work-planning and reporting exercises in line with corporate requirements, the RBA strategy and CO-level strategies and plans;
  • Maintain, coordinate and ensure compliance of the programme and project setup in Atlas and other corporate systems (such as Integrated Work plan, Results-oriented Annual Reporting, Executive Snapshot) and provide accurate and timely input information into these systems as required by the CO M&E expert;
  • Ensure that the Fund is set up in line with approved documents and that all Atlas attributes are created accordingly and maintained regularly.
  • Provide analysis and technical advice at the design stage of Requests for Proposals and facilitate monitoring during programme implementation;
  • Manage and monitor the Atlas project management module and related tools;
  • Direct responsibility and accountability for planning, management and oversight of Fund evaluations and other types of evaluations conducted under the ZRBF
  • Follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations. Ensuring the optimal use of evaluations by providing guidance in preparation of timely management response to all mandatory evaluations and by developing a communication plan;
  • Development of evaluation tools and processes, innovative approaches in evaluation that meet the requirements of UNDP;
  • Promotion of evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the Country Office;
  • Provision of evaluation feedback into policy/project/programme design, including comments on various documents;
  • Keeping track of and providing support to all planned evaluation of outcomes by grant recipients;
  • Securing ZRBFs organization and systems for optimal progress and impact reporting for multi donor fund, including continued analysis of causal relations and high frequency monitoring during shocks;
  • Set up and manage system for continued analysis and testing of causal relations for resilience building;
  • Support project specialists in the review of partner reports and contribution to the M&E system;
  • Prepare clear, user-friendly reports based on the multi sector assessments and/or other supporting documentation;
  • Identify and report on results based indicators to ensure effective and efficient control and delivery of the ZRBF;
  • Support to value-for-money monitoring, including tracking of resources towards outcomes;
  • Develop, update, manage and report on monitoring frameworks for ZUNDAF and CPD

Facilitation of knowledge building, knowledge sharing and guidance to all stakeholders on M&E matters:

  • Orient and train ZRBF staff on UNDPs protocols and standards on M&E;
  • Organize, plan and conduct extensive training for ZRBF staff on measuring for resilience methodologies and tools to be applied under the ZRBF;
  • Organize and conduct training on M&E compliance and reporting to UNDP Grant Recipients under the ZRBF;
  • Undertake regular field visits to ensure compliance and timely execution of the planned M&E systems by grant recipients under the ZRBF;
  • Produce synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in M&E for resilience;
  • Collaboration and coordination with other UN agencies, government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations on monitoring and evaluation issues;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the Programme Manager and the RR.


Core Competencies

  • Leadership – ability to persuade others to follow;
  • Innovation – ability to make new and useful ideas work;
  • People management – ability to improve performance and satisfaction;
  • Communication – ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform;
  • Delivery – ability to get things done;

Functional Competencies:
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda

Analysis and creation of messages and strategies

  • Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for advocacy work;

Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Contributes into results through primary research and analysis

  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work;
  • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration;
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation;

Building Strategic Partnerships
Identifying and building partnerships

  • Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners;
  • Displays initiative, sets challenging outputs for him/herself and willingly accepts new work assignments;
  • Takes responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and strives until successful outputs are achieved;

Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Developing new approaches

  • Looks at experience critically, drawing lessons, and building them into the design of new approaches;
  • Identifies new approaches and promotes their use in other situations;
  • Documents successes and uses them to project a positive image;
  • Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking;
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor;

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

  • Developing tools and mechanisms
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches;
  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms;

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
In-depth knowledge of the subject-matter

  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines;
  • Serves as internal consultant in the area of expertise and shares knowledge with staff;
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally;
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments;
  • Provider;
  • Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective;

Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Analysis and creation of messages and strategies

  • Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for global advocacy work and adapts it for use at country level;

Client Orientation
Contributing to positive outcomes for the client

  • Anticipates client needs;
  • Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service;

Required Skills and Experience

  • Advanced (Masters) University Degree in Economics, Statistics, Data Science, Geography or other related fields;


  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in setting up complex evidence based M&E systems and/or surveys/assessments;
  • Proven experience of statistical software such as SPSS and/or STATA is required;
  • Experience with Multi donor funding mechanisms an advantage;
  • Experience with impact assessments and advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis required;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spread sheet and database packages;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written).

Vacancy End Date : 27/02/2020

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