Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Close on 13 Jul 2020
Location: Sanaa (Yemen)
Grade: LICA Specialist-8
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Job Description

The UNESCO Regional Office for GCC and Yemen is engaged in a range of projects and activities in the field of education, culture, communication and sciences.

In September 2018, UNESCO and the European Union launched a new project, managed by the Culture Unit, called “Cash for Work: Promoting Livelihoods Opportunities for Urban Youth in Yemen” aimed at preserving the urban heritage in Yemen and increasing skills and employment opportunities for urban youth. Recognizing the power of culture as a driver of social and economic development, this initiative will improve the livelihoods of urban youth in Yemen.

In December 2019, UNESCO received a fund from the United Nations Peacebuilding for a project titled “Empowering Yemeni youth towards peace: ensuring access to information and participation” managed by the Communication and Information Unit. Through its inclusive and participatory approach, the project aims to empower youth with the skills, knowledge and tools to create information, content and dialogue in support of the peace-building process.

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible to support the project managers in implementing the projects, and will undertake onsite technical and financial monitoring and evaluation throughout project implementation to ensure the projects logical and results frameworks are respected.

Under the overall authority of the Director of the Office and the supervision of the project managers, the M&E officer will perform the following responsibilities:

  • Support the development of the project’s process monitoring systems, while exploring concrete tracking methods for the different activities of the projects;

  • Support the alignment of the project activities with results frameworks and closely monitor targets and indicator milestones based on the baseline and end-line measurements;

  • Analyze data gathered through the monitoring systems and tools including online surveys, Google Analytics and social media feedback;

  • Follow up with implementing partners to ensure they submit timely process monitoring data and narrative reporting;

  • Consolidate the quantitative process monitoring data with the partners’ narrative monitoring reports, and escalate main issues to management on a regular basis, and through the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting;

  • Prepare a range of reports and data analysis to highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to the agreed-upon targets on a regular basis;

  • Monitor that the targets of implementing partners’ plans are met and in compliance with agreed-upon project plans, while incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work;

  • Participate in field visits in the related areas of the projects maintaining a direct dialogue with beneficiaries. Prepare and submit field visit reports including analysis to support programmatic recommendations and observations;

  • Provide guidance for cooperating partners on UNESCO operational practices, monitoring tools and methods in order to support them to complete self-monitoring tasks and to contribute to the visibility of UNESCO/Donors in the coverage areas;

  • Support the project manager in the organization of consultancy meetings, advocacy and public events to enhance outreach and visibility of the projects;

  • Carry out regular spot checks to monitor beneficiaries are selected as per the criteria, resources are allocated as per plan and payment documentations are in alignment and meet donor requirements.

  • Monitor and compare budget versus actual progress of the programme implantation throughout - and follow-up with Doha Office staff as appropriate.

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.


University degree (BA or equivalent) preferably in Statistics, Economics, International Affairs, or similar discipline relevant to international development

Work experience

  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation, statistics, economics, or programme and policy.

  • At least 1 year of experience in the Arab region and/or international level would be an advantage.

  • Work experience with UN and/or international development agency will be an asset.


  • Good analytical and organizational skills.

  • Ability to maintain accurate and precise records.

  • Able to interpret and analyze a variety of data and resolve discrepancies.

  • Ability to undertake statistical analysis.

  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate communication with teams including ability to contribute to the effective implementation of projects and policy discussions.

  • Very good ability to mobilize and interact with different partners.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment.

  • Good team spirit and interpersonal skills.

  • Good IT and Microsoft Office applications specifically Microsoft Word, Excel skills.

  • Experience analyzing data gathered from Google Analytics and social media engagement.

  • Experience utilizing Access and SPSS.


  • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English and Arabic.

Contract type: ICA
Contract level: Local ICA 8
Contract duration: 11 Months till August 2021

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

  • Please note that the closing date is 23.59 Doha time on 13th July 2020.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • This position is advertised on behalf of UNESCO and the personnel will be UNESCO personnel.
  • UNESCO is a non-smoking Organisation.
  • A written exam may be used in the evaluation of candidates.

How to apply:

Interested candidates with desired qualifications and skills should submit their applications in English as per below instructions-

1. Fill in a detailed UNESCO CV form available

2. Prepare a cover letter referencing the post title and explaining your qualifications for the position.

3. Send the two above-mentioned documents along by email to by 13 July 2020 23:59 Doha time, mentioning in the subject: “Application for the post of M&E Officer- name of applicant”

4. Applications in different formats than the above-mentioned and without the UNESCO CV Form may not be considered.

UNESCO is committed to promoting geographical distribution and gender equality within its Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly

encouraged to apply, as well as nationals from non- and under-represented Member States. Persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.



UNOPS helps the UN and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions. 

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. We are focused on implementation, with a commitment to UN values and private sector efficiency.

UNOPS is a service provider, a technical advisor and an implementer of projects. We help the UN and other partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions.

Our mission

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. 

Our vision 

Our vision is a world where people can live full lives supported by appropriate, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and by the efficient, transparent use of public resources in procurement and project management.

Our purpose

We help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We bring to this task the values and principles of the United Nations and the innovation, boldness, speed and efficiency of a self-financed institution. 

We bring the highest international standards to what we do, while respecting local contexts. We do this as our contribution to tackling the huge challenges of the 21st century.

We provide practical solutions to assist our partners to save lives, protect people and their rights, and to build a better world. 

We aspire to be a leader in the efforts to channel private sector investments for social and environmental impact while addressing the immense needs for sustainable development. 

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. This means we often work in the most challenging environments, building foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect. 

We are passionate about quality: In our people and in what we do. 

We earn the trust of those we work with by caring about what they value, and by delivering on our promise to always act in the service of people in need.