Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Officer
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Closed on 12 Oct 2020
Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
Grade: LICA Specialist-9
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Job Description

UNOPS Myanmar is one of UNOPS’ leading offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for three of the largest development programmes in the country, namely the Access to Health Fund, the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). In addition, UNOPS is the Principal Recipient for the Global Fund in Myanmar and for the Global Fund’s regional artemisinin-resistance initiative towards elimination of Malaria, which works to accelerate progress towards malaria elimination in the greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organisations in the country, including the Government of Myanmar, international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs. UNOPS plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

UNOPS is the Fund Manager for the Access to Health Fund (ACCESS), a multi donor fund supported by the United Kingdom, Sweden, United States, and Switzerland. The Fund has been established in 2019 to provide support for health needs in Myanmar.

The detailed program description is outlined in the Fund Description of Action, available on the https://www.3mdg.org/sites/3mdg.org/files/publication_docs/access_description_of_action_2018-11-15.pdf website.

The Access to Health Fund is the third phase of Donors’ commitment to supporting the Health sector in Myanmar through a pooled funding mechanism: the first multi-donor Fund (the Three Disease Fund, 2007-2012) supported HIV, TB and Malaria programs after the withdrawal of the Global Fund from Myanmar in 2005; it was replaced by the Three Millennium Development Goals Fund (3MDG Fund, 2013-2018), which introduced support for MNCH and Health Systems Strengthening alongside the three diseases. The 3MDG Fund ended in December 2018. As its successor, the Access to Health Fund was given a name that reflects a strong focus on conflict-affected areas and on reaching vulnerable and underserved populations.

The United Kingdom, Sweden, United States, and Switzerland intend to continue pooling funding in 2019-2023 to fund the Access to Health Fund to increase use of quality essential health services for poor, underserved, marginalized and vulnerable people in conflict-affected areas, and to enable the continued strengthening of the health system.

Global health indicators show that there are significant differences in health outcomes depending on where an individual is born, lives and works. Health is influenced by gender, age, social identity, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural norms, disability, education, economics and politics. Therefore, one key aim of the Access to Health Fund is to improve health outcomes by addressing the social factor limiting access to health services. To do this, it is needed to use the skills, strengths and knowledge of communities to the fullest extent possible.

This role represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ACCESS’s ‘Health for All/Civil Society’ team on complex, cross cutting issues, working closely with diverse stakeholders (the Ministry of Health and Sports, international NGOs, local NGOs, Civil Society Organisations, Community Based Organisations, and Ethnic Health Organisations), including those who deliver programmes in some parts of the country where conflict has existed until recently, or is ongoing).

Under the overall supervision of the Monitoring & Evaluation Senior Manager and under the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist(s) in assigned region, the incumbent of the post will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical inputs into the design and implementation of ACCESS monitoring and evaluation system, policies, tools, processes.
  • With Program Team Leaders/Analysts, develop implementing partner (IP) M&E activities, targets, budgets and log frames.
  • Contribute M&E expertise in the assigned regional team for regular coordination with State Health Departments for ACCESS funded townships.
  • Monitor and analyse IP performance, and propose any initiative that may be necessary, including termination of, or adjustments to actions to ensure compliance with Fund policy and priorities.
  • Review/ clearance of technical and financial reports of IPs, focusing on data quality and M&E activity implementation.
  • Oversee data collection, data entry and analysis processes to measure progress and achievements according to the M&E plan.
  • Conduct regular field visits and Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA) to ensure that reported data is accurate and in line with ACCESS and national standard indicators, planning and budgeting tools, partner log frames and the overall ACCESS Log Frame.
  • Ensure RDQA data are analysed and ensure effective feedback and follow up is provided.
  • Provide on-site coaching to project staff and project partners regarding data collection, accuracy and analysis to ensure RDQA action plans are implemented.
  • Contribute to the application and maintenance of databases of all ACCESS funded projects.
  • Build capacity of local counterparts in community level monitoring and evaluation efforts.
  • Assess quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis tools, techniques and approaches, IP evaluation budgets and work plans;
  • Organize meetings, workshops and other discussion forums to establish a dialogue on monitoring and evaluation results (recommendations/ lessons learned/feedback) and issues and ensure linkages with planning frameworks.
  • Foster internal coordination, planning and learning by organizing learning and planning sessions, documenting best practices and supporting internal programme linkages and planning processes.
  • Contribute to reports, analyse findings and assist in the development of recommendations.
  • Ensure accurate and timely information is available to senior management and the Communications team.
  • Apply the performance based funding (PBF) methodology in assigned grants, in collaboration with program focal.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned.


Education
  • Master Degree in public health and relevant experience is required or 2 years of relevant experiences with a Bachelor's degree in these areas is lieu of the Master Degree.

Work Experience
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience working with health programs is required.
  • Successful development and implementation of an M&E system at programme level highly desirable.
  • Work experience in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) programs is a must
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria programs would be an advantage
  • Experience in community health programming will be a strong asset
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills are required

Language
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Burmese is required

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.

Contract type - Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
Contract level- LICA 9
Contract duration - Ongoing (subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance)

THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION. ONLY MYANMAR NATIONALS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. ALL OTHER APPLICANTS WILL BE REJECTED.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • 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.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

About UNOPS

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.