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Consultancy – Monitoring Officer (PME), Locally Recruited

Job no: 515718
Position type: Consultancy
Location: Kenya
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
School/Unit: Kenya
Department/Office: Nairobi, Kenya
Categories: Planning

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Background and Justification

The Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) section in UNICEF Kenya Country Office provides strategic guidance to the CO on programme design/planning, contribution management, performance monitoring, situation monitoring (research, studies and evaluations), capacity development, quality assurance and knowledge management.

 

PME team consists of the Chief PME (Head of section), Research and Evaluation Specialist, Monitoring Officer, Budgets Officer and Programme Assistant.

 

The new 2018-2022 CP is being implemented within the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Kenya, both guiding policy documents started their implementation on 01 July 2018.

 

As part of the new CPD, the functions of the PME team have expanded and changed to include central coordination of partnership management (HACT, joint programme reviews, and quality assurance of programme monitoring visits). Under the Programme Management and coordination of the Deputy Representative, the PME team is also the custodian of a new operation platform- etools, which will be rolled out throughout KCO in Q3 of 2018.

 

An individual contractor is required to assist the PME team with the transition of partner management into the unit, including the tracking of programme monitoring visits, and the roll out of e-tools.

 

As an M&E technical specialist, they will also be required to support with UNDAF coordination relating to M&E tasks, including the coordination of strategic priority area 2 reports.

 

Purpose

The purpose of this individual contractor consultancy is to provide technical support to PME and the CO on (a) partnership management (b) the smooth roll out and transition to etools- a new operating platform (c) development and implementation of the UNDAF M&E plan (d) coordination of SP2 UNDAF reports.

 

Annual Work Plans areas covered

Outcome 5: Programme effectiveness: Programme coordination, planning, management and advocacy

 

Output 5.3: Staff and partners are provided guidance tools and resources to effectively plan and monitor programmes

 

Scope of Work

 

The assignment will provide technical support to PME on (a) partnership management and partnership monitoring (b) the smooth roll out and transition to e-tools, a new operating platform (c) development and implementation of the UNDAF M&E plan; and additional activities relating to quality assurance, Results Based Management and M&E, as per the PME Action Plan 2018-2019

 

Timeframe: The assignment is expected to run for 6-months, starting 17 September until 17 March 2019

 

Duty Station: While the duty station of the assignment is Nairobi, the contractor may be expected to travel to select counties, as needed.

 

Expected Outputs

The following outputs shall be expected of the consultant. All outputs shall be reviewed by chief PME for quality before they are accepted for processing of payments:

 

  1. Monthly programme monitoring presentation for CMT capturing all issues from programme monitoring visits
  2. Programme monitoring tools and checklists
  3. Joint partnership review plan, standard agenda and invitation
  4. E-tools training plan
  5. E-tools rollout updates for CMT
  6. UNDAF M&E workplan endorsed by CMT

 

 

Deliverables

Activity Deliverables Time allocated Instalment paid, %*
Programme Monitoring Development of monthly presentation for CMT on programme monitoring visits undertaken, actions outstanding etc Monthly for 6 months Monthly payment
Programme Monitoring Programme monitoring tools and checklists

 

30 days Monthly payment
Programme Monitoring Joint partnership review plan, standard agenda and invitation

 

30 days Monthly payment
Partnership Management E-tools training plan

 

15 days Monthly payment
Partnership Management E-tools rollout updates for CMT

 

Monthly for 6 months Monthly payment
  UNDAF M&E workplan endorsed by CMT/ UNDAF SP2 reports produced

 

30 days Monthly payment
Total Number of Days   6 months  

 

Required qualifications, desired competencies, technical background and experience

  1. Education: Masters degree in programme management, social sciences, business administration, education, management, law, statistics, or related fields.
  2. Specialist skills/Training: Excellent technical capacities (proven by 5 years of relevant work experience) in M&E, partnership management. This should include demonstrable experience in succinct and results focused report writing.
  3. Others: Experience working with UN agencies and/or the government, with an understanding of the UNDAF and Country Programme development guidelines, principles and procedures. In addition, the consultant should have a good understanding of national and county level development plans.
  4. Years of experience: Minimum 5 years of progressive working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, programme planning.
  5. Competencies:
  1. Language Proficiency: Fluency in English required
  2. Core Values (Required)
    • Commitment
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Integrity
  3. Core Competencies (Required)
    • Communication [II]
    • Drive for Results  [III]
    • Working With People [II]
  4. Functional Competencies (Required)
    • Applying Technical Expertise [III]
    • Deciding and Initiating Actions [II]
    • Following Instructions and Procedures [II]
    • Leading and Supervising [II]
    • Planning and Organizing [III]

 

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