Background Information - Job-specific
The EU Action ‘Lives in Dignity – EU Global Facility for Refugees’ is a strategic, flexible operational structure to improve responses to forced displacement and ensure early development oriented engagement in key displacement situations. The Action builds on the EU’s successful championing of a new approach to forced displacement through their engagement in the Middle East (Syrian crisis), the Horn of Africa and South Asia.
The overall objective of the action is that refugees and other displaced persons become productive members of their host communities and participate in furthering their common resilience, socio-economic growth and development
The Facility consists of three operational components:
(1) Support to enhanced quality and use of data and evidence, notably with regard to socio-economic development impacts of forced displacement, improved national statistics relevant to forced displacement and asylum and better measurements of the quality of responses;
(2) Support to governments and key stakeholders through technical assistance, capacity-building and Coordination at regional and country level;
(3) Seed funding to promote development-oriented policy approaches to new, recurrent and protracted refugee crises.
UNOPS will work with the EU and the other stakeholders to the action on delivering operational component number 3 of the action: Seed funding to promote development-oriented policy approaches to new, recurrent and protracted refugee crises. This will be done through a tailor made Fund and Grant Management facility.
The purpose of the Fund and Grant management Facility is to efficiently and effectively channel funding to promote development oriented policy approaches to new, recurrent and protracted refugee crisis, focusing on early operational engagements with a development focus.
The grants will be of varying sizes depending on the specific issues they are responding to. UNOPS will be responsible for administering the grant and advising the EU on best practices and operational modalities for grant management. UNOPS will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting the grantees performances and deliverables.Functional Responsibilities
The Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Senior Analyst will be part of a dedicated UNOPS Fund and Grant Management team who oversees the entire grant process. The team will be managed by a Senior Project Manager, with oversight from the Head of the UN Portfolio in Geneva and the UNOPS Geneva Senior Management. The team will be assisted by the UNOPS Geneva Support Services Team (with experts in HR, Finance/Fund Management, Procurement, Administration, Logistics etc).
The Fund and Grant Management team will consist of 5 personnel: Project Manager, Grant Analyst, Senior Technical Expert, Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Senior Analyst, and a Communications Consultant (retainer contract).
Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Senior Analyst will perform the following functions:
Support the project manager in the development and maintenance of a functioning monitoring, evaluation and reporting system, which will be coherent with project documents, and will generate data that allows for programme Analysis and which ensures that all grantees submit timely, regular and structured monitoring reports.
Support the project manager in directing data auditing and verification, as well as programmatic spot checks, to assure internal consistency and validity of programme activity monitoring data reported by all grantees, through periodic data verification and auditing and spot check visits to grantees at all levels.
Maintain the M&E database; review incoming data (for quality and programmatic compliance); ensure the quality of the database and that the M&E data is readily available.
Together with the rest of the team, review and verify M&E findings and follow-up on implementation of the recommendations.
Assess that Grantees have capacity in M&E systems; ensure adequate feedback to/from the Grantees on data obtained from the M&E system;
Support the project manager and grant analyst in preparing quarterly, annual, and ad hoc programmatic progress updates for UNOPS, the EU and the governing bodies of the Fund and Grant Management Facility.
Participate in the implementation of Capacity Building courses through workshops and on the job trainings on monitoring, evaluation and reporting as required for Grantees
Assist UNOPS in the identification of potential implementation problems and bottlenecks.
Organize and participate in field monitoring missions and evaluations as required.
Participate in grant negotiations including submission of quality inputs required to ensure the grant agreement signature
Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor to support the overall Management, Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of the grants.
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. Education/Experience/Language requirements
- Master’s degree preferably in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics, Project Management, Social science, Management information systems, Public administration, Business administrations, Development Studies, Economics or other relevant field
- A Bachelor’s Degree in any of those fields with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and two years of additional experience relevant to the above duties and responsibilities may be accepted in lieu of the master’s university degree.
- Formal qualifications in Monitoring and Evaluation will be a strong asset.
- A minimum of 2 years of experience in programme or project monitoring and evaluation or project / programme management of humanitarian projects and/or programmes or a Bachelor’s Degree in same disciplines with 4 years of similar experience may be considered as equivalent.
- Prior experience working with the European Union as a donor is desirable.
- Experience working on forced displacement and development will be considered a strong advantage.
- Understanding of forced displacement dynamics, recovery efforts, and their relevance to sustainable development would be considered a strong advantage;
- Fluency in written and oral English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset
Contract level: I-ICA 1
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.Additional Considerations
- 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
- 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.
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.