United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Republication/Development Coordination Officer (Data Management &results Monitoring/Reporting)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Development Coordination Officer-Strategic Planning/Team leader the Data Management &Results Monitoring/Reporting Officer will work in a medium size of large office to support in the design, management and implementation of the One UN Data Monitoring and Reporting strategy which are geared towards realization of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The officer will also lead and guide the monitoring and reporting activities of the Resident Coordinators office.

The Data Management &Results Monitoring/Reporting officer will work in close collaboration with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Staff of all relevant UN Agencies (as per the Delivering as One (DaO) approach) through the Monitoring &Evaluation Technical Working Group and members of the Resident Coordinators Office (RCO). The officer will maintain close working relationship with relevant Government officials, subject matter experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful implementation of One UN Data Monitoring and Reporting strategy. The specific deliverables of the post will be reviewed annually.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide substantive support for the development and implementation of the UNCT's data and research strategy :

  • In alignment with the CCA/UNDAF, coordinate design and implementation of the UNCT's data and research strategy;

  • Apply expertise in empirical Analysis, data mining and visualization to assist the RC/UNCT, including results groups, in developing reports and working papers on a range of sustainable development topics

  • Collect information on the latest developments of the use of new types of data sources and tools (e.g. Big Data) for sustainable development;

  • Provide substantive and analytical support to RC/UNCT in preparing and positioning the UN vis-å-vis SDG acceleration in the country, including the preparation of reports, as well as analytical and position papers;

  • Support UNCT research and the development of adequate tools and methodologies at the country level;

  • Keep abreast of emerging development issues to galvanize UNCT's analytical capacity to respond to national priorities;

  • Contribute substantively to the development and implementation of peer review and quality assurance mechanisms for UNCT's research products;

  • Act as the Administrator for UNINFO and lead the development of the One UN Country Results Report.

Develop and expand strategic research and data partnerships, including with UN entities at regional and HQ level, government counterparts, research institutes, leading global thinkers on development, and civil society, among others :

  • Support UN's engagement with national data and statistical systems, facilitating this engagement with national entities and data system;

  • Communicate and coordinate with existing partnerships and help form new partnerships with UN agencies, academia, the private sector, and governmental agencies to further the use of data science for development;

  • Communicate and coordinate with internal and external partners on data collection and project/research implementation;

  • Support the convening of key thinkers on sustainable development and 2030 Agenda to input on, advise and steer the UNCT's research and data agenda;

  • Strengthen the UNCT's partnerships with research institutions and sections across the UN system though concrete collaboration on areas of the 2030 agenda.

Coordinate monitoring and reporting of UNCT results under the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) :

  • Support inter-agency efforts on results and progress monitoring and reporting on the UNDAF and Joint Programmes, particularly through UNINFO;

  • Provide quality assurance of the UNDAF M&E Framework and results reporting to country, regional and global levels.

  • Facilitate independent evaluations of UNDAFs as a key element of the UNDAF cycle, and other interagency work related to monitoring, evaluation and reporting;

  • Act as country focal for country-level, regional and global M&E initiatives and networks.

Support knowledge management and Capacity Development related to data and monitoring

  • Facilitate the sharing of best practices within the UNCT and with UNCTs in the (sub)region and globally, based on a solid understanding of the incentives that people need to utilize knowledge;

  • Serve as a key advocate for knowledge sharing, inspiring others within the RCO and UNCT to contribute their expertise through internal and external platforms and tools, working closely with colleagues at the regional level to ensure usable knowledge is shared and acted upon from one UN country team to another;

  • Support the identification of good practices and lessons learned at the different levels of the UN System (national, regional and global) and share findings with HQ, Regional and country colleagues so that best practices benefit UN's work;

  • Lead the UNCT' s exchange of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned with external partners;

Competencies

Core competencies

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Advocacy

Competency Definition

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Building Strategic Partnerships

Competency Definition

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Client Orientation

Competency Definition

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Job knowledge

Competency Definition

Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • ​Master’s Degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Economics, Political / Social Science, Business/Public Administration, or another development-related field

Experience:

  • 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level the field of Data Management & Results Monitoring and Reporting.

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based Management Systems such as UNIFO is a critical requirement.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in French and working knowledge in English is an advantage.

  • Other official language of the UN will be desirable.

Note :

  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged;

  • This position is only opened to burundian candidates.

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