Job Description

  Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT) Duty Station: Yemen, (Shibam, Zabid, Aden) Job Family: Culture Type of contract : Non Staff Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months Recruitment open to : External candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 20/02/2021 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST The UNESCO Office for GCC and Yemen is engaged in a range of projects and activities in the fields 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”. The project covers four historic cities (Sana’a, Shibam, Zabid, and Aden) and aims 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 is improving the livelihoods of urban youth in Yemen.

Three (03) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistants to be recruited as an individual consultant respectively in Shibam, Zabid, and Aden who will be based in there and support the project management team in evaluating progress made and pending challenges, collecting and analyzing data through onsite technical and financial inspections in Shibam, Zabid, and Aden. They will ensure the project’s logical and results frameworks are respected and that robust local monitoring systems and tools are operational.

TASKS AND EXPECTED OUTPUTS Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO GCC and Yemen Office and the supervision of the Project Manager based in Doha, in close consultation with the UNESCO Coordination-team" id="link" class="link">Coordination Team in Sana’a, the M&E Assistants will perform the following responsibilities: •    Conduct weekly fields visits and random inspections as requested by the UNESCO management team to follow-up progress made in terms of urban rehabilitation, collect, analyze and synthesize data and information using existing templates; •    Organize weekly follow-up meetings with local branches of implementing partners (Social Fund for Development, General Organization for the Preservation of Historic Cities in Yemen, General Organization for Antiquities and Musem) in the concerned cities to review execution plan and submit timely process monitoring data and narrative reports to UNESCO; •    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 align and meets requirements; •    Contribute to the management of grievance boxes across all worksites (evaluate Design and accessibility, opening, solutions made, follow-up, etc.); •    Consolidate the quantitative process monitoring data (beneficiaries satisfaction, wages management) and elevate main issues to management on a regular basis, and through the monthly 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; •    Assist in ensuring 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; •    Maintaining a direct dialogue with beneficiaries and share programmatic recommendations, observations, and corrective measures with UNESCO; •    Support the organization of technical consultative meetings by sharing evidence and inputs from the field; •    Monitor and compare budget allocated to each city versus actual progress of the program implementation and follow-up with UNESCO as appropriate.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.


University degree (BA or equivalent) preferably in Statistics, Economics, Finance or similar discipline with a minimum of 3 years of relevant qualifying work experience.

Work experiences:

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

•    Working experiences related to architecture and cultural heritage projects would be an advantage.

•    Work experience with UN and/or international development agencies 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 the 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.


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

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS Monthly remunerations of the consultants will be equivalent to USD 1500 (US Dollar one thousand five hundred).

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application indicating the name of the city/cities applied for (Shibam, Zabid, Aden) applied for and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

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UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain Gender Parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

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