This position is located in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy Section, Science, Technology and ICT Branch of the Division on Technology and Logistics of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer reports to Chief of the Section, and manages the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and the follow-up of the ICT Policy Section’s programme on E-commerce and the Digital Economy (ECDE Programme).
- Ensures that the results-based framework of the Monitoring and Evaluation of the ECDE Programme is up to date; develops and applies the data collection, analysis and reporting tools for the ECDE Programme; drafts progress reports for donors and Technical Cooperation Service of UNCTAD on the ECDE Programme achievements; revises and supports staff on the drafting of individual trust funds reports; generates financial statements on projects allotments, expenditures and budget balance; reports ECDE Programme results in Umoja; coordinates activities related to budget.
- Manages contractual relationship and responds to requests from donors; drafts proposals and coordinates marketing efforts for the ECDE Programme; provides feedback on, or undertakes as required, project planning and its implementation, including through the facilitating of workshops or other type of meetings that shall assist donors in the operationalization of the project; organizes donors’ meeting.
- Participates in the implementation and monitoring of ECDE Programme key activities; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
- Develops results stories and news items on ECDE Programme achievements, lesson learned or research issues; Organizes missions to beneficiary countries and organizes donors’ roundtables to support project implementation and document results and lessons;
- Performs other duties as required
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concept and approaches relevant to monitoring and evaluating the implementation and impact of development projects. Knowledge of e-commerce and digital economy functional area; ability to prepare well reasoned written contributions, promulgate coherent policies and interact with senior officers, technical staff and counterparts/partners. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint
responsibility for team shortcomings.
PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, international relations, public policy, law, economics or a related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five 5 years of progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation of development projects or programmes is required.
Relevant experience in the area of Information and Communications Technology, trade and development is required.
Previous experience with results-based management frameworks and in advising intergovernmental organizations on monitoring and evaluation is required.
Previous experience with projects supporting development gains from digitalization is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
This is a project funded position. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or availability of the funds.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
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