UNDP Monitoring and Reporting Specialist Jobs in South Sudan

UNDP Monitoring and Reporting Specialist Jobs in South Sudan


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. UN Women provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women in South Sudan supports the government to implement commitments to international normative standards on gender equality and women’s human rights.

The new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2022-2026 and the corresponding UN Women South Sudan Strategic Note (2022-2026), defining UN Women’s strategic engagement in South Sudan, focuses on strengthening the national structures and mechanisms for gender mainstreaming in policies, plans and budgets; supporting efforts to prevent and eliminate violence against women; promoting women’s economic empowerment ; promoting policies and government investment in women’s empowerment and resilience building in the context of climate change, humanitarian crisis as well as threats to peace and security.

UN Women works with a range of stakeholders in South Sudan including the government, civil society and women’s organisations, youth, UN agencies and donors, to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Currently, UN Women in partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and the Office of the Vice President (Gender and Youth Cluster) is developing a programme that aims at promoting the social economic empowerment of women and adolescent girls in South Sudan.

The project called “South Sudan Women Economic Empowerment Project (SSWEEP)”, will be implemented in 10 states and 2 administrative areas in South Sudan focusing on promoting women’s access to economic opportunities, protection and access to GBV information and services and also strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare to effectively implement its mandate of promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

The project has four (4) components, namely: a) Community Empowerment Support to Women and Girls, b) Establishment of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Facility (WEOF), c) Scaling up services for Survivors of GBV and d) Institutional strengthening focusing on the Ministry OF Gender, Child and Social Welfare, Gender and Youth Cluster, and related national institutions.

Under the overall oversight from the Country Representative and Deputy Representative, and direct supervision from the Project Manager, the Monitoring and Reporting Specialist, will provide support to the Country Office colleagues in incorporating monitoring and reporting into programme formulation as well tracking against Strategic Plan and SSWEEP project targets, and the reporting of results to internal and external audiences

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide guidance to the Country office in incorporating monitoring and reporting into programme formulation

  • Provide quality assurance of program documents through review of results frameworks in order to meet SMART criteria;

  • Manage the development of monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes; ensure use of relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations are incorporated to programme formulation;

  • Coordinate annual work plan monitoring, reviews and reporting;

  • Ensure linkage of Annual Work Plans (AWPs) and corresponding Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Plans with the UN Women Strategic Plan;

  • Provide strategic guidance to partners and Country office in developing Performance Monitoring Frameworks (PMFs) and Baseline Surveys;

  • Provide advice to country offices in the clearance of donor agreements and Programme Cooperation Agreements;

  • Ensure sufficient funds for monitoring, evaluation and reporting at country/ regional level.

    Provide technical guidance to the Country Office in and oversee monitoring and tracking of results against country/ regional level targets and UN Women Strategic Plan

  • Ensure data collection and analysis
    from field visits are coordinated and standardized across programmes;

  • Monitor data from partners on a quarterly basis and draft regular management briefs to inform decision making;

  • Visit partners to support monitoring of results and planning processes;

  • Lead the review of financial reports based on contractual obligation;

  • Monitor the spending of donor funds and other programme expenditures and disbursements;

  • Develop and monitor the CO Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan.

  • Oversee reporting of results to internal (Senior Management) and external (Executive Board, Donors) audiences

  • Coordinate and provide technical guidance to the country office in meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process;

  • Finalize donor and programme reports (both narrative and financial);

  • Ensure use of relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations are incorporated into programme reporting;

  • Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback to improve quality and timeliness of reporting;

  • Ensure the availability (including collecting and maintaining) of data for country, regional and global corporate reports, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations.

    Provide Technical Support to the Country Office in the Implementation the UN Women Evaluation Policy

  • Provide technical support to the implementation of UN Women’s Evaluation plan at the country level;

  • Provide guidance to Country office programme staff on evaluations;

  • Ensure communication between the Country office and RO regarding Evaluations;

  • Represent the country offices in monitoring and evaluation working groups in the context of United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

    Contribute to Knowledge Building and Capacity Building

  • Identify and disseminate good practices, lessons and knowledge; as identified through programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities;

  • Develop capacity development tools, including training materials and packages;

  • Manage capacity building opportunities of staff and partners in the region/country in the areas of Results Based Management (RBM), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E);

  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of M&E among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities.

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality technical support to the programme team and partners in line with work plan

  • Quality and timely systems for tracking/monitoring developed and implemented

  • Timely synthesis and submission of quality and accurate reports

  • Quality knowledge management tools


    Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity

  • Integrity

  • Professionalism

    Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues

  • Accountability

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Effective Communication

  • Inclusive Collaboration

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Leading by Example

    Functional Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of programme formulation and implementation and Results Based Management

  • Strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and reporting

  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports

  • Strong analytical and report writing skills

  • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Political or Social Science, Economics, International Development Studies, Gender/Women's Studies is required.

  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in monitoring and reporting of development projects/ programmes;

  • Experience in the United Nations systems in an asset;

  • Field experience is an asset.

    Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required

  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Monitoring and Reporting Specialist Jobs in South Sudan

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