UNOPS Monitoring and Quality Assurance Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

UNOPS Monitoring and Quality Assurance Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Hosted Entities: Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)
Job categories: Health
Department/office: ECR, GVA, UN portfolio
Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
Contract level: LICA Specialist-10
Duration: Open-ended
Application period: 27-Aug-2019 to 17-Sep-2019

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Background Information - Job-specific

Launched in September 2010, the purpose of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement is to catalyse collective action and create an enabling environment to end malnutrition in all its forms. With 61 SUN Countries and four Indian States at the helm, the SUN Movement represents an unprecedented country-led effort to bring together stakeholders – from governments, national and global civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors – and provide them with a collaborative space to convene, mobilise, share, learn, advocate, align and coordinate actions and approaches to improve nutrition.

The SUN Movement Pooled Fund was established in 2017 with the aim to strengthen the capacity of non-governmental systems in SUN Countries. The Pooled Fund is a catalytic and innovative source of grants to support multi-stakeholder platforms in SUN Movement countries, in order to increase the effectiveness and impact of national efforts to end malnutrition in all its forms. The Pooled Fund grants also focus on promoting engagement of additional relevant actors in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder national plans for nutrition. To date, alliances of civil society organizations from 38 countries have received grants from the SUN Movement Pooled Fund to contribute to end malnutrition in all its forms addressing country-specific needs. The Pooled Fund has planned to cover more countries and partners in 2019 and 2020.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

UNOPS Geneva Office is the legal and administrative host of the SUN Movement Secretariat. As part of these hosting arrangements UNOPS is also fund manager of the SUN Movement Pooled Fund. The team supporting the SUN Movement Pooled Fund is composed of one Pooled Fund Coordinator, one Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, one Grants Analyst and one Grants Management Officer. This team works in close collaboration and synchronization with the work undertaken by the SUN Movement Secretariat. The SUN Movement Coordinator oversees the work of the Pooled Fund and provides strategic guidance.

S/he will work in close collaboration with Geneva based Pooled Fund team members and s/he will be expected to join weekly (or more frequently) meetings and report on progress on a regular basis. S/he will be required to undertake frequent field visits (field missions will be up to 50% of the assignment). In addition, s/he will be required to support the Country Liaison Team and other members of the SUN Movement Secretariat as and when needed.

The successful candidate(s) must be flexible and open to take on additional tasks as required to meet the evolving needs of SUN Countries

Functional Responsibilities

Implementation and maintenance of a functional monitoring and reporting system:

  • Support to implement and maintain a functional monitoring, evaluation and reporting system for the SUN Movement Pooled Fund in assigned countries.
  • Serve as a primary M&E contact point to the assigned Pooled Fund Grantees to support them in developing and implementing result-based M&E system in line with the SUN Movement Pooled Fund Global M&E Framework. Ensure that each grantee has functional result-based M&E system for the Pooled Fund Project.
  • Collect and maintain the M&E database assuring quality of incoming data, and make M&E information readily available
    for use.
  • Ensure that all the grantees submit structured progress reports in timely and regular manner with quality and disaggregated data and evidences.
  • Review the reports and information received from the grantees, provide adequate feedback and carry out follow up actions through appropriate methods including emails, skype/WebEx, telephone calls, site visits among others.
  • Prepare monthly, periodic, and ad hoc programmatic progress updates for UNOPS, SUN Movement Secretariat and other key partners.
  • Assess grantees’ capacity on M&E – especially at sub-national level - and build their capacity as required so that the grantees can effectively develop and implement an M&E system for their Pooled Fund Project.


  • Master’s degree in Social science, Business administrations, Economics, Development studies, Statistics or any other relevant field.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree 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.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in programme/project monitoring and evaluation, or management of development projects/programmes. Or a Bachelor’s Degree in same disciplines with 7 years of similar experience may be considered as equivalent.
  • Experience of providing M&E support to partners/grantees is required
  • Experience of performing quality assurance, spot checks and financial verifications of development projects is highly desirable
  • Experience of working with donors or multi-donor funds is desirable.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: ICA
    Contract level: LICA-10 (Specialist)
    Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

    For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

    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
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.

    Background Information - UNOPS

    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.

    Application deadline 17th September 2019

    For more information and job applications details, see; UNOPS Monitoring and Quality Assurance Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

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