titleMonitoring and Evaluation Assistant
date of issueFriday, 23 May 2014
NumberService Contract- Until December 31 (Renewable)
project titleLebanese Elections Assistance Programme (LEAP)
Tuesday, 03 June 2014
I. Position Information
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant
Duty Station: Beirut
Section/Unit: Governance- LEAP
Reports to: National Project Officer and CTA
Project reference: 00083474
Pay Level: SC-5
Source of Funding: 00083474
Duration of Employment: Until December 31, 2014 (renewable)
Parliamentary elections that were scheduled in Lebanon for June 2013 got postponed with a projected date -November 2014. Lebanese electoral actors, including the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MOIM), which has responsibility for election management, have identified the need for capacity-building initiatives, especially in relation to mechanisms for the implementation of reforms and enabling transparency and openness in the electoral process. Within this context, UNDP has established the Lebanese Electoral Assistance Programme (LEAP), which has the objective to strengthen the capacity of stakeholders for the conduct of transparent and inclusive elections in Lebanon. The project builds upon sustained engagement on electoral issues by UNDP since 2005, including a previous electoral assistance programme for the 2009 parliamentary and 2010 municipal elections.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the National Project Officer and the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA),, the Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant undertakes the following functions.
III. Functions / Key Results Expected
1.Assist in gathering data on relevant political and security developments
2.Assist the LEAP Team in selecting participants for focus groups, analyzing focus group data, identifying trends and preparing reports
3.Develop and maintain an evaluation and monitoring schedule to ensure that all deadlines and requirements are met and share it with relevant team members
4.Assist in the development, maintenance, and updating of a results-based monitoring and evaluation framework and methodology, including baselines, targets and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
5.Assist in liaising with beneficiaries and grantees on implementation of M&E obligations and assessing compliance with policies and procedures of evaluation
6.To Follow-up on the evaluation results, including monitoring actions taken by all stakeholders
7.To participate in project- related training events
8.To provide regular briefings to project team, especially focusing on the monitoring and evaluation approach, and approaching team members for contributions.
9.To undertake other reasonable tasks as directed by the CTA and the National Project Officer.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong knowledge of the Lebanese political context, including knowledge of electoral system
Demonstrated organizational capacities
Demonstrated capacity to innovate and think creatively
Knowledge and practical experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Strong analytical skills
Excellent interpersonal and team player skills.
Ability to adapt quickly to new work environments, to establish and maintain good work relations with individuals of differing backgrounds, and to work under pressure.
V. Recruitment Qualifications
Education: University Degree (Bachelor or equivalent) in international development, political science, business administration, economics or relevant fields.
Experience: A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in performance monitoring and evaluation for development programs including data collection and analysis. Experience with UN agencies and/or public administration is preferable.
Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic. Knowledge of French is an asset.