DDR Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Sudan

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Closing date: 05 Nov 2008
Location: Sudan (the)

Locations: Khartoum & Juba


In accordance with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and Security Council resolution SC 1590 of March 24, 2005, the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has been mandated to provide support and assistance to the Government of National Unity (GONU) and Government of South Sudan (GOSS) in planning, developing and implementing the national Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration programme. To this end, an integrated UN Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) unit has been established with Headquarters in Khartoum and field offices in South Sudan (in Juba, Malakal, Wau). In line with the Integrated DDR Standards, while DPKO is providing guidance for the DDR process as a whole and leading the planning and implementation of the D & D components, UNDP, through voluntary contributions, acts as the planning and implementation agency for the reintegration component.

UNDP is setting up an ambitious and exciting multi-year reintegration program, focused on individual employment support schemes for ex-combatants in CPA areas, through education, training, agriculture and small business support. It will be implemented throughout a network of field offices in North and South Sudan, working alongside with national DDR Commissions' staff at the state level, and contracting national and international organizations and institutions for the provision of reintegration services.

While the provision of services will be contracted to implementing partners, UNDP will ensure (1) overall guidance, (2) technical and operational assistance to the national DDR commissions' staff and (3) programmatic and financial monitoring and evaluation of ongoing employment support schemes.

Duties and responsibilities:

UNDP is accordingly seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. Based in Khartoum, the M&E Specialist reports to the UNDP DDR Program Manager and liaises closely with both deputies (North and South).

This position requires technical and programmatic expertise in the areas of performance monitoring systems and toolkits, as well as evaluations and assessments. The M&E Specialist will specifically perform the following functions:

1. Lead and coordinate UNDP DDR Sudan Monitoring and Evaluation effort by developing a results-oriented monitoring plan inclusive of performance indicators measuring progress towards realizing the outputs of the plan.
2. Provide technical guidance to a team of 20 national M&E officers based in field offices at the state level.
3. Design/develop project-based standardized M&E tools, including the identification of performance indicators, reporting formats and requirements.
4. Identify and establish cost-effective approaches and methods for establishing baselines, as well as stools for data collection, analysis and reporting,
5. Design and implement training and guidance tools for field staff on appropriate assessment, M&E practices and proper use of the tools and systems developed.
6. Ensure consistent data collection and management.
7. Lead the process of documenting results-based best practices for all the project outputs and avail experiences to senior management.
8. Serve as the program's primary technical expert in assessing program effectiveness; analyze partner reports and identify areas of concern; analyze program processes and impact and make recommendations for improvement.
9. Support the design and management of effective information flows to, from and within the UNDP DDR program and its implementing partners.
10. Guide the documentation processes for the best practices and lessons learnt based on program approaches pertinent to implementation of development interventions.
11. Feed quantitative and qualitative analysis into the reporting officer's implementation reports on implementation of program objectives and achievements
12. Ensure horizontal and vertical communication with UNDDR and UNDP colleagues Khartoum, Juba and field offices.
13. Any other duty as requested by the UNDP Programme.

Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


For this challenging position, UNDP is seeking a highly organized, results-oriented candidate, able to proactively translate policy guidance into operational M&E tools and train staff on M&E requirements.

1. Planning and Organizing: Proven ability to establish priorities, plan and implement, organize, coordinate and monitor own work plan and provide advice and guidance to others.
2. Communications: Outstanding communication (verbal and written) skills, demonstrated ability to write concisely conveying maximum necessary information.
3. Managing Performance: Effective supervisory skills; ability to guide and support staff.
4. Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills with sensitivity and respect for diversity.


1. Masters' in economics, management, development, social sciences or related disciplines.
2. Five years of M&E technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing performance monitoring and evaluation indicators and systems.
3. A track record using performance monitoring plans, tools and reporting procedures with NGO implementation partners.
4. Experience designing and implementing results-based surveys and baseline data collection.
5. Familiarity with technical areas such as reintegration, skills development employment schemes will be a huge asset.
6. Prior experience working in a post-conflict environment and the ability to work in remote areas.
7. Outstanding English; knowledge of Arabic and local languages will be an asset;
8. Outstanding computer skills
How to apply
Applications to be submitted to http://jobs.undp.org
Reference Code: RW_7KWCX5-22
Source: Reliefweb

Tags: Data Collection; Demobilization; ERP; Effectiveness; Field Offices; International Organizations; Monitoring and Evaluation; Reintegration; Reporting Procedures; Skills Development; Social Sciences