United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing an Electoral Project- Leveraging Electoral Assistance Regionalized Nation-Building (LEARN) to provide tailored technical assistance to Election Management Bodies (EMBs)- Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE) and National Commission for Elections (CNE) to strengthen their capacities through electoral cycle approach, contributing to the process of creating and sustaining an environment for inclusive and responsive electoral and political processes. Since the successful conduct of national elections in 2017 and 2018, the project is undergoing activities that would pertain to the post-election scenario in relation to building the capacity of EMBs and civil societies of Timor-Leste. The project is gearing towards the preparation for municipal elections through conducting several activities like voter education, voter registration and others.
UNDP is also implementing the Justice System Programme (JSP) and has been supporting the justice sector in Timor-Leste in collaboration with the government, civil society and development partners for more than a decade. Building on the JSP’s concerted efforts to date, JSP Phase IV (2014-2019) aims to consolidate further the rule of law in Timor-Leste by strengthening the institutional capacity and improving access to justice of the vulnerable. The capacity development support focuses on the quality legal education for professionals through the Legal & Judicial Training Centre (LJTC) and reform of the state-owned legal aid system. Continuing the Mobile Justice and the new establishment of access to justice clinics are expected to reinforce access to justice for women and disadvantaged people in rural areas of Timor-Leste.
In addition to that UNDP’s Anti-Corruption Project in close collaboration with the Commission of Anti-Corruption of Timor-Leste (CAC), aims to strengthen anti-corruption, transparency, and accountability at the national and municipal levels and raise awareness among citizens in Timor-Leste has been implemented since 2018.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the National Project Managers, the key function of the international consultant is to oversee and execute M&E activities included in the Annual Work Plan and M&E Plan of LEARN Project, Anti-Corruption Project and Justice system Programme (JSP) with particular focus on results and impacts: The consultant will be performing the following responsibilities:
Monitoring and Evaluation of Project Activities
- Ensure that the project has results-based annual work plans with indicators, baselines and targets established at output and activity level;
- Oversee and execute M&E activities included in the Quarterly Annual Work Plan and the M&E plan, with focus on results and impacts;
- Ensure quality contributions to the annual Results-Oriented Annual Reporting (ROAR), including provision of quality Programme data according to a predefined set of indicators and other requirements, etc.;
- Support the process of UNDP quality results reporting by provision of M&E information for ATLAS, Transparency Dashboard as well as facilitating the process of Programme/project Quality Assurance and Monitoring;
- Prepare and update project risk log, issue log, lessons learnt log and other UNDP instruments for effective implementation of the electoral programme;
- Evaluate results achieved by the project against their targets and track overall progress in achieving objectives in accordance with UNDP Evaluation Policy, UNDP Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures and UN Evaluation Norms and Standards;
- Prepare consolidated progress reports for project management (including project quarterly and annual progress reports) capturing qualitative and quantitative aspects, according to the annual work plans and log frame including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation, and providing specific recommendations.
- Promote a results-based approach for monitoring and evaluation, emphasizing results and impact;
- Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed;
- Facilitate project final evaluation
- Monitor the project implementation activities follow up of evaluation recommendations.
- Advise to National Project Managers on preparation of work plan and quarterly work plan
Required Skills and Experience
A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience, including:
- Experience in planning, design and implementation of M&E systems;
- Experience in application of the logical framework, other strategic planning approaches, M&E methods and data/information analysis;
- Experience in the area of Governance is desirable;
- Experience working with government counterpart on national development issues an asset;
- Experience working with UNDP, other UN entities, donor organizations or development organizations is an asset.
- Must have a high level of computer literacy (competent in MS Office) and good technical report writing skills; Knowledge of statistical tools is an asset.
Application closing date: 17 July 2019