Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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Project Title:                  Combating Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Egypt

Job Title:                      Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Post Level:                   SB3-peg3

Duty Station:                National Council for Women (NCW); with frequent travel to project sites

Type of Contract:          SC

Language Required:      Arabic and English

 

Background:

 UNFPA has established since 2018 the National Coordination Unit mandated to guide, monitor, and design and coordinate the implementation of the previously developed national VAW strategy and the National Women’s Empowerment Strategy 2030 with focus on the protection pillar within line ministries and relevant entities. The Unit is also providing support to the National Committee for FGM eradication under the leadership of NCW. Additionally, the Unit focuses on the expansion of all protection and response services provided to survivors including policing & justice, social and health according to the global guidelines of the Essential Services Package Global programme .

The project’s interventions are part of 2 larger global joint programmes:

  • The ESP Joint Global Program that aims to improve the quality of and access to essential services for women and girls who have experienced violence in coordination with relevant national partners and UN agencies in Egypt. The Essential Services Package provides a practical model for coordination between multi-sectoral services by highlighting the core elements necessary for quality services to be delivered in each sector to ensure a holistic approach to combatting GBV. To strengthen results and significantly reduce the gaps in the field require an overarching effective coordinating body to serve as the link, oversight of and coordination between multi-sectoral active agents. Under the ESP Joint-Program, NCW adopted in November 2019 the first national referral pathway for women and girls subjected to violence that is the product of joint national consultation with all relevant key stakeholders, line ministries and UN agencies.
  • UNFPA co-leads together with UNICEF, the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Joint Programme for FGM elimination. The joint programme is in phase 43, the aim is to protect girls and women by accelerating abandonment of FGM and providing care for its consequences. The Programme’s novel, culturally sensitive, human rights-based approach strategically leverages social dynamics in favor of abandonment. Egypt is one of the 17 countries implementing the global programme.The Joint Programme is working closely with the Government of Egypt to address the growing challenge of medicalization, reinforcement of the FGM/C ban law, and mobilizing social change at the community levels. In 2019, the JP supported the government of Egypt in launching the national committee for FGM eradication, and the development of the National Action Plan. To this end, the unit is expected to support the coordination of the implementation of the FGM National Action Plan along with supporting and coordinating large scale community mobilisation activities taking place under the National committee through NCW.

The Unit, under the leadership of the National Coordinator, is required to carry-out the implementation of Annual Work-Plans (AWP), engage in its development process, ensure strategic partnership with all local and national partners (including CSOs) and to establish and enhance the role of local taskforces in adopting the national referral pathway. The Unit’s role includes capacitating service providers in justice, health and social services on enhanced response to VAWG and  harmful practices, that includes reporting and referral of cases.  The expected outcome will be the institutionalization and mainstreaming of effective strategies and policies to reduce VAWG including FGM and its impact that covers also community mobilization and behavioral change interventions designed jointly with national partners.

The role of the GBV Coordination Unit is critical to ensure the sustainability of the products of this program, the larger JP program and to sustain all national activities that focus on prevention, protection and response services for survivors of all forms of violence, including FGM.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Unit National Project Coordinator and the overall supervision of the National Council for Women and UNFPA, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will carry out the following functions:

  1. Ensure application of a uniform Monitoring & Evaluation System for UNFPA-funded programs and programs in partnership with NCW
  2. Maintain an updated database of UNFPA-funded gender programs, ensuring regular communication with UNFPA Gender focal persons;
  3. Ensure proper documentation of all project’s activities including minutes and reports and circulating them in a timely manner.
  4. Regularly update UNFPA’s data management system with gender programme results segregated according to system requirements;
  5. Maintain evidence documents for all implemented activities that correspond to reported results as required by UNFPA;Conduct assessment visits to UNFPA-funded programs and share the results and feedback with UNFPA;
  6. Design and implementation of capacity building for NCW members, partners and field teams on M&E tools;
  7. Undertake trainings of Anti Violence against Women local task forces in selected governorates on gender-sensitive reporting within the national strategic framework;
  8. Identify the capacity gaps in the M&E needs of government institutions and partners to ensure a strengthened gender-sensitive reporting on results and priorities
  9. Assist in implementation of baseline and endline studies carried out for UNFPA-s programs implemented in partnership with NCW
  10. Liaise with all Unit members and NCW team to ensure that designed and implemented interventions and activities are regularly reflected in database and reporting processes;
  11. Disseminate monitoring and evaluation findings and recommendations to the intended audiences in user-friendly methods such as newsletter, reports and/or briefs;
  12. Develop mechanism to collect and share knowledge based on lessons learned
  13. Carry-out period, quarterly and annual reporting as per UNFPA’s M&E system
  14. Directly liaise with UNFPA M&E team – including attending mandatory training and orientation meetings – to ensure adherence to UNFPA reporting requirements
  15. Develop a field monitoring plan based on progress of implementation of activities and as per the set targets and indicators
  16. Lead on the implementation of internal planning and progress review meetings for the Anti Violence against Women Coordination Unit and with UNFPA and NCW to address bottlenecks and gaps in reporting and propose appropriate mitigation plans
  17. Carry-out regular field visits and on-site presence to the program’s activities as needed;
  18. Participate and contribute to weekly and regular Unit meetings and provide proactive input on the periodic progress;
  19. Act as focal person for regular qualitative and quantitative reporting of all designed interventions under the AWP;

 Required Competencies

  • Results-based project development and management: Contributes to the achievement of results through primary research and analysis and effective monitoring of project implementation.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking: Uses appropriate analytical tools and logic to gather, define and analyze information, situations and problems and draws logical conclusions from data.
  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented agenda: Prepares and communicates relevant information for evidence-based advocacy.
  • Integrity/Commitment: Holds himself/herself accountable for actions taken.
  • Knowledge sharing/continuous learning: Actively produces and disseminates new knowledge.
  • Working in teams: Works collaboratively with colleagues inside and outside of the GBV unit to allow the achievement of common goals and shared objectives.

Post Requirements

Academic Requirements:

Degree in Economics, public administration, statistics, Administration and other related fields is required.

Master’s Degree in Management or Planning, or other fields related to Development Studies is an asset

Experience:

Minimum five years of professional experience, preferably in monitoring and evaluation in development programs

Strong familiarity and knowledge of UN development programs is an asset

Languages:

Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic.

Computer Skills:

Proficiency in current office software applications.

Reporting:

  • Direct reporting: The M&E Officer of the VAW Unit at NCW, reports directly to the National Coordination and works under the direct supervision and guidance of the President of the National Council for Women.
  • Under the agreed AWP, the M&E Officer reports to the Gender and Social Norms Specialist at UNFPA CO under the overall supervision of the Assistant Country Representative.

Second-line reporting: FGM/ GBV Services Analyst and the Adolescent Girls and Harmful Practices Specialist at UNFPA CO under the overall supervision of the Assistant Country Representative.

Application

To apply, please send your CV  to the e-mail: recruitment@ouda.org.eg , stating the position in your e-mail subject with deadline 30th July 2024.

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