Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Specialist – EVAWG Spotlight

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manage Spotlight Regional Programme for Africa Stream I component learning, monitoring and evaluation (LME) activities:
  • Develop, manage and lead the implementation of a rigorous learning, monitoring and evaluation framework, including selecting adequate indicators and establishing adequate baselines and targets that are consistent with the programme’s objectives;
  • Provide technical guidance on Results Based Management (RMB) and Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation (LME) to all project teams, including conducting practical training as required;
  • Develop, update and ensure the effective use of LME-related guideline documents;
  • Technically contribute to the development of and implementation of the M&E sections and results framework of the Spotlight Regional Programme Steam I component;
  • Act as the main Task Manager for internal/external assessments and evaluations of Spotlight Regional Programme, including management of evaluators and overall coordination.
  1. Monitor, assess, analyze and produce reports on key results and achievements across the Spotlight Regional Program Stream I component:
  • Lead the development of quality learning, monitoring and evaluation plans based on RBM principles that are in line with and consistent with the overall objectives of the Spotlight Regional Porgramme;
  • Collect and report quarterly and year-end results data and measure progress towards the targets established by Spotlight Regional Porgramme Stream I;
  • Technically contribute to the production of the annual narrative reports of for Spotlight Regional Porgramme Stream I component;
  • Periodically review the performance of indicators and make adjustments as needed;
  • Provide regular, rigorous analysis and updates to the Spotlight Regional Porgramme Stream I management team on progress towards the objectives set by programme and the specific challenges faced;
  • Organize mid-term and end-term programme meetings to review implementation, document lessons learnt and share experiences;
  • Generate critical lessons learned, impact achieved and good practices from the programme and ensure their wider circulation in close collaboration with relevant team members;
  • Conduct monitoring missions as required.
  1. Oversee reporting of results to internal and external audiences:
  • Finalize donor and programme reports (both narrative and financial);
  • Ensure use of relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations are incorporated into programme reporting;
  • Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback to improve quality and timeliness of reporting;
  • Ensure the availability (including collecting and maintaining) of data for regional and global corporate reports, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations.
  1. Contribute to knowledge building and capacity building:
  • Identify and disseminate good practices, lessons and knowledge; as identified through programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Develop capacity development tools, including training materials and packages;
  • Manage capacity building opportunities of programme team and partners in the region in the areas of Results Based Management (RBM), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E);
  • Provide technical contributions to the development of training and guidance on results-based reporting and use of the Results Management System;
  • Organize meetings, workshops and other discussion fora to establish a dialogue on evaluation results and the evaluative knowledge management.


                Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of programme formulation and implementation and Results Based Management;
  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and reporting;
  • Ability to synthesize programme performance data and produce analytical reports;
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems.

                Required Skills and Experience

                Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Political or Social Science, Economics, International Development Studies, Gender/Women's Studies is required;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience at the national, regional or international level in monitoring and reporting of development projects/ programmes;
  • Experience in the United Nations systems in an asset;
  • Field experience is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and French is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

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