: M&E Reporting Specialist
: 5 months
: Aden, Yemen (remote start)
***A note on location***
This position will require a remote start. It may be the case that the majority or entirety of the contract will be conducted remotely due to a challenge of obtaining visas.
BACKGROUND DESCRIPTION OF EMERGENCY
Yemen remains to be the worst humanitarian crisis worldwide. What makes Yemen the biggest crisis worldwide is the scale it has impacted. Almost the whole country is heavily affected. People in need are scattered everywhere and not concentrated in a few major areas as in many other crises. Approximately 24.3 million people are in need in 2020, of whom 15.6 million are targeted for assistance.
UNFPA reached more than 3.5 million beneficiaries in 2019, up from 1 million in 2018. In 2019, UNFPA was able to mobilize USD 79 million towards the YHRP, up from $34.9 million in 2018.
UNFPA plays a critical role in the overall humanitarian response in Yemen. UNFPA is the sole provider of lifesaving reproductive health medicines in Yemen. We supported 260 health facilities provide RH services in 2019 (double the figure in 2018), in addition to 300 midwife home-based clinic. UNFPA has also heavily expanded its GBV programme, supporting 40 safe spaces and six safe shelters, six specialized mental health centres and referral services in 70% of the country.
UNFPA also leads the Rapid Response Mechanism via distribution and coordination, an unprecedented matter in any other crisis (the RRM provides newly displaced persons with food from WFP, hygiene kits from UNICEF and dignity kits from UNFPA). The mechanism is the entry point to all other cluster responses to those newly displaced. In 2019, 1.2 million people were reached by the mechanism.
UNFPA receives its funding from a wide range of donors, including the traditional humanitarian donors (ECHO, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, HPF, Japan, Switzerland, Iceland) as well as non-traditional regional donors, mainly KSA, UAE, Kuwait and Qatar.
Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA County Office Representative and/or Head of Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the day to day monitoring and reporting processes of the humanitarian programme, as it relates to the capturing of data and information related to emergency response activities.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Programme Monitoring and Evaluation
- Systematically screens and cross-checks internal and external reports, situational reports, information and communication material for accuracy and consistency. Develop and coordinate regular highlight for internal distribution.
- Writes donor and HQ regular and emergency reports in consultation with programme colleagues.
- Prepares and systematically updates information material (Fact Sheets, FAQs, backgrounders, data tables), briefings, and presentations on the situation in coordination with the Representative, programme and communication teams. Maintains a close collaboration with the UN OCHA information office and other agencies so as to ensure a smooth exchange of information between UNFPA and the HCT and UNCT.
- In particular, actively contributes to the regular OCHA updates as well as to any urgent requests from OCHA or other UN agencies. Maintains essential contacts with programme sections at UNFPA country office to facilitate timely and accurate information flow.
- Supports sections on proposal development for donors to raise funds for the UNFPA response in Yemen.
Qualifications and Skills Required
- Develop a M&E framework and manage the online activity tracker for Emergency Response programme, in collaboration with the IMO.
- Develop and regularly review the tools for monitoring and evaluation as well as make adjustments to facilitate objective measurement of indicators of the Country Programme.
- Liaise with UNFPA program staff and implementing partners to collect and analyzes data on UNFPA funded programs and determine progress achieved
- Create and update a data bank on the programming processes including updates on progress of the Country Programme.
- Monitor utilization of programme resources including equipment with the view to determining cost effectiveness.
- Provide technical input and build capacity of partners in data collection, and monitor the process of data collection.
- Analyze data needs, recommend and coordinate operational research activities aimed at improving programme delivery.
- Support the Office in the analysis of processed data and information and perform data quality and consistency control
- Regularly document lessons learnt on various interventions by the Country Office and government.
- Assist Community Based Programme (CBP) monitoring and evaluation needs
- Track and analyze key emergency programme indicators, and provide regular reports to the UNFPA Representative and/or Head of Office to guide programming and management decisions.
- Manage the evaluations commissioned by the office and ensure the timely preparation and implementation of subsequent management response to these.
- Represent the office in the joint/thematic evaluations related to the office’s humanitarian interventions.
- Facilitate Mid-Term/After action evaluations (design high quality TORs, ensure availability of data sets).
- Advanced university degree in social sciences with a focus on monitoring and evaluation, data collection / surveys, analysis of data
- Experience in project management, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research and analysis, and translating data for strategic information purposes.
- Strong computer skills including proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, statistical software (SPSS, Micro TSP) as well as database software.
- 5 years professional and substantive experience in emergency programme development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks in the field of humanitarian assistance.
- Theoretical knowledge and practical experience of participatory methodologies.
- Proficiency in English is required, knowledge of Arabic an asset.