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Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist / Deputy Programme, Luanda, Angola

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist / Deputy Programme, Luanda, Angola Practice Area - Job Family: Management Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 10/08/2020 Duty Station: Luanda, Angola Education & Work Experience: I-Master's Level Degree - 7 year(s) experience Languages: English, Portuguese Spanish Grade: P4 Vacancy Type: FTA International Posting Type: Common System Bureau: Africa Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension Background The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 170 countries and territories, working with Governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the pledge to leave no one behind reflect the interconnectedness of health and sustainable development issues such as the widening economic and social inequalities, the climate crisis, rapid urbanization, the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases (e.g., malaria, tuberculosis, COVID.19), the growing burden of non-communicable diseases and the emergence of health threats. The scope and scale of delivering health and well-being for all demands innovative partnerships and financing. UNDP's partnership with the Global Fund (GF), in line with UNDP's HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021: Connecting the Dots, makes a vital contribution to UNDP's Strategic Plan 2018-2021, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the pledge to leave no one behind. When requested, UNDP acts as interim Principal Recipient (PR), working with national partners and the Global Fund to ensure management, implementation and oversight of GF grants, while simultaneously strengthening health institutions and systems for national entities to assume the PR role over time. In Angola, the Ministry of Health and UNDP have had a long-standing, strategic partnership for health service delivery through Global Fund grants. Currently, UNDP is acting as the Principal Recipient for the 2018-2021 HIV Grant, in partnership with the National HIV/Aids Institute (INLS), other Government and Civil society partners. UNDP exercises its PR role in consultation with other UN agencies, bilateral donors and International Financing Institutions. In 2020-2021, UNDP will act as Principal Recipient for a consolidated HIV, malaria and tuberculosis Grant. To help the UNDP Project Management Unit (PMU) deliver in a timely and quality assured manner on the Grant Performance Framework targets, while complying with UNDP and Global Fund rules and regulations, UNDP Angola is recruiting a Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist / Deputy Programme Coordinator who will lead on the Monitoring & Evaluation function within the PMU while providing high level strategic and operational support to the Programme Coordinator. Duties and Responsibilities Summary of Key Functions: Strategic support to effective Sub-Recipient management and oversight Strategic Monitoring and evaluation of grant performance Capacity development of Ministry of Health Disease Programmes in data quality assurance High level, strategic support to the Programme Coordinator 1) Provide strategic support on Sub-Recipient management, focusing on the following results: Contributes significantly to Sub-Recipient (SR) selection and hiring processes through the drafting of SR terms of reference, review and negotiation of SR proposals, value for money assessments, in liaison with the Procurement team. Help ensure the timely issuance of SR agreements and amendments to SR agreements, in compliance with UNDP rules and regulations, in liaison with the Procurement team Support the development, implementation and monitoring of detailed workplans, performance frameworks, budgets and for each Sub-Recipient involved in grant implementation. Lead on the review of SR narrative reports; help ensure the timely issuance of SR Management Letters Contributes significantly to PR-SR grant performance review meetings through the drafting of the agenda Support the identification of poor performance at SR level, the formulation of appropriate management actions and ensure their timely execution Review SR requests for reprogramming of resources and make informed recommendations to the Programme Coordinator, in compliance with UNDP's rules and regulations as well as Global Fund guidelines Contribute significantly to SR capacity assessment exercises, including planning, facilitation, documentation and communication of findings, in collaboration with Procurement and Finance teams Help ensure the timely implementation of SR capacity development plans Lead on the Programme and M&E components of SR capacity development workshops or other training opportunities organized by UNDP in its capacity as PR Contributes significantly to SR audits, including planning, management responses; help ensure the timely execution of audit recommendations in UNDP's corporate audit systems Help ensure that Ministry of Health Disease Programmes lead on the coordination and programmatic oversight over NGO SRs 2) Lead the Monitoring & Evaluation function within UNDP's Project Management Unit (PMU) Develop, implement and report on UNDP Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Plan, mainstreaming gender, and ensuring consistency with national M&E frameworks Lead on the planning, execution and documentation of UNDP's M&E visits including joint UNDP-Ministry of Health/INLS supervision visits as well as visits to NGO SRs; ensure that visit recommendations are followed-up Strengthen and/or enforce existing M&E systems, databases, processes within the PMU; ensure the systematic use of UNDP corporate tools for Global Fund grant monitoring Lead on the development of the programmatic component of UNDP's Progress Update and Disbursement Requests (PUDRs) Address queries raised by the Global Fund Local Fund Agent which relate to data quality and/or programmatic performance Support the planning of and address the recommendations from LFA programmatic spot-check visits Ensure that the programmatic component of Global Fund Performance Letters is addressed Supports the design and negotiation of the programmatic component of Funding Requests including Narrative, Performance Framework, Implementation arrangements Support the Programme Coordinator in strategic engagement with the Country Co-ordination Mechanism (CCM) : preparation and delivery of presentations on grant performance; provision of clarifications on bottlenecks; justification of requests for reprogramming Contribute significantly to the design and production of gender sensitive digital communication products aimed at disseminating information on positive performance and lessons learned. Support the Programme Coordinator in ensuring timely and quality contributions to the UNDP ATLAS project management module, the UNDP Results-Oriented Annual Reporting (ROAR), the Transparency Dashboard and the Project Quality Assurance system. Prepare and update the UNDP/Global Fund Project risk log, issue log, lessons learned in ATLAS Prepare consolidated progress reports for Project management purposes, including project quarterly and annual progress reports, capturing qualitative and quantitative aspects according to the annual work plans Line manage a team of three, including one (1) M&E Specialist, one (1) M&E Associate and one (1) M&E Assistant; ensure that annual performance as well as professional development objectives are set and monitored 3) Act as UNDP's Technical Lead on data availability and quality with a view to capacity development, knowledge building and sharing with the Ministry of Health In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) Disease Programmes, actively contribute public health expertise to improving the availability and quality of data at all levels of the health system Establish and nurture functional partnerships with the Epidemiological Surveillance departments within MoH Disease Programmes as well as the MoH Departments for Studies and Statistics and Information Technology (GEPE, GTI) Help the Disease Programmes identify and address bottlenecks in data availability and quality through practical, cost-effective, sustainable solutions Help ensure the quality of data reported to the Global Fund through the promotion and execution of data quality review meetings at provincial and central levels Ensures the timely implementation of the activities planned under the Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) components of the Grant, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health Lead on ensuring the quality of data reported by UNDP's NGO's SRs, through streamlined reporting through the Community Health Information system and their integration into the national health information system Source relevant technical assistance through the drafting of terms of reference, review and validation of Consultant proposals Co-represent UNDP in national M&E forums such as the National HIV M&E Working Group Co-represent UNDP vis-à-vis multilateral and bilateral partners (UNAIDS, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, PEPFAR, USAID) on national data reporting issues Contribute public health and M&E expertise to national reporting exercises for international use (World Malaria Report, World TB Report, UNAIDS Global AIDS Monitoring) Competencies Core Innovation:Ability to make new and useful ideas work Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow People Management:Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Technical/Functional Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals Risk Management: Ability to identify and prioritize risks, and organize action around mitigating them Knowledge Management: Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge Required Skills and Experience Education: Required: A Masters' Degree in areas applicable to international development such as Social Sciences, Economics, International Relations or related areas Desirable: A Master's Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or related areas Experience: Required: Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in public health and related fields Experience in health programme management at Governmental or non-Governmental levels Strong programme M&E experience including developing and improving data collection systems, tools and processes Experience in knowledge transfer and capacity development interventions through consultancy services or training workshops Familiarity with health information software and platforms (DHIS 2) Desirable: Global Fund grant management experience Language Requirements: Fluency in English, both oral and written Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish UNDP is a Non-Smoking environment Disclaimer Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders) Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. 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