Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Expert

Background
UNDP “Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery” project is part of the European Union (EU) programme “Recovery, Stability and Socio-Economic Development in Libya” (Baladiyati), funded under the  EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa. The project aims at enhancing provision of basic services at local level and increasing access for most vulnerable groups from host communities – including Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs) and returnees – as well as migrants and refugees.UNDP “Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery” (SLCRR – top up) project, funded by the European Union, aims at supporting local authorities in Libya to respond to the many conflict and human mobility induced challenges that impact negatively people access to essential services, the social cohesion and community security, and jobs and the sustainable livelihoods. The project is built around 3 specific objectives: (i) Strengthening responsiveness of local institutions in delivering essential public services to crisis-affected populations and in leading recovery processes; (ii) Enhancing communities and local stakeholders’ capacity to improve social cohesion and community security; (iii) Strengthening economic opportunities for youth and vulnerable groups (including women) through inclusive and participatory local economic recovery.A well-established MEAL system is key to effectively inform these projects as well as ensure transparency amd accountability.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Project Manager, and in close consultation with the Project Specialist, the MEAL expert will ensure the development of monitoring and evaluation systems and tools, ensuring that monitoring and evaluation arrangements comply with donor agreements and project requirements (M&E framework design and planning, data collection and management, accountability, evaluation, learning). S/he will also contribute to building a constructive learning environment at all project levels, promoting good practices and key recommendations for ensuring sustainability, lessons learned and ideas for future interventions.More specifically, the Expert will work with the project team to develop and promote the use of the MEAL system to ensure that:Data on project activities is collected in a systematic way, consolidated, analyzed and shared to support project management.Mechanisms for upwards (donors) and downwards (beneficiaries) accountability are in place.Evidence-based data is available to measure the results and impact of the project’s phases.Learning from project is captured and is applied to improve ongoing & future activities and projects.

Competencies
Integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity;Knowledge of the Libyan context and the current transition would be an advantage;Extensive experience in presenting in public forums including high-level national stakeholders;Strong communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated ability to build trust;Excellent organizational, team building and planning skill;Demonstrated ability to work effective in team, delivering through and with others;

Required Skills and Experience
Education:Master degree in law, political or social science, international development, monitoring and evaluation.Experience:A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in international cooperation and project management  and development;At least 10 assignments in M&E framework design and implementation. Experience with European-Union funded projects will be an asset;At least 5 relevant assignments in MENA, Experience in Libya will be an asset;Experience in projects related to resilience and recovery would be an asset;Language:Fluency in English language (spoken and written) is required.Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:Proposal:(i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;(ii) Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work (if applicable);Financial proposal in the UNDP format – Annex 3 and 3A;Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references;Applicants must submit a duly completed and signed Annex II Offeror´s letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) assignment;

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Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Home-Based

Category: International Jobs

Deadline: March 5, 2021

Company Name: UNDP