United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Monitoring and Reporting Policy and Framework Development Consultant

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Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Setting:
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP’s Policy and Programme Division performs strategic planning, coordination and monitoring of UNEP’s programmes as well as coordinates UNEP’s engagement with the wider UN system and global processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The consultant’s tasks and responsibilities for each deliverable are outlined below. These tasks will be undertaken in close collaboration and consultation with pertinent staff from the Policy and Programme Division to be designated by the PPD Director (PPD Team) as below. The consultant will report to Head, Programme Performance Support Unit, Policy and Programme Division, UNEP:
A. Updated monitoring and reporting policy
Prepare proposal for Revised Draft Monitoring and Reporting Policy
Prepare a revised Draft Monitoring and Reporting Policy
Conduct focus group discussions with divisional and regional office heads and their deputies, subprogramme coordinators, M&R focal points, and project and programme teams on revised draft M&R policy
Submit Final Proposal for Revised Draft Monitoring and Reporting Policy
Delivery of finalized M&R policy.
B. Monitoring and reporting framework including tools, templates and guidelines
Prepare an outline of monitoring and reporting approach/process
Participate in the consultation process: a) global survey of M&R practitioners and programme managers; b) Interviews: global, regional, country level; c) remote workshops.
Provide recommendations from review/analysis on how other UN entities are monitoring and reporting, including best practices and pitfalls.
Prepare a detailed draft monitoring and reporting approach/process including:
Development of a methodology and process flow for all subprogrammes to report against the TOCs direct outcomes, including through narrative/impact stories of enabling and influencing interventions as well as against the thematic qualitative indicators.
Develop guidance on establishing baselines.
Prepare a draft Monitoring and Reporting Framework, including roles and responsibilities.
Prepare a draft reporting calendar.
Provide recommendations on resources and capacity building.
Lead on preparation of presentations of findings for PPD to deliver to stakeholders and Member States.
Prepare a detailed M&R Workplan for 2022-2023 POW.
Prepare a revised draft Monitoring and Reporting Framework.
Lead on preparation of presentation on revised framework for PPD to confirm buy-in of divisional and regional heads.
Lead on preparation of toolkits, guidelines and recommendations:
Self-Assessment Data Collection Tool for PoW 2022-2023
Technical/Explanatory Notes on 2022-23 Results Framework
Required changes to performance information management systems
Recommendations on additional tool kits.
Prepare a Final Proposal for Revised Draft M&R Framework.

Qualifications/special skills

An advanced degree in evaluation, monitoring and reporting, data science, data management, environmental science or a closely related field is required. A first level university degree in combination with ten additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Minimum of 10 years of proven professional experience in Monitoring and Reporting in the public or private sector, with a solid understanding of M&R principles and Results Frameworks is required.
Experience in the design and development of M&R frameworks and M&R policies with UN system organizations is an advantage. ¿ Advanced certification in Monitoring and Reporting is an advantage.
Ability to structure and design a theory of change and implement the same is required.
Knowledge of and proven track record in using a range of results formulation and reporting methods (quantitative and qualitative) is required.
Excellent research and data collection methodology skills.
Demonstrate fluency in written and oral communication skills in English, including excellent drafting and group presentation skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to synthesize information in a clear and well-structured manner is desirable.
Creative Problem-Solver – ability to think differently and creatively, see possibilities to find best solutions and to persuade others accordingly is desirable.
Ability to build great rapport and work easily with leaders, staff and colleagues is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Deadline Closes : 21 September 2023