“UNOPS plays a critical role in providing management services for our life-saving, peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations. I have seen many examples of how these activities help suffering people in troubled parts of the world.”
-Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
UNOPS mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness.
By assisting UN organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.
UNOPS employs more than 6000 personnel and on behalf of its partners creates thousands more work opportunities in local communities. With its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, a network of five regional offices and a further 20 operations and project centres, UNOPS oversees activities in more than 80 countries.
UNOPS in Switzerland is based in Geneva and has excellent links with the international community. Local and international partners call upon the UNOPS Switzerland office for expertise in fund management, project management, procurement of goods and services, and human resources administration to ensure successful delivery of their projects. Focus areas include health, water, and sanitation.
UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.
The purpose of this post is to coordinate the effective monitoring and evaluation of WSSCC’s work in line with its Medium Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) for the period 2012-2016. The incumbent is expected to establish a conceptual framework for the monitoring & evaluation (M&E) practice, provide leadership to strengthen WSSCC’s capacity, and to develop systems and engagement strategies to enable WSSCC to:
i. Effectively monitor and evaluate progress against its MTSP for the period 2012-2016, and regularly derive evidence-based data and information feeding into organizational and wider sector knowledge and learning.
ii. Identify and collaborate on evaluation research initiatives of relevance to the sector as a whole
iii. Represent WSSCC in inter-agency meetings and high-level forums on monitoring and evaluation.
iv. Develop partnerships and facilitate inter-institutional relations with key research institutions specializing in water, sanitation and hygiene.
WSSCC is currently in the process of strengthening its M&E system to ensure full alignment with recent changes in WSSCC’s organisational size and strategic focus; i) significant organisational growth, ii) a new Medium Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) in place covering 2012-1016, iii) merging of Trust Funds pooling donor resources. In addition, strengthening and harmonisation of M&E activities within the wider sanitation sector at both global and national level has been identified as a priority area for sector learning by WSSCC and its partners. The incumbent is expected to provide leadership to the above processes.
The incumbent is a professional specialist based in the Networking and Knowledge Management Department and expected to work closely with senior managers and staff in all WSSCC departments. General direction on the tasks and area of responsibility is provided by the immediate supervisor, i.e. the Programme Manager, Networking and Knowledge Management. The incumbent exercises leadership to translate this guidance into the specific activities required to perform assigned duties. Detailed workplans are generated by the incumbent, based on his/her judgment of priorities, in consultation with the supervisor and in collaboration with other senior managers and staff within WSSCC. The incumbent has the responsibility to develop or revise guidelines for the M&E area within WSSCC, represent the organization in high-level forms, and develop partnerships that place WSSCC on the cutting-edge of M&E in the WASH sector.
The incumbent’s work is reviewed in discussion with the supervisor and appropriate in-house staff, in briefings and de-briefings around duty travel, by periodic progress reviews based on planned activities, by reports of activities, and by assessment of progress and impact based on reports. Results are reviewed for attainment of objectives.
The incumbent has direct contact internally with:
i. WSSCC senior managers, staff, Steering Committee members, National Coordinators and Members, and externally with donors, partner agencies, research institutions, GSF Project Coordinating Mechanisms, Executing Agencies and Sub-Grantees and other organizations, to discuss and develop corporate M&E strategies and plans, to obtain information and to provide advice.
ii. UNOPS for operational and human resources matters.