Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, (Consultant),Deadline: 13 March 2018




UN-Habitat, Somalia Programme


Nairobi/ Kenya (with travel to Somalia)


Monitoring and Evaluation Expert




6 months


13 March 2018


UN-Habitat has been active in the Somalia urban sector for more than 20 years and currently is implementing a portfolio of interventions worth USD 50 million with communities, local authorities and central government. The activities have evolved from responding to immediate local needs for reconstruction to systematic attempts to address sustainable urban development through integrated human settlement programmes. Somalia is faced with one of the highest urbanization rates across Africa and beyond, and there is a strong link between urbanization and displacement caused by natural disasters, civil unrest and other internal conflicts.

Currently, UN-Habitat’s portfolio and interventions are being aligned with the changed political and socio-economic context in Somalia in general and towards response to the needs of new member states and urban centers affected by rapid growth and large scale displacement in southern and central Somalia in particular.

UN–Habitat is an active member of the UN Country Team and works in support and the Somalia National Development priorities and the Somaliland NDP II as well as contributes to the Pillar Groups, and Durable Solutions initiatives.  UN-Habitat Somalia provides support across the following thematic fields; local governance, shelter and protection in the context of urbanization, livelihoods, infrastructure and return and integration linked to durable solutions.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) and the direct supervision of the UN-Habitat Programme Managers, the incumbent will be in charge of the following responsibilities. It is expected that the M&E expert will work across all UN-Habitat Somalia programme to deliver on the following:

  1. Strategy and Design
    1. Build a comprehensive results based monitoring and evaluation system through developing a monitoring framework for projects
    2. Develop monitoring templates and recording system/ data base to ensure collection of sex and age disaggregated data and other vulnerability criteria/ data, with a particular focus on training data,
    3. Review all programs existing monitoring and evaluation system, forms, tools and jointly with management assist in simplification and harmonization of monitoring and evaluation tools;
    4. Provide strategic direction for the development and maintenance of monitoring and evaluation systems and the roll-out of new initiatives;
    5. Support the project team in the design and implementation of assessments, gender analysis, stakeholder analysis, organizational capacity assessments and other pre-program data collection and analysis
    6. Develop a system to monitor risks for programme implementation across all programmes as well as supporting Programme Managers in the mitigation of those risks, and;
    7. Institutionalize a system of reporting for all programmes by defining periodicities, formats (taking into consideration donor requirements) as per agency or project/Programme documents requirements.
  2. Implementation
    1. Lead mandated evaluations, needs assessments, annual surveys, case studies and other research efforts;
    2. Develop the capacity of field based staff, and local government institutions to conduct baseline and endline evaluations activities and regular monitoring activities in line with the log frame indicators and employing the monitoring templates developed.
    3. Leverage lessons learned, best practices, program data, evaluations and other information to generate donor communication pieces, proposal annexes, success stories, case studies and other high-quality, results-based documentation;
    4. Support third party monitoring conducted by donors and partners
  3. Proposal Development Support
    1. Work with the management team to identify and pursue strategic opportunities for program expansion.
    2. Prepare project proposals that address the objectives of the agency developing concept notes and other working documents; and
    3. Prepare Somalia Programme’s contribution to the periodic reporting by the Regional Office for Africa (ROAf)
  4. Any other related tasks as assigned by the CTA and Programme Manager  


PROFESSIONALISM:  Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and redundant approaches relevant to project management; Ability to assist with data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis.   Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates  professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for  incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.



Advanced university degree in Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation, Development Studies or any related field.

A first level university degree combined with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Professional Experience

A minimum of three years of experience in programme management and M&E. Conversant in development of survey tools, data analysis and report and proposal writing.

Experience in working with vulnerable youth is a strong asset. Experience in working in post-conflict environments is desirable.


Proficiency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Somali language is an advantage.



  1. Proven knowledge in project management and coordination.
  2. Proactive, results oriented, independent, able to identify and carry out duties and responsibilities with minimum supervision. Professional, supportive and cooperative in all matters within the work setting, problem-solving oriented. Maintain confidentiality with regards to all work-related issues.


Applications should include:

·      Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

·      Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

1.       Educational Background (incl. dates)

2.       Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)

3.       Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)

4.       Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

5.       Expectations regarding remuneration


All applications should be submitted to:


P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya


Deadline for applications: 13 March 2018

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Source: UN-Habitat

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Deadline/closing date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018