Background The UNV Regional Offices (RO) provide oversight and strategic guidance to the UNV Field Units in their respective geographical assignments and are mainly accountable for the placement of UN Volunteers mobilized for UN Agencies, Funds, and Programmes focused on peace, development and humanitarian needs.
Furthermore, the Regional Offices represent, and strategically position, UNV and bring UNV’s services and solutions closer to its partners from governments, UN entities, civil society and private sector.
The Regional Offices also lead in scoping and delivering UNV’s advisory service offer on volunteer infrastructure. Reporting to the Manager, Regional Office, and with the technical guidance and supervision of the Programme Specialist, RBM at headquarters, the Programme Analyst, RMB is responsible for providing technical support on evidence-
based monitoring and planning. She / he contributes to the strategic planning process through qualitative and quantitative data analysis and integration for the purposes of UNV programming, planning, monitoring, and reporting.
Moreover, she / he will contribute to providing analytical content to the achievements (or regression) of the UNV Strategic Framework through the assessment of regional input to the Integrated Results and Resources Framework.
She / he provides inputs to capacity development initiatives for strengthening the RBM functions in the region through its network of Field Units in alignment with UNV’s evolving role and new challenges.
Duties and Responsibilities Technical support to UNV’s corporate planning and reporting
Collect, classify and analyze statistical information for the region through data identification and compilation from various relevant sources to contribute to corporate global and regional planning processes and the establishment of annual targets aligned to UNV’s Strategic Framework;
In close consultation with the Regional Portfolio Managers and Specialists, and overall guidance from the Programme Specialist (RBM), propose critical parameters to facilitate the overall regional and country analysis, and the establishment of related planning and monitoring tools;
Contribute to the regional planning exercise by ensuring adequate linkages of the region’s priorities with UNV’s Annual Business Plan and verifying they are duly reflected in applicable systems;
Guide Field Units in the proper utilization of RBM tools and technical support data integration and consolidation;
Provide support to ensure that regional indicators are tracked and analyzed in a consolidated manner, and updates are provided regularly to the Programme Specialist (RBM) for effective programme and management decisions;
Based on Field Units’ needs and country portfolios, carry out basic research to facilitate proper planning, monitoring and reporting;
Support the elaboration of the overall / regional results-oriented annual reports and other relevant materials, ensuring visibility of representative and consolidated substantive results aligned with the Strategic Framework outcomes and outputs.
Technical support to corporate monitoring
Provide technical support to collect and report accurate, reliable and coherent data, achieving the right balance of qualitative and quantitative evidence, self-
reported and independent data and support their interpretation and use to assess corporate results. Collaborate with the Programme Specialist (RBM) to improve quality, identify trends and prepare briefs to inform future decision making processes;
Provide technical guidance on evidence-based monitoring and evaluation plans using adequate and innovative data collection solutions, drawing from regional / national statistics data, and coordinating with other UN agency partners, in support to the relevant strategic plans;
Provide technical support to the Field Units in the region for country level reporting compliance and contribute to the maintenance of a regional data base.
Develop capacity on evidence-based monitoring / RBM and support knowledge management
Support the region in the formulation of a strategy for effective deployment of evidence-based functions across the countries assigned;
Provide content for developing a plan to improve skills and capacity for basic results based planning, data collection and survey methods;
Contribute to developing and monitoring regional plans for proactive interventions and support to Regional Offices on RBM, including the linking and setting of indicators’ baselines, milestones and targets against the Strategic Framework;
Support the identification and documentation of key lessons derived from evidence monitoring and provide recommendations for risk identification and management;
Participate in the facilitation of communities of practice and other knowledge management mechanisms to actively promote exchange of experiences and good practices. UN Volunteer mobilization
Liaise with UN agencies in Panama and / or the region to ensure an understanding of UNV’s mandate, key offers and the added value that UN Volunteer assignments bring in support to the achievement of their respective mandates;
Maintain business intelligence on UN agencies and LAC countries, identifying specific entry points to diversify partnerships with the key result of increased volunteer assignments, including the assessment and reporting on the forecast demand for UN Volunteers in the country;
Identify volunteer placement opportunities and present UNV value proposition and volunteer modalities with the objective of maximizing international and national volunteer presence, including collaboration in the preparation of descriptions of assignment, with partner agencies and other partners. 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
Results-based Management : Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results
Development Planning and Monitoring : Ability to develop business and planning processes at the national and local level and the ability to apply to strategic and / or practical situations
Data Measurement : Ability to set goals and indicators and to interpret and synthesize results into usable information to inform policy, strategy, and / or action
Monitoring and Evaluation : Knowledge of methodologies, assessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations
Quality Assurance : Ability to perform administrative and procedural activities to ensure that quality requirements and goals are fulfilled
Relationship Management : Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, inter-agency coordination and forge productive working relationships
Knowledge Management : Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge
Required Skills and Experience Education :
Master’s degree in social sciences, in economics, business administration, statistics, social sciences or related fields. Experience :
Two (2) years of relevant experience in data analysis and monitoring, statistical methods, and programme management and implementation;
Previous experience setting and / or as a volunteer with volunteer mobilization and / or promotion of volunteerism is an asset. Language Requirements :
Fluency in English and Spanish;
Proficiency in another official UN language is desirable.
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