Form Five Selection 2024

Background The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners; peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations. Project Background: The development objective of the NORTHERN MOZAMBIQUE RURAL RESILIENCE PROJECT (MozNorte) is to improve access to livelihood opportunities for vulnerable communities and management of natural resources in selected rural areas of Northern Mozambique. The project aims to improve the resilience of vulnerable communities in selected landscapes of Northern Mozambique. More specifically, the project aims to address the following drivers:

  •  Exclusion of local communities and Internally Displaced People (particularly women and youth) from access to sources of livelihoods depending on renewable natural resources;
  •  Environmental degradation, climate variability and limited capacity of formal institutions to manage natural
  •  resources in a sustainable and inclusive manner; and
  •  Exclusion of local communities and Internally Displaced People from managing and deciding over use of natural resources.

Given the high vulnerability of Northern Mozambique to climate and geophysical hazards, as highlighted in the Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Report carried out for the project, the design takes an overall climate-sensitive approach to help mitigate risks and enhance adaptive capacity of project beneficiaries. This will translate into promoting climate- smart solutions across all activities and sectors of intervention, from infrastructure to agriculture, fishery, forestry and community-driven activities. The project has four components:

  •  Improving access to livelihoods and community infrastructure;
  •  Improved management of natural resources;
  •  Multi-stakeholder Coordination and Project Management; and
  •  Contingency emergency response (CERC).

MozNorte Project (US$ 150 Million) provides bridge financing to stabilize rural livelihoods and to improve the management of natural resources on which most rural livelihoods depend on in 18 districts of three provinces (Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Niassa). The target districts of the intervention include: In Niassa the districts of Lago, Chimbonila, Mecula, Sanga, Maua, Muembe; in the province of Cabo Delgado the districts of Montepuez, Mecufi, Metuge, Ancuabe; in the province of Nampula the districts of Memba, Erati, Mecuburi, Ribaue, Moma, Larde, Angoche and Mossuril. Community Driven Development (CDD) is an approach to local development that aims to promote planning and strengthen control over investment decisions and resource management by communities and local governments. This approach is innovative because it goes beyond the traditional vision of development that focuses mainly on strengthening institutions, limiting the empowerment of communities. This approach is based on principles of transparency, participation, empowerment of different local actors and response to locally identified needs and priorities. Empowerment and capacity building at the local level (including communities and authorities), reinforces participatory decision-making and promotes more transparent and effective allocation and control over resources. The World Bank’s experience with this approach in many countries around the world has shown very positive results in terms of organizing people locally to address common problems, working in partnership between communities and local governments. MozNorte will adopt the CDD approach through the implementation of the Community Driven Development Fund (CDDF) that promotes access to livelihoods for vulnerable communities and displaced people (especially women and youth) who depend on natural resources for their livelihoods. The objective of CDDF is to generate sustainable livelihoods, promote inclusive and participatory development and strengthen social integration. The support will be provided through two windows: District Window and Community Window. Through Window 1 (District Window), it will benefit populations and communities through the construction of priority economic and social infrastructures. These will make it possible to boost the local economy and strengthen social integration, creating more opportunities to promote inclusive development. Through Window 2 (Community Window), it will benefit poorer and more disadvantaged population groups, including women, youth and internally displaced people, who are disproportionately affected by increased insecurity and climate shocks in the Northern Region. Community projects will be implemented based on the needs and priorities identified by the communities themselves (Community Agendas), with a view to stabilizing their living conditions and creating opportunities to generate employment and income in a sustainable manner. The community window will focus on supporting livelihood activities but may also include elements of social cohesion activities and small social and economic infrastructure.

Functional Responsibilities

1. Monitoring and Evaluation ● Assist in the implementation of the Community Driven Development Fund Monitoring and Evaluation plan and result framework ● Assist in ensuring that project data are entered and updated on a timely basis ● Assist in providing capacity development support to project staff, as well as Implementation Partners (IPs) ● Assist in monitoring risks and reporting on their development and treatment ● Co-conduct quality assurance to project activities, including monitoring visits and data quality assessments ● Provide timely feedback to IPs on the findings from the aforementioned and share the learnings ● Assist in the development of data collection tools ● Co-coordinate pilot of data collection tools and provide feedback ● Co-coordinate data collection for baseline, midline and endline surveys in the assigned districts, ensuring its accuracy ● Support in ensuring that lessons learned are fed back into project implementation. 2. Reporting ● Assist in developing reports required by UNOPS and/or donor ● Prepare regular progress reports on activities undertaken, results achieved against targets and plan for follow up actions ● Co-conduct data analysis ● Co-develop project’s baseline, midline and endline reports ● Coordinate with the project teams for timely inputs needed for UNOPS and/or donor required reports ● Draft briefing notes, talking points and other correspondence related to the project; ● Taking photos/video clips of the beneficiaries during assessments/distributions when requested ● Identify and draft project success stories and case studies (most significant change) ● Perform other responsibilities assigned by the supervisor

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  •  Completion of secondary school combined with 6 years of professional experience may be considered;
  •  A first-level university degree (Bachelor) in Social Sciences, Statistics, Public Administration, Development Studies or other relevant discipline, is required

Experience

  •  Minimum 2 years of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in NGOs and other related organizations in an international, public or corporate organization at the national and/or international level is required
  •  Minimum 1 year of experience in monitoring and evaluation processes, particularly data collection and reporting is required;
  •  Experience/knowledge of web-based applications and Google Suite products, especially google forms, sheets, docs and slides is an asset. eMLJ0mW DmwvJr
  •  Experience using digital data collection tools is preferred;
  •  Prior experience of collecting large scale data both quantitative and qualitative is desired;
  •  Experience with a UN agency is preferred;
  •  Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities will be an added advantage.

Language

  •  Fluency in written and oral English and Portuguese is required.

Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA)

Contract level: ICS 6/LICA 6 Contract duration: ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional Information

  •  Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
  •  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  •  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  •  UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
  •  Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
  •  We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.
  •  This is a local position. As such, it is only open to Mozambique Nationals only
  •  This position is based in a non family duty station

Terms and Conditions

  •  For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
  •  All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  •  It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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