Programme Specialist, Dar es Salaam (NO-C)

Closing date: Thursday, 2 June 2016

Education & Work Experience: I-Master's Level Degree - 5 year(s) experience
Vacancy Type
FTA Local
Posting Type
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Only Open to Tanzanian Nationals
As one of the original eight pilot countries for the UN Reform initiative Delivering as One, Tanzania is a global leader in advancing reforms of the UN system, with a view to support accelerated harmonization in implementation practices, coherence in programming, and alignment with national systems, intended to produce a reduction in transaction costs and enhanced development impact. Deepening reform will require new and even more innovative ways for the UN agencies to work together in formulating and implementing UNDAP II. Programme planning, resource mobilization, evaluation, and review activities will be done collaboratively. There will be increased harmonization of UN policies, procedures and tools, possibly leading towards the establishment of a One UN Operations Team.
The Programme & Strategic Support Unit (PSSU) has been created to support the strategic and programme management function for the country programme. The team will directly support the Programme team with the design and formulation of projects; monitoring and evaluation, gender mainstreaming, communication and resource mobilization; compliance to quality assurance standards and reporting on results. The PSSU in collaboration with Operations units ensures high quality project management in aspects of procurement for projects, field monitoring, utilization of programme resources, HACT audit and implementation of audit recommendations. The PSSU provides support to programme and project evaluations (appraisal, mid-term and final reviews and outcome evaluations), internal and external communication, resource mobilization and results reporting. The team is there to ensure that CO results are monitored, tracked, reported and communicated as per UNDP and CO expectations and requirements. The function includes maintenance of donor/partner relations, maintenance of CO visibility and supporting the programme team to report in the ROAR, the IWP and the IRRF for the SP.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the M&E Specialist contributes to the effective implementation of the CPE Evaluation plan and participates in the conduct of thematic and crosscutting evaluations. The M&E Specialist ensures that objective evaluations are designed and implemented to assess the country programme relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of results; that evaluations carried out in a credible and systematic manner; supports the application of evaluation lessons and recommendations in programme design, and contributes to the implementation of UNDAP and CPD priorities and results.
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