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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/TA48
Title: Technical Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation) position no. 346104
Grade: P2
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  For three months
Date: 30 April 2013
Application Deadline: 21 May 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_SYR WHO Representative's Office, Syrian Arab Republic (EM_SYR)
Emergency and Humanitarian Action (EHA) / Director of Program Management (DPM)
The objectives of WHO's emergency programme are to design and implement programmes that prepare the health sector to deal with emergencies and that improve health during and after crises. Within the emergency programme, the objectives of WHO's emergency response team are to support Member States by:

(1) promptly assessing health needs of populations affected by crisis, identifying priority causes of ill-health and death; preparing damage estimates and emergency response and rehabilitation plans; providing prompt, credible health information and ensuring the continuity of essential health services;
(2) coordinating and monitoring emergency health relief efforts under the aegis of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Health Cluster, of which WHO is the lead agency;
3) ensuring that critical gaps in the health response are rapidly identified and filled;
4) revitalizing and building the capacity of national health systems to deal with preparedness, mitigation and response

Organizational Context :
Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator, and the overall guidance of the WHO Representative, the incumbent will be a key member of relief response team and will act as the focal point for Monitoring and Evaluation. She/he will have the first line responsibility for promoting effective M&E strategy for the health sector working group. This involves wide consultations with the relevant stakeholders including UN Agencies and NGO's.

Purpose of the Post:
To identify and implement Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy for the health working group through a wide consultation with the relevant stakeholders including UN Agency;
To monitor and evaluate WHO programs remotely and submit reliable data on humanitarian assistance delivery to donors for fundraising purposes.ies and NGO's.
Description of duties:
The incumbent will perform the following duties:

Implement the monitoring and evaluation strategy based on the Syrian Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP) 2013 and health sector partners M&E frameworks and implementation plans

-Monitor progress and effects of the humanitarian health response against the strategic priorities as well as promote and support quality assurance of the health projects.
-Facilitate monitoring of cross-cutting issues by all stakeholders at all levels.
-Assist the unit to develop evaluation plans when requested
-Ensure the standards and systems used to deliver quality and accountable services and monitoring reports include information on levels of compliance achieved against standards and indicators.
-Analyze lessons learned for quality and accountability.
-Propose and facilitate external reviews/evaluations as agreed by the health sector working group
-Support WHO and the health sector working group to seek innovative methods for remote management and monitoring to improve accountability.
-Provide technical support/guidance to the health sector working group members in monitoring methodologies, good practice, and reporting responsibilities ensuring coherence with existing reporting requirements.
-Identify and formulate monitoring and evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into management efforts, disseminated in learning events and channeled into decision-making processes;

Impact of Results :
The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of WHO interventions and activities in providing Humanitarian health assistance.
Effective implementations of evaluation policies and strategies, as well as efficient organization and coordination of the evaluation process.
Enhance the organization's capacity and credibility in implementation of highly effective programmes with strong impact.
Essential: University degree in International Relations, Political Science, Economics or any social sciences related field.

Desirable: Master's Degree in Humanitarian Aid
1)Communicating in a credible and effective way
2)Fostering integration and teamwork
3)Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
4)Knowing and managing yourself

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Demonstrated knowledge of principles, disciplines and techniques to implement Monitoring and Evaluation strategies.
- Proven ability to formulate and manage budgets and conduct financial analysis.
-Demonstrated knowledge of information technology and ability to apply it in work assignments.
-Good research and documentation skills especially for 'best practices' in organizational change and development within and outside the UN system.
-Ability to make recommendations related to work-processing approaches and procedures which would lead to more efficient systems design.
- Ability to gather, analyze and disseminate information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems

Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Proficiency in MS Office Experience with new monitoring tools such as remote call monitoring, aerial photography, SMS campaign, mobile money monitoring, biometry

Essential: At least 2 years experience in providing management advisory services and in design, monitoring and evaluation of projects.

Desirable: Experience in Humanitarian Coordination.
Excellent knowledge of English
Additional Information:
Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.
Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Written test may be used as an elimentary tool.
Candidates will be interviewed using a competency-based approach.
(This could be the base for roster)
Note: In view of the current security situation, Syrian Arab Republic has been declared a non-family duty station; i.e. dependents are not allowed to visit or reside with the staff member at the duty station. The entitlements will be determined as applicable at the time of recruitment.
This vacancy is published in English only
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US $ 46730.00 at single rate
US $ 49821.00 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 38.6% % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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