UNRWA is the largest United Nations programme in the Middle East. It provides education, health care, relief assistance and social services to 4.2 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Location: Jordan (Amman)
Closing date: 20 Aug 2007
Job Description

Organization: UNRWA
Location: Jordan, Amman
Closing date: 20 Aug 2007

I. Position Information

Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Supervisor: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Office of Operational SupportDuty station: Amman
Duration: Six months

II. Organizational Context

UNRWA’s management reform process – commonly referred to as “Organizational Development” - contains a number of initiatives grouped around four key “levers of change” – human resources management, leadership and management, organizational processes and programme management - each of which is mutually reinforcing and will bring about the systematic change that the OD process aims to achieve. The Office of Operational Support is responsible for the introduction of PCM in programming of UNRWA.

A key element in the introduction of PCM in UNRWA is the development of tools for all stages of the cycle. A first draft of a Handbook including guidance on tools for the Cycle has been developed. The Office of Operational Support is currently seeking to continue work on the Operational Handbook with a view to operationalize the different components for the rollout of the next programming cycle.

III. Functions / Key Results Expected

Key outputs and responsibilities:
a. Coordination of the Handbook Technical Support Group (TSG): soliciting information, developing and finalizing cases studies of good practices, integrating inputs and feedback of the TSG members into the Handbook;
b. Supervise the editing and publishing of the Operational Handbook;
c. Development of PCM training plan; and
d. Support to Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer on other matters related to the development of Programming Tools.

IV. Competencies

Corporate Competencies
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNRWA.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:
- Promotes knowledge management in UNRWA and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example.
- In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues.
- Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of UNRWA.

V. Recruitment Qualifications

- Tertiary Education. University Degree in Development, Economics, Journalism, Social Sciences or equivalent is highly desirable.

- 6 years of development experience.
- Strong knowledge on project cycle management and the tools associated to each of the steps in the cycle.
- Experience in editing
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).
- Strong communication skills.

Language requirements:
Strong written and spoken English skills.
Vacancies Contact
Vacancies Contact
Please send your curriculum vitae and or P11 form, as well as a cover letter marked “Monitoring and Evaluation Officer” to Amal Shahrouri, Admin. Officer, Office of Operational Support, UNRWA, UNRWA Headquarters Amman, Bayader Wadi Seer, P.O. Box 140157, Amman 11814, Jordan, Tel.: +962 6 5808501, Fax.: +962 6 5808148
e-mail: a.shahrouri@unrwa.org
Reference Code: RW_75UE7Z-94