Description

South East Asia Multi-Country Office (EAPMCO)

The South East Asia and Pacific Multi Country Office (EAPMCO) supports, develops, and oversees the UNOPS portfolio of projects in South East Asia and the Pacific. EAPMCO was established in January 2023 following the merger of the Thailand Multi-Country Office, which covered 20 countries across North East Asia, South East Asia, and the Pacific, and the Cambodia Multi-Country Office, which covered 4 countries South East Asia – 3 countries in the Mekong Sub-region (Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam) and the Philippines. EAPMCO currently covers 24 countries across North East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific. With its head office in Bangkok, the Multi-Country Office comprises nine business units: SEMCO Thailand, EAPMCO Indonesia, EAPMCO Pacific Operations Cluster, EAPMCO Papua New Guinea, EAPMCO China, EAPMCO Vietnam, EAPMCO Lao PDR, EAPMCO Philippines, and EAPMCO Cambodia.

In 2022, the UNOPS EAPMCO implemented projects worth more than USD 95.7 million, in the areas of Energy Transition, Digital Transformations, Sustainable Environmental Management, Climate Change, Waste Management, Rule of Law and Access to Justice, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Post Conflict Reintegration, Emergency Relief, Post COVID19 Economic Transformations, and Health, through HR, procurement, construction, contract management, fund and program management services.

The Multi-Country Office head office in Bangkok provides strategic direction, operational support, delivery oversight, and assurance of the excellence of business processes and quality standards across all of the Multi-Country Office locations. It is also responsible for developing, delivering and managing the portfolio of engagements in the country of the MCO location itself.

UNOPS in the Philippines

Established in 2016, UNOPS Philippines provides expert support to ensure sustainable project management, procurement, and infrastructure activities in projects. With funds from the European Union (EU), UNOPS supports the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice, and the Department of the Interior and Local Government under the Governance in Justice (GOJUST) Programme (GOJUST2) through procurement, logistics, and grants management to push forward the justice reform agenda of the Philippine government through innovations and interventions; as well as providing grants to civil society organizations to improve access to justice of marginalized groups. In Support to the Bangsamoro Transition (SUBATRA) Programme, UNOPS is working with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Government to strengthen the capacities of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches to ensure a smooth transition, also with funds from the EU. In the health sector, UNOPS works with the DOH / ADB in the HEAL project (Health System Enhancement to Address and Limit COVID-19).

UNOPS Philippines is in the process of expanding its area of engagement in cooperation with its development partners, focusing mainly on a portfolio of projects and programs in the infrastructure, logistics management, procurement in health, rule of law, and governance sectors.

Background Information – Philippine Multisectoral Nutrition Project

In terms of ICT activities and outputs, UNOPS supports the Philippines Multisectoral Nutrition Project (PMNP) with:

  1. Support DOH in the areas of project management, coordination, supervision, environmental and social safeguards, and fiduciary aspects including procurement and contracts management, financial management, communication, and monitoring and evaluation through the activity “End to end procurement and delivery of information and communication technology equipment for the National and Regional Project Management Offices (PMOs).”
  2. Procure and supervise the services of a contractor for the “Philippine Health Information Exchange Consultancy and Infrastructure Development and Implementation for Harmonized Multisectoral Information Systems (HMIS) for PMNP in the 235 Municipalities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao” under the deliverable “Strengthening targeted information systems and development of a benchmark assessment of IP and ethnicity data and information systems across participating institutions aimed at improving tracking performance of indigenous people”.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the PMNP ICT Specialist, the M&E Specialist is responsible for the efficient and effective implementation and support of the monitoring, evaluation, ICT activities as identified in the PMNP agreement between the DOH and UNOPS and described under point 2) above. Specifically, the M&E Specialist shall:

  1. Design, implement, and manage the monitoring and evaluation framework for the nutrition project activities.
  2. Develop and refine project indicators, data collection tools, and methodologies in collaboration with project stakeholders.
  3. Oversee the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data related to nutrition project activities.
  4. Ensure the accuracy, reliability, and completeness of collected data, employing both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  5. Plan and conduct evaluations to assess the impact and effectiveness of nutrition interventions.
  6. Collaborate with external evaluators and stakeholders to design and execute rigorous evaluations.
  7. Prepare regular reports on project progress, highlighting key findings, challenges, and recommendations.
  8. Actively contribute to the design, planning, and realization of the harmonized management information system that eventually will be the central data source for project-related nutrition information and evaluation results.
  9. Provide training and technical support to project staff and partners on monitoring and evaluation best practices.
  10. Build the capacity of the project team to collect, manage, and utilize data for informed decision-making.
  11. Ensure the quality and consistency of data through regular reviews and audits.
  12. Implement measures to address data quality issues and improve overall data management processes.
  13. Facilitate learning events to share best practices and lessons learned from monitoring and evaluation activities.
  14. Contribute to the development of knowledge products and publications related to project outcomes.
  15. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, and foster a participatory approach to monitoring and evaluation, involving key stakeholders in the process.

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

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.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or related disciplines is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in above disciplines and in combination with additional two (2) years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of master’s degree.

Certifications (The below certifications are highly desirable):

  • Certification in Monitoring and Evaluation or a related field is highly desirable.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on nutrition and/or public health projects is required.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks, including the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods is an important asset.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience in maternal and child nutrition is highly desirable.
  • Good knowledge of defining M&E requirements and experience in helping to translate requirements into practical ICT solutions is desirable.
  • Experience working on livelihoods and food security issues in the Philippines will be an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers, office software packages and productivity tools is required.
  • Proficiency in computers, Google Office Suite or Google Workspace is an added advantage.

Language:

  • Fluent in English (read, write, and speak) is essential.
  • Fluency in Tagalog (speak) is an advantage.

Contract type, level and duration

  • Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
  • Contract level: ICS-10/LICA-10
  • Contract duration: Retainer contract from 03 Jun to 31 Dec 2024 with the maximum of 100 working days and renewable subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or to satisfactory performance.

NOTE:

  • The selection of the candidate will be done through a desk review process.
  • The application will be reviewed on on-going basis during the application period
  • The selected candidate shall perform in this role as a Retainer
  • A retainer contract is issued for a period of time during which the services of the individual contractor are required intermittently.

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.

Terms and Conditions

  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  • 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.

How to apply

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