FIELD MONITORING COORDINATOR
|Official Job Title:||Field Monitoring Coordinator|
|Contract type||Service Contract|
|Duration||October 2015 – September 2016|
In view of its continued engagement in the humanitarian response interventions as a result of the Syria crisis, and to be able to fulfill its commitments underscored in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), UNFPA Country Office is seeking to recruit a Field Monitoring Coordinator for a period of 12 months (i.e. October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016). The incumbent will be issued a Service Contract (SC). 1. Organizational Location The incumbent will be based in UNFPA main office in Beirut and will be performing the tasks below centrally and at periphery and specifically in all areas with operations supported by UNFPA either directly or through implementing partners. The incumbent will allocate 75% of official working hours in the field with transportation means provided by the office. 2. Job Purpose He/she supports the programme related interventions and activities in what concerns humanitarian response interventions and assistance at national level and in targeted communities and aligned with the LCRP. The activities that will be supported by the Field Monitoring Coordinator will consist mainly of monitoring with implementing partners on field related activities and as clearly stipulated in the sections below. 3. Major Activities/Expected Results
- Develop a plan of action and timetable for all activities
- Ensure adequate and timely follow up with humanitarian partners (namely NGOs, INGOs and relevant ministries) on activities implemented at the field level
- Participate in monitoring field visits to attend workshops, sessions, trainings , etc. implemented by the implementing partners to ensure collecting and submitting information
- Identify, develop, and adapt (in collaboration with the M&E Officer) necessary measuring tools and instruments to monitor/track/report activities in the field and contribute to assessing success in accordance with programme indicators
- Identify, develop, and adapt tools and instruments for assessing quality, usefulness, quantity, etc of commodities provided to implementing partners and being distributed to beneficiaries and contribute to
- data collection
- Contribute to identifying and proposing new/scaled up initiatives/interventions to be supported by UNFPA
- Assist in identifying gaps and needs for various awareness related material such as brochures, flyers, etc.
- Assist in identifying capacity development needs for implementing partners in various areas supported by UNFPA
- Provide implementing partners with necessary awareness training and resource material to ensure consistency of messages and information
- Identify and report back on bottlenecks in implementation and suggest corrective measures and recommendations to UNFPA management
- Contribute to UNFPA’s various reports on the humanitarian response
- Document good practices and provide UNFPA with stories and anecdotes to be posted in newsletters, websites, press releases, and other visibility tools
- Take part in various UNFPA and partners meetings as advised/requested by UNFPA
- Ensure UNFPA’s work is highly visible among implementing partners and particularly at field level
- Perform any other duties that the supervisor may assign
- Work Relations
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Humanitarian Coordination Specialist and in close collaboration with the programme staff, the incumbent will be be undertaking the above tasks which constitute the Terms of Reference.
5. Job Requirements
Education and Training:
- University Bachelor’s degree in social work or other social sciences, public health, community health, gender and development or related field.
- 3-4 years’ experience in programme/project coordination with extensive monitoring tasks at field level
Experience and Knowledge:
- Awareness and knowledge of social issues in one or more areas namely health, gender equality, gender based violence, protection, human rights, etc and their relevance in humanitarian, emergency and post conflict recovery settings. Prior training on these issues is recommended.
- Knowledge of various humanitarian related resources preferred such as Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health in Emergency Settings; IASC Field Manual for Reproductive Health in Emergency Settings; IASC Guidelines for GBV in Humanitarian Settings, etc
- Familiarity with humanitarian coordination structures is recommended
- Knowledge, skill, and experience in participatory methods for community development and mobilization.
- Excellent communication and reporting skills
- Fluency in speaking/writing Arabic and English
Required Core Competencies:
- Integrity/Commitment to mandate: Acts in accordance with UN/UNFPA values and holds himself/herself accountable for actions taken. Demonstrates personal commitment to UNFPA’s mandate and to the organizational vision.
- Knowledge sharing/continuous learning: Takes responsibility for personal learning and career development and actively seeks opportunities to learn through formal and informal means. Learns from others inside and outside the organization adopting best practices created by others. Actively produces and disseminates new knowledge.
- Valuing diversity: Demonstrates an international outlook, appreciates differences in values and learns from cultural diversity. Takes actions appropriate to the religious and cultural context and shows respect, tact and consideration for cultural differences. Observes and inquires to understand the perspectives of others and continually examines his/her own biases and behaviors.
- Working in teams: Works collaboratively with colleagues inside and outside of UNFPA to allow the achievement of common goals and shared objectives. Actively seeks resolution of disagreements and supports decisions of the team.
- Communicating information and ideas: Delivers oral and written information in a timely, effective and easily understood manner. Participates in meetings and group discussions actively listening and sharing information. Frankly expresses ideas with the intent to resolve issues, considers what others have to say and responds appropriately to criticism
- Conflict and self-management: Manages personal reactions by remaining calm, composed and patient even when under stress or during a crisis and avoids engaging in unproductive conflict. Expresses disagreement in constructive ways that focus on the issue not the person. Tolerates conditions of uncertainty or ambiguity and continues to work productively.
- Results orientation/Commitment to excellence: Strives to achieve high personal standard of excellence. Takes action that goes beyond responding to the obvious needs of the situation and persists until successful outcomes are achieved.
- Client Orientation: Understanding and meeting or exceeding client needs. Anticipating and addressing client needs and concerns. Developing innovative approaches to meeting client needs. Ensuring overall provision of quality service to clients.
Interested candidates may apply online by providing: (1) a P-11 Form (click to download), and (2) a most updated CV, and (3) a cover letter mentioning the relevance of past/current experience with the requirements of the consultancy. The above documents must be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than September 16, 2015 Candidates who fail to submit the required documents above will not be considered for review