Arabic speaking Monitoring and Evaluation Coordination Officer UNESCO Amman P3 NORCAP

  • Contract
  • Amman


The mission

NORCAP is the world’s largest provider of expertise to the UN system. With more than 300 experts in the field at any given time we offer our experts the opportunity to work with a range of organizations, at different levels and geographic locations. Through a unique collaboration with UNESCO and the Jordanian Ministry of Education (MoE), NORCAP is currently looking to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordination Officer.

UNESCO Jordan strives to promote education as a fundamental human right in Jordan through advocacy, policy dialogue and successful implementation of programmes and projects that support quality education for all.

As part of the UNESCO Jordan’s “System Strengthening Partnership in Jordan with the Ministry of Education” programme (SSP), the overall objective of the deployment is to support the Ministry of Education’s internal coordination of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, and effective dissemination and communication of MoE results within the context of the ESP implementation.

Expected outputs for the deployment include:

  • Relevant MoE staff receive timely and quality day-to-day support in coordinating internal M&E activities, including in coordinating the planning and M&E activities of the ESP Technical Working Groups-TWGs (link between the Policy, Planning and Coordination Committee and the TWGs is reinforced).
  • A concise, clearly articulated and tested calendar of M&E activities (detailing roles and responsibilities) is drafted, consulted, finalized and communicated to relevant stakeholders.
  • Capacity of relevant MoE staff is reinforced to analyze, summarize and effectively disseminate the outcomes of a diverse range of monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities, with a focus on dissemination through more ‘accessible’ formats (e.g. infographs, policy briefs, website design and upkeep, highlighting success stories, use of social media in cooperation with the MoE media department, etc.).
  • Enhanced, more consistent processes are in place for the effective sharing and public posting of ESP monitoring, evaluation and reporting products on the MoE website and other platforms, as appropriate.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The successful candidate will ensure an effective and productive working relationship is built and maintained with the Ministry of Education and its staff. Your responsibilities will typically include:

  • Provide high quality technical support to MoE staff in the Department of Educational Planning and Research, in coordination with and under the supervision, of the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, including (but not limited to) day-to-day support for the:
    • Development and sound functioning of internal communication, coordination and feedback systems/mechanisms (eg. possible establishment of the M&E steering committee as per ESP) for monitoring and evaluation in order to inform programme planning and implementation. This includes reinforcing the link between the Policy, Planning and Coordination Committee and the Technical Working Groups of the ESP.
    • Preparation of high quality and timely M&E data and reports for internal and external stakeholders.
    • Timely analysis of and dissemination of analytical, M&E and research products with a focus on more ‘accessible’ formats to ensure sharing and learning.
    • Preparation of communication materials highlighting MoE successes and individual success stories (at all levels).
    • Presenting and effectively disseminating monitoring and evaluation findings to internal and external stakeholders (e.g. weekly/monthly electronic M&E bulletin for staff; design of infographs; sharing content, as appropriate, with MoE Media Directorate).
  • Support the MoE in the development and implementation of the ESP M&E Framework as a follow-up step to the ESP Mid Term Review that took place in 2021.
  • Support the MoE in the customization and operationalization of the Open EMIS Monitoring Tool to support the ESP M&E Framework.
  • Together with the Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit and his/her team, draft, consult, test, finalize and communicate a concise and clearly-articulated calendar of M&E activities with clear roles and responsibilities to MoE staff.
  • Based on identified needs with the Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, update the existing capacity mapping, and develop /implement a capacity-building plan to support the MoE staff to enhance monitoring and evaluation activities and practices in managing and implementing the ESP.
  • Participate in SSP Steering Committee meetings as a technical resource, as needed, and support the monitoring of the SSP programme as needed.
  • Participate in UNESCO Education team meetings to share updates on activities and progress.
  • Submit monthly reports to document the capacity development and technical support provided to the MoE, which identifies achievements, challenges and recommended way forward.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Advanced University degree (Master of equivalent) in a relevant field of study, in particular Education, International Development, and Social Studies.
  • 5 years of previous work experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation, and coordination in the education sector at the national and/or sub-national level, including in international setting.
  • Excellent communication skills, in both written and spoken English and Arabic is required.
  • Experience working with national authorities or Ministry of Education staff or within UN/INGO systems in providing such support is a strong asset.
  • Strong commitment and proven ability to improve education systems through knowledge transfer, effective collaboration and a strong capacity development approach.
  • Previous experience in results communication with a focus on more ‘accessible’ formats (e.g. infographs, policy briefs, website design and upkeep, highlighting success stories, use of social media in cooperation with the MoE media department, etc.) is a strong asset.
  • Excellent coordination, organization, and prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple competing tasks.
  • Strong team working skills and ability to take initiative and be proactive within established parameters.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-cultural work environments.

We can offer:

  • A great opportunity to work in an international setting for a world-recognised organisation
  • Personal and professional growth which will be spurred by the challenging work you will undertake
  • Access to a unique network of professionals in the humanitarian and development fields
  • A rewarding opportunity in which you will meet some of the world’s challenges head on

How to apply

Application procedures and CV registration:

  • Kindly include your full employment history and education within your application. Please note that this needs to be in English and include your full name as written in your passport
  • Emailed CVs will not be accepted
  • Please note that you are required to enter geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in your CV form, but you can use the “Company Name” field for both company and location
  • NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates
  • An approved Health Certificate will be required prior to contract commencement and deployment
  • All applicants will get feedback within four weeks after the closing of this advertisement

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