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Consultant for Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation



Parent Sector : Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS)

Duty Station: Paris

Job Family: Social and Human Sciences

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 27/JUN/2021


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism



We are looking for an M&E Officer who will work from Paris to contribute to the effective implementation of the Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation framework (M&E) of joint the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI)-UNESCO programs aimed at promoting the roles of youth and women in peacebuilding and sustainable development.


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WPDI was founded in 2012 by artist, social activist Forest Whitaker, who is the UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation as well as member of the United Nations Advocacy Group for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WPDI is a non-governmental organization that operates in countries and regions impacted by violence and poverty in close partnership with UNESCO and other United Nations agencies, including UN Women. Our mission is to empower young women and men living in these vulnerable places to become peacemakers, leaders and entrepreneurs in their communities. We help them become (a) mediators who will address tensions and conflict between and within communities with competence and confidence, (b) community organizers who are equipped to reach out to other youth to undertake educational and cultural projects to promote peace, dialogue and tolerance, (c) entrepreneurs who can create economic opportunities for themselves and for their communities. The incumbent will notably be responsible for the reporting, monitoring and evaluation of activities undertaken jointly by UNESCO and WPDI in Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Uganda and South Sudan.

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Main Duties & Responsibilities

The M&E Officer ensures the implementation of monitoring and reporting tools, focusing on achievement of the following results for our programs distributed in 11 locations across Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Mexico, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and the United States:

  • Provision of assistance to the Management Team in the design of documents pertaining to narrative and financial reporting, partnerships, fund raising, strategic planning, etc.
  • Review and revise existing monitoring and reporting tools to assist field office managers and teams as they discharge their M&E responsibilities
  • Timely collection of regular reports from field office managers and teams
  • Analysis and high-quality presentation of data generated on the activities of WPDI
  • Provision of input for Management Team on the needs for evaluation based on agreement with donors and partners
  • Support to Management Team and staff in identification, documentation, synthesis of lessons learned and best practices to be integrated into the M&E framework

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)
Strategic thinking (M)


For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.



Master’s Degree in social sciences (Economics, Sociology, etc.), Statistic, Public/Non-Profit/Business Administration or other relevant fields of study would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.


Minimum 2 years of professional experience, preferably in the field of development.

Skills and Competences:

Proven ability to draft clearly and concisely and to produce high quality analysis and synthesis documents.

Excellent drafting skills in English

Ability to manage a heavy workload, paying close attention to detail and quality of work while meeting deadlines.

Very good IT skills, including in standard office software and in database management and data visualization.

Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to maintain trust-based working relations in a multicultural team.



- Ability to work in French and/or Spanish would be a plus.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


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