National Expert in Monitoring & Data Analysis Job Opportunities at UNIDO 2022

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National Expert in Monitoring & Data Analysis Job Opportunities at UNIDO 2022
National Expert in Monitoring & Data Analysis Job Opportunities at UNIDO 2022

The Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development (TCS), headed by a Managing Director, oversees the Organization’s development of capacities for industrial development as well as industrial policy advice, statistics and research activities and the Organization’s normative contribution to Member States and global development community in achieving the SDGs. The Directorate also ensures the application of strategies and interventions for sustainable industrial development related to Environment, Energy, SMEs, Competitiveness and Job creation, as well as Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence.

Through coordination in-house and with Member States and industry stakeholders, it ensures that the services provided in these areas contribute toward effective and appropriate technical, business and policy solutions and are focused on results and on realizing any potential for scaling up and positioning UNIDO as a leading platform for industrial development in developing countries and global fora.

The Directorate houses the technical Divisions of Capacity Development and Industrial Policy Advice (TCS/CAP); Circular Economy and Environmental Protection (TCS/CEP); Decarbonization and Sustainable Energy (TCS/DSE); SMEs, Competitiveness and Job Creation (TCS/SME); and Digital Transformation and AI Strategies (TCS/DAS).

The Directorate also ensures close coordination and collaboration among the Divisions as well as with relevant entities in the Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations (GLO) and the Directorate of SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation (IET).

This position is located under the SME Development and Job Creation Unit (TCS/SME/SDJ), supports small and medium manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) in Member States to take advantage of new technologies, business and organizational support, investment promotion, cluster development and partnerships to improve their businesses and improve their competitiveness

National Expert in Monitoring & Data Analysis Job Vacancy at UNIDO

PROJECT CONTEXT

QUALITAN: Quality standards and compliance programme for the United Republic of Tanzania (ID 210097)

 

The EU supports Tanzania under the BEGIN Programme: ‘Support for Business Environment, Growth and Innovation’. The overall objective of the programme is to promote inclusive economic growth, employment and innovation, particularly among women and youth, and enhance consumer protection. Under component 2, the specific objective (SO2) is to increase Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises’ (MSMEs) compliance with quality standards to widen market access, reduce standards compliance costs, and enhance consumer protection. The QUALITAN project implements SO2 of the BEGIN programme. The project intervention under SO2 will focus on strengthening the capacity of the Tanzania Bureau of Standards, including the functioning and reach of laboratories, standardization activities, ICT and management of information systems. Support will be provided to MSMEs to comply with standards. The action will facilitate MSME access to compliance testing, reduce compliance costs whether in monetary terms or time delays, and facilitate market accessibility and cross-border trade. These interventions will also contribute towards synchronization of various elements of the Quality Infrastructure. This project intervention will act in synergy with BEGIN SO1 and SO3 to ensure inclusion of capacity support to develop new standards for innovative products and recommendations for policy reviews.

MAIN DUTIES

The expert will work under the overall guidance of the Project Manager, Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), Lead International Expert on CABs and National Project Coordinator (NPC) to strengthen the services of the M&E Department at TBS and to monitor and evaluate the QUALITY project activities, and link these activities to overall impact of the BEGIN project: business, standards and innovation.

M&E will help project managers, implementers, and financiers in ensuring that the project timelines are followed, prudent use of resources in place, identifying challenges and making recommendations towards ensuring that corrective measures are put in place in time. The M&E exercise will also provide QUALITY decision makers (including the Coordinating Ministry (Ministry of Investment, Industry and Trade (MIIT), EU and TBS) with a strategy to plan for sustainability of the project to ensure that the projects continue after the implementation period.

The reports from the M&E exercise will also provide the Government of Tanzania/MIIT and EU with critical information concerning initiating and implementing similar programmes in other Counties. The challenges faced during implementation and success stories will also be shared with other EAC Partner States implementing similar projects for learning purposes.

The activities under this Job Description will contribute to the smooth coordination and monitoring of project implementation activities in the selected counties, leading to favorable and positive outcomes to fulfillment of the project objectives.

Activity

1. Review of the BEGIN & QUALITAN Project documents and Inception Report

Review project document, inception report with a focus on the procedures for Monitoring & Evaluation of project activities

2. Review of TBS M&E procedures and reports

Review the M&E procedures and reports of TBS Align these procedures with QUALITAN M&E activities

3 Capacity building of TBS staff  

The National Expert will work with the IE to:

Develop training material on M&E

Collection of baseline data linked to KPIs of the QUALITAN project and TBS 5-year strategic plan

Conduct 3-day training of TBS staff on the proposed M&E procedure (UNIDO IRPF & EU OPSYS) to enable them to integrate it into the TBS system

Conduct a 3-day training of TBS staff on project cycle management

Develop ToRs for additional training of TBS M&E staff at recognised NSB

4. Private Sector Challenges

The National Expert will:

Work with TBS M&E staff, Viwango Academy, private sector (CTI) and SIDO (SO3 counterparts) develop a questionnaire to identify the key challenges linked to conformity assessment services

Conduct a survey, with CTI, SIDO and TBS staff on the above based on the questionnaire, among key on the above based on the questionnaire

Collate and analyse the data with the aim to develop synergies between the identified challenges and the mitigating measures/KPIs of the QUALITAN project and Viwango academy training plan

5. Miscellaneous activities

Draft M&E reports and presentations for the Standardization and BSI Committee meetings

Carry out ad-hoc assignments linked to M&E for TBS in agreement with UNIDO/EU.

MINIMUM ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Education:

Advanced university degree in Economics, mathematics, statistics, Business Administration, or related field, is required.

Technical and Functional Experience:

•    At least 5 years of relevant experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and project cycle management, is required.

•    Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports, is required.

•    Experience related to quantitative and qualitative monitoring methodologies and proven ability to design monitoring tools, as well as in designing and implementation of capacity building activities in M&E, is desirable.

•    Proficient in computer literacy, specifically Excel and Word, is required.

Languages:

Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili is required. Fluency or working knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Core Values

WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.

WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.

WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.

Key Competencies

WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.

WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.

WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.

WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.

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