Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

United Nations Office for Project Services, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th August, 2021

Job Description

Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is a United Nations body responsible for infrastructure, procurement and project management (General Assembly Resolution 65/176 of 2010). Our mission is to help people to improve their living conditions and countries to achieve peace and sustainable development. The three priority areas of UNOPS correspond to:

i) Sustainable Infrastructure: UNOPS designs, builds, repairs and maintains infrastructure in some of the most challenging environments in the world. Its activities are focused on the development of transportation, education and health infrastructure, among other areas. ii) Public procurement: UNOPS is a central procurement resource for the United Nations system and governments. It emphasizes an efficient, transparent and sustainable delivery of goods and services. iii) Project management: UNOPS manages more than a thousand humanitarian, development and peacebuilding projects per year for different partners, ensuring quality, effectiveness and results that meet the highest standards.

The work of UNOPS seeks environmental, social and economic sustainability, which contributes to the progress of equity and the common good of the countries in which it operates, thus promoting the improvement of the living conditions of those most in need. UNOPS has a presence in 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The services, products and technical assistance comply with the public administration principles of transparency, equity, integrity, free competition, impartiality, morality, effectiveness, efficiency and respect for national institutions. 

In Nicaragua, UNOPS has been providing support in the implementation of health infrastructure projects with the Government and various International Development Banks.The assistance includes, among others, the strengthening of capacities and implementation of investment programs and projects, development and / or review of investment studies, designs and definitive studies, and procurement strategies, bidding and contracting processes, management of infrastructure works and supervision of works.

In order to efficiently and pertinently fulfill the commitments acquired in the framework of this technical assistance, UNOPS has structured a Technical Unit to manage consistency, quality, risk mapping and lessons learned, and dissemination of good management and management practices. monitoring the progress of the Program's projects.

For the execution of this Program, the formation of a multidisciplinary team of professionals in different specialties is required, including a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, who under the general direction of the Program Management Officer and the Manager of the The program will carry out activities to promote practices and standardization of successful project monitoring and control tools. Due to the magnitude and complexity of the Program, the intervention of the aforementioned specialist is necessary to ensure the quality, not only of the works to be implemented, but also of the comprehensive nature of the processes and activities to be carried out within its framework.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the control and monitoring actions of the Program.
  • Follow up on the commitments to present the deliverables of the Program as well as promote the standardization of tools and methods thereof.
  • Advise the Program Management Officer, ensuring that the procedures and deliverables of the different components of the Program are carried out in accordance with the agreed times, costs, scope and quality.
  • Carry out the standardization of the processes and formats of the documents of the Program.
  • Ensure that the technical teams of the different components of the Program implement the processes and standardization of the documentation
  • Collaborate with partners to obtain all the technical documentation that UNOPS requires to achieve the quality objectives of the Program.
  • Carry out the monitoring and control of the financial progress commitments of the projects.
  • Verify the supervision reports, requesting the necessary corrections according to the expected schedules.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Education / Experience / Language requirements


  • University degree (equivalent to Bachelor's) is required preferably in International Relations, Political Science, Administration, Finance, Civil Engineering or other equivalent disciplines.
  • Higher degree (master's degree, specializations) preferably in International Relations, Political Science, Administration, Finance, Civil Engineering or other equivalent disciplines may replace 2 years of experience required.

Work experience

  • At least two to four years of experience (or more depending on academic merits) are required in monitoring, evaluation and control of processes or works.
  • Experience in monitoring and control of technical cooperation projects financed by international development organizations will be valued.
  • Experience with the MS PROJECT program will be valued.


  • Fluent command of the Spanish language is required.
  • Intermediate knowledge of English is desirable.


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