Job Description

The Position:

The Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser provides overall technical advice and quality assurance for results and evidence-based planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation to the Asia and the Pacific Region, and supports the strengthening of capacities and knowledge sharing and dissemination on these issues.  

The adviser works in close collaboration with the Evaluation Office which is the custodian of the evaluation function in UNFPA. S/He will also collaborate, on monitoring issues, with the Policy and Strategy Division.

You will report directly to the Regional Director. 

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The M&E Adviser promotes a culture of results and evidence-based programme management in the region. He/ she provides leadership and guidance to the implementation of corporate policies, procedures, principles, monitoring, reporting and evaluation norms and standards at regional and national level, to ensure relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the work of UNFPA in the Region. 

The adviser will work within an integrated and coordinated approach, which is fundamental to the Regional Office and UNFPA’s overall strategy. 


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced University Degree or equivalent (preferably Ph. D.) in public health, social science, demography, gender, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management or other related field. 

Additional credits/ trainings on monitoring and evaluation are an asset.

Knowledge and Experience: 

• 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in international development, of which five years at the international level

• 5 years or more of relevant professional experience in managing complex regional, country or programme level evaluations including inter-agency and joint evaluations

• Strong track record of innovative leadership in managing evaluations, and proven ability to produce high quality evaluations

• In-depth, up-to-date understanding and knowledge of global and regional geopolitical issues relevant to UNFPA mandate and the implications for evaluation policy 

• In-depth, up-to-date understanding and knowledge of methods and techniques to advance international planning, monitor, and evaluation

• Strong track record in the field of results oriented planning and monitoring 

• Experience from Country Offices is a strong asset.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages is desirable. 

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