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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Gender Focus)


About UN-Habitat

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable communities, towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The main documents outlining the mandate of the organization are the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, Habitat Agenda, Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements, the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium, and Resolution 56/206.
By working at all levels and with all relevant stakeholders and partners, the agency contributes to linking policy development and capacity-building activities with a view to promoting cohesive and mutually reinforcing social, economic, environmental and countries’ policies and programmes in human settlements in conformity with international practices and covenants.

UN-Habitat in Afghanistan:
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, has been working within Afghanistan since 1992 with funding support of USAID, Japanese and Australian Governments, EU, DFID, CIDA, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Kingdom of the Netherlands and several bilateral donors as well as the World Bank. During this period, its Programme expanded to include a wide range of human settlements initiatives, from small-scale neighbourhood level improvement schemes to community empowerment.

Project for City Resilience:
UN-Habitat will start the Project for City Resilience from April 2017 in cooperation with the Government of Afghanistan.
The programme will address disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience of Afghan cities at three interlinked levels - community, city and national. It will demonstrate how the post-2015 frameworks and agendas can be localized in a coherent and integrated manner, leading to safe, resilient and sustainable urban development in the country.
This two year programme is planned to will be implemented in the cities of Kabul and Mazar-i-sharif, funded by the Government of Japan.

Overall Objective of the proposed programme is to assist the National Unity Government to make Afghan cities safe, resilient and sustainable by reducing disaster risk, human and economic losses and impacts, especially on the life of women and girls and vulnerable people.
Specific Objective of the proposed programme is to strengthen capacity of selected Afghan cities for disaster risk reduction through a people centred preventive approach and to demonstrate innovations in localizing the Sendai Framework and other post-2015 frameworks and agendas.
Through three levels of interlinked intervention (community, city and national level), the Programme will enhance the resilience of Afghan cities against disaster and climate change.
At the community level, the Programme will strengthen the capacity of targeted urban communities to prevent and reduce risk and prepare for disaster through the development of Community Resilience Action Plan (Community-RAP) and implementation of priority structural and non-structural measure to enhance resilience particularly of population at risk. It will also improve the structure of quake vulnerable housings in the selected cities.
At the City level, the Programme will improve the DRR capacity of targeted Municipalities through the development of City Risk and Resilience Profile and People-centred and Risk-informed City Resilience Action Plans (City-RAP) and to implement priorities identified in the Action Plan including enhanced support to community level action and scaling up successful community resilience building approaches.
At the National level, the Programme will strengthen the capacity of concerned central government agencies for risk-sensitive urban development through the implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework for DRR. The programme will strengthen national policies and decision support tools to reinforce consideration of risk in urban development. It will foster collaboration of DRR, urban development and other related sectors to promote community and city level capacity for urban DRR and resilience building in national implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework in Afghanistan.

Outcome 1: Enhanced urban communities’ resilience to disaster and climate risk
Output 1.1: CDCs and GAs for resilience building established
Output 1.2: 6 Community Resilience Action Plans (Community RAPs) at GA level prepared and endorsed by Mayor (and MAB)
Output 1.3: 30 non-structural (including awareness raising) activities for community disaster risk and preparedness to multiple hazards completed
Output 1.4: New/renovated essential community infrastructure for resilient to disaster and climate risk completed
Output 1.5: Reinforcement of 100 disaster resilient houses in two cities completed
Outcome 2: Strengthened municipal capacity for people-centred preventive DRR
Output 2.1: City Risk and Resilience Profiles (CRRP)
Output 2.2: People-centred and Risk-informed City Resilience Action Plan (City RAP) prepared and endorsed
Output 2.3: Structural improvements for city resilience in 2 cities and City-RAP Guide Book for Citizen and awareness raising events completed
Output 2.4: Tools for institutionalize and replicate successful Afghan community and city resilience building approaches completed
Output 2.5: Workshops and Training for Municipal and Government staff and private sector
Outcome 3: Strengthened national capacity for risk-sensitive urban development that contribute to Sendai Framework implementation and monitoring
Output 3.1: Draft risk-sensitive urban policy and decision support tools completed
Output 3.2: Training modules and material for national monitoring of SF/SDGs/NUA
Output 3.3: Training of Government Officers on monitoring of SF/SDGs/NUA completed
Output 3.4: Draft tools for promoting people-centred preventive approach to disaster in Afghanistan completed
Output 3.5: Workshops and Trainings for Municipal and Government staff

Job Summary

This position is to monitor and evaluate project activities especially on activities of women CDCs/GAs ensuring participation of vulnerable populations.

Job Details

Date Posted: 13 Jun 2017 Reference: 131
Closing Date: 02 Jul 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Female
Functional Area: M & E Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 3 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the UN-Habitat, Afghanistan country management (Country Programme Manager based in Kabul and Senior Human Settlements Officer based in Regional office) and under direct supervision of International and National Programme, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will undertake the following tasks and activities:

- Monitoring and Evaluation of project activities, output, outcome (periodical communication with Team Leaders and Provincial Manager and field visit)
• Support implementation of baseline, mid and end-line surveys conducted at community level and city level ensuring involvement of vulnerable population such as women, youth and disables
• Support teams in Kabul and Mazar-i-sharif on CDC/GA level activities and communication with stakeholders
• Monitor those actives ensuring inclusion of vulnerable populations such as women, youth and disable
- Support development of monitoring and evaluation framework and tools
- Prepare monthly progress reports and stories from field
- Extract and summaries lessons learned from the field

Responsible Outputs:
1. Monthly Reports (including stories from the field)
2. Quarterly Reports
3. Baseline survey
4. Midterm review
5. End point survey

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


- Familiarity with the UN system in Afghanistan is an asset.
- Fluency in spoken and written English, and local language (Dari and Pashto) required.


- At least a Bachelor’s degree in economics, disaster risk management, urban studies, development studies, or related field.
- At least three years of experience in monitoring and evaluation activities, preferably in the field of Resilience, DRR, Climate Change Adaptation and/or community based development.
- Experiences in working in community based development programme/projects preferred.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree, M & E

Submission Guideline

Submission guideline:
Afghan Nationals meeting the essential qualifications of the position are invited to apply by submitting the following documents to :
1. Letter of interest with clearly indicates the VA number ( 2017-06-131)
2. Updated and signed UN Personal History Form P.11 for Individual Contractor (IC) attached to the VA and also (available on is must.

Failure to comply with the above requirements not signed P11 forms, no indication of VA number (2017-06-131) will result in not considering your application.

Additional Considerations:
• UN-Habitat is committed to gender balance in all functions and at all levels. Female candidates are therefore especially encouraged to submit applications.
• Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
• Only short-listed candidates will be notified or contacted.

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