Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Analyst

Website unglobalpulse UN Global Pulse

Deadline to apply: 04 April 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

To achieve its goals, UNOPS is recruiting for UNGP a Monitoring & Evaluation Senior Analyst.  The role contributes to i) strengthening UNGP’s monitoring and evaluation capabilities and ii) supports UNGP’s broader transformation to a more performance, results and impact-driven organization.  This role seeks to develop and refine M&E frameworks, support portfolio teams to integrate M&E across their work and develop network wide processes and tools to regularly report on and learn from UNGP’s results and impacts.  Strategically, the role will help ensure that UNGP is focused on impact, learning and continuous improvement.

The role is expected to support the iterative and innovative nature of UN Global Pulse’s work. The ideal candidate will be driven by methodologies, processes, people and impact.  The ideal candidate is inquisitive and curious on how the UN can use M&E to improve the organization and is keen to experiment and explore the two-way relationship between M&E and innovation.

The successful candidate will be able to combine Theory of Change, Results Frameworks, Systems Thinking and Change Management/Processes to inform the evolution of UN Global Pulse’s work. The candidate will offer advice and guidance on how bringing together learning from M&E processes across the organization helps to improve the quality of UNGP Network wide results and impact.

The role is based in Helsinki, Finland.  Occasional travel and field missions may be required, as conditions allow.

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Lab Manager and execute the following duties:

  1. Management and Strategic Direction
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation Development, Research and Analysis
  3. Monitoring and Evaluation Knowledge Creation, Capacity Building
  4. Communication, Partnerships and Reporting


Qualifications and Experience

UNOPS offers flexible working arrangements including the opportunity of remote working.  Formal long term remote work at another duty station can be authorized on a no-cost basis, depending on business needs and the role’s requirements. Extended remote working can affect how benefits and entitlements are calculated.


  • An advanced university degree (Master´s or equivalent) preferably in international development, social sciences, data sciences or another relevant discipline is required.
  • A first level university degree (Bachelor´s degree) and an additional two years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Required Experience

  • At least two (2) years of Monitoring and Evaluation experience in international development, research, or another related field.

Desired Experience

The following experience is desirable. Candidates who do not have experience in these areas are welcome to apply:

  • Monitoring & Evaluation experience in innovation or digital development.
  • Experience in humanitarian or development sectors, including experience in the UN or international organizations or national/regional/local government contexts.
  • An understanding of adaptive assessment approaches in the UN, or from public sector innovation initiatives.
  •  Developing monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches for experimental portfolios including scaling innovation and/or futures thinking/strategic foresight.
  • Experience in think tanks or innovation accelerators.
  • Experience in the coordination and management of M&E processes across multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience in delivering high-quality research and analysis preferably in both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
  • An understanding of project/programme management in a UN context.
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