Job Title
Monitoring and Results Specialist
Date Posted
4/11/2018
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Job Description

CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK



OPPORTUNITY PROFILE


MONITORING AND RESULTS SPECIALIST



INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIPS AREA



OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT (OPERATIONS)


Below is the Opportunity Profile for the assignment of Monitoring and Results Specialist at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The profile consists of a description of the assignment, the qualifications and competencies required, and a brief description of the Bank.

Before you proceed to apply, please consider the following requirements:

1. You must be a national of one of CDB’s member countries.

2. You will be required to produce evidence of any educational and professional qualifications to support your application if you are selected for an interview.

3. All appointments are subject to satisfactory background checks and references.

CDB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or religion. In order to be considered for this position, it is mandatory that you submit the following items:

(i) A cover letter addressed to the Director, Human Resources and Administration outlining how your experience and qualifications match the profile described; and

(ii) A résumé indicating nationality, and including the names and contact information (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for four persons who know you and your work well enough to comment on your suitability for this role.

CDB fully respects the need for confidentiality of information supplied and assures you that your background and interest will not be discussed with anyone, without your prior consent, nor will reference contacts be made until mutual interest has been established.

Please submit your résumé online, as indicated on the CDB website, with the required information in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format, in English. The deadline for submission of applications is May 2, 2018 at 17:00 hrs EST.

We thank you for your interest.

INTRODUCTION

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB/the Bank) is seeking to recruit an experienced professional to perform the role of Monitoring and Results (M&R) Specialist. The position will be funded by the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF). The M&R Specialist will guide the design and implementation of appropriate monitoring systems for the UKCIF projects. The successful candidate will be based at CDB’s headquarters in St. Michael, Barbados.

CDB has been selected by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) acting through the Department for International Development, to manage a UK-Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF). UKCIF will support eight Commonwealth Countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) and one ODA-eligible Overseas Territory to build or upgrade critical economic infrastructure in the Caribbean, to set the foundations for growth and prosperity, reducing poverty and increasing resilience to climate change.

The Infrastructure Fund is available to the following countries: Jamaica, Guyana, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda and St Vincent and the Grenadines; and the UK Overseas Territory of Montserrat.

OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT (OPERATIONS)

The Office of the Vice-President (Operations) is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Bank’s lending and related economic activities. The work of the Office of the Vice-President (Operations) is delivered through the Projects and Economics Departments, the Corporate Strategy Division, the Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Unit and the Infrastructure Partnerships area.

INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIPS AREA

The Infrastructure Partnerships Area (IPA) is responsible for the leadership and management of a multidisciplinary team of technical consultants coordinating and implementing the identification, appraisal and supervision of capital projects and technical assistance (TA) interventions for inclusion in the UKCIF programme. IPA is also responsible for the preparation and submission of CDB results-based management (RBM) annual work programme and performance reports relating to the UKCIF programme and for integration with the reporting requirements of CDB and DFID.

THE ROLE

Reporting to the Head, Infrastructure Partnerships, the accountabilities of the Monitoring and Results (M&R) Specialist will be to:

(a) Lead the design and implementation of appropriate monitoring and reporting systems for UKCIF and for its projects, coordinating the delivery of monitoring objectives for the programme;

(b) Collect, analyse and interpret data and present results of UKCIF at programme and project level;

(c) Monitor and report to the programme team on UKCIF progress, identifying and analysing issues; and

(d) Support the implementation of CDB’s Managing for Development Results (MfDR) Agenda including maintaining the Corporate Results Monitoring Framework and reporting annually on the Bank’s development effectiveness.

The M&R Specialist will work in close collaboration with the staff of the Corporate Strategy Division (CSD) who are responsible for developing and coordinating the long and medium-term strategic plans of the Bank, as well as preparing the annual work programme and budget in collaboration with the Operations and Corporate Services Areas. The Division has direct responsibility for among other things:

• the administration of the Special Development Fund (SDF), the Bank’s largest source of concessionary funding, including reporting annually to Contributors on the performance of the Fund, and coordinating the exercises for replenishment of the Fund;

• tracking the progress of implementation of the Bank’s strategic plans by maintaining the Corporate Results Monitoring Framework and reporting annually on the Bank’s development effectiveness, and

• on-going awareness and capacity building of MfDR principles throughout the organisation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

In collaboration with the Head, Infrastructure Partnerships, the Chief Results and Portfolio Analyst, the DFID Caribbean Results Advisor, the UKCIF programme team, and relevant peers in CDB, the M&R Specialist will:

1. Execute the overall strategy for UKCIF monitoring as set out in the UKCIF M&E Framework & Strategy (MEFS), including but not limited to, implementing appropriate approaches for process monitoring, participatory formal assessments, and operations monitoring and reporting of the UKCIF projects.

2. Lead the process to establish monitoring systems that align with the UKCIF reporting and results objectives. Monitor and report on the implementation of MEFS.

3. Record and report progress against the annual Work Plan and programme logframe. Review and revise the logframe as appropriate with respect to outcomes, outputs, related targets, indicators and monitoring mechanisms, in accordance with MEFS.

4. Participate in the technical review of UKCIF project appraisals, supporting the development of Design Monitoring Frameworks, and ensuring monitoring responsibilities are adequately reflected in relevant Terms of Reference (TOR).

5. Supervise UKCIF project monitoring arrangements to ensure compliance with MEFS, including but not limited to, timely delivery of monthly project reporting.

6. Lead the design process for UKCIF progress and performance reports; and assist in the development of appropriate data collection and management tools and/or systems.

7. Prepare results-oriented reports for quarterly submission to the programme team. Review progress performance reports and analyse them for outcome achievement to identify successes and the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation.

8. Lead the process to identify and disseminate lessons learned through UKCIF implementation.

9. Provide ongoing, hands-on support, and appropriate technical advice, to CDB and in-country project teams.

10. Develop a plan for capacity-building on results monitoring and reporting, and organise training with stakeholders as appropriate.

11. Draft Terms of Reference for surveys or special studies of UKCIF-approved projects, as well as procure, guide and supervise Consultant(s) as required.

12. Support training initiatives organised/initiated by CSD.

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

Technical Grounding and Expertise

The successful candidate must have:

1. A Bachelor’s degree and a post-graduate degree in the relevant Social Sciences.

2. At least five years of related experience, including specific experience of the implementation of monitoring and results systems for complex, high value programmes;

3. Experience with logical framework and other strategic planning approaches; and with monitoring methods and approaches (quantitative, qualitative and participatory); and

4. Experience in managing donor-funded programmes, information analysis, report writing, and field research.


It would also be advantageous for the successful candidate to have experience

  • Building the capacity of national focal points through training workshops and on-the-job training;

  • Working in multi-sectoral programmes with an emphasis on areas related to gender, social inclusion and the environment (climate resilience in particular) and

  • Working at a national or regional level in the Caribbean.

Function-Specific Competencies

The job requires the successful candidate to:

1. Demonstrate strong methodological, analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

2. Work collaboratively in a composite team, in a matrix structure and on several projects at a time across teams.

3. Utilise effective leadership, diplomatic and influencing skills and to coordinate the activities of persons over whom the incumbent may have no direct authority.

4. Demonstrate strong coaching and capacity-building skills.

5. Demonstrate high proficiency in the use of project management software, spreadsheets, databases and Microsoft Suite.
Organisational Competencies
The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong proficiency in the following competencies:

Competencies and Definitions

Acting as a Champion for Change

Actively identifies problems and opportunities for change and implements solutions where appropriate. Maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; and supports people in their efforts to try new things.

Acting Decisively

Moves quickly to make decisions and commits to a clear course of action; comfortable making decisions based on partial information; willing to take risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action.

Acting Strategically

Aligns day-to-day activities around broader organisational goals and objectives; prioritises resources based on the strategic objectives of the organisation; recognises and rewards people based on how their actions support the broader needs of the organisation.

Championing Customer Needs

Calls attention to issues that impact customer satisfaction; views situations from the perspective of customers; encourages people to think about customers when making decisions and develops and sustains productive customer relationships.

Communicating Effectively

Consistently communicates with clarity and thoroughness to optimise audience understanding. Communicates information in a clear, concise, and timely manner. Demonstrates effective speaking and presentation skills.

Delivering High Quality Work

Critically reviews work processes to ensure quality; addresses problems that could impact quality; makes sure project deliverables and services meet all requirements and expectations; does not make the same mistakes twice.

Displaying Technical Expertise

Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialised knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others.

Driving for Results

Bottom-line oriented and pushes self and others to achieve results. Keeps current on project status; makes sure people are aware of project status and what they need to do to keep things moving; redirects project resources and activities to overcome setbacks; elevates project concerns to senior levels of leadership when appropriate.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a fixed-term appointment for two (2) years with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CDB Job Type
FTE - Full Time Employee


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