The Gender Based Governance Systems project builds upon the lessons learnt from the Women’s Political School (WPS) and the Gender Mainstreaming through Planning and Development (GMP&D) projects of UNDP’s Gender Support Programme (GSP). WPS focused on women councilors capacity enhancement and was intended to institutionalize gender based governance through appropriate capacity enhancement of women councilors and relevant training institutions. The implementation experience of these two projects points to the necessity of putting in place an innovative implementation mechanism, benefiting from the previous experience of working with reform champions.
Gender Based Governance Systems is designed as a sustainable, long-term initiative to institutionalize the process of enabling and empowering local representatives particularly women to raise their issues and concerns in policy agenda. The major contribution of this project will be capacity building of a myriad of stakeholders which include government officers, local government representatives, parliamentarians and provincial assembly representatives. The strengthening of institutional capacities of relevant training organizations, institutes and governmental departments will be considered vital for the sustainability of the capacity-building process beyond the period of the project. This will be done through; representation of the concerned organizations, institutes and departments in the Project Advisory Board and Project Review Boards; involving them in the development of the curriculum; engaging their faculty/staff in delivery of the training; utilizing their premises and facilities; sharing of information and materials; and provision of training to their faculty/staff who will deliver the trainings to the stakeholders. The programme from the initiation stage will house itself in the relevant training institutes to ensure that there is increased capacity within training institutions; including local government training academies, National School of Public Policy and other government training institutions, organizations like civil society and academic institutions; and government departments to devise and deliver quality trainings to public representatives and officials. GBG also supports government on forthcoming population census which may include capacity building of public servants, especially for the prospective enumerators.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The tasks and responsibilities of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer include:
§ Assist in the development of a monitoring & evaluation system for the project and indicators for input and output monitoring within the purview of the project objectives for timely reporting.
§ Ensure proper action on qualitative and process-oriented gender-sensitive indicators of inputs, outputs, and outcomes for project monitoring and evaluation.
§ Guide and coordinate the review of the project log frame including the provision of technical advice for the revision of performance indicators.
§ Ensure that realistic intermediate and end-of-project targets are defined.
§ Develop and support Information Systems Assessments on agreed: (1) indicators and targets for monitoring; (2) objective criteria (and data sources) for the evaluation; and (3) means for obtaining the needed information in respective Provinces.
§ Assist in the implementation & documentation of targets and performance indicators to be included in monitoring system for project activities, annual reviews and reports.
§ Assist in the engagement of dialogue aimed at developing linkages between stakeholders for a unified monitoring and accountability framework.
§ Support the planning, coordination and monitoring of impact assessment studies.
§ Compile data sources, employing collection and analysis of monitoring data.
§ Document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt
§ Undertake field visits to monitor the implementation of activities as required.
§ Support the project team in ensuring the timely preparation and submission of reports to UNDP/donors, etc.
§ Perform any other duties as required by the project and Provincial Project Manager for achieving project objectives.