Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Officer (Public Health) At United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

The United Nations Office for Project Services_UNOPS


The Congo Democratic Multi-Country Office has established strong working relationships with international partners and donors, UN agencies, including UN missions, and Central African governments. It provides technical support and capacity building in the areas of strategic national development, including the development of sustainable infrastructure in the health, education, public works, governance and administration sectors, as well as sustainable procurement, project management, fund management and advisory services in the areas of peace and security, environmental preservation and protection, revitalization of programs/projects, among others.

Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following duties which are performed according to organizational needs and structure.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent is required to perform the following duties and responsibilities he/she is expected:

  • To summarize the results of previous implementation periods and presented to the Project Manager(s) for designing the next period program.
  • To have regular contacts with all the implementing partners and ensure timely submission of implementation status.
  • To support the coordination mechanism between UNOPS and the relevant stakeholders, such as the ministry of health and implementing partners, by organizing various coordination meetings on a bi-monthly or quarterly basis.
  • To ensure robust development of an M&E framework for key projects operating in the DRC through the relevant Project Managers.
  • In coordination with the Project Manager, conduct the day-to-day management of the grant and in communication with Project Implementing partners (IPs). He/she is expected to have regular face-to-face, virtual and telephonic contacts with the IPs.
  • In collaboration with the Project Manager, reviewing work plans and reports submitted by implementing partners, ensuring that these are technically sound and in line with the policies and strategies of the National Programme and funding agency, and ensuring gender mainstreaming as appropriate.
  • Assist the Project Manager by providing essential inputs in the drafting of donor reports, cash forecasts, re-planning and reinvestment exercises related to project funding managed by UNOPS, particularly in the Public Health Sector.
  • Assist in the routine monitoring of grant progress, tracking all activities, results and implementation costs against the approved work plans to ensure that the activities supported by the grants are implemented effectively and efficiently and adjusted as needed to reflect changes in the National Programme priorities as agreed to with the Donors.
  • Improve the quality of data reported by the IPs through regular monitoring and spot checks of field activities.
  • Coordinate with IPs in the reprogramming and reinvestment exercises related to the grant and negotiations with the stakeholders, when required or as needed
  • Assist in following-up with IPs and stakeholders on recommendations and management actions that needed to be carried out based on recommendations from the donor and/or audit/evaluation
  • Attend relevant technical and coordination meetings, under the guidance of the Project Manager; develop and maintain professional relations with stakeholders.
  • Promote information sharing and apply knowledge of relevant issues impacting public health
  • Coordinate and manage training/capacity building activities for IPs as needed
  • Provide continuous hands-on support in the development and tracking of work plans, forecasting and quantification, reprogramming, reporting, risk assessment, preparation of TORs, and other programme-related matters
  • Participate in relevant forums and OneUN thematic M&E groups in DRC.


Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • A medical degree or (master’s degree equivalent) in public health, epidemiology, health economics, health management, health social science, public administration, social science or other related discipline is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in one of the above fields combined with additional two years of relevant experience to the above responsibilities may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree


  • Minimum of two years professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, particularly in the public health sector is required
  • Willingness and ability to undertake field visits under difficult or challenging conditions is required.
  • Professional experience working with government departments, local government, NGOs, INGOs, development partners and/or donors would be an asset.
  • Professional project, Programme, grant or financial management experience is desirable.

Language:Full working knowledge of French and English is required;


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).


Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreements (IICA)
Contract level: IICA1/ICS9
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance. 

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

Additional Information

  • Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
  • Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
  • We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.
  • Please note that Kinshasa in DRC is a family duty station

Terms and Conditions

  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background information – DR Congo

Located in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the Congo Democratic Multi Countries Office (CDMCO) covers 15 countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comores, Congo Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, and Seychelles. CDMCO has close to a $400 million portfolio, comprising over 42 projects close to 250 personnel. Growth and geographical expansion are key priorities for CDMCO, with special attention to the African SIDS: Cape Verde, Comoros, Mauritius, Sao Tome & Principe, Seychelles as well as on growth and consolidation of those lagging in portfolio development such as Angola, Cameroon, Burundi, and Rwanda.