Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, Ankara, Turkey At WHO

Closing date: Thursday, 14 September 2023


Description of assignment title: Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

Assignment country: Türkiye

Expected start date: 10/15/2023

Sustainable Development Goal: 3. Good health and well-being

Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Expert

Host entity: WHO

Type: Onsite

Duration: 6 months (with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Ankara


Mission and objectives

With its establishment on 7 April 1948, WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. WHO’s goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.


WHO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that was established in April 1948 and whose objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. WHO’s primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system. WHO’s main areas of work are health systems; health through the life-course; noncommunicable and communicable diseases; preparedness, surveillance and response; and corporate services. The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies. In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS), at the country level, the incumbent will provide technical advice for all WHO strategic categories and related public health programmes.

Task description

  •  Facilitate monitoring of and reporting on the projects and operations implementation using various tools and methodologies;
  •  Evaluate the quality of outputs including the management, coordination, effectiveness and resource mobilization of multisectoral emergency prevention, preparedness, response and recovery action plans and programmes;
  •  Provide technical support in identifying public health baselines and health specific interventions that are evidence based;
  •  Synergize the integration and incorporation into related work plans, ensuring compliance with existing reporting requirements;
  •  Prepare background documents, concept papers, situation analyses, develop monthly technical reports assessing the implementation of related programmes;
  •  Perform any other monitoring and evaluation related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Eligibility criteria

Age: 35 – 80


Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.


Required experience

15 years of experience in Area of Programme, monitoring and evaluation:

  •  Demonstrated knowledge of principles, disciplines and techniques to implement monitoring and evaluation strategies;
  •  Advanced ability to gather, analyse and disseminate information and operate within results-based management systems.
  •  Strong overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.), and office technology equipment;
  •  Proven ability to multitask across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment.

Area(s) of expertise

Crisis and emergency response, Development programmes, Health

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English, Level: Fluent, Required Turkish, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Master degree or equivalent in Monitoring and evaluation or any other development programme/project.

Competencies and values

  •  Accountability
  •  Adaptability and flexibility
  •  Planning and organising
  •  Professionalism
  •  Self-management
  •  Working in Teams

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. UNV Entitlements in a Nutshell for National UN Volunteer (Expert):

  •  Current Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is USD 1174 USD. Specific to this assignment, additional expertise differential will apply at 40%. All payments are done in Turkish Lira accordingly to the monthly exchange rate of UN (UNORE).
  •  100% health, life and dismemberment coverage by CIGNA. As per UN’s diplomatic mission status, UN personnel are not included in National Security Institution’s (SGK) system but it can be initiated on private basis.
  •  Entitlement to annual Leave at the rate of 2.5 working days per completed month of volunteer assignment
  •  Entry allowance for covering relocation expenses (USD 400)
  •  Travel lumpsum for covering travel expenses when the volunteer needs to relocate to the Duty Station (USD 200*2)
  •  Exit allowance upon completion of service (approx. USD 98 per month).
  •  Several learning opportunities.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy


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