Position: RBM Advisor
Employer: World University Service of Canada
Deadline: October 15, 2017
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Closing Date: October 15, 2017
TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT: Volunteer Cooperant (VC/OS)
Unaccompanied assignment - This assignment does not include support for accompanying partners or dependants
DURATION: 6 months
EXPECTED DEPARTURE DATE:
Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Canadian Executive Services Organization (CESO) are working in partnership to implement the Mongolia: Enhancing Resource management through Institutional Transformation (MERIT) initiative. MERIT is a multi-year initiative that will enhance the public sector management of the Mongolian extractive sector to maximize its contribution to sustainable economic and social development. With the technical support of qualified Canadian volunteers, MERIT is working closely with several partners to build capacity in a number of areas, including gender equality, monitoring and evaluation, environmental management, delivery of quality training, public consultation and inter-agency collaboration, with the overall objective of responsible resource management in Mongolia.
The Mineral Resources and Petroleum Authority of Mongolia (MRPAM) is the Government Implementing Agency which functions under the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry (MMHI) of Mongolia. MRPAM was re-established in 2016 with a new structure by merging the former Mineral Resources Authority and The Petroleum Authority.
MRPAM’s main responsibilities are to inform and support the development of state policy on geology, mining and petroleum; ensure implementation of state policies, laws and regulations in the extractives industry; issue mining licenses and permits; deliver effective and efficient government services to investors and mining entities; increase competitiveness of the sector and its contribution to the overall economic development of Mongolia. In addition, MRPAM has overall responsibility for data collection, monitoring and reporting on all issues related to the extractives sector, including the petroleum industry.
MRPAM and MERIT are recruiting a Results-Based Management Advisor to provide continuous guidance and support to MRPAM and other MERIT partners, such as the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), to strengthen M&E capacity in mining statistics and compliance, which is a key aspect to ensure strategic decision-making in the sectors.
By October 2017, two to three short-term volunteer assignments will have been completed in Mongolia to integrate Results- Based Management approaches in the M&E systems of MRPAM and MET. It is expected that M&E experts and management staff of these organizations will have received basic training in RBM.
This volunteer assignment will focus on using RBM for planning an annual cycle as well as supporting management use of RBM for strategic planning.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The RBM Advisor will coordinate with previous and future technical advisors on RBM and M&E and contribute to the development of the new, more robust M&E system in Mongolian public sector agencies. In particular, embedded in the Internal Auditing, Monitoring and Evaluation Division of MRPAM, the RBM Advisor will provide capacity building support on RBM to MRPAM and other MERIT partners, to be applied as an effective management tool in the extractive sector.
The RBM Advisor will undertake the following tasks:
- Undertake an organizational review of departments involved in M&E in order to strengthen the M&E Unit and clarify the responsibilities of the respective Officers;
- Jointly with a short-term advisor, design and provide training to M&E staff on planning cycle (planning – M&E – management – planning) and implementation of the M&E annual plan;
- Provide ongoing advice to senior management on RBM and its use for strategic planning;
- Provide technical assistance and capacity building activities, including on-the-job and other types of training at all levels of the M&E System and between stakeholders;
- Work in a team with other volunteers at MET and in Dornod province to establish a community of practice on M&E and RBM and organize meetings of practitioners;
- Encourage the participation and inclusion of women and youth in all activities.
- Knowledge and practical experience of applying monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools, including providing methodological advice and guidance to programmes and projects;
- Experience in using M&E systems for strategic and annual planning;
- Strong research and analytical skills;
- Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment;
- Ability to work independently and as a team with respect to a variety of actors;
- Excellent networking and relationship building skills.
- Good knowledge and understanding of Global Affairs Canada (GAC)’s monitoring and evaluation policies, concepts, tools and standards would be an advantage;
- Working experience in government organizations would be an asset.
VOLUNTEER BENEFITS AND SUPPORT:
- Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
- Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
- Language training in-country where required.
- Return flights, visas and work permits.
- Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
- Health insurance.
- Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
- Accommodation while overseas.
- Vacation leave entitlement.
- Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!
- Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
- Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
- With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.
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