Title:  National Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

​Requisition ID: 4197 
Grade: SB4 - Local Professional (Junior & Mid Level) 
Country: Cambodia 
Duty Station: Phnom-Penh 
Category: National Consultant 
Type of Job Posting: Internal and External
Employment Type: NonStaff-When Act. Employed

Contract duration: 42 days (over period)
Application deadline: 29-Jul-2024, 11:59 PM (CEST)  


Vacancy Announcement
Only nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are considered eligible. 
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.



The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Divisions/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.




Under the overall direction of the Director General, and in close collaboration with all organizational entities within UNIDO, in particular the Office of Change Management (ODG/CHM), the Office of Legal Affairs and Compliance (ODG/LEG), the Strategic Planning and UN Engagement Division (ODG/SPU), and the Office of Evaluation and Internal Oversight (EIO), the Directorate of SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation (IET), headed by a Managing Director, is responsible for the development of innovative UNIDO services in the areas of agro-industry and agribusiness, sustainability standards and fair production, and climate-relevant or climate-improving technologies. It is also, in collaboration with ODG, responsible for developing innovative technical cooperation concepts, identifying new sources and means of finance and entering into new partnerships with a broad range of relevant stakeholders.


The Directorate houses the Divisions of Coordination and Integration Support (IET/CIS), Quality, Impact and Accountability (IET/QUA), Agribusiness and Infrastructure Development (IET/AGR), Innovative Finance and International Financial Institutions (IET/IFI), Fair Production, Sustainability Standards and Trade (IET/PST), Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), and Climate and Technology Partnerships (CTP).


The Directorate also ensures close coordination and collaboration among the Divisions and relevant entities in the Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations (GLO) and the Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development (TCS).


Division of Fair Production, Sustainability Standards and Trade (IET/PST)


Under the overall guidance of the Director General, the direct supervision of the Managing Director, Directorate of SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation (IET), and in close coordination with other organizational entities within UNIDO, the Division of Fair Production, Sustainability Standards and Trade (IET/PST) develops and implements an innovative service package in response to UNIDO's mandate for fair and responsible local industrial production and trade with a particular focus on building the required skills and capacities and foster a conducive business operating environment to ensure that such production and trade are as inclusive as possible, promoting – among others – the development of human capital through vocational training and industrial skills development.


In collaboration with IET/IFI, IET/PPP, TCS/SME, TCS/CPA, and GLO/MSR, the Division will conceptualize and negotiate such services and raise funds from Member States, development partners, IFIs, and the private sector to coordinate their effective implementation and devise ways in which their implementation can be brought to scale.


This will include cross-cutting and sector-specific initiatives for sustainable supply/value chain and skills development in industrial sectors where UNIDO has, over the years, accumulated expertise, such as agro-industries, fisheries, textiles, leather, light manufacturing, health, mining, automotive and pharma and others. It will do so through close engagement with Member States, private sector associations, industrial enterprises, international quality, standards and trade-related governing bodies, other UN Agencies (e.g. ILO), development partners, NGOs and consumer associations, as appropriate, ensuring solid and operational partnerships.


Skills Development, Entrepreneurship and Fair Production Unit (IET/PST/SEF)


The Skills Development, Entrepreneurship and Fair Production Unit supports Member States in integrating into the emerging global systems of fair and sustainable trade. To this end, it leverages partnerships with the private sector to enhance employees' skill sets to become the sources driving the sustainable transition. The Unit also promotes learning, concepts and norms to augment the attractiveness of industrial employment for youth and women under transparent, fair and social working conditions.


The Unit also deploys foresight and planning instruments to guide Member States in developing the industrial skills in future cohorts of industrial employees and respond to re- and up-skilling requirements of actors in a sustainable value chain.




The Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations in Cambodia in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), launched the third phase of a joint programme implemented by four UN agencies (UNICEF, UNESCO, UNIDO and ILO). The programme capitalizes on the comparative advantages, complementary mandates and expertise as well as resources of the four United Nations agencies.


In the "Decent Employment for Youth in Cambodia Phase 3 (DEY III)" project, UNIDO is responsible for enhancing the industrial sector's contribution to youth employment. UNIDO focuses on fostering inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to generate quality jobs for youth. This involves capacity building for SMEs, promoting entrepreneurship, and facilitating access to skills development programs aligned with market demands.


Through these efforts, UNIDO helps create a more diversified and resilient economy in Cambodia that can absorb and benefit from a growing youth workforce, ensuring they secure decent and productive employment opportunities.




Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and close cooperation/coordination with Country Representative as well as with the project team in the HQ and field location, the expert will be responsible for the performance of the following main duties:







Outputs to be achieved

Expected duration




Coordination and planning of project outputs and results:


Support the project manager in the development of a structure for a user-friendly web-based M&E system and maintain it for data and information management covering each main component, outcomes and outputs of the project, including project Key Performance Indicators (KPI) (institutions and enterprises);


Collect and input data on a regular basis and document the status covering all outputs of the project intervention.

Monitoring, evaluation and data collection method developed.



Data collected and documented.

8 days

Phnom Penh


Monitoring implementation of project components:


Provide inputs for the monitoring of the overall performance and progress of the project that are necessary for the project manager to keep UNIDO, the national counterpart, the donor and the Steering Committee informed on the progress of the project on a regular basis.


Conceptual inputs provided.


15 days

Phnom Penh



Coordinate the preparation of bi-monthly reports and assist with the preparation of annual progress reports for the project according to donor specifications and UNIDO requirements;

Bi-monthly and annual progress reports are prepared.


15 days

Phnom Penh

Prepare inputs for briefing project partners, donors, government, country office and UNSDCF and relevant stakeholders based on project impact and experiences.


Bi-monthly and annual progress reports are prepared.


4 days

Phnom Penh




Education: Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in engineering, sciences, economics, agro-industries, business administration or other relevant discipline is required.


Technical and Functional Experience:

  • At least three (3) years of professional experience in the relevant field at national level is required.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation projects, is desirable.
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection and monitoring of projects, is desirable.
  • Experience in working with government and development agencies including the United Nations agencies in the country or similar country in the region, is desirable.


Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English and Khmer is required.




Core values:
WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.

WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.

WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.

Key competencies:
WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.

WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.

WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.

WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.


This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.
Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.

All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System. Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependents, under the procedures established by the Director General.

Visit the UNIDO website for details on how to apply: www.unido.org

NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.

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