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UN International Jobs - Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: PME Specialist
Job Number: 495759 

About US:
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

Job Summary: The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable information on the performance of UNICEF-supported programmes including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence. The incumbent will also assist in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation tools which enhance partnership between the UNCT, government and other key players. In addition, the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for the development of staff and partner capacities for monitoring and evaluation, with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of government, community, and civil society stakeholders.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning: The Country Office and national partners have a well-prioritized and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities, developed collaboratively that provides all the relevant and strategic information needed to manage the Country Programme.
  • Situation Monitoring and Assessment: Conduct Situation Monitoring and Assessment system owned by all key partners is in place, through which the Country Office and national partners have timely and accurate measurements of change in conditions of children, women, and their families in the country or region; this information is available to facilitate planning and measure program impact.
  • Programme Performance Monitoring: Ensure that the planning function of the Country Office has quality information collected and disseminated with the participation of all concerned partners to assess progress towards expected annual and multi-year results.
  • Evaluation: Ensure that UNICEF-supported evaluations attain established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders for improving programme performance and contributing to national and corporate learning.
  • M&E Capacity Building: Responsible for the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners – government and civil society – enhanced with the contribution of UNICEF knowledge partners meet the expectations and requirements of their positions and responsibilities.
  • Coordination and Networking: The UNICEF office is linked to wider UNICEF M&E developments in way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning on effective M&E management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the United Nations UNICEF Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, planning development, planning.
  • At least five years of relevant professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation. At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme
  • Language Proficiency: Fluent (speaking and writing) in English.

Personal Competencies: 
  • Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity
  • Core Competencies (Required): Communication; Drive for Result; Working with People
  • Functional Competencies (Required): Applying Technical Expertise; Leading and Supervising; Formulating Strategies and Concepts; Analyzing; Planning and Organizing
 NB: UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. UNICEF is a smoke free environment.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested International candidates who wish to join the United Nations UNICEF should apply online by clicking on the link below. 

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Deadline: 20th June, 2016

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