United Nations UNICEF Careers – Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Organization: United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Planning
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Vacancy Announcement Number:
VN/PBR/2015/12
Grade: NOC
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
primarily ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable
information on the situation of children’s and women’s rights and the
performance of UNICEF-supported programmes including their relevance,
efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their
coverage, coordination and coherence; work within the UN country team to
support UNCT goals for delivering valid and reliable information on the
attainment of the MDGs and other goals, and on the performance of UN-supported
programmes; assist in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation tools
which enhance partnership between the UNCT, government and other key players to
collectively track progress on MDGs and other international commitment for
children; and assist in the development of national capacities for monitoring,
evaluation and research, with special attention to the interest, concern and
participation of government, community, and civil society  stakeholders. 
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation &
Research Plan (IMEP):
Ensure that the Country Office and national partners
use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research, monitoring and
evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic
information to manage the Country Programme, including tracking and
assessing  UNICEF’s distinct
contribution.
·        
Situation Monitoring and Assessment: Ensure that the
Country Office and national partners have timely and accurate measurement of
change in conditions in the country or region, including monitoring of
socio-economic trends and the country’s wider policy, economic or institutional
context, to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of
programmes or policies.
·        
Programme Performance Monitoring: Ensure that
the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected
results established in annual work plans.
·        
Evaluation: Make sure that
UNICEF-supported evaluations are designed and implemented to established UN
quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to
stakeholders in order to improve programme performance and contribute to wider
learning.
·        
M&E Capacity Building: Ensure that
the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national
partners – government and civil society – are strengthened enabling them to
increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.
·        
Coordination and Networking: Ensure that
the UNICEF office is effectively linked to wider UNICEF M&E developments in
a way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning on
effective M&E management.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Monitoring
& Evaluation Specialist should hold an advanced university degree in social
sciences, statistics, planning development, planning
·        
At least five years of relevant professional field
work experience in programme development and implementation including
monitoring and evaluation activities.          
·        
At least one instance of exposure to emergency
programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a
humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
·        
Fluency in English and another UN language.
Personal Competencies:
·        
Core Values (Required): Commitment;
Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity
·        
Core Competencies (Required): Communication;
Drive for Result; Working with People
·        
Functional Competencies (Required): Leading and
Supervising; Formulating Strategies and Concepts; Analyzing; Applying Technical
Expertise; 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 Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations
UNICEF must send their applications accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, download here, as well
as two of the most recent performance evaluation report.
The Email
applications should be sent in this format to name your file attachments:
Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or
Gold_MukasaApplication.
The
applications should be addressed to:
Human Resource
Manager,
UNICEF Kampala,
Uganda,
Plot 9, George
Street,
P.O. Box 7047,
Kampala Uganda
Via Email
to:   ugderecruit@unicef.org
Deadline: 12th November, 2015
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