Chief Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation UN Jobs – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job Number: 511460
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Keep continuously abreast with the
    situation of children and women in Uganda, and ensure collection, analysis
    and dissemination of updated data and information on child survival,
    protection and development in the country.
  • Provide substantive technical support to
    the Deputy Representative for the new country programme process, including
    preparation of strategy note, country programme document (CPD), country
    programme plan of action (CPAP) and coordination of UNICEF inputs to the
    UN Country Assessment, UNDAF strategies/outcomes or UNDAF Action Plan and
    Joint Programmes, ensuring coherence with UNICEF CPD/CPAP and emerging
    needs of children.
  • Make professional contributions to and
    provide technical assistance for the planning and establishing of the
    major research, monitoring and evaluation objectives, priorities, and
    activities in UNICEF’s multi-year and annual Integrated, Monitoring and
    Evaluation plan (IMEPs), in consultation with child-rights and
    implementing partners.
  • Responsible for HRAP based planning and
    monitoring for the country programme and ensure that they also reflect
    national priorities, decentralization of government planning procedures,
    participatory planning approaches and indicators for community and
    district monitoring. Ensure timely preparation and integration of UNICEF
    inputs into UNICEF/GOU Rolling Work Plans for both districts and
    nationwide support. Ensure synchronization of the UNICEF support with the
    GOU planning cycles.
  • Technically support programme partners
    to formulate Terms of Reference and evaluation designs of high quality,
    when relevant drawing on the know-how of knowledge institutions, in
    compliance with the organization’s programme evaluation policies and
    guidelines. Monitor and ensure the quality of the field work and data
    management during the implementation phase, and the quality of the
    analysis and ease of understanding during the report writing phase.
    Disseminate evaluation findings and recommendations to the intended
    audiences in user-friendly methods. 
    Monitor and ensure that a management response to the findings and
    recommendations of the evaluation is completed, recorded, and followed up
    for implementation.  Most
    specifically, ensure that evaluation recommendations are submitted to the
    Country Management Team and follow-up actions recorded in CMT minutes.
    Submit electronic copies of all evaluations to NYHQ via the Evaluation
    Data Base web portal, with full accompanying documentation
  • Ensure timely implementation and
    effective monitoring of UNICEF inputs (cash, supply, contract, training,
    and travel) and participate in quarterly and annual reviews and planning
    exercises. Undertake frequent CP monitoring visits to the priority
    districts and regions to assess the effectiveness and cost efficiency of
    UNICEF assistance to the districts for planning monitoring and adjustment
    of strategies and approaches. Provide guidance and procedures to the area
    programme managers and project officers, districts on all aspects of
    program planning monitoring and evaluation according to UNICEF’s,
    policies, guidelines and operational procedures, especially those
    specifically developed for the CP.
  • Ensure establishment of an effective
    district based monitoring system for regular assessment of community and
    district specific targets and outcomes related to CP goals and ensure
    linkage between lower government and district and national monitoring
    systems. Establish capacity building monitoring system at district level
    which reflects UNICEF’s contribution to the individual districts in terms
    of training, management support, communication and logistics and other
    items which are supposed to enhance and facilitate country programme
  • Prepares programme status reports
    required for management, board, donors, budget reviews, programme
    analysis, annual reports,   etc.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNICEF Chief Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation job opportunity
    should hold an advanced university degree in Social Sciences or other
    related field
  • At least eight years (8) years of
    progressively responsible professional work experience in programme
    planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Developing country work experience
    and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
    Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French,
    Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • UNICEF’s core
    Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working
    with People and Drive for Results.
  • Technical
    and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Applying
    Technical Expertise and Planning and Organizing.
committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female
candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. UNICEF is a smoke free
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations UNICEF in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 25th April 2018
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