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Vacancy for Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist – UNICEF Freetown

UNICEF FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE

MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST – VACANCY NOTICE-VB15/920

If you are a committed and creative individual and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. 

For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Sierra Leoneans for consideration to the following post:

Post:                             M&E Specialist (Child Protection)                Level: NOC

Type of contract:         Fixed Term

Duty Station:                Freetown, Sierra Leone                                 Date Required: 01 April, 2015

Duration:                    1 year

Purpose of the position

Under the supervision of the Chief, Child Protection the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is accountable for the accomplishment of the stated key end-results by providing professional expertise and assistance in information/data collection, statistics and data analysis, monitoring & evaluation (M&E), preparation of reports, communication and partnership, and in implementing training programmes for national and sub-national data collection, monitoring, evaluation and research capacity building with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of primary stakeholders.

Key End Results Expected

  • Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMEP) is prepared and in place to provide strategic priority and realistic plan of activities for M&E.
  • Timely monitoring and measurement of changes in conditions due to programme or policies in country or region are conducted with the participation of relevant partners and provided to the Country Office and national partners to facilitate national planning, and assess the impact of the programmes and policies, and report on the progress being made.
  • Country Office Performance are systematically monitored and data for key indicators of the Annual Management Plan and management reports are collected, analyzed and made available to management and the Country Management Team.
  • Evaluation is designed and carried out with quality process and products in line with priority and strategy. Evaluation findings, recommendations and reports are used to improve programme performance and are effectively disseminated to the intended audience. Major partners are kept abreast and/or contribute to these exercises as required.
  • The monitoring and evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners are strengthened, enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Effective communication and partnerships are achieved in carrying out integrated planning of research, monitoring and evaluation activities within the Country Office and with the Regional office and with all other stakeholders, including national partners, the UN Country Team and the international community; and the results are shared with all partners to stimulate joint engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office and national partners use a well-prioritized 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.
  • Provide technical support to 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.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that a well-prioritized and strategic selection of evaluations at programme or Country Office strategy level is managed in order that each evaluation is designed and carried out with quality process and products and that evaluation results are useful to the intended audience.
  • Provide technical support to 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.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that all of the above tasks are carried out and accomplished through effective communication and partnership.

Qualification and Competencies:                  

Education: Advanced university degree in social sciences, development planning, planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research.

Work Experience:

Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:

  • Five years of relevant professional work experience with field work experience
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.

Language:  Fluency in English. Knowledge of Krio or other local languages essential.

Competency Profile (For details on competencies please refer to UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)

i) Core Values (Required)

  • Commitment Diversity and Inclusion      • Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication [ I ] •  Working with People[ II ]     •  Drive for Result  [ I ]

ii) Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]
  • Analysing [II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [II]

iii)  Technical Knowledge  

a) Specific Technical Knowledge required (for the job)

(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)

  • Knowledge of child protection Project and Activity Evaluation.
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in child protection Data Collection
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in Evaluation Process Management, Follow-up on Recommendations and Dissemination of M&E results.

Applications should be forwarded under confidential cover marked “Application VB/15-920 ‘’Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Child Protection)’’ complete with an up-to-date UN Personal History Form to reach the Chief of Operations, UNICEF, Central Medical Stores Compound, New England, Freetown on or before 28 February 2015.

Application can also be sent via email to srlrecruitment@unicef.org. Please ensure that “Application VB/15-920 Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Child Protection)’’ is quoted on the subject line. Applicants are required to complete the Personal History Form (P-11) in MS word format which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Human Resources.

UNICEF is a smoke free environment.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion, and gender equality within its workforce

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply 

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