Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 30 Nov 2017
If you are a committed, creative professional 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 70years, 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.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
1. To ensure that the UNICEF Country Office and national partners have useful, valid and reliable information on:
2. To assist in the development of national capacities for child rights monitoring, evaluation and research, with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of government, community, and civil society stakeholders.
3. To support Country Office’s efforts in knowledge management by identifying, documenting and sharing lessons learned and good practices related to child rights within the Country Office and in the country.
4. Where relevant, to assist in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation tools which enhance partnership between the UN Country Team, government and other key players to collectively track progress made by the country in meeting its international commitments for children.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS
Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.
1. Strengthening child-rights system monitoring.
Strengthen monitoring and evaluation capacities of national, regional and local partners, from the government, the parliament and civil society as well as the independent child rights institutions and mechanisms are enhanced and that stakeholders have at their disposal disaggregated evidence to influence, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate international commitments, national, regional and local policies, allocations of resources and programme implementation models, focusing on child- related disparities and inequities.
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2. Situation Monitoring and Assessment
Ensure that the Country Office and national partners have timely and accurate measurement of change in the conditions of disadvantaged and excluded children 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 on equity for children.
Duties & Tasks
Support partners in the establishment and management of national statistical databases (e.g., DevInfo); and contribution to regional and international databases (e.g. TransMonEE), ensuring that key indicators are readily accessible by key stakeholders. Potential uses include the Situation Analysis, Common Country Assessment, Early Warning Monitoring Systems, and Mid-Term Reviews.
Develop a Situation Monitoring and Assessment system owned by all key partners which supports the preparation of country level statistical and analytic reports on the status of children’s and women’s rights issues and of equity gaps; and which allow, when opportunities emerge to influence developmental and social policies. This is to include technical support to global reporting obligations including national reports on progress toward international commitments for children, and toward CRC and CEDAW fulfilment.
In coordination with other stakeholders, where applicable support the collection of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and other nationally or internationally agreed key social development indicators (through MICS or other surveys) to improve national planning.
Ensures that UNICEF-supported evaluations (such as joint evaluations of public policies and programmes or impact evaluations of pilots) are strategically selected and conducted in accordance with UN quality standards. Ensures that the results of these evaluations are disseminated in a timely fashion to internal and external stakeholders to inform public programme design and performance and contribute to national and corporate learning.
Duties & Tasks
Technically support programme colleagues and national partners in identifying and designing strategic evaluations. This may include joint evaluation of public policies and programmes, impact evaluation of models and pilots and participation to strategic multi-country evaluations.
Technically support programme colleagues and national partners to jointly formulate Terms of Reference and evaluation designs of high quality, when relevant drawing on the know-how of knowledge institutions, in compliance with the UNEG evaluation norms and standards.
Monitor and ensure the quality of the field work and data management during the programme implementation phase, and the quality of the analysis and ease of understanding during the report writing phase as per UNICEF evaluation policy and guidelines.
Disseminate evaluation findings and recommendations to the intended audiences in user-friendly methods. In particular, to ensure that effective participatory feedback is provided to community and civil society stakeholders.
4. Knowledge Management
Ensure that UNICEF contributes to national, regional and international learning on child rights by sharing knowledge, good practices and lessons and by supporting national partners and civil society to share the same with other countries.
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5. Contribution to Networking and Advocacy
Ensure that the UNICEF partnerships, networking and advocacy are effectively supported by relevant and evidence-based research and knowledge related to children in the country, focusing on the most vulnerable children.
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6. 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.
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QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCIES ([ ] indicates the level of proficiency required for the job)
Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, planning development, planning.
2. Work Experience:
Five years of relevant professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities and field work experience.
3. Language Proficiency
Fluency in English and Ukrainian is required. Another UN language to be considered as an advantage.
4. Competency Profile (For details, please refer to UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)
Core Values (Required)
Core Competencies (Required)
Functional Competencies (Required)
a) Specific Technical Knowledge & Competencies Required(for the job)
(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)
b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
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How to apply:
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