Somalia: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, P-3, Mogadishu, Somalia #73420

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 14 Mar 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

For every child, a champion

UNICEF Somalia played a key role in making sure that child-focused data, with attention to gender and minorities, was included in the country’s first national development plan in 30 years. We have been tackling issues such as child mortality, better access to health services, severe malnutrition, and stronger child rights. We are working with partners to address the alarming food insecurity and malnutrition levels in Somalia. We are supporting community based reintegration programs for children released from armed groups, and are working on developing a social protection policy. We are also conducting robust HACT implementation.

Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Planning & Monitoring Specialist, responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the integrated monitoring and evaluation strategies in support of the country programme.

  • Designs data collection methodologies and research related to programme interventions; Conducts research and data analysis. Assists in the introduction of new approaches and methods in project monitoring and evaluation and in coordination with UNICEF-led clusters. Leads at national level on Humanitarian Performance Monitoring, including development and management of necessary partnerships.
  • Assesses trends and measures outcomes relating to achieving CPAP/UNSAS and Emergency Response goals, in context of country programme. Maintains a data bank of social indicators on the situation of women and children.
  • Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis. Prepares Country Programme integrated monitoring, evaluation and research plans.
  • Participates in Programme mid-term review, annual reviews, previews, meetings. Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommends corrective actions, when necessary. Provides technical advice to programme staff, government officials and other counterparts on planning and management of integrated monitoring and evaluation.
  • Participates in the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation section’s work plan, ensures compliance to specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff.
  • Assists Government authorities to plan and organize M&E training programmes. Identifies training needs for the purpose of capacity building in monitoring and evaluation for government and partners. Liaises with the regional M&E Officer and the Evaluation and Research Office at UNICEF Headquarters in this regard.
  • Prepares the programme status reports required for management, board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
  • Participates in inter-sectoral collaboration with operations and programme colleagues in tracking programme financial inputs and outputs. Collaborates with the Information/Communication staff in the selection and dissemination of statistical results from the Situation Analysis to national and local levels.
  • Ensures the accurate and timely input of programme information in the computerized programme system, and issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education:Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Development Planning, Statistics or a related technical field.
  • Work Experience:Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in programme monitoring and evaluation. Practical experience in community-based research.
  • Language Proficiency:Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the Somali language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

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    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


    * This post is currently based in Nairobi USSC and will be relocated to Mogadishu, Somalia.

    * Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    * Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    * The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receivingan offer.

    * Please note that this is a non-family duty station.

    * Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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