Job: Chief, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Location: Khartoum - Sudan
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 January 2014
Purpose of the Position
Chief Monitoring and Evaluation is accountable for the accomplishment of the following overall end-results through undertaking programme monitoring and evaluation (M&E), exercising advisory role, providing guidance, coordination and leadership in policy and strategy development, in the oversight of the implementation of M&E recommendations, as well as in the collaboration with the UN country team in support of the attachment of the MDGs:
1. The Country Office has accurate, coherent and reliable up to date information disaggregated by gender on, the situation of childrens and womens rights; the performance of UNICEF-supported programmes including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence;
2. The delivery of valid and reliable information on the attainment of the MDGs and other goals, and on the performance of UN-supported programmes; and
3. National and sub-national, monitoring, evaluation and research capacities are strengthened, with special attention to the gender equity and equality and the interest, concern and participation of primary stakeholders.
4. Data and evidence are generated and used to catalyze partnerships and collaborative relationships consensus on advocacy and actions needed for pro child initiatives.
Key Expected Results
1. Accurate, coherent and reliable information collected and reported on, the situation of childrens and womens rights, disaggregated by gender; the performance of UNICEF; supported programmes including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence.
2. Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMEP) is prepared and in place to provide strategic priority and realistic plan of activities for M&E.
3. Timely monitoring and measurement of changes in conditions due to programme or policies in country or region are 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. Mechanisms set up to seek feedback from partners on assistance provided to them, to secure their contribution and use of data and information collected and analysed.
4. Technical guidance and support provided for the collection of accurate, reliable, gender-specific and coherent information for the Country Office to effectively assess programme performance, with the involvement of key partners, in terms of progress towards key end-results established in annual work plans.
5. Technical guidance and support provided to ensure that 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.
6. Evaluation is designed and carried out with quality process and products in line with priority and strategy. Evaluation findings, recommendations and reports are useful to improve programme performance and are effectively disseminated to the intended audience.
7. 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 and to develop and use gender-specific indicators and monitoring and evaluation approaches to address gender inequality. The know-how of knowledge institutions is mobilized for monitoring and evaluation capacity enhancement as well as for an evidence-based policy change agenda on behalf of children.
8. 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, national partners, the UN Country Team and the international community. Tools to assess and monitor effectiveness UNICEF communication around World Fit for Children (WFFC) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are in place, used and are leading to an enhanced awareness and engagement of partners towards these commitments.
9. The awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of M& E function among the all staff members are promoted and senior management are committed to it.
10. Technical assistance provided for the conduct of inter-agency rapid assessment to define humanitarian response, in line with core commitment for children in humanitarian action
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
- Advanced university degree in social sciences or other relevant disciplines. Practical training in programme management and evaluation, survey and research analysis, or applied statistical data analysis in social sciences an asset. A first university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree
- Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities.
- Ten years of relevant professional work experience, including both International and national work experiences.
- 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. Additional language(s) an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Working with People
- Drive for Results Functional
- Leading and Supervising
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts
- Relating and Networking
- Applying Technical Expertise
- The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
- Please note that this is a re-advertisement. Candidates who have applied to the 1st round, will also be considered, and do not need to re-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 organisation.
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Closing date: 30/01/2014