Posted on :
14 Sep, 2013
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organisation 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.
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer At Unicef Ghana
Vacancy No: E-VN-2013-001642
Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)
Purpose of the Position
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 Expected Results
• 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.
• Support provided to major monitoring efforts in country, such as execution of the DHS and analysis of the national household survey.
• 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.
Qualification Required & Experience
• University degree in social sciences, development planning, planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research. Copied at: ghanacurrentjobs.com
• Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:
• Two years of relevant professional work experience. Developing country work experience
• 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
• Communicates effectively.
• Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
• Sets high levels of quality and productivity for self.
• Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
• Demonstrates an awareness of changes in organizational strategy that impact on own work area.
• Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
• Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
• Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department.
• Accepts changes in circumstances when presented with them.
The New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for dynamic professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. Aside from the qualifications indicated in the job description for this post, all NETI programme applicants must also meet the following minimum requirements:
• Completion of an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) at the time of application;
• Proficiency in English and another official language of the United Nations;
• Readiness to be assigned to any UNICEF office worldwide, including hardship duty stations;
• At least 2 years of relevant work experience for functions at the P-2 level, and at least 5 years of relevant work experience for functions at the P-3 level. Relevant experience should include work in developing countries and in multicultural environments.
How To Apply For The Job
If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children and match the profile outlines, send a brief application letter supported by detailed curriculum vitae, UN Personal History for (which can be downloaded from http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc and photocopies of other supporting documents to email:
or mail to:
The Human Resource Manager
P. O. Box 5051
Closing Date: 17 September, 2013
Applications submitted without the P11 form will not be considered.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
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