Full-time Individual Contractor (6 months, home-based): Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Officer- Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO), Geneva, Switzerland
Application deadline 7 months ago: Sunday 19 Jun 2022 at 21:55 UTCOpen application form
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The Level 3 Scale-up for Ukraine was activated effective 5 March 2022, for an initial period of six months. With the activation of the procedure, UNICEF has adopted a no-regrets approach in view of the complex situation and increasing humanitarian needs, to ensure that UNICEF continues to provide life-saving response for the children and women in neighbouring and other affected countries in line with the CCCs.
The recent escalation in the armed conflict in Ukraine poses an immediate threat to the lives and wellbeing of millions of children in the entire region. The intensification of the armed conflict is posing severe human costs, causing a growing number of civilian and children casualties, interrupting livelihoods and damaging critical civilian infrastructure, including hundreds of homes, water and sanitation infrastructure, schools and health facilities. Hundreds of thousands of children and their families have been internally displaced and, to-date, over one million forced to flee the country in search of safety – the majority are women and children.
In response, UNICEF has already mobilized organization-wide support. However, the deteriorating situation and complex operating environment requires strengthened capacity and sustained efforts to further expand our presence and work in those parts of the country that can be safely accessed, to strengthen our cluster and overall humanitarian leadership, and to continue scaling-up our humanitarian action, with priority focus on child protection, health, WASH, nutrition, learning, cash interventions and social protection efforts. UNICEF is also coordinating with refugee hosting countries to prepare and respond to the humanitarian needs emerging from population movements.
The presence of an Information Manager is urgently needed due to the L3 emergency declaration in Ukraine and outflow countries and the limited capacity in Planning, Monitoring and Data /SitCen to support the programmatic implementation of the L3 emergency response at regional level.
Under the supervision of the Regional Humanitarian Performance Monitoring Specialist, the candidate will be responsible for supporting the following areas of responsibility:
- Provide technical support any regional or affected country initiative related to Multi-Sectoral Need Assessments, to ensure the minimum UNICEF mandate information is available to enable ulterior corrective actions.
- Design and support any regional or country specific Children Profiling and specific sectorial need assessments.
- Support any real time evaluation in coordination with the Evaluation team.
- In coordination with the Child Rights monitoring map all the available sources of information on situation flows and develop a regular Highlights report and DashBoard update on the Multi-Country situation.
- Support each country to develop their own Situation Monitoring system in coordination with the PME focal point.
THIRD PART MONITORING:
- Develop, refine and ensure tight management of the agreement signed with a partner that will implement the Third Part Monitoring to ensure all COs do have a high intensity field monitoring plan, with special attention on a) reporting verification b) quality standards monitoring c) recommendations for programme and partners d) monitoring of the recommendations.
- It will be adapted to each country and proportional to the risk assumed by their partnerships, with regular evidence-based reports that influence corrective strategic and programmatic actions.
- Dissemination and follow up of findings with a particular emphasis on adaptive management of humanitarian programming.
- Develop with programme colleague’s solid data collection mechanisms and tools in line with planned priority interventions.
Work Assignment Overview
*Tasks / Milestones******Deliverables / Outputs******Timeline / Deadline*****NEED ASSESSMENTS:Provide technical support to any regional or affected country initiative related to Multi-Sectoral Need Assessments (MSNA), to ensure the minimum UNICEF mandate information is available to enable ulterior corrective actions.-At least 8 COs got a Child friendly MSNA launched with technical support from the SSA. -The MSNA implementation entity received clear guidelines and permanent support from the SSA.OngoingDesign and support any regional or country specific Children Profiling and specific sectorial need assessments.-Technical assistance provided for 8 COs to enhance the sector specific / children-oriented need assessmentsSupport any real time evaluation in coordination with the Evaluation team.-Technical support provided to the Evaluation team in coordination meetings.SITUATION MONITORINGIn coordination with the Child Rights monitoring map all the available sources of information on situation flows and develop a regular Highlights report and DashBoard update on the Multi-Country situation.- Co-produce a document with all the sources of information with key data on displacements for each of the countries involved in the crisis. Neighboring and Other Countries.OngoingSupport each country to develop their own Situation Monitoring system in coordination with the PME focal point.- 8 situation monitoring systems are developed and updated regularly in coordination with the PME focal point of each country.THIRD PART MONITORINGDevelop, refine and ensure tight management of the agreement signed with a partner that will implement the Third Part Monitoring to ensure all COs do have a high intensity field monitoring plan, with special attention on a) reporting verification b) quality standards monitoring c) recommendations for programme and partners d) monitoring of the recommendations.- ToR for the Third Part Monitoring agreement in place and follow up - Close Supervision of the TPM partnership with regular coordination meetings. - At least 1 field mission to each of the countries in need to implement and supervise the TPM roll outOngoingIt will be adapted to each country and proportional to the risk assumed by their partnerships, with regular evidence-based reports that influence corrective strategic and programmatic actions.- Monthly TPM reports from each of the COs available with corrective actions (5 reports for each of the 8 COs)Dissemination and follow up of findings with a particular emphasis on adaptive management of humanitarian programming.- Communication to key actors of the findings at country and regional level ensured. (5 Communications for each of the 8 COs)Develop with programme colleague’s solid data collection mechanisms and tools in line with planned priority interventions.- The 8 COs have solid and functional data collection mechanism and toolsMonthly reportsStatus of ongoing tasks are shared with the supervisorMonthlyEstimated Duration of the Contract
6 months (July - December 2022)
Individual Contractor's Work Place and Official Travel
The assignment will be home-based with support to missions to Country Offices (COs) in Europe. Availability to undertake technical support field missions (up to 30% of the time) to the priority COs will be requested.
Estimated Cost of the Consultancy & Payment Schedule
Payment will be made on submission of a monthly invoice and satisfactory completion of the above-mentioned deliverables. Please indicate an all inclusive fixed monthly fee in USD to undertake this assignment.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- University degree, preferably at an advanced level, in economics, psychology, sociology, education or other relevant social science field.
- 5 years of relevant professional experience is required.
- Strong Proficiency in Excel, power BI is desirable.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Emergency experience strongly desirable.
- Experience managing Need Assessments and/or Third Part Monitoring Agreements is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA), and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Please include a full CV and Financial Proposal in your application. Additionally, indicate your availability and monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a monthly rate will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.