Internal /External Vacancy Announcement: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, NOB (FT), Jaipur, India SAR Post No. 115089 (This post is open only to Indian Nationals)

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This is a NO-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-2 contracts.

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.

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For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE

In an effort to measurably improve UNICEF's ability to deliver better results for children, there is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

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.

Strategic Office Context and purpose for the job

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Strategic Office context

The Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will be situated in the UNICEF state office for Rajasthan and will be based at Jaipur.

Purpose of the Job

The Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer reports to the Chief Field Office for supervision. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the process of planning, monitoring, research and evidence generation , executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative tasks to contribute to research and evidence planning, implementation, oversight and reporting to ensure that research and evidence support functions are carried out according to schedule and that results and recommendations are implemented and followed up.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Setting Standards for Programme performance planning and monitoring
  2. Field office support to the preparation of the evidence generation, integrated monitoring that will be submitted to the country office PRIME committee
  3. Support implementation of evidence generation
  4. Support on the Field Office level dissemination and follow up of evidence generation findings
  5. Technical support to strengthening government MIS
  6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building.

Detailed responsibilities:

1. Setting Standards for Programme performance planning and monitoring

  • Provide technical support as necessary to the process of developing and monitoring Annual Work Plans of the Field Office, including reporting on progress of the equity and gender marker as outlined in the Programme Policy and Procedures Guidance
  • Provide technical support as necessary in organizing and managing annual/mid-year/mid-term/end term country/ field programme reviews ensuring consistency with objectives and goals set out in the CPD and contribute to the Annual Management Plan.
  • Monitor follow-up actions based on management decisions resulting from Country/field Office performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support the programme components to effectively monitor and report on the intersectoral programme results, cross sectoral programme component results and field office results to facilitate programme coherence and convergence where appropriate.
  • Contribute to development of programme monitoring framework for the learning zones including technical backstopping to the field team for convergent programming.
  • Provide technical support to programme sections to effectively monitor and report on the intersectoral programme results.

2. Field Office support to the preparation of evidence generation and integrated Participate in evidence generation planning and discussions and support the development of the field office submission to the ICO PRIME committee

  • Provide technical and operational support throughout the evaluation and evidence generation process by executing/administering a variety of technical, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support evaluation of results-based planning and monitoring and assessing results.
  • Prepare required documentations/materials/data to facilitate evidence generation planning, implementation and reporting.

3. Support implementation of evidence generation

  • Support and provide inputs in the drafting and/or development of the terms of reference for evidence generation activities, including evaluations relevant to the Field Office. Organize materials, briefings and all required administrative arrangements to ensure external consultants are provided appropriate and comprehensive information to start and continue effectively and efficiently the conduct of evidence generation and evaluations.
  • Keep abreast of evidence and evaluation progress to proactively meet the evaluators’ need for information or other related issues to ensure delivery of results as scheduled and allocated.
  • Prepare timely analytical documents highlighting critical areas for management progress monitoring, oversight and action.

4. Support field office level dissemination and follow up of evidence generation fndings

  • Consult stakeholders to seek clarification and/or validate findings from draft and final evidence generation reports and report on feedback to facilitate timely action, including relevant evaluation findings.
  • Actively follow up with stakeholders on the implementation of evidence generation and evaluation results. Provide appropriate technical support to facilitate implementation and/or report to relevant stakeholders to ensure time action to ensure the implementation of evaluation results.

5. Technical support to strengthen government MIS system

  • Under the technical guidance from the NOC Social Policy, provide support to strengthen government M&E system and capacity, particularly on strengthening MIS and gathering of disaggregated data and equity analysis.
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and State stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate evaluation and build their capacity for evaluation planning and implementation.

6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned from evaluations for integration into broader knowledge development planning and management efforts.
  • Research and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems for evaluations.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
  • Identify competency needs and plan activities to support strengthening capacity of government partners on monitoring and evaluation.

    Impact of Results:

The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Field Officer to the CMT and wide range stakeholders contribute to the successful planning and execution of evidence generation efforts that in turn result in improved country office and national stakeholders’ development planning, performance and achievement of concrete and sustainable results.

Effective implementation of evidence generation and monitoring enhances UNICEF’s capacity and credibility in delivering highly effective programs and concrete and sustainable results that directly improve services to mothers and children in the country.

To qualify as a champion, for every child you will have…

Education: A University Degree in economics, psychology, sociology, education or other social science field is required.

Experience: A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development analysis and programming at the international and/or in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in program/project monitoring and evaluation in a UN system agency or organization is an asset

Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is considered as an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The core competencies required for this post are...

Core competencies (level 2)

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

Remarks:

  • This position is based in Jaipur (India).
  • Selected applicant will have an initial two (2) year fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
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