National Consultant - Polio Response M&E Specialist, Kyiv, Ukraine (Open to nationals of Ukraine only)

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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,

On top of the current lockdowns and additional measures imposed by the authorities due to increased number of covid cases across the country, Ukraine is facing another serious challenge due to the confirmation of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2, leading to acute flaccid paralysis in kids in western regions. The government of Ukraine is considering declaring a national polio emergency due to this cVDPV2 polio outbreak. Due to the recently confirmed polio case, the risk of contracting polio exists in all regions of Ukraine, especially for unvaccinated children under five years. The government, with the support of UNICEF and other international partners is developing an action plan to protect children and stop the spread of the virus. Therefore, in order to contain the spread of the polio virus to the rest of the country, UNICEF will hire experienced M&E consultant to support the response team to respond to the emergency.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief of Health section, and in close collaboration with the polio outbreak response coordinator of the UNICEF in Ukraine, the M&E specialist is responsible for developing and follow the processes related to building the data collection and analysis management system within all UNICEF polio outbreak response across the core accountabilities (Comms, C4D, CCL&VM), aligned with the GPEI polio outbreak response SOPs. The M&E specialist is responsible to assist UNICEF country Polio response coordinator in proper planning, management KPIs, and reporting at all stages of the response. The M&E specialist will also work in collaboration with WHO Polio M&E specialist. Other technical support related to polio response / immunization monitoring may be requested by Health and C4D Sections as the outbreak situation may evolve very quickly.


1. Polio Situation analysis and planning: a) Review of the current situation, analysis of primary and secondary EPI and Social data for robust designing of M&E framework and system for Polio Response components. Deliverables/Outputs: Documentation of key findings in brief form and presentation to the PRT, to GPEI partners and UPHC. b) Based on situation analysis and current outbreak response plan, design UNICEF response M&E framework and tools related to Polio outbreak response. Deliverables/Outputs: Pilot and finalize tools required. Produce concise and practical M&E guidelines. M&E framework and tools presented to the PRT. Date: 28 February 2022. Finalization of tools and guidelines. Date: 18 March 2022.

2. UNICEF Polio response monitoring: a) Provide support to Polio coordinator and C4D and Comms and CCL teams with methodology and data collection. b) Based on the M&E framework and UNICEF response Plan, collect and analyze data/information on a weekly basis. Deliverables/Outputs: Provide a summary of the UNICEF response plan on a weekly basis. Date: 31 May 2022.

3. Documentation and archive: a) Ensure archiving all relevant data, documents/tools. Deliverable/Outputs: All documents are uploaded regularly to the Polio Response folder in share point. b) Monthly consultancy report and final Report. Deliverable/Outputs: Consultancy reports are submitted. Date: 31 July 2022.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education: Bachelor's degree in social sciences, law, statistics, development planning or other relevant fields.

Professional experience: Minimum three years of experience in building effective M&E system, data collection and data analysis. Experience in collaboration with national counterparts in data collection and monitoring. Experience of work with International Organizations, the experience of work with UNICEF is an asset. Fluency in English and Ukrainian is required. Knowledge of Russian is considered as an asset.

Language: English - Advanced (C1); Ukrainian - Proficient/Native (C2); Russian - is an advantage

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.

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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.

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.


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.

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.

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UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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