Planning, Monit. & Evaluation Specialist, P4, Asmara, Eritrea

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 139,730 USD and 180,153 USD.

Salary for a P-4 contract in Asmara

The international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 53.6% at this the location, applies.

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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.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative, the incumbent will ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable information, guidance and tools on:

The performance of UNICEF-supported programmes including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, in development & humanitarian contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence.

Budget tracking to ensure effective and efficient use of resources, results-based management and reporting on results that are aligned with national, regional and global priorities.

Working within the UN country team to support delivering on the UN Cooperation Results Framework on the attainment of the SDGs and providing leadership on measuring progress on SDGs.

Establishing monitoring and evaluation systems that enhance the partnerships between the UNCT, government and other key players to collectively track progress on SDGs and other international commitments for children.

Developing national institutional capacities for monitoring, evaluation and research, with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of government, community, and women and young people.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning. The Country Office and national partners have a well-prioritized and realistic plan of monitoring and evaluation of strategic activities, and a research agenda developed collaboratively that provides all the relevant and strategic information needed to manage the Country Programme, including tracking and assessing UNICEF’s distinct collaboration with the UN Country Team and contribution to strengthened national counterparts database for monitoring progress towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Situation Monitoring and Assessment. A collectively Situation Monitoring and Assessment system owned by all key partners is in place, through which the Country Office and national partners have timely and accurate measurements of change in conditions of children, women, and their families in the country; this information is available to facilitate planning and measure programme or policy impact.

Programme Performance Monitoring and Reporting. The planning function of the Country Office has quality information collected, analyzed and disseminated with the participation of all concerned sector programmes and partners to assess progress towards expected results reporting established in annual/multi-year plans and donor agreements. This includes working closely with cross-sector teams including Partnerships and Technology for Development unit.

Budget monitoring and tracking system. The Country Office has established and maintained systems for regular budget monitoring and tracking against all outcomes and outputs of the country programme and ensure result-based management and reporting of programme performance.

Evaluation. UNICEF-supported evaluations attain established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders for improving programme performance and contributing to national and corporate learning.

M&E Capacity Building. The monitoring and evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners – government and civil society – enhanced with the contribution of UNICEF knowledge partners meet the expectations and requirements of their positions and responsibilities.

Coordination and Networking. The UNICEF office is effectively linked to wider UNICEF M&E developments in a way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning on effective M&E management.

Emergency Preparedness Planning and Humanitarian Response. The planning and monitoring function of the Country Office has technical capacity for contingency plan development, rapid needs assessment, planning and monitoring of the implementation of emergency activities, and reporting.

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

Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, planning and development.

Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:

Eight years of relevant professional work experience.

At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning is preferred.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or 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 UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Core Competencies: Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1), Works Collaboratively with others (1), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1), Innovates and Embraces Change (1), Thinks and Acts Strategically (1), Drive to achieve impactful results (1), Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies


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.

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