Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, NO-2, Belgrade, Serbia, Serbian nationals 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, an advocate

With the growing size of the Serbia Country Office, the growing complexity of the operations including the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine crisis, there is a need to further strengthen the rights- and results-based management systems as well as overall planning and monitoring capacities of the office. Under the direct supervision of Deputy Representative, the Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will provide professional support throughout the programme cycle in preparing, coordinating, managing and implementing a variety of technical tasks that contribute to design, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on UNICEF programmes, to ensure that programs are designed for maximum impact for children, leaving no child behind.

How can you make a difference?

The Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer is accountable for ensuring that:

  1. UNICEF programme strategies and plans are well-formulated, evidence-based, and contribute to a strategic UN Cooperation Framework engagement that demonstrates UNICEF’s comparative advantage;
  2. Country Office performance is systematically monitored and reported on using UNICEF corporate tools;
  3. the rights- and result-based management capacities of Country Office staff, and national partners are strengthened, enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead planning, monitoring, and reporting processes in support of the overall programme goals and objectives.

Key duties:

  • Programme Development and Management
  • Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach
  • Programme Monitoring
  • Advocacy, Partnerships, and Collaboration

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

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience in programme planning, development and implementation, including monitoring and statistics activities.
  • Familiarity with Results Based Management, costing and budgeting.
  • Experience of working with data and statistics, e.g. households and panel surveys, and large datasets, is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in applying methodology of Monitoring & Evaluation theories, standards and models, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods, validity/reliability testing of data, data analysis and interpretation, and statistical inference methods is considered as an asset.
  • Background/familiarity with emergency is considered as an asset.
  • Advanced level of English and fluency in Serbian are required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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