Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, NOB, Fixed Term, Mogadishu Zonal Office, Somalia, For Somalia Nationals only

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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.

For every child, Hope

How can you make a difference?

Purpose for the job

Under the supervision of the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist responsible for the establishment of a programme monitoring system for Central-South Zone; strengthening the capacity of authorities (central, regional and local) as well as civil society in monitoring and evaluation and supervision of interventions in the zone.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Facilitates and guides zonal planning and review meetings. Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure effective coordination and achievement of objectives and recommends corrective actions, when necessary. Provides technical advice to programme staff, government officials and other counterparts on M&E, with a focus on the most vulnerable, monitoring humanitarian situation and management of integrated monitoring and evaluation
  • Participates in intersectoral collaboration with programme colleagues in tracking programme inputs and outputs. Prepares status reports required for management, donor reporting, programme analysis. Reviews Project Cooperation Agreements for compliance with risk assessment, programmatic objectives and standard operating procedures. Ensures the accurate and timely input of programme information in the computerized system, and issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes. Contributes to the strengthening of capacity of zonal program staff in monitoring of programs.
  • Assists Government authorities to plan and organize PM&E training programmes. In collaboration with UN and other development partners, identifies training needs for the purpose of capacity building in planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assesses trends and measures outcomes relating to achieving results for children, coordinating the emergency preparedness and response plan in context of country programme. Maintains a data bank of social indicators on the situation of women and children, in collaboration with government and other partners.
  • Analyzes and evaluates zonal policy and programming environment and designs and implements project activities to strengthen the overall policy environment for children, including preparedness for CRC implementation and monitoring
  • Participates in the development of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation section's workplan, ensures compliance to specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff
  • Designs data collection methodologies and research related to programme interventions; (Sentinel Site Survey, RAP, CAP, etc.) in concert with other zones and USSC. Assists in the introduction of new approaches and methods in project monitoring and evaluation
  • Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis, through reviews of research findings and data analysis. Prepares zone specific integrated monitoring, evaluation and research plans. Collaborates with the Information/ Communication staff in the selection and dissemination of statistical results from the Situation Analysis to national and local levels

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

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Development Planning, Statistics or a related technical field.
  • Two years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in programme monitoring and evaluation. Practical experience in community-based research.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English language is “highly desirable” or “a strong asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) 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 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.

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 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’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable Female candidate are encouraged to apply.

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

“UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments may also be 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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