Planning, Мonitoring, Еvaluation § Reporting Officer (NO-A) - Bulgaria - Appintment, 364 days, open for Bulgarian nationals only)

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This is a NO-1 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-1 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, safety.

Since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis more than 248 000 refugees have entered Bulgaria with more than 100,000 remaining in the country, out of them 40,000 children. In line with the Inter-agency Regional Refugee Response Plan UNICEF Bulgaria is assisting the government together with UNHCR and other partners to respond to the humanitarian needs of the refugee children and their families.

To address the needs of children and women fleeing from Ukraine, UNICEF Bulgaria Country Office in partnership with UNHCR is establishing Children and Families Protection Hubs (Blue Dots) in several major cities and border check-points in Bulgaria which will support identification and referral of children at risk, provide mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), legal aid and counselling, information and advice desks as well as child-and family-friendly spaces.

How can you make a difference?

The incumbent will be providing professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the implementation and reporting process related to the emergency response to the Ukraine refugee crisis. He/she will be reporting to the Child Rights Monitoring Specialist and working in close collaboration with all country office staff involved in the Refugee Response and key national and local stakeholders, including from UNHCR.

The Officer will be responsible for supporting of the interventions’ planning based on needs assessment and other evidence, as well as on reporting on the situation and progress of the interventions and on the instruments for accountability to affected population (AAP). He/she will contribute to the collection and analyses of data and information from the field, as well as provide inputs to internal and external reporting processes.

Data gathering.

- Еnsure that disaggregated data is collected, analysed and disseminated to understand and address the diverse needs, risks and vulnerabilities of children and their families.

- Optimize the use of credible primary and secondary data sources, including data collected and analysed by other humanitarian actors, pre- and post-crisis data, programme monitoring data, feedback from affected populations, civil society, social media and other sources.

- Support partners to collect data, including via innovative approaches and following good practices.

- Align indicators and targets across planning processes and funding appeals to harmonize programming and streamline reporting requirements.

- Use digital data collection and dissemination to improve the timeliness of data collection and analysis, provided there are adequate safeguards in place for data protection

Needs assessment.

- Coordinated, timely and impartial assessments of the situation, humanitarian assistance and protection needs, vulnerabilities and risks are undertaken

Response planning.

- Provide support so response plans are evidence-based and consistent with interagency planning. They address coverage, quality, and equity, adapt to evolving needs, ensure conflict sensitivity and link humanitarian and development programming.

- Facilitate information sharing and collaboration on emergency preparedness activities among all programme and operation areas

Monitoring and reporting.

- The humanitarian situation and the coverage, quality and equity of the humanitarian response are monitored to inform ongoing corrective action and future planning processes.

- Progress against targets is regularly reported, including through high frequency indicators.

- Structured field monitoring, including partner dialogue and feedback from affected populations, is undertaken in line with the UNICEF Field Monitoring Guidance.

- Situation monitoring tracks evolving humanitarian needs at a frequency appropriate to the context. Intended and unintended consequences are monitored, with a focus on equity and conflict sensitivity

- Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to collect, analyze and share information on implementation issues, suggest solutions on routine programme implementation and submit reports to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decisions.

- Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and sectoral reviews with the government and other counterparts, and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by higher management and other stakeholders.

- Undertake field visits and surveys, and collect and share reports with partners and stakeholders.


- Support for UNICEF’s contribution to humanitarian action to be systematically and independently assessed through credible and utilization focused evaluations, interagency evaluations and other evaluative exercises, in line with the UNICEF evaluation policy and procedures.

- Evaluations of humanitarian responses are used for organizational learning, accountability and performance improvements to enhance the systems, policies and programmes of UNICEF and its partners.

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

- A university degree in one of the following fields is required: sociology, international development, human rights, psychology, or another relevant social science field.

- A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional is required.

- Experience working in humanitarian context is an asset.

- Fluency in Bulgarian and English is required.

- Knowledge of Russian is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit 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.

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.

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 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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