United Nations Children's Fund
Under the supervision of the Chief of the field office Central and Southern Region 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.
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 is required.
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