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PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer provides professional technical assistance and support for programme design, planning and implementation, management and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, in support of achievement of programme goals and objectives. The post is accountable for the accomplishment of the stated key end-results by providing professional expertise and assistance in information/data collection, statistics and data analysis, monitoring & evaluation (M&E), preparation of reports, communication and partnership, and in implementing training programmes for national and sub-national data collection, monitoring, evaluation and research capacity building with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of primary stakeholders.
Setting Standards for Programme performance planning and monitoring
Provide technical support as necessary to the process of developing and monitoring Annual Work Plans, including reporting on progress of the equity and gender marker as outlined in the Programme Policy and Procedures Guidance.
Provide technical support as necessary in organising and managing annual/mid-year/mid-term/end term country programme reviews ensuring consistency with objectives and goals set out in the CPD and contribute to the Annual Management Plan.
Monitor follow-up actions based on management decisions resulting from Country Office performance monitoring and evaluation.
Support the programme components to effectively monitor and report on the intersectoral programme results, cross sectoral programme component results and field office results to facilitate programme coherence and convergence where appropriate.
Contribute to development of programme monitoring framework for the learning zones including technical backstopping to the field team for convergent programming.
Provide technical support to programme sections to effectively monitor and report on the intersectoral programme results.
Support to the preparation of the integrated monitoring and evaluation plan (IMEP)
Participate in evaluation planning and discussions and support the development and completion of IMEP through research, collection, analysis and reporting of evaluation related information/data to facilitate integrated evaluation planning and priority and goal setting.
Provide technical and operational support throughout the evaluation process by executing/administering a variety of technical, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support evaluation results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and assessing results.
Prepare required documentations/materials/data to facilitate evaluation planning, implementation and reporting.
Support implementation of evaluations
Draft and/or develop terms of reference for external consultants and initiate the recruitment process to ensure the timely selection and recruitment of evaluators. Manage the various processes of assessing and/or selecting consultant and evaluation teams to facilitate the recruitment/selection process
Organize materials, briefings and all required administrative arrangements to ensure external consultants are provided appropriate and comprehensive information to start and continue effectively and efficiently the conduct of evaluations.
Keep abreast of evaluation progress to proactively meet the evaluators' need for information or other related issues to ensure delivery of results as scheduled and allocated.
Support the evaluation budget preparation. Monitor and verify the use of resources for compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
Collect and maintain roster of qualified evaluators and firms, ensure continued update, verification and quality assessment of their suitability for evaluation projects. Develop and maintain an effective system for dissemination of the roster for easy access.
Prepare timely analytical documents highlighting critical areas for management progress monitoring, oversight and action.
Dissemination and follow up of evaluations
Consult stakeholders to seek clarification and/or validate findings from draft and final evaluation reports and report on feedback to facilitate timely action.
Upload/disseminate completed evaluation reports into Global Evaluation Data base to allow global sharing and final quality review.
Upload each approved management response in the tracking systems and monitor quarterly update and produce analytical reports for management action and decision on implementation of evaluation agreed actions/recommendations.
Actively follow up with stakeholders on the implementation of evaluation results. Provide appropriate technical support to facilitate implementation and/or report to relevant stakeholders to ensure time action to ensure the implementation of evaluation results.
Networking and partnership building
Provide technical and operational support to a wide range of stakeholders and evaluators on UNICEF and UNEG policies, practices, standards and norms.
Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate evaluation and build their capacity for evaluation planning and implementation.
Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on evaluations to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
Knowledge management and capacity building
Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned from evaluations for integration into broader knowledge development planning and management efforts.
Research and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems for evaluations.
Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
Contribute to the collaboration of an M&E capacity building strategy for national partners and institutions and corresponding activities for implementation in the context of the IMEP or UNDAF M&E plan. Provide technical support for implementation of capacity building strategies as a joint commitment with other developmental partners with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of primary stakeholders.
In close consultation with senior managers, contribute to formulation of staff capacity development strategy and plans, and exercise effective leadership in implementing them, ensuring that Country Office staffs have the basic knowledge and skills to fulfil their monitoring and evaluation responsibilities, and training is planned and carried out to fill identified gaps.
Promote and provide support to ensure that Country Office staff and national partners are aware of and have access to UNICEF monitoring and evaluation learning resources.
Contribute to facilitate that Evaluation capacity of national partner organisations is strengthened through their involvement in evaluation processes and possibly through specific capacity building initiatives.
Contribute to liaise with knowledge institutions to seek partnerships for the identification of capacity gaps and the development of strategies to address them.
A University Degree in economics, psychology, sociology, statistics and econometrics education or other social science field is required.
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in Professional work experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes and policies required. Work experience in programme development and implementation preferred.
Diversity and Inclusion
Working with People (I)
Drive for Results (I)
Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)
Applying Technical Expertise (II)
Planning and Organizing (II)
Learning and researching (II)
Fluency in English and local language is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset