MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICER

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Fixed Term (NO-B) (Open for Zambian Nationals only)
Job no: 497984
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Zambia
Categories: Monitoring and Evaluation, NO-2
Purpose of the Position
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 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.
The key accountabilities will be as follows;
  • Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMERP): Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office and national partners use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Country Programme, including tracking and assessing UNICEF’s distinct contribution.
  • Situation Monitoring and Assessment: Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office and national partners have timely and accurate measurement of change in conditions in the country or region, including monitoring of socio-economic trends and the country’s wider policy, economic or institutional context, to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies.
  • Programme Performance Monitoring: Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans.
  • Evaluation: Provide technical support to ensure that a well-prioritised and strategic selection of evaluations at programme or Country Office strategy level is managed in order that each evaluation is designed and carried out with quality process and products and that evaluation results are useful to the intended audience.
  • M&E Capacity Building: Provide technical support to ensure that the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners – government and civil society – are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Communication and Partnerships: Provide technical support to ensure that all of the above tasks are carried out and accomplished through effective communication and partnerships
Qualifications of Successful Candidate 
  • University degree in Social Sciences, demography, development planning, statistics or a related technical field.
  • At least two years of relevant professional work experience at national in programme monitoring and evaluation.
  • Practical experience in community-based research is desirable.
  • Additional competencies such as strong analytical, quantitative and qualitative research skills knowledge of computer management skills, including internet navigation and various office applications specialized training in statistics, ability to organize and implement training, good analytical, negotiating and communication skills will be an asset.
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
  • Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English. Additional language(s) an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values 
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
Core competencies
  •  Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Result
Functional Competencies
  •  Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Planning and Organizing
Technical Knowledge  
Specific Technical Knowledge Required 
Knowledge of Project and Activity Evaluation.
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in Data Collection
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in Evaluation Process Management, Follow-up on Recommendations and Dissemination of M&E results.
Common Technical Knowledge Required 
  •  Professional technical knowledge/expertise in demography, statistics, and data management.
  • Methodology of M&E, theories, standards and models, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods, validity/reliability testing of data, data analysis and interpretation, and statistical inference methods.
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in Activity Monitoring & Evaluation, Evaluation Design, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness
Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced
  •  Knowledge/expertise of best practices, lessons learned and communication.
  • Understanding of UNICEF’s policies and procedures for programming, monitoring and evaluation guidelines.
  • Latest programme monitoring and evaluation theory, methodology, technology and tools.
  • Understanding of UN Mission and system; and International Code of Conduct.
  • Understanding of UNICEF Mission Statement and observance of UNICEF Guiding Principles.
  • UNICEF strategic framework for partnerships and collaborative relationships.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
Applications close: 23 Aug 2016 Jordan Standard Time
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