Chief Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

UN Children's Fund, Uganda

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th April, 2018

Job Description

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

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

How can you make a difference?

  • Keep continuously abreast with the situation of children and women in Uganda, and ensure collection, analysis and dissemination of updated data and information on child survival, protection and development in the country.
  • Provide substantive technical support to the Deputy Representative for the new country programme process, including preparation of strategy note, country programme document (CPD), country programme plan of action (CPAP) and coordination of UNICEF inputs to the UN Country Assessment, UNDAF strategies/outcomes or UNDAF Action Plan and Joint Programmes, ensuring coherence with UNICEF CPD/CPAP and emerging needs of children.    
  • Make professional contributions to and provide technical assistance for the planning and establishing of the major research, monitoring and evaluation objectives, priorities, and activities in UNICEF’s multi-year and annual Integrated, Monitoring and Evaluation plan (IMEPs), in consultation with child-rights and implementing partners.    
  • Responsible for HRAP based planning and monitoring for the country programme and ensure that they also reflect national priorities, decentralization of government planning procedures, participatory planning approaches and indicators for community and district monitoring. Ensure timely preparation and integration of UNICEF inputs into UNICEF/GOU Rolling Work Plans for both districts and nationwide support. Ensure synchronization of the UNICEF support with the GOU planning cycles.    
  • Technically support programme partners to formulate Terms of Reference and evaluation designs of high quality, when relevant drawing on the know-how of knowledge institutions, in compliance with the organization’s programme evaluation policies and guidelines. Monitor and ensure the quality of the field work and data management during the implementation phase, and the quality of the analysis and ease of understanding during the report writing phase. Disseminate evaluation findings and recommendations to the intended audiences in user-friendly methods.  Monitor and ensure that a management response to the findings and recommendations of the evaluation is completed, recorded, and followed up for implementation.  Most specifically, ensure that evaluation recommendations are submitted to the Country Management Team and follow-up actions recorded in CMT minutes. Submit electronic copies of all evaluations to NYHQ via the Evaluation Data Base web portal, with full accompanying documentation    
  • Ensure timely implementation and effective monitoring of UNICEF inputs (cash, supply, contract, training, and travel) and participate in quarterly and annual reviews and planning exercises. Undertake frequent CP monitoring visits to the priority districts and regions to assess the effectiveness and cost efficiency of UNICEF assistance to the districts for planning monitoring and adjustment of strategies and approaches. Provide guidance and procedures to the area programme managers and project officers, districts on all aspects of program planning monitoring and evaluation according to UNICEF’s, policies, guidelines and operational procedures, especially those specifically developed for the CP.    
  • Ensure establishment of an effective district based monitoring system for regular assessment of community and district specific targets and outcomes related to CP goals and ensure linkage between lower government and district and national monitoring systems. Establish capacity building monitoring system at district level which reflects UNICEF’s contribution to the individual districts in terms of training, management support, communication and logistics and other items which are supposed to enhance and facilitate country programme implementation.
  • Prepares programme status reports required for management, board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports,   etc.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences or other related field
  • Eight years (8) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in programme planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.


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