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Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.
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Purpose of post
As the Joint Programme enters its third phase of programming in Sudan, it is at a stage where it should take stock of achievements, lessons and challenges; generate a knowledge base that can inform interventions by different actors at different levels; and continue to scale up efforts to address the practice of FGM/C which is affecting the lives of girls and women in a multifaceted and life-long manner.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work closely with the Child Protection Specialist UNICEF and JP Focal Point UNFPA to strengthen program delivery, guide on use of RBM approaches, and strengthen monitoring frameworks, documentation and reporting of the Joint Programme.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support systematic and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation of programme partners, to track and manage Joint Programme information and indicators;
- In the context of the annual M&E plans, support coordination of efforts to monitor and report on the implementation and performance of the Country Program and the Joint Programme to ensure that UNICEF’s contribution to the achievement of outcomes is well documented;
- Participate in the Country Office and joint planning processes to ensure identification of sound interventions and performance measures together with baselines and targets;
- Share and provide guidance through facilitation of formal and on job trainings for implementing partners on monitoring, evaluation and reporting in the context of UNICEF results-based management procedures and guidelines;
- Undertake robust financial and technical monitoring for the FGM/C Joint Programme interventions (at national, state and community levels) with special emphasis on the outputs;
- Work closely with government focal points to ensure quality inputs to the national IMS;
- Produce evidence-based progress reports and donors reports as required, working closely with Joint Programme partners to follow up inputs;
- Participate in the development and documentation of best practices and success stories for evidence building and information sharing;
- Collaborate closely with the Child Protection social norms team, Joint Programme UN partners (UNFPA) to enhance alignment with planning, monitoring and reporting tools;
- Support the development of a knowledge base within and beyond the Joint Programme, and assist in the use of knowledge, research and evaluation findings for evidence-based programming;
- Conduct capacity assessments and selection of partners to implement projects at national and state levels and compile relevant documentation for the entire process;
- Perform any other task as may be required by the direct supervisor or the UNICEF Chief of Child Protection.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Degree in social sciences, anthropology, development studies or other relevant disciplines.
- A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in FGM/C, community development, gender equality, child protection or women’s empowerment;
- Experience in M&E and gathering data for development projects required;
- At least one year of experience in report writing;
- Experience with projects or a programme implemented by multinational or bilateral donors is an asset;
- Experience with financial and technical monitoring
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in oral and written Arabic and English.
- Computer skills: Proficiency in current office software applications/presentations.
- Other Skills: Excellent communication and writing skills