Monitoring Associate

UN Children's Fund, Mexico City, Mexico

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th December, 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,

The monitoring associate is responsible for maintaining and updating the office database of child-related indicators as well as supporting all areas (programme, communications, PFP) in generating and using statistical information to support programming, advocacy and fundraising goals. The associate will also support the reviewing of research documents and studies made in the Country Office, with regards to data and statistics on the situation of children and adolescents in Mexico.

How can you make a difference?

  • Database update -agreed upon and implemented according to the availability of quantitative information on child and adolescent rights in Mexico.
  • Generation of statistical information for use by all areas of the office in support of the realization of their programming, advocacy and fundraising goals.
  • Generation of recommendations to improve the quality of statistical information related to children and adolescents in Mexico, particularly with respect to thematic gaps and lack of disaggregation, in order to better design public policies to uphold child rights.
  • Preparation of statistical inputs necessary in the office, such as the annual report y the collection of information for the State of the World's Children (global publication of UNICEF), with respect to Mexico. Collaboration in the M&E processes of the office with respect to relevant technical inputs.
  • Support the Office in reviewing research documents and studies made in the Country Office, with regards to data and statistics on the situation of children and adolescents rights in Mexico.
  • Support the work of the Country Office in collecting, improving Access to and disseminating statistical information related to child and adolescent rights in Mexico, with emphasis on persistent equity gaps.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office and its counterparts are familiar with and use quality indicators that allow them to better target social programs related to children and adolescents at all levels of government.
  • Continually update the Office's official database as new survey and census data become available (such as the ENADID, ENGIH, ENSANUT and the Census).
  • Support the efforts of UNICEF subnational counterparts to develop the statistical elements of local level Situation Analyses of Child Rights.
  • Suggest improvements in data collection instruments over which UNICEF has influence (national surveys, special surveys that UNICEF implements) by suggesting useful indicators and/or question working and commenting on sample design and disaggregation
  • Technical assistance through statistical analysis to support the Country Office in the realization of its objetives and priorities
  • Provide statistical inputs and recommendations on the use of quantitative methods to realize the goals of different areas of the office
  • Suggest statistical information that can serve as practical inputs to support fundraising, advocacy and programming, in line with area priorities.
  • Suggest concrete proposals to use quantitative methods to fill programmatic information gaps, such as surveys, indicators and suggestions to present information.
  • Support advocacy efforts with the government to expand coverage, both in terms of samples sizes that permit greater levels of disaggregation as well as inclusion of thematic areas, of statistical measures of child rights.
  • Analyze the indicators of child rights and explain discrepancies between UNICEF and government's official calculations. Comment on the indicators that appear in relevant publications to support the Country Office in its understanding and response to these publications.
  • Contribute to estimations of key indicators for inclusion in UNICEF's global database and for use in the programme sections.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Education: Completion of secondary school, university level courses in Social Sciences, International Relations, Social Development, Community Development or other relevant disciplines. Bachelor's degree a plus.

Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible work experience, of which at least one year is closely related to support of programme activities

Language Requirements: Fluency in Spanish and English

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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