Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

UN Children's Fund, Dohuk, Iraq

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th December, 2017

Job Description

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, results.

UNICEF's overall goal is to support the Government of Iraq in realizing the rights of all Iraq's children to survival, development, protection and participation, and the creation of an enabling environment to ensure strengthened accountabilities for children with an equity approach. UNICEF works to improve the situation of children in Iraq through three key interventions:

  • Support the Government of Iraq to develop: 
  • Monitoring policies in all sectors relevant to children (ie. health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, protection and overall social policy).
  • Institutions that effectively deliver essential services to children as well as empower children and their families to adopt behaviour practices that will improve their well-being
  • A legal framework to protect children.
  • Increase knowledge on children's rights and issues to inform government decision making and development planning.
  • Advocacy for policies that protect children's rights, including government development plans and budget allocations that prioritize interventions in Iraq's most deprived children.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Field Officer in Duhok, 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.   

  • Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMEP) is prepared and in place to provide strategic priority and realistic plan of activities for M&E.
  • Timely monitoring and measurement of changes in conditions due to programme or policies in country or region are conducted with the participation of relevant partners and provided to the Country Office and national partners to facilitate national planning, and assess the impact of the programmes and policies, and report on the progress being made.
  • Country Office Performance are systematically monitored and data for key indicators of the Annual Management Plan and management reports are collected, analyzed and made available to management and the Country Management Team.
  • Evaluation is designed and carried out with quality process and products in line with priority and strategy. Evaluation findings, recommendations and reports are used to improve programme performance and are effectively disseminated to the intended audience.  Major partners are kept abreast and/or contribute to these exercises as required.
  • The monitoring and evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners are strengthened, enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Effective communication and partnerships are achieved in carrying out integrated planning of research, monitoring and evaluation activities within the Country Office and with the Regional office and with all other stakeholders, including national partners, the UN Country Team and the international community; and the results are shared with all partners to stimulate joint engagement.

Post, and delivers the results as required to qualify as a champion for every child you will have

Education: University degree in social sciences, development planning, planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research.

Work Experience:

  • Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:  
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Proven experience in emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred

Language: Fluency in English, Arabic and Kurdish required.

For every Child, you demonstrate

  • Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity, gender equality and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates particularly females from all backgrounds to apply.


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