Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

United Nations Children's Fund

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Monitoring and Evaluation

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) with a particular focus on programme performance monitoring (level 2) and equity-focused decentralized monitoring (level 3), 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.

How can you make a difference?

  • 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 Key Result for Children (KRC), Annual Management Plan and management reports are collected (through decentralized monitoring of bottlenecks and progress (level3) as well as field monitoring of output and use of resources (level 2), 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.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A University degree in social sciences, development planning, planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research.  

Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:       

  • Two years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO)
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning.
  • Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred..
  • Fluency in French and working knowledge of English.