Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

UN Children's Fund, Malawi

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th September, 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

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of the Position

Under the general guidance of the Chief M&E, the incumbent 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 & project 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.

Key Expected Results

  • Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMEP)
  • Situation Monitoring and Assessment
  • Programme Performance Monitoring
  • Project Evaluation
  • M&E Capacity Building

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  • Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMEP)
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office and national partners use a well-prioritized and realistic plan of monitoring and project evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant information to management.

Situation Monitoring and Assessment

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office and national partners have timely and accurate measurement of change in conditions in the country or region.

Programme Performance Monitoring

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans.

Project Evaluation

  • Provide technical support to ensure that a well-prioritized project evaluations is managed in order that each project evaluation is designed and carried out with quality process and products and that evaluation results are useful to the intended audience.

M&E Capacity Building

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the monitoring and project evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners – government and civil society – are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and project evaluation processes.

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

  • University degree in social sciences, development planning, planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research.
  • Experience in monitoring gender disparities and programme interventions that reduce these disparities is an asset.Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience, including field work experience at the national level.
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Chichewa

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication (Level I), Working with People (Level II) and Drive for Results (Level III).

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (Level I)
  • Analyzing (Level II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (Level II)
  • Planning and Organizing (Level II)

Technical Knowledge

Specific Technical Knowledge Required

Knowledge of Project and Activity Evaluation.

  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in Data Collection
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in Evaluation Process Management, Follow-up on Recommendations and Dissemination of M&E results.

Common Technical Knowledge Required

  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in demography, statistics, and data management.
  • Methodology of M&E, theories, standards and models, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods, validity/reliability testing of data, data analysis and interpretation, and statistical inference methods.
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in Activity Monitoring & Evaluation, Evaluation Design, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness

Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced

  • Knowledge/expertise of best practices, lessons learned and communication.
  • Understanding of UNICEF's policies and procedures for programming, monitoring and evaluation guidelines.
  • Latest programme monitoring and evaluation theory, methodology, technology and tools.
  • Understanding of UN Mission and system; and International Code of Conduct.
  • Understanding of UNICEF Mission Statement and observance of UNICEF Guiding Principles.
  • UNICEF strategic framework for partnerships and collaborative relationships.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


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