Planning and Monitoring Officer-Child Protection

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund, Islamabad, Pakistan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th August, 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, a future

Under the supervision of the Chief of Child Protection and in coordination with the Planning and Monitoring Specialist, the Planning and Monitoring Officer will be responsible to:

Support the development of work plans, logical frameworks and results frameworks.

Support the development of programme monitoring systems including systems for follow up actions.

Support the development and monitoring of performance monitoring indicators, Coordinate with the Alignment, Monitoring and Results (AMAR) Unit of the DFID-funded AAWAZ II Programme.

How can you make a difference?

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • As Coordinator for DFID funded UN Joint Programme, liaise with AMAR Unit for AAWAZ II to ensure its effective management and operation, and with UNFPA and UN Women to coordination of joint programme activities including set up and updating of joint work plans and budgets, LFA/results framework, risk matrices, and inputs to the value for money framework. Organise UN Joint Programme Steering Committee meetings as needed, and informal progress updates, as well as coordination meetings with DFID and sister UN agencies.
  • Provide technical support as necessary to identifying and adjusting a set of programme performance indicators, in the context of the Child Protection Programme and the UN Joint Programme under AAWAZ II.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that monitoring systems are properly designed and managed, and that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardised to feed into to programme performance monitoring Carry out data collection and analysis from field visits to feed into programme performance monitoring.
  • Compile monitoring information/data, and make them available to the programme Contribute to the preparation of mandatory and ad hoc reports. Assist in the preparation of reports on systemic issues, good practices or any other analysis or data related to programme implementation
  • Provide technical support for the development of work plans to ensure adherence to RBM principles including well-defined indicators, targets, baselines and MOVs, and alignment/contribution Child Protection and joint programme targets
  • Provide quality assurance to RAM inputs pertaining to the Child Protection Section to ensure accurate reporting on indicators and that statements of achievement are results focused.

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


A university degree in social sciences, project management, international development, development economics, or other relevant degree.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of two years relevant professional work experience in programme development and implementation including field monitoring.
  • Field work experience shall be considered as an asset.


  • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of the local working languages of the duty station is essential.

Duty Station and Travel:

  • Duty station is Islamabad with Travel to various parts of the country. Ready to travel to project locations in remote areas of the country.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion and Integrity

Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication [ I]
  • Working with People [ II ]
  • Drive for Result [ I ]

Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ I ]
  • Analyzing [ II ]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [ II ]
  • Planning and Organizing [ II ]


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