Programme Planning Specialist

UN Children's Fund, Jordan

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th March, 2020

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative the Programme Planning Specialist P3 will support the effective, and cost-efficient programme planning and implementation of the UNICEF Jordan Country Programme, aiming to realize the rights of the most vulnerable children in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Specific responsibilities are highlighted below:

Performance Management

  • Develop systems and tools, including dashboards and scorecards, to monitor key office management and programmatic indicators, including commitments from the Annual Management Plan.
  • Ensure adherence to key global and regional scorecard indicators. Flag indicators that are off-track and help to identify bottlenecks and establish and refine systems, tools and trainings to improve these indicators in coordination with programme and operational counterparts.
  • Support the programme component of the office change management process introduced to enable to the office to be fit for purpose in the changing context of the Syria regional crisis and within the office prioritization of a vulnerability-based, systems strengthening approach. Identify and support management indicators and monitoring systems to support the office-wide transition in the implementation of the 2018-2022 Country Programme.

Planning and Internal Coordination

  • Coordinate office management mechanisms and act as a secretariat for the office-wide management and intra-office forums (including but not limited to Rocks, Rocks@Camps, Programme Monthly Meetings and CMT) including organizing regular meetings; setting agendas; taking minutes and actions; and following up on the implementation of the actions.
  • Support on the development of well-prepared and designed presentations for both internal and external audiences, including high level meetings, and key donor engagements.
  • Support key planning and reporting milestones such as Mid-Term Review (MTR), Post MTR planning activities, Annual Review, and other activities as assigned.

3. Knowledge Management for Programmes

  • Package and support the dissemination of knowledge and evidence generated by the country office. Develop external briefing materials to improve institutional learning and information sharing, as well as bolster key advocacy and fundraising efforts.
  • Support regular and ad-hoc updates to ensure internal and external information sharing, including with donors and other stakeholders. Draft briefs that operationalize knowledge management and evidence generated to advocate for the rights of children.

Support to Front Office and Deputy Rep

  • Provide support as required to the CO focussing on planning, and Offices of the Representative and Deputy Representative and PME as required, including but not limited to drafting notes and presentations for both internal and external presentation.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • An advanced university degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant technical field is required.


  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and data analysis. Previous experience as a planning and/or monitoring officer with a supervisory role in a UN system agency or other international development organization is considered as an asset.


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset


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