Friday, April 18, 2014

Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist - UNICEF (Apply by: 28 April 2014)

Vacancy No:  E-VN-2014-000792

Job Level:  P-4

Position#:  00052253

Country:  Kaula Lumpur

Duty Station:  Malaysia

Region:  EAPRO

Application Close:  28-Apr-14

Contract Type:  Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position

Purpose of the Position

Under the guidance of the Representative you will be responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programme, Partners in Development.

Key Expected Results

1. Designs, prepares, implements, monitors and evaluates assigned programmes or specific project(s). Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and/or takes corrective action when necessary to meet programme/project objectives. Contributes to the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management, monitoring and evaluation.

2. Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by compiling data, analysing and evaluating information and updating it periodically as necessary.

3. Prepares the sectoral documents for Country Programme Document and Plans of Action, and other programme-related documents, as required

4. Acts as a resource to Government counterpart ministries and agencies in social policy and programme development. Undertakes periodical review with government counterparts and other partners. Proposes and/or undertakes action on operational procedures affecting project management and implementation. Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project(s).

5. Assists government authorities in planning and organizing training programmes, identifies training needs and objectives for the purpose of capacity development, programme sustainability and for the promotion of advocacy.

6. Participates in inter-sectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues. Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate programme development.

7. Participates in the development of the sectoral workplan, ensures the achievements of specific assigned objectives. Provide guidance and support to staff in meeting project objectives. Ensures the accurate and timely input of project information in the computerised programme system, and issues status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

8. Prepares programme/project status reports required for management, Executive Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Advanced university degree in social sciences, or related technical fields, experience in programme development, monitoring and evaluation and surveillance systems of socio-demographic and socio-economic data and information.

Eight years of relevant work experience at the national and international levels in programme management, monitoring and evaluation.

Fluency in English and another UN language. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.

Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.

Creates organization-wide processes to help ensure that all adhere to procedures and policies.

Adjusts team or department's approach to embrace changing circumstances.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

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