Thursday, July 24, 2014

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Polio Eradication) - UNICEF (Apply by: 5 Aug'14)

Location: Delhi

Closing Date: 5 August 2014

Duration: 1 Year

Purpose of the Post

Under the close guidance and supervision of the Polio Program (C4D) Specialist, the staff member will coordinate and streamline data collection and analysis for the polio communication programme, including close technical field support to field offices. Timely, appropriate and rapid analysis will be used to guide strategy development and to support the Social Mobilization and Communication Strategy, the Senior Program Manager Polio, C4D Section Chief and other senior managers in effective advocacy with the Government, polio partners and media.
Major Duties and Responsibilities

(1) Overall coordination of management information systems for polio eradication activities in U.P and Bihar, including analysis of trends, outcomes and results related to polio epidemiology, routine immunization, supplementary immunization activities, media and social mobilization.  Ensure timely, appropriate and rapid analysis of epidemiological and communication trends for polio and RI. Produce, manage and distribute regular updates.  Coordinate closely with partner agencies, particularly NPSP and CORE, to create a consolidated data set on programmatic and communication interventions to support polio eradication. Give support to Polio EPRP as and when required.

(2) Ensure clear direction to field staff on input, output, outcome and impact indicators, data processing and local analysis of results.  Contribute to capacity development and training of state office staff on M&E and coordinate training of field staff on M&E and evidence-based communication planning. Supervise and manage SSA contracts related to polio data input and management in the Delhi office.  Support GAVI activities to strengthen routine immunization by ensuring regular monitoring and feedback.

(3) Support field staff on the development of a standardized database for polio and other convergence communication indicators (RI, WASH, ORS ZC), and provide technical support on the design and implementation of monitoring formats. Help design data entry screens, queries and reports and integrate with other applications for presentations and analysis.  Develop information packages containing monthly summaries for project managers at state, regional, district and block level, donors and UNICEF partners in polio eradication.

(4) Identify the need for studies and surveys to guide the communication programme, and work with partners and field staff to implement an Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the Polio Communication Programme.

(5) Support the Polio Section to present UNICEF’s analysis of communication challenges and progress, the programme response and the results from UNICEF-supported interventions.  This analysis, to be prepared on a regular basis, will inform UNICEF’s advocacy agenda with the GOI, partners and national and international media to ensure a timely and appropriate response from Government to interrupt transmission, to mobilize high-level political and social support for the polio eradication campaign in U.P., and to assure donors and partner agencies on the effectiveness of the UNICEF-supported communication strategy.  Provide inputs to both donor reports on progress against approved activities, as well as inputs to fundraising for UNICEF activities in polio communication.

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

A) Education

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in Public Health or Statistics, combined with sound technical understanding of management information systems and various computer applications.

B) Work Experience

Minimum two years’ experience in data analysis, programme management, and monitoring and research, preferably in the field of Public Health. Past experience in synthesizing data related to communication, polio epidemiology, or immunization activities is an added advantage.

C) Languages

Fluency in written and spoken English and working knowledge of Hindi required.

D) Competency

i)  Core Values (Required)
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)
• Communication [ I ]
• Working with People[ II ]
• Drive for Result  [ I ]

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
• Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]
• Analyzing [II]
• Applying Technical Expertise [II]
• Planning and Organizing [II]

iv)  Technical Knowledge

a) Specific Technical Knowledge required (for the job) 
• 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.

b) Common Technical Knowledge required (for the job group) 
• 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.

c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job) 
• 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.

E) OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES (Indicate what other skills and attributes required, such as computer knowledge, management or communication skills, negotiating or training ability, etc.)

• Ability to conceptualize and design a monitoring and evaluation programme
• Advanced skills in data analysis and in synthesizing information from across data sets.
• Drive for Results.
• Excellent knowledge or Results Based Management. Proven ability identifying results and required indicators to demonstrate progress against them
• Proven skills in data presentation, including conceptualization, preparation and presentation of graphic representations of trends, outcomes and results.
• Strong communication skills.
• Planning and monitoring skills; ability to organize work and projects.
• Specialized computer skills.  Knowledge of Database Management., Analysis Tools, GIS Technology and using special application for advanced statistical analysis.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
• Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, P11 and an up-to-date CV should be sent to by 5 August 2014.  The P11 form can be downloaded from the following link: In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the title and location of the post in the subject line of your e-mail/application. For more details of the posts and full job descriptions, visit the UNICEF India website and click on “Careers at UNICEF” at the bottom of the page. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. These vacancies are open to Indian Nationals only.

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 organization.

UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc.

UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment.

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