Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Child Protection Specialist (Research, Monitoring & Evaluation) - UNICEF (Apply by: December 07, 2015)


JOB DESCRIPTION
Child Protection Specialist (Research, Monitoring & Evaluation), New Delhi


Child Protection Specialist (Research, Monitoring & Evaluation), New Delhi
Level: NOC
Temporary Appointment – 364 days
Closing date: 7th December 2015
If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s rights organization working for the rights of children, seeks a temporary appointment for Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Professional in Child Protection Section at New Delhi.

PURPOSE OF THE POST

Under the supervision of the Chief, Child Protection

  • Ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable information on: the situation of children’s rights; the performance of UNICEF-supported programmes, including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability.
  • Assist in the development of national capacities for monitoring, evaluation and research, with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of government, community, and civil society stakeholders. 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Plan (IMEP)

Ensure that the Country Office and national partners use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Country Programme, including tracking and assessing UNICEF’s distinct contribution.

Duties & Tasks
Make professional contributions to and provide technical assistance for the planning and establishing UNICEF’s major research, monitoring and evaluation activities in consultation with implementing partners.

2. Situation Monitoring and Assessment

Ensure that the Country Office and national partners have timely and accurate measurements of the change in conditions in the country to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies.

3. Programme Performance Monitoring
Ensure that the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans.

Duties & Tasks
  • Provide technical support to ensure that a set of programme performance indicators is identified and adjusted as necessary, with inputs of all concerned partners.
  • Coordinate with partners to ensure that monitoring systems are properly designed, and that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardised across programmes to feed into to programme performance monitoring.
  • Develop and improve child protection monitoring systems
4. Evaluation

Ensure that UNICEF-supported evaluations are designed and implemented to established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders in order to improve programme performance and contribute to wider learning.

Duties & Tasks
  • Technically support programme partners to formulate Terms of Reference and evaluation designs of high quality, when relevant drawing on the know-how of knowledge institutions, in compliance with the organizations programme evaluation policies and guidelines.
  • Monitor and ensure the quality of the field work and data management during the implementation phase, and the quality of the analysis and ease of understanding during the report writing phase. 
  • Disseminate evaluation findings and recommendations to the intended audiences in user-friendly methods. In particular, to ensure that effective participatory feedback is provided to community and civil society stakeholders. 
  • Manage every step in the quality assurance of child protection studies, research and evaluation in collaboration with PPE, S&P and State offices (in accordance with the evaluation and research quality assurance procedures)
5. M&E Capacity Building

Ensure that the monitoring and 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 evaluation processes.

Duties & Tasks
  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of M&E function among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities organization-wide. 
  • In close collaboration with partners, ensure that an M&E capacity building strategy for UNICEF/UN staff national partners and institutions exists in the context of the IMEP, or UNDAF M&E plan. Pay particular attention so the capacity needs of national partners such as professional evaluation associations will be strengthened by involvement in evaluation processes and possibly through specific capacity building initiatives. 
  • Collaborate to implement capacity building strategies as a joint commitment with other developmental partners. Utilize a range of appropriate skills building strategies including self-learning, seminars and workshops and practical experience in order that UNICEF and UN staff have the basic knowledge and skills in understanding and applying new M&E policies, tools and methods to fulfil their responsibilities. Design and implement strategies suited to the skills needs of national partners.
  • Actively seek partnerships with knowledge institutions for the identification of capacity gaps and development of strategies to address them. 
  • Map and assess qualified research firms to be invited to bid for child protection studies, research and evaluations
6. Coordination and Networking 

Ensure that the UNICEF office is effectively linked to wider UNICEF M&E developments in a way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning on effective M&E management.

Duties & Tasks
  • Collaborate with Regional M&E Advisers and HQ Evaluation Office for overall coordination of priority research, monitoring and evaluation activities, especially those of regional scope requiring the coordinated effort of multiple countries. 
  • Partner with the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser to ensure that current and accurate M&E data and results are included in regional reports, multi-country studies, and knowledge sharing networks. 
  • Undertake lessons-learned reviews on successful and unsuccessful M&E practices and experience at the national level, and ensure they are shared as appropriate. Similarly, pay attention to M&E knowledge networks to identify innovations and lessons learned that may be relevant for the CO and partners to improve their M&E function.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

a) Education
An Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, planning development, planning.

b) Work Experience
Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:
  • Minimum five years of relevant professional work experience. Field work experience.
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
c) Languages
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language is an asset

d) Competency Profile

I. Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Integrity
II. Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [II] 
  • Working with People [II] 
  • Drive for Result [II]
III. Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Leading and Supervising [II] 
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]
  • Analyzing [II] 
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II] 
  • Planning and Organizing [III] 
IV. Technical Knowledge
a) Specific Technical Knowledge & Competencies required (Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.) 
  • Knowledge of Project Evaluation.
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in Evaluation Process Management, Follow-up on Recommendations and Dissemination of M&E results.
  • Emerging international good practice in monitoring and evaluation partnerships.
b) Common Technical Knowledge required (for the job group) 
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in demography, statistics, and data management.
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in methodology of M&E, including 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

c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
  • Professional/technical knowledge/expertise in Team Management, Coaching & Training.
  • Mastery of UNICEF’s M&E policies and procedures. 
  • Latest programme monitoring and evaluation theory, methodology, technology and tools.
  • Understanding of UN Mission and system, current key UN topics; and International Code of Conduct. 
  • Understanding of UNICEF Mission Statement and UNICEF Guiding Principles.
  • UNICEF strategic framework for partnerships and collaborative relationships.

Reference to UNICEF and/or UN in terms of technical knowledge requirements (a, b and c above) are applicable only to those who are or have been the staff members of UNICEF or the UN common system.

If.you meet the requirements, please send the following documents to cps-unicef@sams.co.in  by 7th December 2015:

• A completed and signed Personal History form (P-11) - mandatory
• An updated CV
• A letter of motivation

The Personal History form (P-11) should be which can be downloaded from http://www.unicef.in/Careers . Completion of all fields is required. 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. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. This vacancy is 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 organizations.

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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