Monitoring Officer (Knowledge Management), Ankara, Turkey

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Turkey

City: Ankara, Turkey

Office: UNICEF Ankara, Turkey

Grade: NO-B

Closing date: Tuesday, 13 July 2021

External VA: Monitoring Officer(Knowledge Management), NOB, Ankara Turkey (Turkish Nationals Only)

Job no: 541609

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Turkey Division/Equivalent: CEE/CIS

School/Unit: Turkey

Department/Office: Ankara, Turkey

Categories: Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge Management

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, an advocate

Under the close supervision of the Monitoring Specialist, provide professional technical assistance and support for monitoring and knowledge management in support of the achievement of UNICEF’s organizational priorities and country programme goals and objectives. Monitoring Officer (NOB) will be based in the Planning Monitoring and Evaluation section at Ankara office reporting to the Monitoring Specialist P3.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Programme Performance Monitoring

Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office (CO) has quality evidence to assess progress towards expected results established in the Country Programme Document (CPD) results framework, Programme Strategy Notes, UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, Programme Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) and work plans.

2. Humanitarian Performance Monitoring

In humanitarian response situations, provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office has quality data to assess progress towards expected results and activities against plans for humanitarian response.

3. Knowledge Management

Coordinate the Knowledge Management agenda at the Turkey Country Office in line with the UNICEF corporate KM strategies. Ensure that the Country Office and national government and other partners rigorously document and validate good practices and lessons learnt for national, regional and international learning on child rights.

4. Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Plan (IMERP)

Contribute to the quality assurance and compliance with ethical standards of research, studies, and surveys, so that the Country Office and national partners have access to the most relevant and reliable evidence, especially in light of the knowledge generation and sharing agenda as well as in light of the programme monitoring needs within the CPD results framework.

5. Situation Monitoring and Assessment

Contribute to the timely and accurate measurement of change in the conditions of the most disadvantaged and excluded children in the country, facilitate knowledge generation and use as well as to enable programme monitoring especially at the outcome level.

6. Capacity Building on the monitoring and KM functions

Contribute to ensure that the monitoring and knowledge management capacities of CO staff and national partners are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead programme monitoring processes and knowledge management initiatives:

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

University degree in social sciences, development planning, planning, research, advanced statistical research.

Two years of relevant professional and field work experience in:

situational and programme performance monitoring

documentation, reporting and dissemination of data and research

quantitative and qualitative data analysis and visualization.

At least one instance of active exposure to emergency programming and monitoring, including preparedness planning.

Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme.

Experience in capacity building and delivering organizational learning programs

Knowledge and experience of working on data management (such as SPSS, STATA etc.) and data visualization tools (such as Power BI, Tableau) will be an asset.

Fluency in English and Turkish is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

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Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

Works Collaboratively with others (2)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

Drives to achieve impactful results (2)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional Competencies

Planning and Organizing (II)

Applying Technical Expertise (II)

Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)

Analyzing (II)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Jun 29 2021 GTB Daylight Time Application close: Jul 13 2021 GTB Daylight Time

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