Planning Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Tehran, Iran

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Iran

City: Tehran

Office: UNICEF Tehran

Closing date: Sunday, 25 July 2021

Planning, Monitoring& Evaluation Officer, NO-2, Tehran, Iran #100530 (Iranian national)

Job no: 541980

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Iran Division/Equivalent: Amman(MENA)

School/Unit: Iran

Department/Office: Teheran, Iran (Islamic Rep. of)

Categories: Social and Economic Policy

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Job Title:

Planning Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, NOB, FT

Supervisor Title/ Level:

Social Policy Specialist, NOC

Organizational Unit:

Programme

Post Location:

IRAN

Country Office

Organizational Context and Purpose for the job

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Job organizational context

The Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer GJP is to be used in a large/medium/small sized Country Office (CO).

The purpose for the job

The Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer reports Social Policy Specialist for supervision. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the planning, monitoring, evaluation process preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative tasks to contribute to evaluation planning, implementation, oversight and reporting to ensure that evaluations are carried out according to schedule and that results and recommendations are implemented and followed up.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Setting Standards for Programme performance planning and monitoring

2. Support to the preparation of the integrated monitoring and evaluation plan (IMEP)

3. Support to implementation of evaluations

4. Dissemination and follow up of evaluations

5. Networking and partnership building

6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Setting Standards for Programme performance planning and monitoring

Provide technical support as necessary to the process of developing and monitoring Annual Work Plans, including reporting on progress of the equity and gender marker as outlined in the Programme Policy and Procedures Guidance

Provide technical support as necessary in organising and managing annual/mid-year/mid-term/end term country programme reviews ensuring consistency with objectives and goals set out in the CPD and contribute to the Annual Management Plan.

Monitor follow-up actions based on management decisions resulting from Country Office performance monitoring and evaluation.

Support the programme components to effectively monitor and report on the intersectoral programme results, cross sectoral programme component results and field office results to facilitate programme coherence and convergence where appropriate.

Contribute to development of programme monitoring framework for the learning zones including technical backstopping to the field team for convergent programming.

Provide technical support to programme sections to effectively monitor and report on the intersectoral programme results.

Support to the preparation of the integrated monitoring and evaluation plan (IMEP)

Participate in evaluation planning and discussions and support the development and completion of IMEP through research, collection, analysis and reporting of evaluation related information/data to facilitate integrated evaluation planning and priority and goal setting.

Provide technical and operational support throughout the evaluation process by executing/administering a variety of technical, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support evaluation results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and assessing results.

Prepare required documentations/materials/data to facilitate evaluation planning, implementation and reporting.

Support implementation of evaluations

Draft and/or develop terms of reference for external consultants and initiate the recruitment process to ensure the timely selection and recruitment of evaluators. Manage the various processes of assessing and/or selecting consultant and evaluation teams to facilitate the recruitment/selection process

Organize materials, briefings and all required administrative arrangements to ensure external consultants are provided appropriate and comprehensive information to start and continue effectively and efficiently the conduct of evaluations.

Keep abreast of evaluation progress to proactively meet the evaluators‘ need for information or other related issues to ensure delivery of results as scheduled and allocated.

Support the evaluation budget preparation. Monitor and verify the use of resources for compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.

Tags development planning economic policy human rights knowledge management knowledge products monitoring and evaluation social development social policy

Collect and maintain roster of qualified evaluators and firms, ensure continued update, verification and quality assessment of their suitability for evaluation projects. Develop and maintain an effective system for dissemination of the roster for easy access.

Prepare timely analytical documents highlighting critical areas for management progress monitoring, oversight and action.

Dissemination and follow up of evaluations

Consult stakeholders to seek clarification and/or validate findings from draft and final evaluation reports and report on feedback to facilitate timely action.

Upload/disseminate completed evaluation reports into Global Evaluation Data base to allow global sharing and final quality review.

Upload each approved management response in the tracking systems and monitor quarterly update and produce analytical reports for management action and decision on implementation of evaluation agreed actions/recommendations.

Actively follow up with stakeholders on the implementation of evaluation results. Provide appropriate technical support to facilitate implementation and/or report to relevant stakeholders to ensure time action to ensure the implementation of evaluation results.

Networking and partnership building

Provide technical and operational support to a wide range of stakeholders and evaluators on UNICEF and UNEG policies, practices, standards and norms.

Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate evaluation and build their capacity for evaluation planning and implementation.

Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on evaluations to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned from evaluations for integration into broader knowledge development planning and management efforts.

Research and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems for evaluations.

Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

Provide technical support to generation of evidences and analytical reports for informed programme and decision making.

Impact of Results

The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Officer to the CMT and wide range stakeholders contribute to the successful planning and execution of evaluation efforts that in turn result in improved country office and national stakeholders‘ development planning, performance and achievement of concrete and sustainable results.

Effective implementation of evaluations enhances UNICEF’s capacity and credibility in delivering highly effective programs and concrete and sustainable results that directly improve services to mothers and children in the country.

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

A University Degree in economics, psychology, sociology, education or other social science field is required.

A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development analysis and programming at the international and/or in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in program/project monitoring and evaluation in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.

Fluency in Farsi and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language 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...

Core Values

Care

Respect

Integrity

Trust

Accountability

Core Competencies

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

Analyzing (2)

Applying technical expertise (2)

Learning and researching (2)

Planning and organizing (2)

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.

Remarks:

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: Jul 11 2021 Iran Daylight Time Application close: Jul 25 2021 Iran Daylight Time

Link to the organization’s job offer. https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1626207152553