Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), Jordan

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Jordan

City: Amman

Office: UNICEF MENA RO Amman

Grade: P-3

Closing date: Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), P-3, OED, PAT 117127, home based initially

Job no: 547060

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Jordan Division/Equivalent: Executive Group

School/Unit: Executive Director’s Office

Department/Office: Off of Executive Director

Categories: Human Resources

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, inclusion

UNICEF is at an important turning point, with the adoption of the recommendations from its internal Task Team on Anti-Racism and Discrimination and its new Strategic Plan 2022-25. Both of these milestones position UNICEF to be a greater champion of anti-racism and non-discrimination in all its forms, whether based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, regional origin, disability status, sexual orientation, etc. As an organization that champions the human rights based approach to programming for all children, with a focus on equity and reaching every child, UNICEF must also strive to apply the same principles of equity, non-discrimination and inclusion for its own employees.

Job organizational context

A new Culture and Diversity team is being established in the Office of the Executive Director (OED) in New York Headquarters (NYHQ). This team will oversee, monitor, coordinate, and support implementation of all of UNICEF’s efforts to become a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization both in its programming, advocacy, and partnerships for children, and for its own workforce, and in its internal operations.

The Specialist will ensure that the UNICEF Culture and Diversity team has useful, valid and reliable data on DEI within UNICEF internally and in our programming interventions in all UNICEF offices.

The Specialist will work with other UN entities to support UN system-wide goals, initiatives and strategies for delivering standardized, valid and reliable information on organizational culture and DEI.

The Specialist uses their technical data/monitoring expertise to support the implementation of the relevant Recommendations from the internal Task Team on Anti-Racism and Discrimination, as well as UNICEF’s broader Organizational Culture work.

Learn more about the Culture and Diversity team and other jobs being advertised: UNICEF establishes a new Culture and Diversity team.

How can you make a difference?

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

1. Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning Ensure that the Culture and Diversity team develops and uses a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information on culture and DEI.

Duties & Tasks

Identify the M&E objectives, priorities, and activities required for effective culture and diversity monitoring and data efforts

Develop state-of-the-art data visualization techniques on DEI and culture to raise awareness and contribute to strengthen an evidence-based approach to DEI and culture within UNICEF

Analyse disaggregated data of perception surveys and other data sources, and conduct regular analysis of workforce diversity data to identify gaps and propose corrective actions

Lead the implementation of the Pulse Check survey on workplace culture (every 6 months), working closely with all relevant stakeholders (e.g. Global Staff Association, Division of Human Resources)

Use predictive analytics to provide trends and insights to support diversity and inclusion, and culture initiatives

Analyse internal data with a DEI angle, including on the uptake of HR policies (e.g. data on flexible work, parental leave), the right to a safe work environment (data on conflict resolution and formal complaints), and data on recruitment, career progression and critical career opportunities such as stretch assignments, mentoring or leadership training

Work with relevant stakeholders within UNICEF on strengthening standardization of DEI data collection, monitoring and reporting across offices

Represent the Culture and Diversity team as UNICEF Global Focal Point for DEI data

2. Progress Performance Monitoring Ensure that the Culture and Diversity team has quality information to assess progress towards expected results.

Duties & Tasks

Provide technical support to ensure that a set of performance indicators is identified and adjusted as necessary, with inputs of all concerned partners in the context of organizational targets, commitments, and reporting with respect to culture and diversity

Coordinate with stakeholders such as the Division of Human Resources and the Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring to establish or strengthen monitoring systems on culture and diversity, make sure that data collection and analysis are coordinated and standardised across offices/initiatives to feed into organizational monitoring and reporting, and help direct efforts where they will have the most impact in transforming UNICEF’s culture to be more values-based and inclusive

Support regional and country offices to measure quality and impact of DEI initiatives such as awareness raising sessions, learnings/training, etc.

Drawing on monitoring and analysis of key performance and management indicators, provide professional input to management reports

3. Monitoring and Data Capacity-Building Ensure that the monitoring and data capacities of UNICEF offices and relevant staff are strengthened.

Duties & Tasks

Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of monitoring progress on culture and diversity among all relevant staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities organization-wide

Provide technical advice on all aspects of culture and diversity monitoring (e.g. related to quantitative and qualitative data; data storage and data privacy; data use/analytics; etc.) to UNICEF offices, HR practitioners, management, and other stakeholders

Collaborate to implement capacity building strategies as a joint commitment with other stakeholders as relevant. Utilize a range of appropriate skills building strategies including self-learning, seminars and workshops and practical experience

Actively seek partnerships with knowledge institutions for the identification of capacity gaps and development of strategies to address them in the area of culture and diversity, and keep abreast of the latest research in the field of data and analytics in the DEI area

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

Duties & Tasks

Collaborate with relevant UNICEF offices at all levels for overall coordination of priority research, monitoring and evaluation activities, especially those of regional scope requiring the coordinated effort of multiple countries.

Liaise with UN partners, and other stakeholders, around coordinated monitoring and evaluation approaches to culture and diversity as relevant.

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

1. Education:

Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, international development, planning, or related fields.

2. Work Experience and skills: Professional work experience in data, monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:

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Five (5) years of relevant professional work experience. Experience in a developing country is an asset.

Experience handling DEI data is required.

Knowledge of relevant UN system strategies and reporting mechanisms related to diversity and inclusion (e.g. UN System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, UN Disability Inclusion Strategy, UN-SWAP, relevant CEB reports) is an asset

3. Language Proficiency:

Fluency in English is required, and fluency in another language is a strong asset.

4. Technical Knowledge: a) Specific Technical Knowledge & Competencies required

Understanding of data visualization principles and fundamentals of probability and statistics (experience with PowerBI is a strong asset)

Ability to pull disparate diversity data points and research together to tell compelling stories and influence senior leaders

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

Technical knowledge specifically related to monitoring culture and diversity initiatives in organizations

b) Common Technical Knowledge required

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

Technical knowledge specifically related to monitoring culture and diversity initiatives

Gender equality and diversity awareness

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA).

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following a competency framework. Familiarize with our competency framework and its different levels:

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

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)

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. Learn more about UNICEF’s wellbeing offer:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, to apply to become a part of the organization. More information on UNICEF’s commitment to diversity and inclusion:

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.


This position’s location is: 100% remote/home-based for year 1 (2022). After that, location will be in the Global South with duty station still to be determined.

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: Dec 21 2021 Jordan Standard Time Application close: Jan 18 2022 Jordan Standard Time

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