Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Global Reporting), Geneva

Organization: Unicef

Country: Switzerland

City: Geneva

Office: UNICEF Geneva

Closing date: Sunday, 22 January 2023

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Global Reporting), FT, P2, Hosted Funds, ECW, Geneva, Switzerland, Post# 123300, Req: 558263

Job no: 558263

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Switzerland Division/Equivalent: UNITED HOSTED FUNDS

School/Unit: UNITED HOSTED FUNDS

Department/Office: EDUCATION CANT WAIT

Categories: Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

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, EDUCATION

How can you make a difference?

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.

Strategic office context

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. Since 2017, we support quality education outcomes for refugee, internally displaced and other crisis-affected girls and boys, so no one is left behind. ECW works through the multilateral system to both increase the speed of responses in crises and connect immediate relief and longer-term interventions through multi-year programming. ECW works in close partnership with governments, public and private donors, UN agencies, civil society organizations, and other humanitarian and development aid actors to increase efficiencies and end siloed responses. ECW urgently appeals to public and private sector donors for expanded support to reach even more vulnerable children and youth. ECW is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations; operations are run by the Fund’s own independent governance structure.

Purpose of the Job

The collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of good quality, disaggregated data is the foundation of effective action and change. Governments and other humanitarian-development stakeholders need to understand which children are thriving and who is being left behind. Data and other evidence are also crucial to understand and improve the impact of policies and programs for children, as well as to understand children’s own views and priorities.

Within the delegated authority of the chief of monitoring, evaluation, and global reporting and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent would be responsible for, the monitoring, evaluation, and global reporting officer is responsible for supporting the monitoring, evaluation, and global reporting team of the ECW secretariat. The scope of work covers technical assistance and support to ECW programs and grantees on monitoring, measurement, evaluation and reporting aspects, as well as support to the production of monitoring, evaluation, measurement and reporting products by the ECW Secretariat. The production of these knowledge products requires education data and information collection, aggregation, analysis, storing, reporting, and presentation skills. Support towards the production of ECWs annual results report as well as the maintenance and further development of ECWs results and information management and learning systems, is an important core task of this position.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Contribute to developing analytical reports, economic analyses, case studies, policy documents and other relevant documentation to build the evidence base for advocacy and resource mobilization, policy development, and effective education interventions.

Provide technical monitoring, measurement, evaluation and reporting support to grant recipients and partners.

Support and promote the use of good practices in monitoring and evaluation and review relevant research and studies on interventions to measure child education outcomes in humanitarian emergencies and protracted crisis settings.

Ensure that ECWs results management information and data systems and dashboards are up-to-date, useful, and user-friendly.

Support the production and related data collection, analysis, and writing of ECWs annual results report.

Support the evaluation function in the commissioning and management of programmatic, thematic, and organizational evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible, and meet professional standards.

Assist in ensuring that evaluation, measurement, and research findings are effectively packaged, disseminated, and presented in a useful and user-friendly manner, and that recommendations are followed up on.

Support organization-wide learning through dissemination of information and dialogue on new and emergent methodologies and technologies, evaluation and measurement results, recommendations and lessons learned.

Perform other related duties and assignments as and when required.

Impact of Results

The work and results of the monitoring, evaluation and reporting officer will be critical for measuring the outputs, outcomes and impacts of ECW’s education investment and better understand what works and does not work in education provision for children and adolescents affected by conflict and crisis.

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

University degree (Bachelor) in social science, education, economics, international or development studies, monitoring and evaluation or related field. A Master’s degree is an asset.

A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in education and/or humanitarian development of which at least two years of professional experience in monitoring and/or evaluation.

Experience with data collection, processing, analysis, and reporting.

Experience in writing analytical reports and ability to respond to tight deadlines with a good attention to detail.

Strong competence with the following Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

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

Below aspects would be considered as assets:

Knowledge of and familiarity with methods and technologies applicable to monitoring, measurement, and evaluation.

Experience with statistical data packages (STATA, SPSS, R, and other relevant software packages).

Previous work experience in a developing country and/or in a humanitarian context.

Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to work in a lean structure, which requires flexibility and proactivity.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

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

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. 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. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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:

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates irrespective of their gender, nationality or religion are encouraged to apply.

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

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

The appointment for this position is limited to ECW, a UNICEF hosted fund. While UN staff regulations and rules, as well as UNICEF policies and procedures, apply to you during your appointment, certain provisions therein may apply to you differently due to the limited scope of your appointment. In particular, you will not be subject to rotation exercise as per the Executive Directive on Staff mobility and rotation (CF/EXD/2015-002) or any revision thereof. In addition, during your appointment in ECW, you will not be considered eligible for conversion to a Continuing Appointment as per UNICEF Administrative Instruction on Continuing Appointment (CF/AI/2017-002) or any revision thereof. In the event that your post is abolished, the priority granted, and other support provided to staff on abolished posts in staff selection processes will only be extended to posts within ECW and not to other posts in UNICEF.

UNICEF candidates: To return to a UNICEF appointment outside ECW, you will need to be selected in a competitive recruitment exercise. Upon selection for a UNICEF post outside of UNICEF-hosted funds, the period you have served with the UNICEF-hosted fund will count towards the calculation of the tour of duty in your duty station and eligibility for a continuing appointment.

External Candidates: To secure a UNICEF appointment outside ECW, you will need to be selected in a competitive recruitment exercise. Upon selection for a UNICEF post outside of UNICEF hosted funds, the period you have served with the UNICEF hosted fund will count towards the calculation of the tour of duty in your duty station and eligibility for a continuing appointment.

Advertised: Dec 27 2022 W. Europe Standard Time Application close: Jan 22 2023 W. Europe Standard Time

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Closes Jan 22 2023

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Global Reporting), FT, P2, Hosted Funds, ECW, Geneva, Switzerland, Post# 123300, Req: 558263 in Switzerland

the incumbent would be responsible for, the monitoring, evaluation, and global reporting officer is responsible for supporting the monitoring, evaluation, and global reporting team of the ECW secretariat. The scope of work covers technical assistance and support to ECW programs and grantees on monitoring, measurement, evaluation and reporting aspects, as well as support to the production of monitoring, evaluation, measurement and reporting products by the ECW Secretariat.

Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1672236810215