Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, New York

Organization: Unicef

Country: USA

City: New York

Office: UNICEF New York

Closing date: Saturday, 4 March 2023

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (P-4), PG Health - Immunization, NYHQ (Temporary Appointment 364days), # 00123826

Job no: 559344

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: United States Division/Equivalent: Programme

School/Unit: Programme Group

Department/Office: Health Section, UNICEF NYHQ

Categories: Health

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.

The Strategy & Management team is responsible for monitoring and reporting on the global immunization programme in line with the Immunization Roadmap, as well as financial and programmatic monitoring of grants implemented by teams within the Immunization Section and for certain immunization grants implemented by UNICEF regional and country offices (multicountry grants). In particular, in the context of ACT-A HAC and its planned transition, the Immunization Section is in charge of several large COVID-19 vaccination grants being implemented by country offices across all the seven UNICEF regions. During 2023-2024, countries that receive these grants are seeking to integrate COVID-19 with routine immunization services and there will be an increased and continued need to monitor the implementation of these grants, the results achieved, as well as to generate evidence on good practices and lessons learned in support of integrated service delivery and health systems strengthening using immunization as a service delivery platform.

The role will contribute to monitoring and reporting on outputs and outcomes of global immunization programme in line with the Immunization Roadmap and on the work supported by the vaccine pillar ACT-A HAC grants that will continue until 2025.

For every child, good health....

The purpose of the job is to develop and maintain a strong programmatic monitoring and reporting system for global immunization programme and associated grants, including on COVID-19 vaccination, and to coordinate the panning, monitoring, packaging and dissemination of immunization-related learning and research activities, most notably Canadian grant for COVID-19 vaccine delivery and integration.

The key result is to ensure that UNICEF HOPE evolving business needs are captured and disseminated from a technical perspective through relevant documents across the various stakeholders involved.

How can you make a difference?

Monitoring, Learning and Research Strategic Planning

Coordinate and provide technical assistance for planning and establishing monitoring, evaluation and research objectives, priorities, and activities in UNICEF’s Immunization Section in line with the Immunization Roadmap and the COVID-19 vaccine delivery/integration agenda.

Coordinate and monitor the development and implementation of multi-year learning and research agenda in line with the Immunization Roadmap.

Develop COVID-19 vaccine delivery and integration measurements and integrate them into the Results and Monitoring Framework for the Immunization Roadmap.

Support the development of UNICEF Immunization M&E strategic plans using a sound results-based programming process

Situation and Results Monitoring and Assessment

Develop a methodology for measuring UNICEF’s contribution to achievement of immunization results (RI & C-19); including with aim of computing number of children vaccinated annually with UNICEF support and UNICEF contribution to system level investments, e.g., supply chain, financing, demand etc. Facilitate the implementation of the proposed method as part of global immunization monitoring and reporting.

Articulate an agreed set of data sources for all the immunization indicators, including C-19. Establish and maintain statistical and indicator databases within the Immunization Section.

Ensure the strategic alignment of indicators between UNICEF Immunization M&E strategic plans, grants, and activities. Ensure there is an effective monitoring system to support effective global immunization programming, immunization section and strategic grant management.

Lead and coordinate the collection of immunization outcome indicators from country and regional offices for analytical and reporting purposes (e.g., RAM, Annual Results Report, ED Annual report)

Integrate COVID-19 vaccine delivery/integration measurements into the Results and Monitoring Framework for the Immunization Roadmap.

Maintain an effective immunization result monitoring and reporting system, including COVID-19 vaccine delivery/integration to help fulfil institutional obligations of the Immunization Section (e.g., RAM, Annual Results Report, ED Annual report) and reporting obligations to key immunization donors.

Facilitate documentation and dissemination of key achievements of the UNICEF Global Immunization programme, including through the development and publication of biannual UNICEF immunization bulletins capturing key results in RI and C-19 vaccination.

Coordination and Networking

Collaborate with UNICEF Data and Analytics Department on collection and analysis of vaccination coverage data and DHIS2 enhancement efforts.

Collaborate with the UNICEF Digital Health Section on electronic vaccination data recording

Undertake lessons-learned reviews on successful and unsuccessful M&E practices and experience, and ensure they are shared as appropriate.

Pay attention to M&E knowledge networks to identify innovations and lessons learned that may be relevant for immunization partners to improve monitoring and evaluation.

Collaborate with other UNICEF sections to leverage strategic insights and optimize grant management and organizational learning

Collaborate strategically with other relevant UN agencies such as WHO and donors such as the Gavi Secretariat including on COVID-19 vaccine coverage data analytics.

Capacity Building for monitoring and reporting on results

Develop and deploy tools to strengthen monitoring and reporting on the immunization programmes among UNICEF staff through communication, training, learning and development activities.

Collaborate with other partners (WHO, Gavi secretariat, etc.) to implement capacity building strategies as a joint commitment as relevant. 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 monitoring tools, methods to fulfil their responsibilities.


Participate in implantation research activities undertaken as part of COVID-19 vaccine and routine immunization grants and initiatives;
Supervise and participate in the monitoring and the optimization of the quality of field work and data Management during the implementation phase of projects and research activities.

Supervise and ensure 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.

Generate strategic insights for grants management and corporate learning.

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

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Business Administration, Public Health, Data Science, Statistics or a related technical field is required.

A minimum of 8 (eight) years of professional work experience especially in program evaluation, Monitoring & Evaluation or research linked to immunization is required.

Strong quantitative skills are an asset

Experience working in a low-income setting

Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain good working relationships

Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

Additional experience considered an asset:

Record of research publications in international academic journals

Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization.

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

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.


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.

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

Advertised: Feb 10 2023 Eastern Standard Time Application close: Mar 03 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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Closes Mar 03 2023

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (P-4), PG Health - Immunization, NYHQ (Temporary Appointment 364days), # 00123826 in United States

The role will contribute to monitoring and reporting on outputs and outcomes of global immunization programme in line with the Immunization Roadmap and on the work supported by the vaccine pillar ACT-A HAC grants that will continue until 2025.

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