Ref: UNSOM/2013/032
Title:     Planning & Monitoring Specialist (Data & Research)
Category and Grade Level:          National Officer - NOC
Type of Contract:             Fixed Term
IMIS Number:   63907
Length Of Contract:        One Year
Organization Unit:           Programme
Duty Station:      USSC, Nairobi
Date of Issue:    28 June 2013
Closing date of Application:         09 July 2013

If you are qualified Kenyan National looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Somali children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the above post of Planning &Monitoring Specialist, with UNICEF Somalia, to be based in USSC, Nairobi.
If successful, you will be part of a dynamic and passionate team in Somalia and Nairobi that works together to improve the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and basic education of Somali girls and boys and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse.
The successful candidate will be offered a Fixed Term appointment for a period of 1 Year. Further extensions will be based on organizational needs, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Purpose of the Post
Under the supervision of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the integrated monitoring and evaluation strategies in support of the country programme.
Major duties and responsibilities:
  • Contribute towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis. Prepare Country Programme integrated monitoring, evaluation and research plans.
  • Participate in Programme mid-term review, annual reviews, previews, meetings.  Analyze and evaluate data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommend corrective actions, when necessary.  Provide technical advice to programme staff, government officials and other counterparts on planning and management of integrated monitoring and evaluation.
  • Design data collection methodologies and research related to programme interventions; (Sentinel Site Survey, RAP, CAP, etc.). Conduct research and data analysis.  Assist in the introduction of new approaches and methods in project monitoring and evaluation. Lead MICS Survey.
  • Assesse trends and measures outcomes relating to achieving NPA goals, in context of country programme.  Maintain a data bank of social indicators on the situation of women and children.
  • Prepare the Monitoring and Evaluation sectoral documents for the Country Programme Recommendation (CRP) and Plans of Operations, Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet (CPSS).
  • Participate in the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation section's work plan, ensure compliance to specific assigned objectives.  Provide guidance and support to staff.
  • Assist Government authorities to plan and organize M&E training programmes.  Identify training needs for the purpose of capacity building in monitoring and evaluation.  Liaise with the regional M&E Officer and the Evaluation and Research Office at UNICEF Headquarters in this regard.
  • Provide oversight for translation of data into information and programming recommendations through databases like Devinfo, programming briefs, etc.Qualifications and experience:
·   Qualifications and experience:
  •     Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Development Planning, Statistics or a related technical field.
  •    Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in programme monitoring and evaluation. Practical experience in community-based research.
  •      Strong analytical, quantitative and qualitative research skills.
  •    Knowledge of computer management skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  •       Specialized training in statistics.
  •       Ability to organize and implement training.    
  •       Good analytical, negotiating and communication skills.
  •      Fluency in English and Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is desirable. 

       Competency Profile
i)  Core Values (Required)
•  Commitment      
• Diversity and Inclusion     
• Integrity
ii)  Core Competencies (Required)
• Communication    
• Working with People   
• Drive for Results 

ii)   Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Leading and Supervising                 
 • Formulating •Strategies and Concepts    
  •  Analyzing                                         
  •  Relating and Networking   
  •  Deciding and Initiating Action         
•   Applying Technical Expertise
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11), updated CV, copies of academic certificates to the email address below.  UN staff are requested to provide at least two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs). Please quote the vacancy number and post title in the subject line of your application.  Applications submitted without a duly completed and signed Personal History Form (P11) will not be considered. Email to:


Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.


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