Chief Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, FT, P4, Niamey, Niger #110849

$102,689 - $133,970 / YEAR Expired 7 days ago
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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, results

Niger is one of the world’s poorest countries, even though it has made significant strides over the past two decades in reducing poverty, promoting a measure of economic growth, and demonstrating some degree of political stability until the political crisis happening in the second half of 2023.

However, despite these efforts, with the political crisis Niger has recently faced, the deprivations affecting children remain critical, a large majority of children and women remain excluded from health, education and protection systems. Those with access to services suffer from the poor quality of services offered. With one of the highest annual population growths in the world (3.9%), the sustainability of the results achieved in all sectors is a major challenge.

In addition, since 2011, Niger faces a difficult geopolitical context in the region with external threats (the Libyan civil war in 2011, the Malian crisis since 2012, and the intensification of Boko Haram activities in northern Nigeria since 2015) resulting in population movements, especially in Diffa region. This has affected government’s budget allocation towards security to the detriment of social sectors already largely under-funded. The country is also faces effects of climate change and prone to chronic food insecurity, malnutrition and recurrent natural crises (droughts, floods) and epidemics.

It is in this context that Niger has developed its Strategy for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth (SDDCI Niger 2035) and its first five-year economic and social development plan (PDES 2017-2021) considering the SDGs. To enhance progress achieved during the first PDES, while engaging to new strategic priorities, Niger has developed its second five-year economic development plan (PDES 2022-2026).

The UNICEF current programme of cooperation covers the period of 2023-2027, aligned to the UNSDCF and national development frameworks. UNICEF Niger will continue to work closely with the Government, United Nations agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – both as a technical and financial partner – to put children’s issues at the centre of the humanitarian and development agendas. UNICEF will strengthen its upstream work through evidence-based advocacy with particular focus on designing, monitoring and evaluating pilot programmes for scale up at national level.

How can you make a difference?

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, the Chief PME is responsible for the programme planning, monitoring and evaluation function, exercising an advisory role, providing guidance, coordination and leadership in policy and strategy development, in the oversight of the implementation of PM&E recommendations, as well as in the collaboration with the UN country team in support of the attachment of the SDGs. The incumbant provides professional technical, operational and administrative support throughout the planning, monitoring, evaluation process preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical 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 functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary

  • Provide technical support to ensure that evaluation design and management meet quality standards as outlined in UNICEF Programme Policies and Procedures and related stand-alone Evaluation Technical Notes, when necessary seek expertise of knowledge institutions. Facilitate and take part in producing Evaluation Office’s responses on specific and substantive issues.
  • Review and provide technical comments on draft evaluation reports. Contribute to the effective dissemination and sharing of knowledge, findings, conclusions, recommendations and lessons from evaluation to the intended audience as described in the Terms of Reference with a view to improving programme performance and contributing to wider learning.
  • Provide assistance in tracking to ensure that a management response to the findings and recommendations of the evaluation is completed, recorded, and followed up for implementation. Most specifically, ensure that evaluation recommendations are submitted to the CMT and follow-up actions recorded in CMT minutes.

1. Country office programme planning and development

2. Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research (IMERP)

3. Situation Monitoring and Assessment

4. Programme Performance Monitoring 

5. Evaluation

6. M&E Capacity Building

7. Innovation, knowledge Management and Capacity Building

8. Coordination and Networking 

9. Managerial leadership

Details of the Job description is available here JD_Chief Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, UNICEF Niger.pdf

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

  • An Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, development planning, or other social science field is required.
  • Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:
  1. Eight years of relevant professional work experience. Developing country work experience.
  2. At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
  • Fluency in French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language 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…

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others
  • Nurtures, leads and manages people

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.

Remarks:

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidate are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will 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.

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.

Niamey, Niger
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