Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, NOB, 10 months, Kabul and Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Open to Afghan nationals only

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United Nations Children’s Fund Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, NOB, 10 months, Kabul and Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Open to Afghan nationals only Afghanistan UNICEF Jobs 2024

United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, NOB, 10 months, Kabul and Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Open to Afghan nationals only”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 16-Jul-24.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has published a job vacancy announcement on 09-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, NOB, 10 months, Kabul and Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Open to Afghan nationals only to be based in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. For more jobs, please visit

Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, NOB, 10 months, Kabul and Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Open to Afghan nationals only

Duty Station: Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Country: Afghanistan

Application Deadline: 16-Jul-24




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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is accountable for the accomplishment of the stated key end results by providing professional expertise and assistance in information/data collection, statistics and data analysis, monitoring & evaluation (M&E), preparation of reports, communication and partnership, and implementing training programmes for national and sub-national data collection, monitoring, evaluation and research capacity building with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of primary stakeholders.


1. Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMEP)

Provide technical support to ensure that the Polio programme and national partners use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Country Programme, including tracking and assessing UNICEF’s distinct contribution.

  • Make professional contributions to and provide technical assistance for the planning and establishing the major research, monitoring and evaluation activities in multi-year and annual IMEPs, which is to be reflected in UNDAF M&E Plans as well as inter-agency Covid-19 endemic response.
  • Participate in management studies and support/participate in thematic/strategic evaluations to improve development & organizational effectiveness.
  • Support and contribute to effective joint evaluations with developmental partners, including joint evaluation of UNICEF or multi-partner programs.
  • In close consultation with management and liaison with partners, make a professional contribution to the formulation of the IMEPs from a sound results-based programming process and collaborative working relations with partners
  • Contribute to the incorporation of M&E tasks in the IMEPs which were identified within the CO Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, to anticipate and prepare for the information needs and operational modalities of an emergency, in consultation with humanitarian partners.
  • In humanitarian response situations, within the first month, draft and recommend a simple one-month data-collection plan to cover key data gaps as required for the initial emergency response, working in close collaboration with the humanitarian cluster partners. After the initial humanitarian response, support management of the medium-term response with a revised IMEP.

2. Situation Monitoring and Assessment

Provide technical support to ensure that the Polio programme and national partners have a timely and accurate measurement of change in conditions in the country or region, including monitoring of socio-economic trends and the country’s wider policy, economic or institutional context, to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies.

  • In coordination with other stakeholders, support the collection of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) indicators (through MICS or other surveys) to improve integrated national planning.
  • Support management of available baseline information on national statistics and key indicators through established databases (e.g., DevInfo) for easy access and use. Prepare country-level statistical reports on the status of children’s and women’s human rights -issues and provide technical support to global reporting obligations including national reports on progress toward the MDGs, toward CRC fulfilment, and toward CEDAW fulfilment. This includes ensuring the Polio programme has real-time data on the prevalence of Covid-19 in the Polio high-risk locations in the eastern region.
  • Keep monitoring the situation of children’s and women’s rights with national partners and keep updated with the information of the quality research that addresses issues and challenges affecting children and their families in a timely manner in both protracted emergencies as well as fast setting endemics such as Covid-19 emergency.
  • Coordinate with the Polio programme and partners and provide assistance in their using up-to-date information in, inter alia, Situation Analysis, Common Country Assessment, Early Warning Monitoring Systems, Annual Reviews, Mid-Term Reviews, and Annual Reports or other progress reports. This includes commissioning a real-time COVID-19 situation monitoring system for the Polio high-risk locations in the eastern region.
  • In humanitarian response situations, provide technical support for a rapid assessment (inter-agency or independently if necessary) to be carried out within the first 48-72 hours. Provide rapid and accurate information on emergency programme’s coverage, coordination and coherence in close collaboration with partners and in line with the core commitment to children (CCCs). This includes commissioning a real-time COVID-19 situation monitoring for the Polio high-risk locations in the eastern region.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the CO has the information necessary for UNICEF to effectively report on and advocate for children’s rights through the appropriate channels and to enhance partnerships with key players in monitoring collective progress on child-focused international commitments, including MDGs.
  • Support the CO in collecting and interpreting existing early warning data effectively to guide the adjustment of programmes and operational approaches when and as country contexts deteriorate and respond to rapid setting endemics such as the Covid-19 emergency.

3. Programme Performance Monitoring

Provide technical support to ensure that the Polio programme has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans as well as rapid setting endemic emergencies such as Covid-19 response.

  • Provide technical support as necessary to identify and adjust a set of programme performance indicators, in the context of the multi-year and annual IMEPs, the Annual Management Plan and Annual Work Plans, as outlined in the Programme Policy and Procedures Manual (especially, Chapter 6, section 6: IMEP) and Covid-19 humanitarian response.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that monitoring systems are in place and that key annual programme indicators are tracked and analysed, including those related to partnerships initiatives, and provided regularly to the Country Management Team/ Senior Management Team to guide programme and management decisions.
  • Carry out data collection and analysis from field visits, standardising them across programmes, to feed into programme performance monitoring for the Polio programme and the Covid-19 response. This includes supporting the call Center to collect and analyse routine immunization, intra-campaign and post-campaign data to provide evidence-based guidance for action.
  • Keep track of follow-up action based on management decisions resulting from Polio, integrated service delivery, Sehatmandi and Covid-19 programme performance monitoring and evaluation for the eastern region.
  • Compile monitoring and evaluation information/ disaggregated data as required and make them available to programme/planning sections. Contribute to the preparation of management reports (e.g., relevant sections of the annual reports), drawing on monitoring and analysis of key management indicators. Assist in the preparation of reports on systemic issues, good practices or any other analysis or data related to programme implementation and/or evaluation, including the programme’s performance, relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, as well as good practices in partnerships and collaborative relationships.

4. Evaluation

Provide technical support to ensure that a well-prioritised and strategic selection of evaluations at the programme or Polio programme strategy level is managed so that each evaluation is designed and carried out with quality processes and products and that evaluation results are useful to the intended audience.

  • Provide support to ensure that the relevant programme partners participate and formulate Evaluation Terms of Reference and design of high quality.
  • 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 the expertise of knowledge institutions. Facilitate and take part in producing the 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 to improve programme performance and contribute to wider learning. Specifically, assist in feeding evaluation results into key UNICEF programme planning processes including the Annual Reviews and the Mid-Term Reviews, and formulation of the Country Programme Document, the Country Programme Action Plan and the Annual Work Plans. Support effective participatory feedback, including to community and civil society stakeholders.
  • Assist 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 Country Management Team and follow-up actions are recorded in CMT minutes.
  • Submit electronic copies of all evaluations to NYHQ via the Evaluation Data Base web portal, with full accompanying documentation.

5. M&E Capacity Building

Provide technical support to ensure that the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Polio programme staff and national partners – government and civil society – are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes for both protracted emergencies as well as rapid setting endemics such as Covid-19.

  • Contribute to the collaboration of an M&E capacity-building strategy for national partners and institutions and corresponding activities for implementation in the context of the IMEP or UNDAF M&E plan. Provide technical support for the implementation of capacity-building strategies as a joint commitment with other developmental partners with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of primary stakeholders as well as front-line responders for the Covid-19 endemic.
  • In close consultation with senior managers, contribute to the formulation of staff capacity development strategy and plans, and exercise effective leadership in implementing them, ensuring that Polio and COVID-19 programme staff have the basic knowledge and skills to fulfil their monitoring and evaluation responsibilities, and training is planned and carried out to fill identified gaps.
  • Promote and provide support to ensure that Polio programme staff, Covid-19 first-line responders and national partners are aware of and have access to UNICEF monitoring and evaluation learning resources.
  • Contribute to liaise with knowledge institutions to seek partnerships for the identification of capacity gaps and the development of strategies to address them.

6. Communication and Partnerships

Provide technical support to ensure that all of the above tasks are carried out and accomplished through effective communication and partnerships, as elaborated below:

  • Facilitate or contribute to integrated planning of research, monitoring and evaluation activities within the Polio programme, with national partners, the UN Country Team and the wider international community, in the context of internal office management plans, the country programme process, the UNDAF and sector-wide approaches respectively, in consultation with child-right partners.
  • Facilitate or contribute to joint monitoring and evaluation activities with national partners, the UN Country Team and the wider international community, wherever possible in the context of the above processes.
  • Provide a synthesis of M&E results to the Polio programme senior management, the Country Management Team and key programme and operations staff.
  • Ensure that evaluation recommendations are communicated to the relevant partners for implementation, with advice on the Implementation Plan and follow-up action for future programming.
  • Facilitate learning from the results of monitoring and evaluation within the Polio programme and more widely within UNICEF in the region and globally, as well as among national partners and other key stakeholders, engaging more expertise from knowledge institutions.
  • Seek advanced or in-depth technical support on monitoring and evaluation from the Regional M&E Advisors and headquarters advisors on monitoring and evaluation as necessary.

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

  • University degree in social sciences, development planning, epidemiology, public health, global health, and statistics or any other relevant field.
  • A minimum of Two (2) years of professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring, reporting and evaluation activities
  • At least one year of exposure to emergency programme, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response will be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) activities implementation and monitoring would be an asset.
  • Technical competency in data analysis and production of user-friendly infographics for program information and improvement.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, 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.


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

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.