Planning & Monitoring Officer – Hargeisa

  • Hargeisa
  • Full time
  • 6 months ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Jan 31 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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Job Description

Planning & Monitoring Officer, (NO-2),Hargeisa, Somalia, Post# 00021130 (Internal)

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 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.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief Field Office, PME officer is responsible for the coordination of internal zonal planning and review processes; support to (external, i.e. UN and sub-national) planning and review processes; development and implementation of the integrated monitoring and evaluation strategies; and supervision of interventions to strengthen social policies in the zone.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Participates in Programme mid-term review, annual reviews, previews, meetings. Facilitates and guides zonal planning and review meetings. Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure effective coordination and achievement of objectives and recommends corrective actions, when necessary. Provides technical advice to programme staff, government officials and other counterparts on planning, with a focus on the most vulnerable, and management of integrated monitoring and evaluation.
  2. Participates in inter-sectoral collaboration with operations and programme colleagues in tracking programme financial inputs and outputs. Prepares the programme status reports required for management, donor reporting, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc. Reviews Project Cooperation Agreements for compliance with programmatic objectives and strategies and standard operating procedures. Ensures the accurate and timely input of programme information in the computerized programme system, and issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  3. Assists Government authorities to plan and organize PM&E training programmes. In collaboration with UN and other development partners, identifies training needs for the purpose of capacity building in planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  4. Assesses trends and measures outcomes relating to achieving MDGs relevant to the social sector, in context of country programme. Maintains a data bank of social indicators on the situation of women and children, in collaboration with government and other partners.
  5. Analyzes and evaluates zonal policy and programming environment and designs and implements project activities to strengthen the overall policy environment for children, including advocacy for CRC ratification and implementation.
  6. Participates in the development of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation section's workplan, ensures compliance to specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff.
  7. Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis, through reviews of research findings and data analysis. Prepares zone specific integrated monitoring, evaluation and research plans. Collaborates with the Information/ Communication staff in the selection and dissemination of statistical results from the Situation Analysis to national and local levels.
  8. Designs data collection methodologies and research related to programme interventions; (Sentinel Site Survey, RAP, CAP, etc.) in concert with other zones and USSC. Assists in the introduction of new approaches and methods in project monitoring and evaluation.
  9. Provides zonal inputs to the Monitoring and Evaluation sectoral documents for the Country Programme Recommendation (CPR) and Plans of Operations, Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet (CPSS).
  10. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  11. University degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Development Planning, Statistics or a related technical field.
  12. Two years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in programme monitoring and evaluation. Practical experience in community-based research.
  13. Fluency in English and another UN language is required.

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


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

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

Advertised: Jan 31 2021 E. Africa Standard Time Application close: Feb 13 2021 E. Africa Standard Time