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Chief Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME), P4, Fixed Term Appointment, Lusaka, Zambia, Post No. 47265

Lusaka (Zambia)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Lusaka (Zambia)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Managerial positions
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-25

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UNICEF Zambia is looking for the Chief Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME).

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, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME)

The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country's children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

To find out more about UNICEF's work in Zambia, please visit UNICEF Zambia 

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative the incumbent will ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable information, guidance and tools on:

  • The performance of UNICEF-supported programmes including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence.   
  • Budget tracking to ensure effective and efficient use of resources, and reporting on results that are aligned with global and regional priorities and plans
  • To work within the UN country team to support UNCT goals for delivering valid and reliable information on the attainment of the SDGs and other goals, and on the performance of UN-supported programmes
  • To assist in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation tools which enhance partnership between the UNCT, government and other key players to collectively track progress on SDGs and other international commitments for children.
  • To assist in the development of national capacities for monitoring, evaluation and research, with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of government, community, and civil society  stakeholders.   

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning. The Country Office and national partners have a well-prioritised and realistic plan of monitoring and evaluation activities, and a research agenda developed collaboratively  that provides all the relevant and strategic information needed to manage the Country Programme.
  • Situation Monitoring and Assessment. A collectively Situation Monitoring and Assessment  system owned by all key partners is in place, trough which the Country Office and national partners have timely and accurate measurements of change in conditions of children, women, and their families in the country or region; this information is available to facilitate planning and measure program impact.
  • Programme Performance Monitoring . The planning function of the Country Office has quality information collected and disseminated with the participation of all concerned partners to assess progress towards expected annual and multi-year results.  
  • Budget monitoring and tracking system in place to ensure efficient use of resources
  • Evaluation.  UNICEF-supported evaluations attain established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders for improving programme performance and contributing to national and corporate learning.
  • M&E Capacity Building. The monitoring and evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners – government and civil society – enhanced with the contribution of UNICEF knowledge partners meet the expectations and requirements of their positions and responsibilities.
  • Coordination and Networking . The UNICEF office is linked to wider UNICEF M&E developments in  way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning on effective M&E management

To read the detailed description, open the attached document:Download File GJP - Monitoring and Evaluation Level 4_MG.pdf

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

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, planning.
  •  Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:
  • Eight years of relevant professional work experience. Developing country work experience (for IP) 
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning is preferred.

For every Child, you demonstrate

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

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Core Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.

Remarks:

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.

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