Mission and objectives
For more than 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection, and development. Guided by the Convention of the Rights of the Child, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence and exploitation. UNICEF Libya is starting a new country programme 2023 – 2025 that is aligned with UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework of the same duration, in Libya, and derived from UNICEF global strategic Plan 2022 – 2025. Under the new Country Programme, UNICEF Libya will focus on mainstreaming accountability to affected population (AAP). This IUNV is part of UNICEF Libya’s efforts to strengthening the Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and provide technical support to Research, Evaluation, and Knowledge Management in the country office. Recently, UNICEF Libya has taken a mapping exercise of current AAP practices which was then used as the basis to produce the office’s strategy for strengthening Accountability to Affected Populations and an action plan that UNICEF Libya will mainstream in the new country programme.
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative of Programme and the direct supervision of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Specialist, and in close coordination with the various programme sections, the UN Volunteer Monitoring Specialist will: • Accountability to Affected Population (AAP): 1. Work with section chiefs and programme staff of the Country office to promote a strong culture that support the integration of accountability to affected population (AAP) principles in UNICEF’s programmes, in particular EU-funded programmes and support AAP capacity development initiatives/capacity building of all staff. 2. Work with management and programme managers/staff to supporting the realization/ implementation of concepts of AAP action plan and provide support to programme staff to integrate AAP strategy and action plan throughout the programme management cycle (design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation), and in needs assessment frameworks, including adaptation of tools, collection, analysis, and reporting processes. 3. Act as the focal point of the CO on the AAP, including the coordination of the Common Feedback Mechanism (CFM), and participation in-country and regional AAP meetings. 4. Contribute to quantitative and qualitative analysis, as well as data collection processes, in relation AAP related issues for UNICEF reporting (end-of-year reporting, mid-term review, programme evaluation, etc..), covering EU programmes. • Research, Knowledge Management, and Evaluation: 1. Provide technical and organization support to the production of quality evidence generation as in the CO IMEP, including follow up/quality control to the on-going and planned research, evaluations and studies. 2. Develop and design data collection tools/ templates and assist with regular data collection/generation process. 3. Contribute to design of TORs, training materials, communication materials related to the research, evaluations and studies within the country office, including these funded from the EU. 4. Provide capacity building to UNICEF staff and partners on data analysis, and M&E. 5. Participation in interagency groups related to data, research, knowledge management and evaluation. 6. Technical support the Libya country office evaluations, including management and response to project specific, donor, and programme evaluations. 7. Any other relevant tasks requested by supervisor. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible. Results/expected outputs • As an active UNICEF Libya Country Office (LCO) team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNICEF LCO and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: • AAP Strategy and Action Plan is implemented and reported on. • UNICEF Libya Staff are trained on the concept of AAP. • IMEP and EISI updated (including updated IMEP for 2023). • Quality studies finalized and published, as per IMEP. • Quality assurance and control to studies, research and evaluation is provided. • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.