Fixed Term: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Polio), NOB, Karachi, Pakistan, # 95011

  • Added Date: Thursday, 30 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020

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 fulfil 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, dedication!

Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.

UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, amongothersthings, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves. 

In particular, UNICEFwill work so that:

Every child survives and thrives -- being in good health,immunized, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food. Every child learns. Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth. Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

To learn more about UNICEF’s work in Pakistan, please visit the country website videos on YouTube and Vimeo

The vacant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Data Communication) is positioned in our Karchi Field Office. The position holder will be 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 in implementing training programmes for national and sub-national data collection, monitoring, evaluation and research capacity building, including support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned to Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) programme goals and strategy.

How can you make a difference?

Key End-Results Expected

Under the direct supervision of the health specialist (polio team lead) and overall guidance from Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Polio in the country office, the incumbent shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

Accurate information, data analysis, and documentation are timely made available to support situation analysis, sectoral input and reporting required for Provincial EOC and UNICEF. Ensure high quality data is collected and integrity of the data. Processing of data and coming up with reports on various projects. Develops appropriate methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and presenting data products, collaborates in selecting appropriate data collection instruments or in designing instruments. Collects data from different sources including UCs / districts / provincial & federal level prepare. Appropriate spreadsheets and databases in collaboration with related partners through provincial M&E Task Team. Clean collate, summarize received data and prepare reports accordingly for the dissemination and facilitate data utilization at different levels jointly provincial communication Task Team. Supports the analysis of information using various statistical methods for the collective interpretation of polio program data. Develop and prepare information products to be used by the EOC and UNICEF. Enhance the utilization of EOC dashboard, oversee the missed children database maintained in data support center (DSC) and PolioInfo for data analysis and presentation. Design and facilitate capacity development activities for Provincial & District level staff in monitoring and evaluation & Assists in designing various data collection projects and activities. Conceptualization of data and sharing this knowledge through effective presentation of the data output with the rest of your team. Participate in ongoing decisions concerning data collections, study design, methodology, and data analysis. Technical assistance is provided to the development and implementation of integrated Health & PEI strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners. Work plan and objectives are effectively established and planned results are timely delivered through technical support and coordination. Assists the EOC, UNICEF and partner agencies in the development of survey instruments. Makes decisions on appropriate programme communication methodologies and approaches, technical resources required, quality and appropriateness of communication data produced, target audiences to be reached, as well as a time-frame for various activities, all of which will affect the achievement of country programme goals. Makes recommendations on operational strategies in the areas of participatory communication, social mobilization and behaviour change; on appropriate materials and media to reach target audiences; and on the way in which programme communication should be integrated into specific programmes/projects. Provides advice and analysis to Provincial Emergency Operations Centre personnel and partners.

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

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in social sciences-computer sciences, business administration, development planning and/or statistics with strong data analysis background and strong communication skills.

"A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree."

Minimum of two years of professional field work experience in planning, programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; Experiences in health/polio and background/familiarity with emergency could be considered as an asset Knowledge with Statistical software will be considered as an added advantage. Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

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 functional competencies required for this post are Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise & Planning and Organizing. View our competency framework at:

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. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification – the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.To learn more about UNICEF's EDGE certification, you may viewthis video.

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. HEC Attested Degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees/certificates.

This vacancy is archived.

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