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For Every Child, an Advocate
UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for children rights. Children rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle. UNICEF strive to ensure that all children are born alive, stay safe and keep learning.
In 2017, the UNICEF Yemen Country Office launched the Emergency Cash Transfer (ECT) Project with funds and technical assistance from the World Bank through the International Development Association. The ECT Project targets 1.5 million vulnerable beneficiary cases (over 9 million people) across all Yemen districts and governorates with unconditional cash transfers in response to the socio-economic crisis. UNICEF has established a Project Management Unit (PMU) with staff members operating in Yemen and Jordan, to design the cash transfer model and oversee its implementation with a strong risk management approach.
This post will support to ensure that the PMU has useful, valid and reliable information on cash-based interventions including project planning, development of project monitoring tools, analysis of implementation issues and findings; identifying emerging trends.
For more on our work in Emergency Cash Transfer in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/partners_12457.html
How can you make a difference?
Under the guidance of the PMU Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the incumbent will support the development of project monitoring systems for conditional and non-conditional cash-based interventions. Monitor the progress and quality of the implementation process and regularly report the findings; contributing towards an effective implementation process in all PMU hubs in Yemen. To achieve this, he/she will be required to be familiar with project operational manuals and technical annexes, Standard Operational Procedures; Specifically, the protocols and procedures and the deliverables of each service provider in line with the agreed terms of implementation.
To make a difference, the M & E Officer will perform the following key functions/ accountabilities:Ensure Partners have a well-prioritized and realistic Monitoring Plan Conduct analysis of reported challenges, identify trends on issues arising and problematic areas Maintains efficient filing of data and updates on project activities Develop a field monitoring work plan for all qualitative monitoring mechanisms Conduct field monitoring and analysis of selected cases by the PMU Plan and participate in training activities provided by PMU Management Organize stock-taking and review exercise to document lessons Any other tasks as reasonably assigned by the PMU Leadership
For more details on the Job Profile, press CTRL + double-click this document:ME Specialist P2.docx
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, planning and development management. A Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus five years of professional experience could be considered in lieu of the advanced degree.
Work Experience:Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation Three years of relevant professional work experience in developing country Experience in emergency programming, including preparedness planning and active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred. Experience in conditional cash-based intervention in the Education sector is an added asset.
Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required. Fluency in the Arabic language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Core Competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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.
Women are strongly advised to apply – please see some of UNICEF’s entitlements & benefits for our female staff members: Female Entitlements Edited2.jpg
“UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, 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.”
Candidates who previously applied need not re-apply as their resumes are already on file.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.