Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist at UNICEF, Ankara, Turkey


Deadline: 1 March 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (Child Rights Monitoring) in Ankara, Turkey.

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The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist ensures the UNICEF Country Office and national partners have useful, valid and reliable information on the situation of children and women and on the progress in realizing their rights; the reduction of equity gaps within the country.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will perform following functions-

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  • Strengthen child-rights system monitoring.
    • Strengthen monitoring and evaluation capacities of national, provincial and local partners, from the government, the parliament and civil society as well as the independent child rights institutions.
    • Strengthen mechanisms and systems of the stakeholders for evidence to influence, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate international and national commitments, national, regional and local policies, allocations of resources and programme implementation models, focusing on child- related disparities and inequities.
  • Situation Monitoring and Assessment
    • Ensure that the Country Office and national partners have timely and accurate measurement of change in the conditions of disadvantaged and excluded children in the country or region, including monitoring of socio-economic trends and the country’s wider policy, economic or institutional context, to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies on equity for children.
  • Evaluation
    • Ensure that UNICEF-supported evaluations (such as joint evaluations of public policies and programmes or impact evaluations of pilots) are strategically selected and conducted in accordance with UN quality standards.
    • Ensure that the results of these evaluations are disseminated in a timely fashion to internal and external stakeholders to inform public programme design and performance and contribute to national and corporate learning.
    • Contribute to enabling environment for evaluation and supports national evaluation capacity development and strengthening.
  • Knowledge and Information Management
    • Support in ensuring UNICEF’s contribution to national, regional and international learning on child rights by sharing knowledge, good practices and lessons and by supporting national partners and civil society to share the same with other countries.
  • Contribution to Networking and Advocacy
    • Ensure that the UNICEF partnerships, networking and advocacy are effectively supported by relevant and evidence-based research and knowledge related to children in the country, focusing on the most vulnerable children.
  • Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Plan (IMEP)
    • Support Country Office and national partners use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Country Programme, including tracking and assessing UNICEF’s distinct contribution.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, planning, development.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional work experience in programme monitoring and evaluation, development and implementation.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Turkish is required.
  • Human Rights Based Approach to Planning.
  • Knowledge of programme Evaluation.
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in Evaluation Process Management.
  • Dissemination of monitoring and evaluation results.
  • Emerging international good practice in monitoring and evaluation partnerships.
  • Professional/technical knowledge/expertise in Team Management Coaching & Training.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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