Planning & Monitoring Specialist at UNICEF, Kathmandu, Nepal

Deadline: 1 March 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Planning & Monitoring Specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Planning & Monitoring Specialist is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the integrated programme planning and monitoring strategies in support of the country programme.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Planning & Monitoring Specialist will perform following functions-

  • Provide technical support to the Chief of Planning and Monitoring Section to ensure that a set of programme performance indicators is identified and adjusted as necessary, in the context of Annual Management Plan and Annual Work Plans, as outlined in the Programme Policy and Procedures Manual).
  • Coordinate with partners to ensure that monitoring systems are properly designed, and that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardised across programmes to feed into to programme performance monitoring, with special attention to humanitarian response.
  • Assist Government authorities at federal and local level to plan and organize Planning &Monitoring training programmes.
  • Identify training needs for the purpose of capacity building in monitoring.
  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of monitoring function among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities.
  • Ensure that Monitoring capacity exists and annual programme monitoring developed and aligned to the FO Operational Plan.
  • Contribute to programme design, Annual Management Plan and workplans development and ensure quality of monitoring and reporting.
  • Support the Chief of Planning and Monitoring Section to bring coherence, synergy and added value to the programme planning and design processes, using a rights-based and results-based management.
  • Undertake field visits to monitor programme implementation, as well as facilitate periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.
  • Identify problems or alternative courses of action to accelerate/improve programme delivery.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) is required in Social Sciences, Demography, Development Planning, Statistics or a related technical field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Development Planning, Statistics or a related technical field with the minimum 7 years of relevant work experience, that may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national levels in programme planning and Monitoring.
  • Practical experience in local planning and field monitoring is highly desirable.
  • Field work or developing country work experience required.
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
  • Experience in monitoring gender inequalities and in programming interventions that reduce these inequalities an asset.
  • Background in Emergency programme an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Nepali language is required.
  • Nationality of Nepal.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.