Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time

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The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
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Under the supervision of the Nutrition Section Chief, the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – SUN II (TA) will provide oversight for the planning, monitoring, and evaluation of the SUN II program. Due to the scale of the SUN II programme, the multiple partners and the complexity of the programme, the officer will oversee the coordination of the planning process with all stakeholders to ensure that the program has evidence based Multi-sectoral plans for Nutrition. The Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will also work with the government line ministries, UN agencies and other Nutrition partners to monitor programme implementation and ensure the programme has data for decision making.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities::  
The Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (TA) will be required to complete the following tasks:

1. Multi-Sectoral Planning
2. SUN II Programme Monitoring and Evaluation

3. Reporting

Please review the details in the attached Terms of Reference of the position:  TA – TOR Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Officer1_signed.pdf  (Please note that the duration of the Temporary Appointment is 364 Days and not 2 years as stipulated in the Terms of Reference).

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

Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Social Sciences, Economics, Demography,
Development Studies, and other relevant fields

At least two years of professional work experience in international organizations on complex programs with focus on programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, and donor reporting required.

Proven Knowledge in:
o Logical framework approach and other strategic planning and monitoring approaches
o M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative, and participatory)
o Information analysis and report writing

Excellent skills in Excel, including data analysis and development of charts and graphs, required.

Demonstrated experience in working in international development with government partners, international organizations, and donors.

Experience in planning and M&E for Multiple section including WASH, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Social Protection, Health and Nutrition programs

Demonstrated experience and knowledge in multiple sector management information systems including HMIS and DHIS2

Experience in working in any of the 17 SUN II districts and government counterparts

Experience in conducting program reviews and field support/supervision

For every Child, you demonstrate…
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UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels:   Competency Framework Brochure (New).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.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable male candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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