Child Protection Specialist: Monitoring and Evaluation (P3/NOC, Rapid Response Rosters, Eastern and Southern Africa Region)
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 fulfill their potential.
Since two years, countries in the ESA region have experienced an alarming increase in the number of new, or re-emerging humanitarian emergencies, including public health (including Ebola, Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, wild poliovirus, and Cholera), armed conflicts and natural disasters emergencies. UNICEF ESAR has prioritized the critical need to support countries to rapidly scale up capacity to prevent, mitigate, and manage ongoing and anticipated emergencies as well as to enhance capacity for preparedness and response to these emergencies.
The Child Protection Specialist on Monitoring and Evaluation supports the rapid assessments and systematic monitoring on child protection issues before, during and after an emergency.
Location: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Seychelles
- Contract Type: Temporary Appointment (TA) or Consultancy.
- Duration: 3 months to 364 days.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Support rapid assessments on child protection, including integration of child protection in multi-sectoral assessments. This includes adaptation of data collection tools in collaboration with partners, support to training of facilitators, technical support to data collection and analysis, and review of reports.
- Develop monitoring and evaluation framework for child protection programmes, in collaboration with programme colleagues and partners, and guide programme monitoring efforts, in line with Humanitarian Performance Monitoring system and Level 3 monitoring on Strategic Result Areas, building on existing monitoring mechanisms as appropriate.
- Review monitoring and evaluation aspects of Project Cooperation Agreements and work with Child Protection Information Manager to ensure that relevant information is collected and reported for decision making purposes and for inclusion in Situation Reports.
- Work closely with Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Section and other Programme Sections to ensure that office wide monitoring and evaluation initiatives and those in particular sectors incorporate and/or address child protection concerns where relevant, and liaise with Child Protection Information Manager (under the Child Protection sub-cluster), OCHA and other partners to ensure collaboration on monitoring and evaluation of child protection across the sector to the greatest extent possible.
- Support capacity building needs on child protection monitoring and evaluation within the CO and among relevant partners and provide technical support to other child protection monitoring and evaluation initiatives as necessary.
Qualifications and Experience
- Advanced university degree in international development, human rights, social work, social sciences or other relevant field.
- 5 years of experience in programme monitoring and evaluation (qualitative and quantitative), in development and emergency contexts.
- Demonstrated knowledge of child protection programming.
- Experience in capacity building efforts on monitoring and evaluation.
- Fluency in verbal and written English and/or French (depending on the country office's official language).
- Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation in country of assignment and knowledge of another UN language or a local language is an asset.
How to Apply
Deadline: 14 March 2023Generate a Whatsapp Message
UNICEF, originally called the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund in full, now officially United Nations Children's Fund, is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.
UNICEF in Zimbabwe supports National efforts to advance results in maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS; invest in climate-resilient water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), promote inclusive and quality learning and skills