الثلاثاء، 22 ديسمبر، 2009

Emergency Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation)


UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND
JORDAN COUNTRY OFFICE
RECRUITMENT OF



 Emergency Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation) –NOB
RE-ADVERTISMENT
Fixed Term Position Expiring 31 Dec. 2010

The United Nations Children’s Fund Jordan Country Office based in Amman, seeks a qualified and experienced person for its Emergency Programme. Under the direction of the Emergency Specialist, responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of activities financed by the emergency programme both as pure emergency activities for vulnerable Iraqis / Jordanians, and those that are integrated into the UNICEF Jordan national programme.   

 Major Duties and Responsibilities:
1.        Supports the Emergency Programme in developing and consolidating an Operational Monitoring (of outputs and results) and Evaluation (use or resources, achievements, efficiency of interventions - their effectiveness, relevance and sustainability) plan, periodically updating it to ensure it effectively represents the position of UNICEF's emergency programmes and beneficiaries. This M+E plan to have the following characteristics:
a.       Be multidimensional and holistic in nature
b.       Be community based wherever possible
2.        Implements the agreed upon plan above with all UNICEF's emergency programme partners – including NGOs, CBOs and the government. Develops support materials (e.g. presentations and templates) to ensure the sustained use of the M+E framework by the partners. Develops and secure consensus around key indicators, means of verification and frequency of reporting, and appropriate means of validation for key indicators in relation to Emergency Section’s implementation.
3.        Draft implementation plans for funds received and follows up on funding status of the projects and programmes in consultation with programme officers and under the supervision of the Emergency Specialist.
4.        Ensures M+E support to staff within the Emergency programme and in the national programme who are using emergency funds for the completion of projects. 
5.        Keeps a database of monitored information within established database systems, and produces periodical reports based on the monitoring data including an analysis of the data. Produces geographical and programmatic mapping of UNICEF activities, and where possible links this in with other mapping (e.g. UNHCR)
6.        Participates in Emergency related office activities such as meetings, interactions, making presentations in the office and participates in sectoral meetings with counterparts representing UNICEF Emergency Section.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Educational requirements: University degree in education, social sciences or a related field.
Work Experience: At least two (2) years of progressive hands on experience in project monitoring and implementation within the government, NGOs or UN; and at least one (1) year professional work within a Monitoring and Evaluation section of a government, NGO or UN organization.
Computer Skills:  Computer skills, including internet navigation and all Microsoft-Office applications.
Language requirement:   Complete fluency in English essential, in addition to Arabic.
Competencies Required:  Versatility, judgment, maturity, and the ability to work in a team. Ability to cope with political/cultural sensitivity. Current knowledge of development issues, policies, as well as social programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation. Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills. Leadership and organizational abilities. Excellent analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.

Qualified national candidates are encouraged to apply no later than (27 August 2009).  Applications which do not meet the specified minimum requirements or are received after closing date will not be considered. Acknowledgements will be sent to short-listed candidates.  Please send your resume, in English, quoting reference NO/JCO-004/2009 to the following address:
Operations Officer
UNICEF - Amman
Fax: 553 8880, email:  jordanrecruit@unicef.org

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