Child Rights Monitoring Officer
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
To ensure that 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;
- the results of UNICEF-supported national public programmes including their evaluation; and
- the contribution of UNICEF to the achievement of the results;
To assist in the development of national capacities for child rights monitoring, evaluation and research, with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of government, community, and civil society stakeholders.
To support Country Office’s efforts in knowledge management by identifying, documenting and sharing lessons learned and good practices related to child rights within the Country Office and in the country.
Where relevant, to assist in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation tools which enhance partnership between the UN Country Team, government and other key players to collectively track progress made by the country in meeting its international commitments for children.
Key Expected Results
- Strengthening child rights systems monitoring. The monitoring and evaluation capacities of
partners, from the government, the parliament and civil society at national, regional and local level, as well as the independent child rights institutions and mechanisms are enhanced. All stakeholders have at their disposal dis-aggregated evidence to influence, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate national, regional and local policies, and allocations of resources and models in support of meeting the international commitments focusing on child related disparities and inequities. Advocacy and facilitation of policy dialogue leading to establishment of an independent system for child rights monitoring.
- Situation Monitoring and Assessment. A comprehensive situation assessment and monitoring system collectively owned by all key partners is in place. Timely and accurate measurements of changes in the conditions of children, women, and their families in the country or region are available to relevant stakeholders through the system. This information is made publicly available to facilitate evidence-based decision making processes, and the documentation of the progressive realization of child rights and the reduction of equity gaps.
- Evaluation. 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. 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.
- Knowledge Management. UNICEF contributes 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. UNICEF’s partnerships, networking and advocacy are effectively supported by relevant evidence-based research and knowledge related to children in the country, focusing on disadvantaged and excluded children.
- Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning. The Country Office and national partners have a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities, developed collaboratively that provides relevant and strategic information (including performance monitoring) needed to manage the Country Programme.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
- Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, planning development, planning.
- Relevant professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:
- Five years of relevant professional field work experience.
- Fluency in English and Romanian is mandatory. Fluency in Russian is considered an asset.
HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position and read more detailed information, please visit UNICEF web-page https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=507128
Applications for this position must be received no later than on: 02 October 2017.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all backgrounds and minority groups, including persons with disabilities, to apply.
UNICEF is a global organization that seeks to improve the lives and health of children, especially the most vulnerable ones. UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. For more information about UNICEF and its work in Moldova visit: http://www.unicef.md/ You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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