UNICEF Nigeria Job Vacancies in Abuja, November 2011

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UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of an experienced Monitoring Evaluation Specialist who will under the supervision of the Programme Planning Specialist ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable information on the situation of children’s and women’s rights and the performance of UNICEF-supported programmes including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence.

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, planning development, planning.
  • At least 5 years specific experience working with monitoring and evaluation systems of international development projects. In-depth knowledge of planning, monitoring and evaluation systems, methods, and tools within a development context; must be able to demonstrate experience in direct support of the development ME tools and managing/supporting evaluations, including managing consultants.
  • Experience in training, facilitation, and/or program support, especially related to capacity building for ME. Experience in supporting partners’ needs. Ability to formulate strategies and concepts
  •   Experience in both writing and reviewing evaluation terms of references, with a strong skill set in both qualitative and quantitative methods. Experience with Randomised Control Trials (RCT) models and quasi-experimental impact evaluations preferable.
  • Contribute towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis. Prepares Country Programme integrated monitoring, evaluation and research plans.
  • Assist Government authorities to plan and organize ME training programmes. Identifies training needs for the purpose of capacity building in monitoring and evaluation. Liaises with the regional ME Officer and the Evaluation and Research Office at UNICEF Headquarters in this regard.
  • Prepare the Monitoring and Evaluation sectoral documents for the Country Programme Document (CPD) and Plans of Operations, Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet (CPSS).
  • Participate in the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation section’s workplan, ensure compliance to specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff.
  • Prepare the programme status reports required for management, board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Information/Communication staff in the selection and dissemination of statistical results from the Situation Analysis to national and local levels.
  •  Ensure the accurate and timely input of programme information in the computerized programme system, and issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes. 
  • Organise Programme mid-term review, annual reviews, previews, meetings. Analyze and evaluate data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommends corrective actions, when necessary. Provide technical advice to programme staff, government officials and other counterparts on planning and management of integrated monitoring and evaluation.
  • Design data collection methodologies and research related to programme interventions; (Sentinel Site Survey, Rapid Assessment (RAP), Knowledge Attitude Practice (KAP), etc.). Conducts research and data analysis. Assists in the introduction of new approaches and methods in project monitoring and evaluation.
  •  Assess trends and measures outcomes relating to achieving National Plan of Action (NPA) goals, in context of country programme. Maintain a data bank of social indicators on the situation of women and children and assist partners to do the same.


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