Background & Description

The incumbent shall be responsible for the following duties:

  • Supports monitoring and implementation of the Country Programme and evidence-based programming within UNICEF
  • Monitor key performance indicators of the country office, including the Annual Management Plan
  • Adapt Head Quarter tools and guidance on programme monitoring, including monitoring plans, and support staff capacity building in their use
  • Supports the Chief of PMR in the roll out of relevant UNICEF Corporate Tools/Systems i.e. eTools, PowerBI, etc.
  • Undertakes visits to counterparts and field offices to identify and manage programme related risks and monitor programme implementation. 
  • Support the development, monitoring and implementation of rolling work plans
  • Support monitoring of the UN One Programme and resultant joint work plans to ensure UNICEF contributions are adequately reflected.
  • Design and implement capacity building plans on monitoring-related aspects for government, Third Party Monitors and civil society implementing partners and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate Third-Party Monitoring system for UNICEF supported programmes in Pakistan, including reviewing of 3rd party Terms of References and Contracts and update and bringing key issues to attention of senior management when required
  • Develop a checklist to facilitate quality reporting by third party monitors
  • In collaboration with the Assurance team, ensure all monitoring activities (3rd party and staff led) are in line with the HACT Assurance Plan and develop mechanisms for proper tracking and feedback of findings.
  • Lead in analysis of data from TPM System, programmatic visits and other data to develop monitoring/analytical products to support programme course corrections.
  • Coordinate monitoring of follow up actions from field visits to ensure they have been closed.
Requirements and Skills

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master's or Higher) in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Management or related field. A first level university degree in above-mentioned field, in combination with an additional 5 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience at the national and international levels in social development, programme planning and monitoring or management is required.
  • Understanding of both the methodology associated with the theory of change and its practical application through the development of results / logical frameworks and the selection of appropriate implementation strategies required to achieve results
  • Experience in working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Familiarity/background with emergency is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language of the duty station is considered as an asset .

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are Leading and Supervising, Relating and Networking & Analyzing.

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About Organization

Ever since 1948 when its first office was established in Pakistan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been committed to the aspiration that one day, each and every child in the country, no matter where they live, or their family circumstances, will be guaranteed the right to survive. UNICEF does not stop there – the right to life is ineffectual if ill-health, ignorance, violence or exploitation denies a child his or her right to thrive. For this reason, UNICEF envisions a day when all children everywhere get a fair chance in life, and avail of meaningful opportunities to reach their full potential, unhampered by discrimination, bias, or favoritism.

This conviction underpins our work in Pakistan. Working in partnership with government at every level from the local to the provincial and federal, alongside committed donors, NGOs, CSOs and private organizations, UNICEF celebrates important achievement while recognizing that there is a long way to go before UNICEF can achieve the dream of a world fit for children.

Through the equity strategy, which emphasizes the most excluded and disadvantaged children, UNICEF translates our commitment to child rights into action. UNICEF are guided by key documents such as the Core Commitments for Children in humanitarian situations, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to which Pakistan is a signatory, as well as the aspirations of first the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and now the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNICEF focuses on increasing access to services and opportunities by women and girls in all facets of life, and promote gender-sensitive action as a core priority.

This year, under government leadership to eradicate polio, UNICEF saw the number of cases plummet and geared up for a final push to end a disease which has brought disability and heartbreak to millions. UNICEF celebrated Pakistan’s National Vision for Coordinated Priority Action to Address the Challenges of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition (2016–2025) which created a new framework for health care, and new strategies to help caregivers learn how to ensure that all children get the right nutrition at the right age. 

UNICEF helped bring children to school and investigated alternative streams for those left behind by the formal education system. UNICEF successfully piloted innovative ways of helping to register children at birth, and assure them of an identity.

Pakistan is prone to both natural and man-made disasters. UNICEF continued helping displaced and returning families in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Recognizing the importance of preparing for future disasters, UNICEF supported training in disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.

This year, UNICEF celebrated Pakistan’s achievement of its sanitation target under MDG 7. Our Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation was a key contributor to this success. 

In 2016, UNICEF begins efforts to help Pakistan achieve the SDGs – an opportunity to advance the rights and well-being of every child. Meaningful success will depend on renewed and effective partnerships at every level, from the federal government down to communities where our work has the most tangible impact. It requires high quality data and research, and innovative ways of addressing challenges. It requires an equity-based approach, so those who are traditionally excluded also benefit. As part of Pakistan’s One UN II programme and Delivering as One, UNICEF joins our United Nations peers in helping Pakistan’s governments meet this pressing challenge.