Generic Vacancy Announcement - Monitoring Specialist (Humanitarian Performance Monitoring - HPM), P3, FT, Niamey, Niger - Tenders Global

Generic Vacancy Announcement – Monitoring Specialist (Humanitarian Performance Monitoring – HPM), P3, FT, Niamey, Niger

  • Contract
  • Niger
  • Posted 4 weeks ago

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.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope.

In on-going humanitarian situations, risk informed performance monitoring is essential to support effective response. Operating in humanitarian situations is associated with high risk programme design risks of “doing harm”, implementation and financial management risks due to a scale up in operations, often after a sudden increase in resources, and reputational risk. The best strategy to demonstrate effectiveness is through solid, high frequency performance information that enables demonstration of results for the affected population. Furthermore, having adopted the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT), UNICEF is committed to implementing appropriate assurance activities in all situations, including in emergency, crises and post conflict countries. This role will contribute to strengthening UNICEF’s capacity to support third-party monitoring in Niger.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the supervisor, the Chief of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, the Monitoring (HPM) Specialist will support Niger Country Office on ensuring systematic implementation of Humanitarian Performance Monitoring, including partner reporting on programme implementation and reach field monitoring (including Third Party Monitoring) of UNICEF supported programmes in line with the HACT assurance plan, and monitoring fulfillment of UNICEF’s cluster coordination accountabilities. The position is central to the office to ensure that results are reported and appropriate course corrections and programme adjustments are effected.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Humanitarian Performance Monitoring

  1. Liaise with programme sections on necessary revisions to Humanitarian Performance Monitoring (HPM) indicators and any revisions to Rolling Work Plans, Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) Appeal and Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan.
  2. Periodically review and further strengthen information flow and reporting on HPM indicators from sub-national to national levels.
  3. Collate data on Humanitarian Performance Monitoring indicators from sections, review quality and submit data for weekly SitRep, as well as quality review the SitRep narrative, as required.

Establishment and coordination of third party monitoring

  1. Support establishment and coordination of Third Party Monitoring system for UNICEF supported programmes in Niger, including overseeing field testing and refinement of data collection tools, training of field monitors, day to day liaison with Third Party Monitoring Organization(s) on cross-cutting technical issues, bringing key issues to attention of senior management when required.
  2. Coordinate assessment of Third Party Monitoring System after six months of implementation to inform future directions.
  3. In collaboration with the PM&E Specialist, provide necessary technical support, tools development and capacity building on field monitoring to UNICEF and partner staff.
  4. In collaboration with the Programme Specialist (HACT), 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

Data analysis

  1. Lead in analysis of data from TPM System, programmatic visits and other data to develop monitoring/analytical products to support programme course corrections.
  2. Liaise with Information Management officers on analysis of HPM data to produce periodic monitoring products to support programme adjustments and course corrections.
  3. Coordinate monitoring of follow up actions from field visits to ensure they have been closed.

Data base management

  1. In collaboration with Information Management Officers, support management of eTools, Activity Info and other data bases as required.
  2. Maintain an electronic system to track progress in closure of monitoring observations.

Results Reporting

  1. Support the Chief of PM&E to report on a monthly basis to Country Management Team (CMT) and Programme Management Team (PMT) on strategic issues from HPM, TPM and other monitoring processes that require senior management level attention.
  2. Liaise with IMOs on production of dashboards, graphs and maps on HPM indicators for review at management meetings and for use in SitReps, donor proposals, reports and presentations.
  3. Support analysis of any monitoring data to produce monthly and quarterly analytical reports to support programme sections to make course corrections and programme adjustments.

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


For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are… 

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a
wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Advertised: 06 Jan 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 15 Jan 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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