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Programme Specialist (Monitoring and Reporting), NOC, TA Islamabad IMIS 00110056, Req 521360 (For P

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N.G.O./Social Services
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Temporary Appointment
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Apr 26, 2019
Posted On:
Apr 12, 2019
Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the worlds toughest places, to reach the worlds 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.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.

We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.

UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

For every child, results!

Under the direct supervision of the Immunization Manager, Health Section, in Pakistan country office, the Programme Specialist (Monitoring and Reporting) will be responsible for the monitoring and reporting requirements of the immunization programme in particular and the Health Section in general. The Specialist will be providing learning needs to ensure high quality and timely inputs and ensuring that the UNICEF Health Section in Pakistan maintains its strategic vision. The incumbent will support the national/field office Health Section Programme Officers to ensure that planned activities result in the achievement of its intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner. The incumbent will also play a very important role in promoting key lessons generated from supported interventions for knowledge management and wider information sharing with relevant stakeholders. She/he will be responsible for designing and implementing the UNICEF country office supported monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities of health-related projects with focus on integrated health services in urban settings; assisting the Immunization Manager and Program Officers in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress. She/he will monitor the projects' activities on a regular basis, developing and maintaining the official data management system.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Design and support implementation of Data Management System: To design data management system, supervise regular data collection through partners and ensure quality of the data by random verifications and validations, lead the collection and analysis of different data in relation to supported interventions. Discuss findings with relevant officials based on regular monitoring data.

Technical Support: Provide technical support on M&E and evidence-based recommendations to Immunization Manager, Program Officers and national level partners and ensure adherence of set standards on monitoring and evaluation by relevant authorities.

Partnership Management: The Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will work in close collaboration with project teams and CO programme and operations clusters, Government officials, private sector, non-government and civil society organizations to monitor results and coordinate activities funded by UNICEF.

Reporting: The incumbent will be responsible for working with the CO and field offices teams to generate quality reports for the health section and donors. She/he will also review reports submitted by the implementing partners to ensure receipt of relevant quality reports.


Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties and end results

Data Management

Design data management system to manage health information/statistics generated by the section and implementing partners

Work with Program Officers and implementing Partners to collect data in relation to key program indicators and responding to UNICEF reporting requirements

Program Monitoring system

Collaborate with Health Program Officers to develop monitoring plan of projects being supported by UNICEF in Pakistan

Supervise implementing partners to ensure quality of data collected by partners

Provide routine feedback to health section team members on health projects' performance based on monitoring findings

Provide technical support and relevant trainings to program officers and implementing partners on important matters related to planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Program Evaluation

Collaborate with PMER team and hired consultants to conduct project evaluations

Support relevant officers to conduct routine data quality assessments periodically

Provide technical support towards the design and dissemination of research studies

Program Documentation and Results dissemination

Support Program Officers in developing routine program reports

Develop and share field visit reports with Program Officers and Immunization Manager and ensure that corrective actions are implemented accordingly

Support existing program documentation systems real time monitoring and train program officers to meet monitoring management requirements. Assist the health officers with M&E tools and support them in the use of necessary tools.

Annual Program Planning and reporting

Support the Immunization Manager to develop the section annual plan in coordination with

Program Officers to meet the requirements of the country annual program planning process

Ensure quality of data/statistics in project plans for periodic country office reporting expectation         Participate in annual project reviews and periodic section planning meetings

Program Learning and Knowledge Management

In consultation with the Immunization Manager, develop a knowledge management platform to update Health section team members on emerging issues of global and national interest based on new publications/evidence.

Share key lessons captured from the country office program with relevant stakeholders through relevant platforms

Support partners in improving learning and sharing mechanisms in their projects

This position advances the understanding of program success and challenges, informs stakeholders and promotes effective programming. UNICEF aims to become a knowledge center on key topics related to the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents. In order to accomplish this, UNICEF will depend on this position to continue to support government institutions and mechanisms and work together with other agencies and stakeholders to enhance the knowledge base on health-related issues, as well as directly generate evidence supporting maternal and child survival.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Advanced university degree in Public Health, Development Studies, Social Science field, International Development, Programme/Project Management, or another relevant field is required.

At least five years' experience in public health programmes involving monitoring and evaluation activities. Experience in field data collection and data management. Good understanding of monitoring and evaluation techniques and processes as well as analytical skills

Excellent computer knowledge with command of computer data management systems.

Demonstrates integrity in line with UN's values and ethical standards

Work experience with UNICEF or any UN agency will be an additional asset.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEFs core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication (II), Working with People (II) and Drive for Results (II).

The technical competencies required for this post are:

Formulating strategies and concepts


Applying technical expertise

Learning and researching

Planning and organizing

View our competency framework at


Interested in finding out more?  

You will have a rewarding experience working with a dynamic, diverse and committed staff who are making a difference in saving lives and building a better future for Every Child in Pakistan.   

To know more about UNICEFs work in Pakistan, visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistan

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- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

- HEC Attested Degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees/certificates.

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