Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting National Consultant – UNICEF

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Job Description

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting National Consultant, Mother and Child Cash Transfer Programme, 11.5 months, Khartoum, with travel to Kassala State and Red Sea State

Job no:537041
Contract type:Consultancy
Level:Consultancy
Location:Sudan
Categories:Social and Economic Policy, Consultancy
Advertised:22/12/2020 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:05/01/2021 E.Africa Standard Time

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child.

UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential to the benefit of a better world.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope 

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan’s, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states. 

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of the assignment is to support the programme monitoring and evaluation as well as the reporting components of the Mother and Child Cash Transfer Programme.

Basic objectives of consultancy:

Provide technical and coordination support to the implementation of the MCCT M&E framework

  • In coordination with the UNICEF PME section and UNICEF Social Protection staff and MoLSD, review, update and improve the MCCT M&E framework.
  • Together with MoLSD, coordinate and consolidate the inputs of the monitoring consultants at state level and other monitoring data flows into a comprehensive database until an integrated MCCT MIS is established within the MoLSD.
  • Support UNICEF with the implementation of the MCCT baseline, midline and endline surveys through technical inputs and coordinate the involvement of the key MoLSD staff in the process
  • In coordination with UNICEF’s PME section, support the development of Terms of Reference for the MCCT evaluator, and support the contracting process.
  • Support the selection of the evaluator and provide liaison support between the evaluator and programme stakeholders

M&E capacity strengthening and quality assurance

  • Strengthen the capacity of MoLSD M&E staff to conduct and implement social protection programme monitoring.
  • Ensure that the M&E framework meets UNICEF’s data and ethical standards, among others by safeguarding individual privacy; provide guidance to UNICEF and Government personnel on UNICEF’s data and ethical standards during the implementation of the MCCT’s M&E framework.
  • Design and provide trainings to state level MoHSW on the Post Distribution Monitoring process and support the MoHSW data focal points and UNICEF data consultants with PDM data analysis

Support information management and reporting 

  • Prepare internal briefs, in English and Arabic, on a bi-monthly basis that contain an analysis of received programme monitoring data; disseminate the brief to a wide audience of partners.
  • Support the development of presentation with the supply of quality data analysis of available monitoring data.
  • Support the inputs to various donor, external and internal reports by providing quality monitoring data and support the dissemination of these among Government and development partners as well as donors.
  • The consultant is expected to agree upon a workplan for the achievement of each of these objectives at the beginning of the consultancy. At the end of the month, the consultant will be expected to deliver a consolidated progress report against the tasks further defined in the agreed workplan.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in Economics, International development, Social Policy or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 (three) years of previous experience with monitoring, evaluation or quantitative research is required
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Work experience with (integrated) social protection programming is a great asset.
  • Work experience with design, development and/or maintenance of project/programme Management Information Systems is a great asset.
  • Work experience with the federal Ministry of Labour and Social Development or the state level Ministry of Health and Social Work in Kassala or Red Sea State is an advantage.
  • Experience in data and knowledge management.
  • Background and/or familiarity with emergency particularly experience of cash transfers in emergency is considered as an asset.
  • Working level proficiency of statistical software packages (e.g. R, STATA and SPSS) is an asset
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

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…

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 to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

Remarks:

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.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

No Fee:

UNICEF DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). UNICEF DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.


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