Monitoring Specialist at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 2020
Career Kenya: Monitoring Specialist at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 2020
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Purpose of the Post

The incumbent monitors management and programme performance of the Regional Office and of the Country Offices in the region, and coordinates and supports reporting against the UNICEF Strategic Framework 2018-2021, Regional Priorities 2018-2021, and ESA ROMP 2018- 2021.

The incumbent helps strengthen the capacity of UNICEF to demonstrate results and value-for-money (VfM) through support to countries on results-based management (RBM) initiative and VfM analysis and affordability of country programmes, in collaboration with Operations section.

Lastly, the incumbent contributes to the strengthening of monitoring and reporting capacities in the region, through the organization of workshops, sharing of lessons learned, quality assurance and technical assistance to Country Offices.

Key tasks and responsibilities


  • Monitoring of Programme and Management Performance and Accountability
  • Capacity Building in Results-Based Management and in monitoring
  • Coordination and Networking

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in social sciences, statistics, planning development, planning, public administration, business administration or a related technical field.
  • A minimum of eight (8) yearsof relevant professional experience in monitoring, data analysis and evaluation.
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in activity and results monitoring, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of the latest programme monitoring and evaluation theory, methodology, technology and tools.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing monitoring tools for the UN, nonprofit organizations and/or private sector companies, tracking their success and analyzing results;
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office, in particular Powerpoint, Excel and/or analytics and presentation software
  • Experience in reporting on qualitative and quantitative analytics.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French or Portuguese 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, formulating strategies and concepts, analyzing, applying technical expertise, planning and organizing.

View our competency framework at

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.


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.


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