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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, (NO-2) (Polio Section), Fixed Term, Kabul, Afghanistan #97660 (Open to Afghanistan nationals only) (557469)

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Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Kabul
Level: NO-2
Location: Afghanistan
Categories: Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

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, Health 

The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, (NO-2), Fixed Term Appointment, is accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration of Polio immunization activities (especially cold chain and logistics related), including data analysis, programme support, delivery, progress reporting, and commitment for expansion of immunization coverage, as well as enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals, objectives and strategy

How can you make a difference?

1. Data/Information Management and Analysis:

  • Strengthen the data workflow from all levels (national, regional, provincial and district) to ensure systematic collection of gender and age-disaggregated data, facilitate data entry and analysis.
  • Consolidate data from field offices, partners and stakeholders and build a centralized database that allows comparability and compatibility and is available for timely analysis to support decision making.
  • Prepare and disseminate campaign-based and periodic analytical reports to management, programme officers and implementing partners.

2. Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Design and roll out fit-for purpose and innovative monitoring checklists (Kobo or ODK based) to keep track of key perform indicators on periodic basis.  
  • Provide timely data/inputs for mid-year and end-year reviews, work planning process, situation reports, and donor reports.
  • Generate and analyze the sectoral analytical reports and identify and report on response priorities, gaps and areas that need additional interventions to improve coverage as well as quality of service delivery.  
  • Develop user-friendly dashboards and infographics, utilizing innovative tools (such as PowerBI, Tableau, ArcGIS).

3. Knowledge management and sharing:

  • Generate periodic trends analysis reports and produce results bulletins per themes as required by the programme needs.
  • Streamline methods for sharing information, using mailing list, newsletters, dashboards, verbal feedback at programme meetings including dissemination to the affected communities as part of accountability to affected populations.

4. M&E Capacity Building:

  • In close collaboration with GPEI partners, assist in developing an M&E capacity-building strategy for UNICEF Polio staff, national partners, and institutions in the context of the IMEP or GPEI M&E plan.
  • Collaborate to implement capacity-building strategies as a joint commitment with other developmental partners. Utilize a range of appropriate skills-building strategies, including self-learning, seminars and workshops, and practical experience so that UNICEF and partner staff have the basic knowledge and skills in understanding and applying new M&E policies, tools, and methods to fulfill their responsibilities.

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

  • A first level university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas:  social sciences, information management, international development, planning, evaluation, and/or advanced statistical research
  • A minimum of 2 two years of relevant professional work experience in monitoring, evaluation, data analysis and information management.
  • Professional expertise and experience in designing data collection tools and monitoring checklists, particularly using innovative software such as Kobo and ONA.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in data/information management and analysis, managing large scale databases and using PowerBI, Tableau and ArcGIS in data analysis/visualization
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
    Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical 3) Drive to achieve results for 4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and 6) Thinks and acts 7) Works collaboratively with others.

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 eligible females highly are encouraged to apply.

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.

UNICEF only considers educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at

* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.


Advertised: Afghanistan Standard Time
Deadline: Afghanistan Standard Time

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