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Monitoring Officer, FT, NOA, East Jerusalem, SOP #114117

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Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: East Jerusalem
Level: NO-1
Location: State of Palestine (SoP)
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 fulfil 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, a voice

UNICEF in the State of Palestine works to uphold the rights of children to access services and protection, from early childhood through to adolescence. Our objective is to ensure that every child in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, irrespective of background or circumstance, has an equal chance to fulfil their potential. We are working for every child and young person in the State of Palestine. 

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and the technical guidance of the Chief of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, the Monitoring Officer, is accountable for the accomplishment of the stated key end-results by providing professional expertise and assistance in information/data collection, statistics and data analysis, monitoring, preparation of reports, communication and partnership, training programmes implementation with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of primary stakeholders.

As an advocate for children, you will have the following duties/tasks:

  1. Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMEP)
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the country office and national partners use a well prioritized and realistic plan of research, monitoring, and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Country Programme, including tracking and assessing UNICEFs distinct contribution.
  • Contributes to provision of technical assistance for the planning and establishing the major research, monitoring and evaluation activities in multi-year and annual IMEPs, which is to be reflected in UNDAF M&E Plans.
  • In humanitarian response situations, within the first month, draft and recommend a simple one-month data-collection plan to cover key data gaps as required for the initial emergency response, working in close collaboration with the humanitarian clusters partners. After the initial humanitarian response, support management of the medium-term response with a revised IMEP.
  1. Programme Performance Monitoring
  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans.
  • Provide technical support as necessary to identifying and adjusting a set of programme performance indicators, in the context of the multiyear and annual IMEPs, the Annual Management Plan and Rolling/ Annual Work Plans.
  • Carry out data collection and analysis from field visits, standardizing them across programmes, to feed into to programme performance monitoring.
  • Support the development of systems and capacity building for mainstreaming of accountability to affected populations (AAP) across UNICEF and implementing partners programming.
  1. Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer
  • Provide technical support to ensure the effective operationalization of the Country Office annual plan for Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) in order to effectively manage programmatic and operational risks with UNICEF Implementing Partners.
  • Support assessment and capacity building of UNICEF Implementing Partners to ensure that they have a manageable level of risk including through micro-assessments and assessments of their systems for Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and follow up to ensure that actions are taken to address weaknesses.
  • Support the effective roll-out of and management of the UNICEF eTools platform for the management of implementing partners.
  1. M&E Capacity Building
  • Contribute to the collaboration of an M&E capacity-building strategy for national partners and institutions and corresponding activities for implementation in the context of the IMEP or UNDAF/ UNSDCF M&E plan.
  • Promote and provide support to ensure that Country Office staff and national partners are aware of and have access to UNICEF monitoring and evaluation learning resources.
  • Provide assistance to liaise with knowledge institutions to seek partnerships for the identification of capacity gaps and the development of strategies to address them.
  1. Communication and Partnerships
  • Contribute to integrated planning of research, monitoring and evaluation activities within the Country Office, with national partners, the UN Country Team and the wider international community, in the context of internal office management plans, the country programme process, the UNDAF/ UNSDCF and sector wide approaches respectively, in consultation with child-rights partners.
  • Facilitate or contribute to joint monitoring and evaluation activities with national partners, the UN Country Team and the wider international community, wherever possible in the context of the above processes.
  • Facilitate learning from the results of monitoring and evaluation within the Country Office and more widely within UNICEF in the region and globally, as well as among national partners and other key stakeholders, engaging more expertise from knowledge institutions.

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


University degree in social sciences, development planning, planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research


Minimum one (01) year of relevant professional work experience in programme development and implementation, including monitoring and evaluation activities.


Fluency in English and Arabic is required.  Proficiency in another official UN 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 Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(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. 


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates 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). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will 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.

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.

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

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