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The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Health) reports to the Chief of Health for guidance and general supervision. He/ She supports the development and management of the health program information system and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the progress of achievement within the country program. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance, and accountability framework.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
3. Technical and Operational Support to Health Program Implementation
4. Networking and Partnership Building
5. Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building
Advanced university degree in public health, social sciences, statistics, planning development, and/or related field is required. Degree in epidemiology or biostatistics will be an added advantage.
OR: Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) / medical statistics / epidemiology or an equivalent degree from a recognized University or College including any equivalent experience.
2. Work Experience
At least 5 years of work experience with management information systems in large organizations or at country level.
Experience in Somalia or other conflict / post-conflict countries is an added advantage.
Demonstrated experience in data collection, data analysis as well as preparing reports and presentations.
Sound knowledge of DHIS, data analysis and management.
Good interpersonal and communication skills and good analytical skills. Solid experience with common Microsoft Office packages and advanced MS Excel skills and experience working with large datasets required.
Good working knowledge of PowerBI is an advantage.
Statistical analysis applications (SPSS, Stata) desired, but not essential. Knowledge and understanding of the UN system and capacity to promote consensus and establish positive working relationships and work in a team.
Integrity, tact, discretion and demonstrated sensitivity to cultural differences.
Desirable: Familiarity with the work of UN agencies in health system strengthening.
Excellent English skills, both verbal and written is essential. A Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station considered an asset.
Duty station and Travel
UNICEF Country Office in Mogadishu with frequent travel for program monitoring/capacity development purposes.
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…
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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.