Individual Consultancy Work – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer- AU End Child Marriage Campaign, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (for non-Ethiopian nationals only)

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Purpose for the job:

Join our team to lead the delivery of a comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation framework (in alignment with AU Monitoring and evaluation systems) to be used by African Union (AU) member states for collection and analysis of data on progress, challenges and successes in implementation of mechanisms to end child marriage  at national and continental levels.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Contribute to improving current and future management of outputs, outcomes, and impact of the Campaign at continental level.
  • Conduct research and carry out monitoring and evaluation exercises on the status of child marriage in AU member states, including through post launch country visits.
  • Responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the Project of the Campaign.
  • Provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation, reporting and review of all project activities from AU member states and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the generation of campaign scorecard and data collected from AU member states for public sharing, including on the campaign’s social media pages and website; and,
  • Produce an annual report to assess if the Campaign is achieving set targets in line with its strategic plan.
  • Prepare activity reports as required

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks/Milestone:

Deliverables/Outputs:

Timeline

1.      Design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the Project of the Campaign

 Monitoring and evaluation framework/tools and scorecards for the Campaign

Jun-22

2.      Conduct research and carry out monitoring and evaluation exercises on the status of child marriage in AU member states, including through post launch country visits

Present data collected from member states during annual technical consultative meetings

Aug-22

3.      Produce timely monitoring, evaluation, and review of all project activities from AU member states and other stakeholders;

Report on M&E activities undertaken

Ongoing

4.      Support the work of the Special Rapporteur to related to enragement with AU member states to strengthen M&E system

Visit plan/program and post visit report and recommendations to inform way forward for engaging Member States on strengthening M&E system.

Ongoing

5.      Support the work of the Goodwill Ambassador for the AU Campaign to end child marriage

Engage the AU Champion, Goodwill Ambassador for the AU Campaign on ending child marriage  and AU Special Rapporteur on end child marriage, on  the overall progress of Campaign and M&E activities

Ongoing

6.      Maintain the scorecard and performance management plan for the Campaign

Update scorecard and performance management plan and findings  for the Campaign

Ongoing

7.      Campaign annual review meeting and report

Reports of Campaign annual review meeting and report with special focus on M&E activities and findings

December

8.      Produce reports on the state of child marriage in AU member states

Periodic reports (bi-annual) on the state of child marriage in AU member states with special focus on M&E activities and findings

Twice a year

9.      Monthly report on progress of work

Monthly report

Throughout the consultancy period

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

  • A first University Degree in  in Social Development, Human Rights and Development, Law, or other related discipline
  • A minimum of Four [4] years of relevant professional experience in AU including Knowledge and experience of AU Monitoring and Evaluation systems and policies and programs on gender issues specifically on harmful practices such as child marriage is essential, other related experience in a government ministry on gender issues, UN, or NGO is an advantage
  • Knowledge of AU Monitoring and Evaluation systems is necessary
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate technical and strategic methodologies and information in alignment with the Campaign’s strategic plan.
  • Ability to formulate technical reports the work of the Campaign and other technical communications documents.
  • Ability to develop and manage programs within an agreed timeframe.  
     
  • 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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. Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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