- Greece, Greece
United Nations Children's Fund
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
UNICEF became operational in Greece in early 2016 as an outposted team from the Regional Office of Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) to respond to the significant influx of refugee and migrant children and their families at that time. Following several years of engagement with national stakeholders, UNICEF and the Government of Greece made a decision in January 2020 to formalize the agency’s presence in the country under the form of a Greece Country Office.
Within the framework of an expanded mandate for all children in Greece, UNICEF and Greece are moving towards an even greater collaboration and partnership in order to address the needs of all vulnerable, marginalized and left-behind children in the country.
The new Country Programme in Greece has a specific focus on maintaining the availability, analysis and use of high-quality, timely and reliable data and rigorous monitoring and evaluation that often form the justification and planning basis for interventions and reforms. UNICEF’s added value in knowledge-management and technical assistance to government and independent bodies as well as promoting child participation in policymaking will further contribute to improving the realization of child rights across all sectors.
The Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Unit works in partnership with national and local authorities as well as independent entities, civil society and academia, and in close coordination with all sections of the Greece Country Office, to address key priorities that have been identified through the situational analysis. The PME Unit supports the monitoring of Country Office results frameworks and reporting through UNICEF’s regional and global platforms including capacity building and technical support to implementing partners.
Purpose of the Job
This role sits within the PME Team, in close collaboration with the Education team. The Monitoring and Reporting Associate, under the guidance of the Planning and Monitoring Officer and the Education Specialist, will be providing technical support to the GCO Partners, including Implementing Partners, under the All Children in Education (ACE) programme, ensuring the implementation of a harmonized approach for monitoring and reporting. The Monitoring associate will develop tools, provide trainings and ensure timely collection of quality data in order to provide regular updates and information products to UNICEF and partners.
How can you make a difference?
Key Accountabilities, duties and tasks:
Support Programme Performance Monitoring
- Support the Education team in quality and timely monitoring of all activities with regards to the All Children in Education programme.
- Provide technical support and guidance to the GCO partners, including Implementing Partners under the All Children in Education (ACE) Programme in the design of tools and processes for accurate, quality and up to date results monitoring and reporting.
- Supporting solutions at implementation level with regards to capturing accurate and timely information and results achieved.
- Develop and promote the use of common data set and tools; support existing synergies between partners and support the exchange of knowledge and good practices.
- Produce monthly qualitative analytical reports reflecting key achievements of the ACE Programme and equity issues.
- Support the management of available information on national data and key indicators through established databases with regards to refugee and migrant children access to education.
- Support the monitoring the situation of children’s rights with national partners including through assessments with a focus on refugee and migrant children access to education.
- Provide technical support to ensure that the CO has information necessary for UNICEF to effectively report on and advocate for children’s rights through the appropriate channels and to enhance partnerships with key partners in monitoring.
Support implementation of assessments
- Contribute to integrated planning of assessments, researches and monitoring activities within the Country Office.
- Facilitate or contribute to joint assessments and field monitoring activities with national partners.
- Support the consolidation of information and data for donor and internal reporting
- Support the development of guidance, instructions, SOPs, and capacity building as needed on reporting and procedures.
- Provide support for the annual reporting (RAM), including emergency reports (CER) of the Greece Country Office as well as ad-hoc Situation Reports as needed.
Dissemination and knowledge sharing
- Consult stakeholders to seek clarification and/or validate findings from draft and final assessments.
- Visualize data and create information products based on agreed information management plan.
- Establish dissemination channels to share key information products with partners and support wide dissemination of knowledge generated.
Networking and Partnership Building
- Support existing synergies between partners and support the exchange of knowledge and good practices
- Support existing coordination structures for ensuring harmonized and effective monitoring and reporting of results
- Sustain effective close working partnerships with partners and stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related social science analysis, data management, information management, monitoring and evaluation.
- A minimum of six years of administrative, clerical, reporting, and/or programme monitoring and evaluation work experience is required.
- Prior experience in programme monitoring functions is an asset.
- Experience and understanding of reporting processes and tools, and/or donor relations, preferably with experience around EU grants is an asset.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
- Fluency in English and Greek is required.
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