Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Under the direct supervision of the Representative, and in close coordination with the Deputy Representative on programme related issues and Regional Advisor M&E for technical assistance and quality assurance, Monitoring and Evaluation (Child Rights Systems) Specialist is accountable for planning and implementation of child rights monitoring (CRM), research and evaluation policies, strategies and activities in UNICEF Belarus Country Office. This position will oversee development of crosssectoral partnerships for child rights monitoring and leveraging resources for children with public institutions.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Strengthen monitoring capacity of national, regional and local partners - from the Government, the parliament, independent child rights institutions/mechanisms and civil society. Support counterparts’ and partners’ capacity to generate high quality disaggregated data and evidence to influence, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate international commitments, national, regional and local policies, allocations of resources and programme implementation models, focusing on child-related disparities and inequities.
  • Ensure that the Country Office and national partners have timely and accurate measurement of change in the conditions of disadvantaged and excluded children in the country. This includes monitoring of socio-economic trends and national policies, legal frameworks, economic and institutional context, in order to facilitate planning and draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies on equity for children.
  • Develop partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, to exchange information; improve the ability to collect and disseminate data on the situation of children; and coordinate the planning and implementation of Human Rights related activities. Linkage to the regional and global Child Rights Knowledge Networks to ensure that national policies and legal frameworks are in accordance with international Child Rights standards.
  • Lead development of cross-sectoral partnerships for child rights monitoring and leveraging resources for children with public institutions – such as the National Commission’s on the Rights of the Child, the National Statistical Committee (Belstat), line ministries, international development organisations, NGOs and think tanks.
  • Directly supervise, provide guidance and support to the Monitoring and Evaluation officer (NOB).
  • Maintain collaboration with relevant Regional Advisers and HQ Officers for effective overall coordination on support and technical guidance.
  • In collaboration with programme team, support planning, monitoring and implementation of activities by providing technical guidance and contribute to the country programme advocacy strategy results.
  • Lead the planning and management of the evaluation function at the country office in line with UNICEF’s evaluation policy by developing a workplan for the evaluation function, managing the overall implementation of the evaluations and providing guidance and technical support to sectors and the senior management and CMT on evaluation related matters. Identifies and leads the implementation of CO evaluations.
  • Manage the CO evaluations, ensure they are impartial, independent and credible and meet UNICEF/UNEG quality standards. Contribute to represent UNICEF in UNSDCF evaluations and other cross sectoral and thematic evaluations. Contribute to the conceptualization of the country programme effectiveness reviews/ strategic moments of review and new Country Programme Documents from an evaluation perspective. Foster organizational accountability and learning.

Find more information on the requirements and how to apply following the link.

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