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 fulfill 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 chance
The Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring (DAPM) was established in 2019 to drive decision making and organizational learning, improve effectiveness and achievement of results of UNICEF and its partners to realize the rights and improve the life of every child. DAPM promotes the use of data and monitoring to achieve transformative impact on lives of children.
The Division is responsible for driving, shaping and guiding UNICEF’s evidence-informed analysis, strategic planning, programme monitoring and organizational performance management. As such, DAPM enables the organization to deliver on results in a more coherent manner, based on agile and contextualized programming process, and on data, evidence, and analysis, as well as the application of human-rights based and results-based management approaches.
Within DAPM, the Programme Effectiveness Team (PET) leads, regulates and coordinates the development and issuance of organization-wide procedures, policies, standards, guidance, and tools to strengthen programme effectiveness across all contexts, including programme planning, implementation, monitoring, organizational performance management, knowledge management and organizational learning, at all levels. It liaises with UN agencies, funds and programmes, specialized agencies, other technical organizations and the UN Development Coordination Office in the development and application of programme planning, monitoring, and reporting policies and procedures; and coordinates with the Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), Programme Group and regional offices on provision of direct planning, monitoring and programme implementation support to countries responding to humanitarian contexts.
This post reports to the Chief, Programme Implementation Unit (PIU) within the Programme Effectiveness Team (PET), under the overall leadership of the Deputy Director.
How can you make a difference?
The purpose of the post is to provide technical support for Implementation Partnership (IP) engagement and management, facilitating programme delivery globally with CSOs, Government and other entities. Each Year UNICEF engages with close to 10,000 entities of Implemeting Partners (IPs) for programme implementation, in over 130 coutnries and transfers over $3 billion (over $2 billion in cash and over $ 1 billion in supplies). The post contributes to the development, rollout, maintenance as well as evolution and agility of instruments/tools used for engaging with IPs and supporting users as needed. The post contributes to the development and implementation of a strategic approach to strengthen UNICEF and Partners’ capacity, and maintaining up-to-date global analysis on the volume, value, quality, geographic distribution, diversity, and results achieved through implementation partnership, to inform decisions at all levels, as well as contributing to reporting on major global commitments such as rapid humanitarian response, localization, linkages between humanitarian and development etc. The post engages with Implementing Partners, as needed and in designated consultation fora, particpates in inter-agency technical coordination platforms and support the advocacy and action towards more harmonized approaches among UN agencies. The post contributes to technical backstopping to regional and country offices as well as internal and external IP related audits and providing inputs for timely and adequate response to partners and briefings to donors and senior management, as needed.
While the post will support the continuous improvement and agility of engagement/management of all types of Implementing Partners, it will focus on government related tools and processes, area that have lagged behind as compared to tools and systems with CSOs.
Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks
1. Technical Support on Implementation Partnership engagement/management
2. Support the development implementation of a global strategy to strengthen knowledge and capacity of UNICEF staff and Implementing Partners on principled, efficient, and effective partnership.
3. Support the oversight, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of global IP related activities.
4. Needs-based technical support on IP management at global, regional, and country level
5. Provide technical support to ROs and COs on IP management related audits (internal and external) as well as donor specific reviews.
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UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and 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. All selected candidates will, therefore, 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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
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). 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.