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Readvertisement Monitoring Specialist (Humanitarian Performance Monitoring), P3, TA, 364 Days, Gaza, State of Palestine # 127088
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
P3 Mid-level Professional Temporary Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 24 Jan 2024
Posted 3 months ago
Job Description

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, an advocate

UNICEF in the State of Palestine works to uphold the rights of children to access services and protection, from early childhood through adolescence. Our objective is to ensure that every child in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, irrespective of background or circumstance, has an equal chance to fulfil their potential. We are working for every child and young person in the State of Palestine.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the overall supervision of the Chief Planning, Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Data (PRIMED), The role of the Monitoring Specialist is to assist Programme Sections, the Gaza Field Office, and the Egypt Hub in adapting and strengthening human rights and results-based management, with a focus on the humanitarian performance monitoring (HPM) systems.

The Monitoring Specialist will ensure technical coordination of field monitoring, including the management of third-party monitoring institutions, and cross-sectoral data collection and analysis across the office by working closely with sections' monitoring/data focal points. S/He will ensure strong linkage and coherence with Clusters/Sectors and interagency monitoring frameworks.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

The position is based in Gaza with a national focus covering:

  • Review and maintain the program monitoring strategy and plan to ensure consistent relevance to the evolving context.
  • Ensure the alignment and consistency of key performance indicators across all planning and programme documents, including Interagency plans and donor proposals.
  • Establish, adapt, and maintain monitoring systems for high-frequency partner reporting against a prioritized set of key performance indicators, in accordance with the Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal and the Interagency Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). The system should meet the needs of both the Country Office and Field Offices.
  • Establish and maintain a systematic approach to field monitoring across UNICEF-supported programming to ensure adequate data on the quality of programmes (use of supplies, implementation bottlenecks, equity of access, do no harm, engagement with local capacities).
  • Support the Programmes to ensure the prompt use of digital monitoring systems, including eTools Field Monitoring Module (FMM), and other mobile data collection tools such as Inform/Kobo, etc.
  • Conduct monitoring training and relevant capacity-building activities for UNICEF staff and implementing partners.
  • Support the development of periodic reports and information products, including situation reports (SitRep), and CO annual reports.
  • Support and participate in need assessments and other data collection initiatives as required.
  • Ensure collaboration with other agencies, organizations, and clusters to advocate for relevant disaggregated data collection and analysis plans at the interagency level.

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

  • Education:

A university degree (Bachelor’s or higher) in international development, information technology, geographic information system or another relevant technical field.


  • A minimum of five years of experience in the area of data, research, field monitoring and evaluation, statistics or related fields is required.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of digital data management tools (Kobo, ONA or ODK), and statistical and analytical.
  • Knowledge data visualization technics with PowerBI is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in the context of armed conflict or complex emergency is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrable understanding of international humanitarian response architecture and coordination mechanisms.

Language Requirement:

Fluency in English is required. Good working knowledge of Arabic is a strong asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, 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.


  • Knowledge of the principle of gender parity and equality.
  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
  • Adjusts team or department’s approach to embrace changing circumstances.

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. 


This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate. 

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.

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). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will 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.

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.

Eligible UNICEF International Professional (IP) Staff Members on fixed-term, continuing or permanent contracts applying to a Temporary Appointment, which is dedicated to L3 (or L2) Response, may be able to retain a lien and their fixed-term entitlements. The conditions of the temporary assignment will vary depending on the status of their post and their current tour of duty, and relocation entitlements may be limited as per the relevant policies.

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