Tuesday, February 9, 2010

UNICEF, M & E Officer - Nutrition Joint Programme (JP), Deadline February 24, 2010.

Post Title: M & E Officer – Nutrition Joint Programme (JP)
VN. No.: HR/VN/2010/009
Duty Station: Dili, Timor-Leste
Budget Level: NO-A, Fixed Term
Section: Health & Nutrition
Applications to be sent to: jmenezes@unicef.org
Date of Issue: 10 February 2010
Closing Date for Applications: 24 February 2010

Under the close supervision and guidance of the M&E Specialist, Nutrition Joint Programme, L-3, support in establishment, functioning and strengthening of the Nutrition Information Systems to effectively monitor the results in line with the Joint Program Results Framework of the MDG Achievement Fund supported Joint Program. This post will be responsible for assisting in administration and management of the $3.5 million Joint Programme.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Undertakes ongoing field visits to the project sites for monitoring and to provide supportive supervision to implement the Joint Programme activities including promoting result-based approach to monitoring and evaluation. Ensure that monitoring data are regularly discussed at the district and sub-district level coordination meeting in terms of identifying the progress of implementation and implications for future action.
·         Collects and assembles data and background information with regard to the Joint Programme and provides updated information on JP’s financial and administrative status for analysis and report purposes. Prepares tables, graphs or other statistical data for technical review/monitoring purposes.
·         Communicates with local counterpart authorities including MoH, District Health Services (DHS), Head of Sub-District, and Head of Community Health Centres (CHC), and other NGos and community-based organization and networks on project details. Recommends courses of action to the supervisor.
·         Monitors the flow of supply and non-supply assistance to local authorities.  Drafts supply and financial documentation.  Collects and records information on supply/non-supply inventory, distribution and utilization.
·         Investigates queries regarding authorization, delivery or payments and follows up with Finance, Administrative, Supply and Programme staff on processing of payments, advances to governments and liquidation of accounts. Ensures that activities are in accordance with plans of action.
·         Undertakes arrangements for visits to project sites for government and other partners, which include providing information and briefing on project activities and status.
·         Drafts programme budgets, ensuring accuracy and appropriateness of coding in accordance with PIDB system. Drafts and issues updated status reports.
·         Drafts sections of donor, annual and other reports, as required by HQ.

·          Education: University degree in Development Studies, Statistics and Planning, Economics, Social Sciences, or a related technical field.
·          Experience: Minimum of two years professional work experience best practice in monitoring and evaluation development and implementation processes.
·          Computer: Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications.
·          Language(s): Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of Portuguese, Tetum or Bahasa Indonesia an added advantage.

·         Analytical and conceptual ability; communication skills.
·         Planning and monitoring skills; ability to organize work & projects.
·         Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions.
·         Commitment to continuous learning for professional development.
·         Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
·         Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

Application is open for TIMOR-LESTE NATIONALS ONLY. Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the two most recent PERs/Evaluations (for UN staff).  Regret letters will only be sent to short listed candidates.
Applications which do not meet the specified minimum requirements or are received after closing date will not be entertained