Evaluation Specialist, P3, FT, Kinshasa, RDC#7028

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UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

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For every child, Hope

Under the supervision of the Chief Social Policy, the Evaluation specialist is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the integrated monitoring and evaluation strategies in support of the country programme.

How can you make a difference? 

  • Assists Government authorities to plan and develop its information systems. Assists Government to organize M&E training programmes.  Identifies training needs for the purpose of capacity building in monitoring and evaluation.  Liaises with the regional M&E section and the Evaluation and Research Office at UNICEF Headquarters in this regard.
  • Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis. Prepares Country Programme integrated monitoring, evaluation and research plans.
  • Supports the collection, analysis and user-friendly presentation of data on multidimensional and monetary child poverty, including strengthening national capacity to collect routinely, report and use data for policy decision-making.
  • Provides timely, regular data-driven analysis for effective prioritization, planning, and development; facilitates results-based management for planning, adjusting, and scaling-up specific social policy initiatives to reduce child poverty. 
  • Participates in Programme mid-term review, annual reviews, previews, meetings.  Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommends corrective actions, when necessary.  Provides technical advice to programme staff, government officials and other counterparts on planning and management of integrated monitoring and evaluation.
  • Designs data collection methodologies and research related to programme interventions; (Sentinel Site Survey, RAP, CAP, etc.). Conducts research and data analysis.  Assists in the introduction of new approaches and methods in project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assesses trends and measures outcomes relating to achieving NPA goals, in context of country programme.  Maintains a data bank of social indicators on the situation of women and children.
  • Prepares the Monitoring and Evaluation sectoral documents for the Country Programme Recommendation (CRP) and Plans of Operations, Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet (CPSS).
  • Participates in intersectoral collaboration with operations and programme colleagues in tracking programme financial inputs and outputs. Collaborates with the Information/Communication staff in the selection and dissemination of statistical results from the Situation Analysis to national and local levels.
  • Prepares the programme status reports required for management, board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
  • Participates in the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation section’s workplan, ensures compliance to specific assigned objectives.  Provides guidance and support to staff.
  • Ensures the accurate and timely input of programme information in the computerized programme system, and issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here: Download File TOR, P3, Evaluation Specialist – 7028.pdf

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


Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Development Planning, Statistics or a related technical field.

Work Experience

  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in the management of the evaluation function at national and international level.
  • Experience in development and/ or humanitarian settings is required.
  • Experience in supporting national evaluation capacity and working with professional evaluation associations.
  • Experience in evaluation design and in conducting evaluations as per UNICEF and UNEG norms and standards for Evaluation in the UN System.
  • Familiarity with methods used in conducting both ‘up-stream’ evaluations (e.g. focusing on policies, strategies and systems), as well as ‘down-stream’ evaluations (e.g. focusing on delivery of programmes and projects) is an asset.
  • Experience in related evidence functions is an asset, including Social Policy, Public Policy, Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis, Research, Programme Audit, and Programme Planning and Monitoring. Experience in these areas cannot be substituted for the Evaluation experience but is an advantage.

 Language requirements

Fluency in French and English required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is desirable.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

The 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 (8) Nurtures, Leads and Manages People.

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.


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.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.


Advertised: 24 Jun 2024 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 08 Jul 2024 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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