Closing Date : 2019-06-04
Duty Station : Islamabad, Pakistan
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 04 Jun 2019

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.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.

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UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

For every child, results!

Under the direct supervision of the Immunization Manager, Health Section, in Pakistan country office, the Program Specialist will be responsible for the monitoring and reporting requirements of the immunization programme within the Health Section. The incumbent will support the national/field office Immunization Programme Officers to ensure that planned activities result in the achievement of its intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner. The incumbent will also play a very important role in monitoring financial indicators. She/he will also support in promoting key lesson generated from supported intervention for knowledge management and wider information sharing with relevant stakeholders. She/he will be responsible for designing and implementing the UNICEF country office supported monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities of immunisation-related projects with focus on integrated health services in urban settings; assisting the Immunization Manager and Program Officers in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress. She/he will monitor the projects activities on a regular basis, developing and maintaining the official data management system, including careful financial planning and management.

How can you make a difference?


Design and support implementation of Data Management System:

To design data management system, supervise regular data collection through partners and ensure quality of the data by random verification and validations, lead the collection and analysis of different data in relation to supported interventions. Discuss findings with relevant officials based on regular monitoring data.

Technical Support:

Provide technical support on M&E and evidence-based recommendations to Immunization Manager, Program Officers and national level partners and ensure adherence of set standards on monitoring and evaluation by relevant authorities. Collaborate closely with the country office PMER section.

Partnership Management:

The Program Specialist (Monitoring and Reporting) will work in close collaboration with project teams and CO programme and operations clusters, Government officials, private sector, non-government and civil society organizations to monitor results and coordinate activities funded by UNICEF.

Fund Management:

The incumbent will closely work with the PMER and Health section in country and field offices to monitor fund allocation, utilization and reporting.


The Program Specialist will be responsible for working with the CO and field offices teams to generate quality reports for the immunization section and donors including on fund utilization. She/he will also review reports submitted by the implementing partners to ensure receipt of relevant quality reports and share them with PMER.


Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties and end results

Data Management

Design data management system to manage health information/statistics generated by the section and implementing partnersWork with Program Officers and implementing Partners to collect data in relation to key immunization program indicators and responding to UNICEF reporting requirements

Program Monitoring system

Collaborate with Immunization Program Officers to develop monitoring plan of projects being supported by UNICEF in PakistanSupervise implementing partners to ensure quality of data collected by partnersProvide routine feedback to Immunization team members on Immunization projects performance based on monitoring findingsProvide technical support and relevant trainings to program officers and implementing partners on important matters related to planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.Call attention to delay in implementation and fund utilization with suggested actions.Carefully check different forms of funds usage against donors condition and proposal commitments.

Fund Management

Monitoring of grant and non-grant funds allocation and utilization by country and field offices of UNICEF.Support colleagues to secure approvals for any re-programming of donor funds.

Program Evaluation

Collaborate with PMER team and consultants to conduct project evaluationsSupport relevant officers to conduct routine data quality assessments periodicallyProvide technical support towards the design and dissemination of research studies.

Program Documentation and Results dissemination

Support Immunization Officers in developing routine program and financial reportsDevelop and share field visit reports with Immunization Manager and Immunization Officers and ensure that corrective actions are implemented accordinglySupport existing program documentation systems real time monitoring and train immunization officers to meet programme and financial monitoring management requirements. Assist the Immunization officers with tools and support them in the use of necessary tools.

Annual Program Planning and reporting

Support the Immunization Manager to develop the section annual plan in coordination with Program Officers to meet the requirements of the country annual program planning processEnsure quality of data/statistics in project plans for periodic country office reporting expectationParticipate in annual project reviews and periodic section planning meetingsSupport budget projection and analysis to ensure plans are financially feasible.Support in development of proposals, their budgets and associated log frames/ M&E framework.

Program Learning and Knowledge Management

In consultation with the Immunization Manager, develop a knowledge management platform to update immunization team members on emerging issues of global and national interest based on new publications/evidence.Share key lessons captured from the country office program with relevant stakeholders through relevant platformsSupport partners in improving learning and sharing mechanisms in their projects.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

An advanced university degree in Public Health, Programme/Project Management, Development Studies, Social Science field. Further education and training in financial management will be an asset.At least 5years experience in public health project/ programme management involving monitoring and evaluation activities. Experience in field data collection and data management. Good understanding of monitoring and evaluation techniques and processes as well as analytical skills. Work experience with UNICEF or any UN agency will be an additional asset.Excellent computer knowledgewith command of computer data management systems. Demonstrates integrity in line with UN s values and ethical standards.Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication (II), Working with People (II) and Drive for Results (II).

The technical competencies required for this post are:

Formulating strategies and concepts


Applying technical expertise

Learning and researching

Planning and organizing

View our competency framework at

Interested in finding out more?

You will have a rewarding experience working with a dynamic, diverse and committed staff who are making a difference in saving lives and building a better future for Every Child in Pakistan.

To know more about UNICEF s work in Pakistan, visit the country website

Videos from Pakistan can be viewed on YouTube and Vimeo


- Please note that this is re-advertisement of Req # 521360. The post is re-advertised with revised ToRs.

- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

-HEC Attested Degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees/certificates.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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