Ethiopia faces multiple and complex humanitarian situations such as displacement due to civil conflicts, seasonal droughts, floods, and health-related hazards such as disease breakouts. Such situations present critical challenges for children and their families. In many cases, security restrictions make it difficult for UNICEF staff to access and reach children and families in need of support due to security restrictions. This affects both program delivery and monitoring and reporting. It is imperative that while such restrictions stand, quality program implementation and monitoring are sustained. Third-party/facilitator monitors are responsible to support the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the different programs that UNICEF is supporting in inaccessible and hard-to-reach locations.
- Position Title: Third Party Monitors/ Program Implementation Facilitators
- Duty Station: Oromia
- Number of Required : 3
2. Key Tasks
- Situation Monitoring: Undertakes regular situation monitoring in specific areas based on specific requests, to assess the overall situation and specific unmet needs in particular of women and children in UNICEF areas of intervention.
- Implementation: Coordinates if required with implementing partners and provides expert technical advice to implementing partners and co-underparts in the respective subject matter area, to ensure effective and efficient implementation of UNICEF- supported programmers, in consultation with the respective UNICEF Chief of Field Office and Program Specialist.
- Distribution: Oversee the distribution of supplies and Non-Food Items (NFls) in case they are part of the program, ensuring that intended users receive such supplies and documenting both the process and the feedback.
- Ensure GBV and PSEA mitigation measures are in place as well as reporting mechanisms are functional
- Preparation: a review of relevant documentation (AWP, Programme Document, FACE forms) to inform the scope of the visit and guide data collection efforts; review of information on the concerned partner(s), including reports on activities undertaken and status of achievement of outputs and of findings from previous assurance activities; and review of the status of cash and supplies transferred in view of ascertaining coherence between inputs with actual Programme implementation;.
- Data Collection: Using appropriate methods such as observation, interviews, and focus group discussions, validate that the activity under review was implemented as planned, check and verify data quality. Data should be collected on the quality of program delivery, the effectiveness of the program in addressing barriers and bottlenecks, accuracy of reports, and progress towards intended results.
- Reporting: Prepare a trip report that outlines the findings of the field visit, recommendations, and responsibilities for follow-up actions; discussion of monitoring findings with Partners and sharing of the report with relevant UNICEF staff; and determine future actions including deadlines both with UNICEF and with partners.
- Develop mission plans and ensure adequate preparation per standard checklist (Annex I)
- Timely conducting of visits as per the agreed schedule and expected standards
- Submission of quality programmatic check reports per standard template (Annex II)
- Monthly summary report of visits
- conducted for Facilitators
- Develop mission plans and ensure adequate preparation
- Submit brief reports on the situation of children and women and program implementation per specific program standards
- Negotiate access and services provided for UNICEF and/or its partners based on the Core commitments for children in humanitarian action and as guided by the Chief of Field Office.
- Support liquidation of finance released to zones and woredas and report to the field office
- Monthly spot check reports on actual usage of distributed items and construction progress where applicable
- Both facilitators and monitors will report to the relevant Chief of Field Office.
Expected Background and Minimum Experience
The successful consultant should offer the following range of skills and experience:
a. Technical Competencies
- Good understanding of UNICEF programming in Ethiopia. Previous ex patience with the country office/UNICEF is an asset.
- Excellent oral and written communication and report writing skills in English.
- Excellent communication (written and oral}, negotiation, and other human relations skills;
- Demonstrated capacity in program monitoring and conducting field visits
- Excellent ability to collect, treat and analyze and synthesize data and findings.
- An advanced University Degree in development and/or social sciences or related technical field is required.
- At least five (5) years of progressively advanced work experience in development and humanitarian settings with Government and civil society
- Demonstrated experience writing field reports and debriefing partners.
d. Language requirements
- Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of the local language is an asset.
- Core Values: Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability
- Competencies: Builds and maintains partnerships, Drive to achieve results for impact, and Works collaboratively with others
General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics
- Location: The consultant is expected to be based at the closest location to the partners to be visited.
- Equipment: Consultants to use their own equipment to facilitate the work.
- Transport: the lump sum payment will cover transportation. It is the full responsibility of the facilitator to arrange her/his own transportation means and be fully mobile in the area of operation.
- Payment terms: The consultant will be paid on a monthly basis following a detailed report outlining the key deliverables. The quality and timeliness will be reviewed/cleared by the supervisor before any payment is made.
How to Apply
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