Mission and objectives
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
In recent years, UNICEF’s work to support the unique needs of young people has gained momentum, as the challenges facing them have come more sharply into view. UNICEF is committed to deliver for all children and adolescents through its overall impact goal of ‘realizing the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged. Building on the current work with, and for, adolescents, in line with the United Nations Youth Strategy, UNICEF is developing a new global partnership, Generation Unlimited (GenU), which is dedicated to expanding opportunity for young people from ages 10 to 24 years. Maximising the potential of the United Nations system, Governments, Civil Society Organizations and the private sector, and of young people themselves, GenU is focused on finding new ways to ensure that every young person is in school, undergoing formal or informal learning or training, or is employed by 2030. The focus will be on reaching those in the greatest danger of being left behind: including girls, the poor, young people with disabilities or on the move, or affected by conflict and natural disasters. The India version of GenU has been named YuWaah! It signifies catalytic partnerships to unleash the potential of adolescents and young people. YuWaah has been designed to allow co-creation of solutions that are relevant and scalable for ensuring that young people in India have opportunity andchoices for learning; have avenues and spaces for functional and vocational training, and can choose between employment and entrepreneurship which are accessible locally. The monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions of GenU/YuWaah comply with the Results-Based Management (RBM) principles. The overall framework and measurement of the results of the key interventions under YuWaah in India is an important function of YuWaah and UNICEF’s contribution to YuWaah. Quality assurance are instrumental for all monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities. M&E supports the advocacy and policy dialogue efforts of YuWaah with national counterparts to position the agenda of YuWaah in the national context and feeds into the resource mobilization efforts. Tracking progress of the various interventions requires analysis of the information captured though the management information system (MIS) and providing feedback to the programme managers to inform the project implementation. Hence, application of innovative and strategic thinking to deliver the desired results efficiently under resource constraint condition is an important aspect of M&E activities.
Under the overall guidance of Chief of Adolescent Development and secondary supervision of Chief Operating Officer of YuWaah Secretariat, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Under the overall guidance of the Chief, ADAP & GenU in India, and the secondary reporting to the COO YuWaah, the NUNV M&E Officer will perform the following tasks:
▪ Support in promoting a results-based approach and integrates innovative M&E approaches in the areas of education, skilling, employability and youth engagement
▪ Provide substantive and strategic support to YuWaah’s overall Monitoring and Evaluation framework, by undertaking analysis of data on education, skilling, employability and youth engagement
▪ Support efforts related to policy and advocacy by providing robust evidences based on relevant and latest informationFacilitate integration of substantive methodologies and RBM tools in programming and project design and implementation
▪ Support to ensure substantive monitoring of interventions of various components of YuWaah by coordinating with staff and partners and analysis of regular information from the field implementation
▪ Liaise with the implementing partners of various interventions for monitoring key indicators and support tracking the progress of the projects
▪ Assist in analyzing data and reports on programme and projects in terms of achieving results using existing monitoring and evaluation tools
▪ Support capacity building initiatives on RBM and improving data quality systems for relevant stakeholders
▪ Support strategic research initiatives by collating, compiling and analysis of data from various sources and support dissemination of such research for advocacy and policy level discussions
▪ Support in preparing research briefs on the basis of systematic analysis of processes and outputs derived from YuWaah supported interventions
▪ Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
• Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
• Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
• Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
• Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
• Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
As an active team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNICEF and the YuWaah Secretariat in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
o Support building a solid evidence base for engagement of YuWaah in national policy dialogue and advocacy on its mandate areas o Support preparation of briefs and dissemination for policy advocacy
o Work closely with the country and state offices teams and national counterparts to ensure M&E aspects are well internalized and applied
o Support in monitors progress by coordinates with national and state levels technical and managerial team
o Support establishing a results-based information management system associated to the Results Framework and the monitoring and evaluation frameworks of the Work Plans
UN Volunteers should be provided equal duty of care as extended to all host entity personnel. Host entity support to the UN Volunteer includes, but is not limited to:
• Introductory briefings about the organisation and office-related context including security, emergency procedures, good cultural practice and orientation to the local environment;
• Support with arrival administration including setting-up of bank accounts, residence permit applications and completion of other official processes as required by the host government or host entity;
• Structured guidance, mentoring and coaching by a supervisor including a clear workplan and performance appraisal;
• Access to office space, equipment, IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete the objectives of the assignment including a host entity email address;
• Access to shared host entity corporate knowledge, training and learning;
• Inclusion of the volunteer in emergency procedures such as evacuations;
• Leave management; • DSA for official travel, when applicable;
• All changes in the Description of Assignment occurring between recruitment and arrival or during the assignment need to be formalized with the United Nations Volunteer Programme.
2 years of experience in Required Experience: two years
• Two years in data analysis, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation
• Developing country work and/or field experience an asset Proven ability to conceptualize, plan, develop, implement, monitor evaluate and report on programmes in the areas indicated above, and to transfer knowledge and skills.
• Ability to develop partnerships and to network in the areas of monitoring and evaluation
• Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields. • Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills, excellent writing skills.
• Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
• Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
• Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
• Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
• Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
• Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
Area(s) of expertise
Development programmes, Social work, Translation and interpretation
English, Level: Fluent, Required Hindi, Level: Fluent, Required
Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in monitoring, evaluation or related field. Monitoring, research and evaluation background and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, preferably with specialization in areas of adolescent and youth engagement, learning, training and employment.
Competencies and values
Organisation’s competencies: Commitment, Drive for Results, Embracing Diversity, Integrity, Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation, Teamwork
• Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNICEF; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNICEF procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
• Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNICEF in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
• Teamwork and respect for diversity Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
• Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
• Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulateoptions and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
• Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;
• Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNICEF’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.
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