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UNICEF recruits 01 Planning, Monitoring and Knowledge Management Specialist

UNICEF recruits 01 Planning, Monitoring and Knowledge Management Specialist, P3 Fixed-term, WCARO Dakar- Senegal #117279.

  • Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Level: P-3
  • Location: Senegal
  • Categories: Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge Management

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.

For every child, knowledge.

The position is in the Planning, Monitoring and Research (PMR) section of the UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO), which is responsible for all aspects related to Regional Office (RO) planning, monitoring, data and technical support to 24 Country Offices in WCAR. The Regional Chief of Programme and Planning heads the Section.

How can you make a difference?

Under direct supervision and overall guidance of the Regional Chief of Programme and Planning, this position supports UNICEF WCARO and country offices to maintain high-quality planning process and products, while systematically strengthening knowledge management, evidence-based programming and culture of learning are anchored in core established planning and review processes. The position contributes to the goal of (i) maintaining excellence in programming and planning across the region; and (ii) embedding strong knowledge management and culture of learning firmly in the UNICEF planning/programming cycle.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Quality assurance of Country Office level planning and review
  • Conduct quality assurance/assessment of key planning/monitoring/reporting processes/products of COs;
  • Contribute to quality assurance of new country programme development, including the review of Programme Strategy Notes (PSNs), keeping in view the lessons learned and recommendations of the Country Programme Evaluations;
  • Promote knowledge exchange among country offices preparing new country programmes.
  • Quality assurance of Regional Office level planning and review
  • Contribute to the RO annual review process, including preparing the final report of the deliberations and institutionalizing key recommendations and learning into subsequent year activities, support in development of the Regional Office Annual Report;
  • Support RO organize planning/review/coordination milestone meetings and processes, such as of Regional
  • Management Team, Deputy Representatives’ meetings, Executive Board presentations, COAR, SMRs, CPD development with key focus on facilitating timely follow-up of action points and promoting coherent and aligned discourse on organizational and regional priorities across different RO/CO platforms;
  • Take lead, coordinate and manage functioning of Regional Evidence Committee; document the key action points and follow up to ensure their implementation;
  • Coordinate quality planning and review of IMEP across the RO.
  • Knowledge Management Strategy and implementation
  • Support HQ KM processes, such as the implementation of the Global KM Strategy and the pilot in the 3 WCAR selected COs to establish regional strategies, standards, quality assurance mechanisms for KM;
  • Based on the Global KM Strategy, develop, maintain and update a WCARO Knowledge Management Strategy and Governance;
  • Lead in the implementation of the KM strategy in the RO, embedded in the core programme planning process and using existing RO platforms and tools;
  • Support the implementation of the Global KM Strategy as Regional KM focal Point;
  • Promote a common understanding of knowledge management across WCAR, centered around strengthening a culture of learning within UNICEF’s existing processes, practices and products;
  • Establish regional norms, standards and quality assurance mechanisms to guide the Regional Office and country offices in their efforts to identify, extract, manage, package and disseminate best practices and lessons learned;
  • Coordinate and validate the publication of the semestrial KRC AP Compendium.
  • Knowledge exchange and platforms
  • Contribute, in close collaboration with the RO ICT section and other resource persons, to the quality upkeep of ECM system;
  • Support organization of Regional Office’s webinars on strategic topics;
  • Coordinate, maintain and share the latest developments and relevant events with WCAR’s network of KM Focal Points;
  • Participate in the interregional fortnightly coordination meetings organized by HQ with other Regional Offices KM Focal Points;
  • Monitor and contribute to the OIBC KM Working Group fortnightly meetings;
  • Keep abreast of multiple knowledge exchange efforts and platforms in the Regional Office;
  • Function as the regional focal point of South-South and Triangular Cooperation.

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

  • An Advanced degree in social sciences, management, economics, information and knowledge management, or a related technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in planning, reporting, knowledge management, research or a related technical area.
  • Proven experience of synthesizing highly technical information from different sources and making it accessible to a wider audience.
  • Proven ability to identify emerging trends and themes from a body of knowledge and use it to inform policy and programming.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Proven writing skills, with an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style.
  • Excellent knowledge of online collaborative tools with the ability to adapt quickly to technological changes and foster use of appropriate KM tools and technologies to improve KM for internal and external partners.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and French is required, both oral and written. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language (Spanish and/or Portuguese) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

The functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Analyzing
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Applying Technical Expertise.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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 to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This position is based in Dakar; the incumbent will therefore be expected to live and work from Dakar (the duty station).

Deadline: 31 Jan 2022 Greenwich Standard Time.Postuler

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