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Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, P3, Fixed Term, Lome-Togo #123693

  • Full Time
  • Lome, Central Region, Ghana
  • TBD USD / Year
  • UNICEF profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


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, hope

The Togo-UNICEF cooperation program (2019-2023) is part of the 2018-2022 National Development Plan, aligned with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and contributes to the achievement of the results of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2019-2023.

It includes a total of five outcomes, including four sectoral and one internal to UNICEF, in line with UNICEF’s 2018-2021 strategic plan: Child survival, Education and Development, Child Protection, Social Inclusion, and Program efficiency. The Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

In addition, Togo starts its “Country Programme Document” (CPD) 2024 – 2026. At the same time, Togo is facing the spillover of the Sahel crisis, particularly in the Savanes region of northern Togo with an impact of increasing the vulnerability of children and women already weakened by the COVID-19 crisis. To that end, UNICEF is stepping up its interventions in the Savanes region to support the Government’s efforts.

How can you make a difference?


Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative – Programme, the Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (PME) Specialist will provide technical PME expertise to ensure all activities are carried out according to schedule that results, recommendations are implemented and followed up. He/She will liaise with senior Government officials in the area of strategic planning and regular reviews of UNICEF’s Country Programme, provide technical advice and quality assurance in the area of data analysis and programme monitoring, support the implementation of evaluations as well as capacity building of the Country Office, including Field Offices, in planning, monitoring and evaluation. In summary, the accountabilities of the PME Specialist will be:

  • Setting Standards for Programme performance planning and monitoring
  • Support to the preparation of the integrated monitoring and evaluation plan (IMEP)
  • Support to implementation of evaluations
  • Dissemination and follow up of evaluations
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

For more details, please download the Job description SJD PME Specialist P3 rev.doc

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in social sciences, economics, statistics, planning, development or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in planning, monitoring, evaluation, social development analysis and programming in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in programme/project planning, monitoring and evaluation in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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

UNICEF Competencies Required For This Post Are…

  • 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’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.

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.

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