Programme Officer

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
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Readvertisement – Programme Officer(Data & Evidence), NOB, Fixed Term, Kathmandu, Nepal # 124113 (Open to internal and external candidates)

Job no: 563152
Position type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: Nepal
Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA)
School/Unit: Nepal
Department/Office: Kathmandu, Nepal
Categories: Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

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

Purpose for the job:

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Section (Social Protection, Governance & Evidence) the incumbent is responsible for data and evidence generation, data analysis and monitoring and providing information for progress reporting, in support of evidence-based programming and advocacy.
How can you make a difference?
Data collection, Management and Analysis
Support government and partners to conduct national surveys and its further analysis to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies on children women and the most vulnerable groups.

Duties and Tasks
1. Ensure major data and evidence from national surveys, administrative data and other secondary sources are collected, compiled, archived and available as per section and Country Office priority.

2. Extract key child related information and share it with sections and management in accessible foramts to ensure informed decision making.
3. Conducts secondary analyses and the development of information and communication products to inform decision making i.e., equity profiles.
4. Manage further analysis of national surveys and administrative data as required by UNICEF
5. Provide technical support to the federal government in implementation of Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys in Nepal and its further analysis.
6. Ensure the availability of real-time data for advocacy, decision making and (programmatic) action including in humanitarian situations. This includes exploring the use of new data sources, mainly from the private sector, and embracing modern technologies for data collection, analysis and visualization, including GIS applications

Situation Monitoring and Assessment

Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office and national partners have timely and accurate measurement of change in conditions in the country, including monitoring of socio-economic trends, and institutional context, to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies.

Duties & Tasks

1. In coordination with the government counterparts and other stakeholders, contributes the collection of data related SDG indicators (through MICS or other surveys) to improve integrated national planning and to support programming and evidence-based advocacy Generate information on situation of children’s and women’s rights with national partners and keep updated with the information of the quality research that address issues and challenges affecting children and their families.
2. Coordinate with the Country Office, UNCT and partners and provide assistance in their using up-to-date information in, inter alia, Situation Analysis, Common Country Assessment, Early Warning Monitoring Systems, Annual, Mid-Term Reviews, and Annual Reports or other progress reports.
3. In humanitarian response situations, provide technical support for a rapid assessment of the situation, provide quick and accurate information to plan emergency response, coordination, and coherence in close collaboration with partners and in line with the core commitment on children (CCCs (Core Commitments for Children)).
4. Take leads on beneficiaries’ data management, identifying and targeting families affected by disasters and emergency to provide multipurpose cash support, post distribution monitoring and reporting.

Programme monitoring and reporting

Ensure that the CO has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans.

Duties & Tasks

1. Support the development of monitoring tools, system, ensure periodic monitoring, and make them available to programme/planning sections. Contribute to the preparation of donor’s report, management reports (e.g., relevant sections of the annual reports), drawing on monitoring and analysis of key management indicators.
2. Coordinate with output managers and ensure all data related to RAM and CSI reporting are entered on time
3. Collects and further analyses section specific public sector data particularly on social protection, public finance for children and poverty

Partnership Management

Establishes productive working relationship and manages partnership with concerned government counterparts, research institutions, think tanks

Duties & Tasks

1. Establish cordinal working relations with the National Statistics Office, other government counterparts and independent agencies collecting and managing demographic, social and economic data.
2. Supports Section on drafting TOR (Terms of Reference) for recruiting survey and research firms, manages partnership and ensures timely and quality delivery of the products.
3. Capacitates Field office staff, Partner NGOs and government counterparts in evidence generation, monitoring and reporting

Knowledge Management

Support the office to create, package and disseminate knowledge products to share UNICEF evidence and results in user-friendly, audience appropriate formats.

Duties & Tasks

1. Provide support to undertake reflective exercises to identify and capture key learning and to package and share these as lessons learned and good practices from UNICEF programmes.
2. Promote the use of evidence and knowledge in UNICEF programming and advocacy including its incorporation into planning and decision-making processes.
3. Organize key office information and documents and other relevant content so they can be easily and consistently accessed within the office and where appropriate by other UNICEF offices.

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

  •  University degree in public finance, statistics, economics, mathematics, data science, social/public policy, and population/demographic studies.
  •  At least two years (2) of progressively responsible experience in evidence generation (data collection, data analysis, interpretation, and reporting, critical thinking and comminating).
  • Experience of working with International Development organizations and the UN system will be an added advantage.
  • Critical thinker and good communicator
  •  Well versed with data architecture: all the way form data collecting to when value is generated from data through analytics
  • Highly competent in Excel and other statistical tools and applications such as STATA, R or SPSS.
  •  Fluency in English and local language language is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as 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…

(1) 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. For this position, eligible and suitable female candiddates are encouraged to apply.

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.

Advertised: Aug 17 2023 Nepal Standard Time

Application close: Aug 31 2023 Nepal Standard Time