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Vacancy No: E-VN-2011-000813 Duty Station:
Dakar Country: Senegal
Job Level: P-5
Application Close: 29-Jun-11
Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)
Under the overall guidance of the Regional Chief of Planning, you will be responsible for the coordination, planning, development and capacity building of the evaluation function in WCAR and overseeing the data collection and monitoring function in the Regional Office. This includes advice to the 24 country offices on evaluation and data collection, contributing to global knowledge and experience and supporting advocacy and policy development based on sound evaluations.
Advanced university degree in any of the following: Social Sciences, Economics, International Relations, Public Health, Education, or other fields related to the work of UNICEF. Ten years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in social development, management, monitoring and evaluation. Fluency in English and French required. Knowledge of Spanish is an asset. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking. Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals. Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment. Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear. Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources. Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives. Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise. Creates organization-wide processes to help ensure that all adhere to procedures and policies. Adjusts team or department's approach to embrace changing circumstances.
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