Statistics & Monitoring Specialist, (NOC), Dodoma, Tanzania #5503
Job no: 540926
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Categories: Monitoring and Evaluation, Social and Economic Policy, NO-3, Statistics and Monitoring
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 fulfil their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
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And we never give up.
For every child, Results
Tanzania achieves the lower-middle-income status, rapid population
growth, growing urbanisation and the increase in the absolute number of
poor people in the country are causes for concern. More than a quarter
of Tanzanians still live in poverty, unable to put food on the table,
access healthcare or keep a roof over their heads. Poverty has
devastating effects on children. Nearly one third of Tanzanian children
live in income poverty while as many as 74 per cent experience
multidimensional poverty, suffering deprivation in three or more areas
such as health, nutrition, water, sanitation, housing, education, child
protection and access to information.
UNICEF in Tanzania is
responding to this challenge by focusing on: (i) generating knowledge on
the situation of women and children in Tanzania for evidence-based
advocacy and planning, including strengthening the national statistical
system; (ii) ensuring adequate, efficient, effective and equitable
public spending for the benefit of children and their families; and
(iii) promoting the development of a comprehensive and integrated social
protection system to reduce poverty and vulnerability
supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist , assists in
the monitoring of indicators and trends and represent the UN in the
Technical Working Group of the Poverty Monitoring System on national
surveys and census, with a particular focus on ensuring that children’s
issues and vulnerability indicators are well integrated. Provides
technical backstopping around survey development and analysis to other
UNICEF programme areas, and provides continuous technical support for
national capacity development in the management and utilisation of the
Tanzanian Socio-Economic Database (TSED) as a key tool for poverty
monitoring, linking with the M&E specialist on this and on other
database systems development.
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How can you make a difference?
the delegated authority and under the given organisational set-up, the
incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory
accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties
and key end-results.
- Leads development, refinement and
management of data repository bringing together data from multiple
sources into a coherent, visually appealing platform to inform national
planning and budgeting decisions and enhance the effective delivery of
national programmes delivering basic services affecting children and
other vulnerable groups
- Provides technical support for systems
strengthening and capacity development during the preparation and
undertaking of national census and national surveys, as well as during
data collection, analysis, report writing and dissemination;
participates in data analysis exercises and research and evaluation
initiatives with the National Bureau of Statistics and other relevant
partners involved in national surveys and data production; provides
technical backstopping around survey development and analysis to UNICEF
programme sections; and, provides support to programme staff to acquire
data from national surveys and administrative sources for further
- Overseas development and implementation of a national
child-focused policy research agenda, including data collection
methodologies and research protocol, and participates in the development
and introduction of innovative approaches and methods in data
collection, research, evaluation, and policy advocacy, both externally
- Serves as the CO’s focal point for monitoring and
reporting on progress on SDGs and other national development targets;
supports the monitoring of national/global goals, trends and indicators;
compiles data and maintains an updated database for UNICEF’s own
indicator reporting; and, strengthens linkages between national and
sub-national data and monitoring tools and systems.
- Performs other duties as requested and contributes to all key office programme planning, monitoring and evaluation exercises
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Statistics, or related field
- Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in
statistics, surveys and routine reporting system, including data
management as well as calibration. Expertise on different types of
statistical and economic analysis, evaluation design and implementation,
as well as GIS/mapping highly desirable
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language
(Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an
For every Child, you demonstrate…
values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)
and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
Leads and Manages People (2),Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical
Awareness (3),Works Collaboratively with others (3),Builds and Maintains
Partnerships (3), Innovates and Embraces Change (3),Thinks and Acts
Strategically (3),Drives to achieve impactful results (3),Manages
ambiguity and complexity (3)
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 organisation.
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
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.
Advertised: 02 Jun 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 16 Jun 2021 E. Africa Standard Time