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Field Monitoring Officer, (NO-2), Kharkiv, Ukraine #126880, Temporary Appointment – Open for Ukrainian Nationals Only


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  • Country: Ukraine
  • Organization: UNICEF
  • Deadline: 2023-11-14
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Field Monitoring Officer, (NO-2), Kharkiv, Ukraine #126880, Temporary Appointment – Open for Ukrainian Nationals Only

Job no: 567097
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Kharkiv
Level: NO-2
Location: Ukraine
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, hope


How can you make a difference?

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 fulfil 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, results.

UNICEF supports health, nutrition, HIV prevention, education, safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The office follows a sequenced, zonal differentiated approach: 70 per cent of its humanitarian efforts support children in areas with ongoing conflict. This includes deploying rapid response teams, using inter-agency humanitarian convoys, ensuring contingency planning and pre-positioning critical supplies, and working with local administrations and civil society partners.

In more accessible zones, national systems, municipalities and civil society organizations will be engaged, combining the humanitarian emergency response for displaced and returning populations with recovery and development support.

The Field Monitoring Officer reports to the Chief of Field Office with a primary focus on high-frequency field-based monitoring of the evolving humanitarian situation and emergency response. This includes ensuring that the response meets quality standards and is appropriate to the needs in affected communities. The Field Monitoring Officer is expected to provide substantive feedback based on their on-the-ground verification, which will help inform UNICEF decision-making as well as supporting resource mobilization and external reporting on progress.

Key End-Results Expected

Key End-Results Expected

1. Timely monitoring and measurement of changes in the situation of children and families, with particular focus on conflict-affected and newly liberated areas, as well as areas with high levels of displacement.

2. Field Office performance is systematically monitored, analyzed and information made available to management, emergency and programme teams.

3. Information management systems are adopted and adapted to the needs of the field office, and new and innovative strategies introduced to better understand, analyze and visualize results for internal and external use.

4. The monitoring and information management capacities of Field Office staff and national partners are strengthened, enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring processes.


  1. Situation monitoring
  • Identify and report key emerging issues and trends from field visits, with a focus on issues affecting the humanitarian situation of children and women. Monitor and report on the unmet needs of women and children in the affected areas.
  • Support the CO in collecting and interpreting early warning data effectively to guide the adjustment of programmes and operational approaches when and as country contexts deteriorate.
  • Provide technical support for rapid assessments (inter-agency or independently) to be carried out within the first 48-72 hours of significant changes in the humanitarian context.
  • Participate substantively in the sub-national Assessment Working Group in the east, including to align situation monitoring efforts with other operational agencies within the area of responsibility.
  1. Programme performance monitoring 
  • Plan and undertake high-frequency visits to monitor the progress of UNICEF programming, including the performance of implementing partners and supporting end-user supply monitoring, as a complement to third-party monitoring. Identify delays, bottlenecks, unmet needs and undelivered supplies
  • Ensure a regular feedback loop, so findings and recommendations from field visits are looped back into programming. Keep track of follow-up actions.
  • Systematically collect beneficiary feedback on UNICEF services and supplies, including appropriateness and satisfaction, and loop this feedback into programming.
  1. Continuously strengthen information management systems
  • Provide technical support to programme and emergency colleagues to collect, manage and analyze data on the Field Office response, including data from government and implementing partners.
  • Support the innovation, piloting, use and scale up of tools for the collection, analysis and visualization of data to support management, decision-making and programme accountability and improvement, including mapping and other online, offline, interactive and/or static tools (PowerBi, Kobo, ArcGIS, etc.)
  • 4.Capacity building of field office colleagues
  • Support the adoption and adaptation of Country and Regional Office monitoring and information management tools for use in the Field Office including training colleagues, where required. Provide feedback to Country and Regional Office from a field perspective to improve the relevance and appropriateness of monitoring and information management tools.
  • Provide technical support to Field Office colleagues and local partners on the use of information systems and tools.

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


  • University degree in social sciences, development planning, planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research.
  • Work Experience:

    •  Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:

    •    Two years of relevant professional work experience. Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO)

    •  At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.

           3.  Language Proficiency

    Fluency in English and Ukrainian is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

    Work Experience:

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, 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.

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 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.

This position is based in Kharkiv and the incumbent will be expected be work on-site. However, depending on the security conditions and advisory, s/he will be required to relocate within Ukraine.

Advertised: FLE Standard Time
Deadline: FLE Standard Time


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