Individual Contractor -Reporting and Monitoring Expert, Athens, Greece, Athens, Greece
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Individual Contractor -Reporting and Monitoring Expert, Athens, Greece

Job no : 538790

Position type : Consultancy

Location : Greece Division / Equivalent : CEE / CIS

School / Unit : Greece

Department / Office : Athens, Greece

Categories : 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,

Since 2015, Greece has seen over 1,200,000 migrants arriving on its territory both through its land and sea borders, including migrants in a situation of vulnerability such as Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC).

Given that legal pathways facilitating mobility out of the country are either extremely limited (e.g. bilateral relocation schemes) or are realized only after the completion of lengthy procedures (i.

e. family reunion under the Dublin Regulation) and whereas arrivals continue on a stable basis, the already overstretched national reception system has been struggling to respond to the needs of over 120,000 refugees and migrants in Greece, either living under inappropriate conditions or remaining in limbo in regard to their future.

UNICEF became operational in Greece in early 2016 as an outposted team from the Regional Office of Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) to respond to the significant influx of refugee and migrant children and their families at that time.

The response centered on a two-track approach covering direct service delivery as well as national capacity building through critical partnerships with governmental bodies, ministries, local authorities, civil society and NGOs and focused primarily on three main strategic sectors - child protection, education and child rights monitoring.

Following several years of engagement with national stakeholders, UNICEF and the Government of Greece made a decision in January 2020 to formalize the agency's presence in the country under the form of a Greece Country Office.

This office falls under the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia located in Geneva, which supports the work of 21 Country Offices within its geographical scope, reporting in turn to global headquarters in New York.

Since September 2020, UNICEF has expanded its programme in Lesvos responding to the emergency needs of refugee and migrant children and their families.

Specifically, UNICEF is leading the WASH sector response for the new RIC site in Lesvos and coordinating efforts to ensure access to services (education, GBV prevention / response and child protection).

How can you make a difference?

Support the Greece Country Office in fulfilling reporting requirements

  • Support the planning, drafting and compiling of results (quantitative and qualitative) for donor reports and proposals (with a focus on EU grants supporting emergency interventions for children).
  • In close collaboration with the Planning and Monitoring Officer (PMO), assist the GCO (result managers) and partners in the implementation of monitoring plans.
  • Support production / format of GCO Situation and Flash Reports under the guidance of the Reports Specialist.
  • Guide partners to efficiently use UNICEF tools and systems for the collection and validation of quantitative and qualitative information related to donor obligations.
  • Support the PMO in compiling and validating data from partners and various sources as it pertains to programmatic results.
  • Create information products

    Support the creation of information products to highlight programmatic results to relevant stakeholders, in close collaboration with programmatic and communications GCO staff.

    Produce visuals and infographics of key data to demonstrate UNICEF results and to be used for a variety of internal and external products.

    Build capacity of UNICEF staff one the use of innovative tools around data visualization and graphics.

    Outputs / Deliverables

    1. Support the finalization and quality assurance of Flash Reports (monthly).

    2. Support the consolidation and quality assurance of required documentation for the draft Final Report of the SMS grant (August 2021)

    3. Support the finalization and quality assurance of Situation Reports related to the refugee and migrant response in Greece, with a focus on the islands (3 reports between April and September).

    4. Create a template to facilitate the visualization of main achievements on a monthly basis for the Greece Country Office.

    5. Provide monthly reports on achievements and progress against deliverables to the supervisor.

    Time frame : Nine (6) months starting April. Completion date October 2021.

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

  • University degree in the field of social science, international relations, information management, communications, or any other related field.
  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience in the area related to reporting, monitoring, external relations, communications, or related field
  • Experience and understanding of monitoring processes and tools, or donor relations, preferably with experience around EU grants, using data visualization tools, and monitoring / reporting on results.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the UN System or International Organizations is considered an asset
  • Fluency in Greek and English.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate...

    UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    View our competency framework at

    http : / / / about / employ / files / UNICEF Competencies.pdf

    Management and Reporting

    The Individual Contractor will be assigned to the PME Unit, under the supervision of the Reports Specialist, and based at the Greece Country Office in Athens.

    Remuneration and Payment Schedule

    Consultancy fees : UNICEF Office in Greece applies a standard remuneration scale for Individual Contractors / Consultants, taking into consideration the professional and academic experience of the incumbent, the functions that the consultant is tasked to carry out, as well as the local labor market.

    The final rate will be negotiated with the candidate upon recommendation by the selection panel.

    Payment schedule : Payment will be made on a monthly basis, based on agreed deliverables and a submission of monthly progress reports to UNICEF by the consultant, upon approval by the direct supervisor.

    Monthly progress reports will be brief, produced in English and summarize key activities, achievements and challenges faced during the reporting period, priorities for the next reporting period, highlighting any support needs from or recommendations for UNICEF.

    UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work / outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.

    All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNICEF and UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future.

    Travel Clause : All UNICEF rules and regulations related to travel of Consultants / Individual Contractors apply.

    o All travels shall be undertaken only upon the prior written approval by UNICEF.

    o The eligible maximum amount for travel will be specified in the contract.

    o The consultant is responsible for his / her for travel arrangements, via the most economic and direct route.

    o Travel costs will be reimbursed after the completion of mission. UNICEF will pay the applicable DSA rate and other travel related expenses upon submission of the invoice together with the supporting documentation.

    o The consultant must be fit to travel, be in a possession of the valid UN BSafe certificate, obligatory inoculation(s) and have a valid own travel / medical insurance and an immunization / vaccination card.

    How to apply

    Applicants are invited to : a. Complete their UNICEF profile

    b. Attach CV and Motivation Letter

    Remarks :

    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.

    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 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 background check.

    All regulations for Consultants and Individual Contractors, including General Terms and Conditions, do apply for this contract.

    UNICEF 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 organization.

    Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered "staff members" under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF's policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage).

    Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors.

    Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and / or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

    Advertised : Mar 17 2021 GTB Standard Time Application close : Mar 31 2021 GTB Daylight Time


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