UNICEF is hiring a Planning and Monitoring Specialist for their Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO). This role supports high-quality programme planning, reviews, and reporting processes across 21 country offices in the region.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Country Office Support (40%)

  •    – Provide technical assistance for planning, monitoring, and reporting
  •    – Quality assurance of country programme development
  •    – Support digital work planning module rollout

2. ESARO Programme Planning (30%)

  •    – Assist with ESARO annual and mid-year programme reviews
  •    – Contribute to Regional Office Annual Report development
  •    – Support digital work planning for ESARO sections

3. Regional Meetings Coordination (15%)

  •    – Organize regional leadership platforms (RMT, DREP)
  •    – Prepare quality reports for milestone meetings
  •    – Conduct and analyze feedback surveys

4. Collaboration for Children (C4C) Support (10%)

  •    – Assist with C4C implementation and documentation
  •    – Organize review meetings and maintain SharePoint

5. Administrative Support (5%)

  •    – Manage ESARO editor/writer contracts
  •    – Coordinate Programme Coordination Team meetings


  • – Advanced degree in social sciences, economics, public policy, or related field
  • – 5+ years of professional experience in planning, reporting, or research
  • – Proven ability to synthesize technical information for diverse audiences
  • – Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • – Proficiency in online collaborative tools
  • – Fluency in English (additional UN language an asset)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • – Experience in developing countries or emergency contexts

UNICEF offers a diverse, inclusive work environment with opportunities for professional growth. Join UNICEF in their mission to protect children’s rights and help them fulfill their potential worldwide.

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