Assistant Field Monitor

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  • Jordan
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

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Mission and objectives

UNICEF was established in 1946 to supply emergency relief to millions of children suffering in the aftermath of World War II. The organization still functions to ease the suffering of millions of children in emergency situations across the world. UNICEF also focuses on the protection and promotion of child rights, working for the survival, protection, education and healthy development of every child.
UNICEF has worked in Jordan since 1952 to promote and protect the rights of children. In the following decades, significant progress has been achieved for children. Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2013, UNICEF has significantly increased its operation to respond to the challenges faced by both refugee children and those in the communities where they live.
Building on the lessons learned from this emergency response, UNICEF Jordan moved to a vulnerability approach in 2018 – supporting interventions that target the most vulnerable children in the country, regardless of their nationality.

Context

Since 1952, UNICEF has been working closely with the government of Jordan and civil society partners, promoting, protecting, meeting, and reporting on the rights of all children in the country, irrespective of their nationality or status.
In 2023, Jordan was home to around 11.5 million people, over 90 per cent of whom resided in urban areas. Children under 18 years represents 40 per cent, and young people (aged 15-24 years) accounting for 20 per cent of the total population. 16 per cent of the population aged five years or more had at least one functional difficulty related to a disability, of which six per cent were children 5-17 years old and 1.6 per cent of children had severe difficulties (DHS, 2023).
Jordan ranks second highest globally by the number of refugees per capita. Around 730,000 refugees are registered with UNHCR, predominantly from Syria and living outside camps; and over 2,5 million Palestinian refugees are registered with UNRWA, most of them holding Jordanian citizenship.
The available data on monetary poverty illustrated that in 2017-18 around 16 per cent of the Jordanian population was living under the national poverty line, while a regional study in 2023 indicated that around 14 per cent of children in Jordan were living in multidimensional poverty.
The DHS (2023) findings showed improvement in some of the child survival indicators. Under-five mortality declined from 19 to 15 child deaths per 1,000 live births between 2018 and 2023 while three and two percentage points decline were observed for infant and neonatal mortality rates, respectively. Overweight among under-five children doubled from 4.4 to 8.8 per cent.
Jordan has made significant strides in increasing the enrolment in basic education of both Jordanians and non-Jordanians but inequities in access to education remain. 92 per cent of Jordanians compared to only 41 per cent of Syrian adolescents have completed basic education (Grade 10). Learning outcomes remain low.
Jordan is off track in meeting most of its national and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) nutrition targets.
Under this context, the UN Volunteer will be joining the Planning, Monitoring and Research Section (PMR) and will be responsible for supporting field monitoring, data compilation and analyzing filed monitoring products for adaptive programming.
Additional Information:
National UN Youth Volunteers in Jordan are entitled to:
• Monthly Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) at the amount of JOD 854.8;
• Annual and learning leaves;
• Free Medical and life insurance;
• Free access to different learning platforms.
For more information on UN Volunteer benefits, entitlements and support, please visit:
https://www.unv.org/volunteer-your-country-conditions-service

Task description

Under the direct Supervision of Planning and Monitoring officer, the UN Volunteer will:
• Support programme sections with field monitoring to assess progress towards achievement of programme results and identify bottlenecks to be addressed.
• Provide technical support to the development of and training on quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis tools, techniques and approaches.
• Participate in quantitative and qualitative data collection exercises using paper, computer or phone-based applications.
• Support documentation and dissemination of key findings stemming from monitoring, assessments, and other data collection activities.
• Support compilation and analysis of field monitoring products to produce actionable insights for management use.
• Support translation of monitoring data and information to English.
• Conduct data quality assurance checks to ensure completeness, authenticity, and timeliness of performance monitoring data.
• Analyze data and visualize information for dissemination and management use.
• Contribute to submission of project information for approval by MOPIC using the JORISS platform as requested by the supervisor and section chief.
• Perform other relevant tasks as assigned by the supervisor and chief of section.

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