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Parent Sector : Communication and Information Sector (CI)

Duty Station: Dakar

Job Family: Communication and Information

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 23-09-2020

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism


The M&E Consultant will be in charge of designing and effecting the M&E plan of the project “Addressing the ‘Disinfodemic’ on Covid-19 in conflict-prone environments” in West Africa, conducting data collection and analysis to help ensure efficiency and relevancy throughout the project implementation and reporting. 

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Main Responsibilities

  • Develop a detailed monitoring and evaluation plan based on the project indicators and ensure follow up with the project team and partners;
  • Assist in drafting the terms of reference of activities to ensure alignment with projects expected results and indicators.
  • Regularly collate data from partners on activities implemented and help in verifying their quality and accuracy.
  • Undertake, as per need, field visits to evaluate activities and crosscheck the quality and accuracy of data submitted by partners.
  • Provide support to project team members in the planning, implementation and reporting of activities.
  • Analyse collated data and reports submitted by partners and consultants in order to write high quality report upon request and as per schedule.
  • Develop and maintain accurate information in a project database, as well as accurate and timely electronic files.
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COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

Master degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, M&E or other relevant academic background.

At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the M&E field.

Demonstrated experience in designing and executing M&E plan, conducting data collection, processing and analysis, and writing high quality report.

Demonstrated experience in writing high quality report with strong analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.


Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluating projects in the media sector.

Experience working with development organizations in the M&E field.

Working knowledge of UN and EU project reporting standards.


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The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

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Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


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UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

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