Third Party Mentors/ Program Implementation Facilitator

ABH Partners PLC

Situation Monitoring: Undertakes regular situation monitoring in specific areas based on specific requests, to assess the overall situation and specific unmet needs of women and children in UNICEF areas of intervention




Career Level
Senior level
Type of corporation
Company size
  1. Introduction 

Ethiopia faces multiple and complex humanitarian situations such as displacement due to civil conflict sseasonal droughts, floods, and health related hazards such as disease breakouts.   Suchsituations present critical challenges for children and their families.In many cases security restrictions make it difficult for UNICEF staff to access and reach children and families need of supportdue to security restrictions. This affects both program delivery and monitoring and reportingIt is imperative that while such restrictions stand, quality program implementation and monitoring is sustained. Third party mentors/programme implementation facilitators are responsible to support implementation, monitoring and reporting of the differentprograms that UNICEFis supporting in inaccessible andhard-to-reach locations.

PositionTitle: Third PartyMentors/ Program Implementation Facilitators

Duty Station: Amhara Region (Dessie, Woldia/Sekota and Debre Birhan) 

Number of Required: 3 

  1.  Key Tasks 
  2.  Facilitator
  • Situation Monitoring: Undertakes regular situation monitoring in specific areas based on specificrequests, to assess the overall situation and specific unmet needs of women and children in UNICEF areas of intervention.
  • Implementation: Coordinates if required with implementing partners and provides expert technical advice to implementing partners and co underparts in the respective subject matter area, to ensure effective and efficient implementation of UNICEF- supported programmers, in consultation with the respective UNICEF Chief of Field Office and Program Specialist.
  • Distribution: Oversee the distribution of supplies and Non-Food Items (NFls) in case they are part of the program, ensuring that intended users receive such supplies and documenting both the process and the   feedback.
  • GBV and PSEA: Ensure GBV and PSEA mitigation measures are in place as well as reporting mechanisms are functional
    1. Mentor 
  • Preparation: review of relevant documentation (AWP, Programmer Document, FACE forms) to inform the scope of the visitant guide data collection efforts; review of informationon n on concerned partner(s), including reports on activities undertaken and statusof achievement of outputsand of findings from previous assurance activities; and review of the status of cash and supplies transferred in view of ascertaining coherence between inputs with actual Programme implementation.
  • Data Collection: Using appropriate methods such as observation, interviews, and focus group discussions, validate that the activity under review was implemented as planned, check and verify data quality. Data should be collected on quality of program de llivery, effectiveness of the programin addressing barriers and bottlenecks, accuracy of reports,and progress towards intended results.
  • Reporting: Prepare a trip report that outlines the findings of the field visit, recommendations, and responsibilities for follow up actions; discussion of monitoring findings with Partners and sharing of the report with relevant UNICEF staff; and determine future actions including deadlines both with UNICEF and with partners.
    1. Develop mission plans and ensure adequate preparation per standard checklist (Annex I)

Expected Deliverables

For monitors/facilitators

  1. Timely conducting of visits as per agreed schedule and expected standards
  2. Submission of a quality programmatic check reports per standard template (Annex II)
  3. Monthly summary report of visits  
  4. Conducted for facilitators 
  5. Develop mission plans and ensure adequate preparation
  6. Submit brief reports on situation of children and women and program implementation per specific program standards
  7. Negotiate access and services provision for UNICEF and/or its partners based on the core commitments for children in humanitarian action and as guided by the Chief of Field Office and Planning and Monitoring Specialist. 


Third Party Mentors/ Program Implementation Facilitators will report to the Field Office Planning and Monitoring Specialist.


Expected Background and Minimum Experience

Thes uccessful consultant should offer the following range of skills and experience:

  1. Technical Competencies
    1. Good understanding of UNICEF programming in Ethiopia. Overexposure with UNICEF is an asset.
    2. Excellent oral and written communication and reportwriting skills in English.
    3. Excellent communication (written and oral}negotiationand other human relations skills.
    4. Demonstrated capacity in program monitoring and conducting field visits
    5. Excellent ability to collecttreat and analyze and synthesize data and findings.
    6. Education
      • An advancedUniversity Degree in development and/or social sciences, public health or related technical field is required.
    7. Experience
      • At least five (5) years of progressively advanced work experience in development and humanitarian settingswith Government and civil society.
      • Demonstrated experience writing field reportsand debriefing partners.
  2. Language requirements
    • Fluency in oral and writtenEnglish is required.Knowledge of local language is an asset.

Professional Competencies

  1. Core Values: Care, Respect, Integrity,Trust and Accountability
  2. CompetenciesBuilds and maintains partnerships {I}Drive to achieveresults for impact{I}, and Works collaboratively with others(II}

General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics

Location: The consultant is expected to be based at the closest location to the partners to be visited.

Equipment:  Consultants to use their own equipment to facilitate the work including lap top.

Transport: UNICEF will provide rental vehicle for 15 days per month for field visit only. It is full responsibility of the facilitators/mentors to arrange her/his own interne tin the area of operation.

Payment terms: The mentors/facilitators will be paid monthly following detailed report outlining the key deliverables. The quality and timeliness will be reviewed/cleared by the supervisor before any payment is made.