2 Evaluation Officer UN Job Opportunities – United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Organization: United Nations
Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Grade: P4
Job Opening Number:  17-Management and
Analysis-OIOS-80520-R-Entebbe (X)
Report to: Chief of Section
About OIOS:
The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) was established in
July 1994 as an operationally independent office that assists the Secretary-General
in fulfilling his internal oversight responsibilities in respect of the
resources and staff of the Organization through monitoring, internal audit,
inspection, evaluation and investigation. The Office has the authority to
initiate, carry out and report on any action it considers necessary to fulfill
its responsibilities with regard to its oversight functions.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Within delegated
authority, the Evaluation Officers, Inspection and Evaluation Division, will be
responsible for the following duties within his or her OIOS-IED section:
  • Scope, plan, develop and lead inspection
    or evaluation assignments of the United Nations Secretariat’s funds and
    programme activities, including programme evaluations (i.e., in-depth
    evaluations of individual programmes, departments or other organizational
    units) and thematic evaluations (i.e., evaluations of topics that cut
    across multiple programmes, departments or other organizational units),
    and carry out all the tasks involved in the assignments, which may include
    provision of guidance to external consultants and other evaluation staff
  • The jobholder will also review relevant
    documents and reports
  • Develop data-collection instruments for
    all relevant data-collection modalities used in the inspection or
    evaluation (e.g., surveys, interview and focus group guides, desk review
    tools, direct observation forms, and so on)
  • The incumbent will articulate a data
    analysis plan for the evaluation and for individual data-collection
    modalities
  • Carry out data collection and analysis
  • Identify problems and issues to be
    addressed and recommend corrective actions and recommendations
  • Research and analyse information gathered
    from diverse data sources and formulate convincing and well-substantiated
    conclusions and recommendations
  • Work closely with relevant parties
    throughout the inspection or evaluation process
  • Draft various documents, including draft
    and final reports, as well as background papers, analyses, guidelines,
    conference room papers, and other documents as needed
  • Exercise overall quality assurance over
    individual team member’s contributions to the inspection evaluation, e.g.,
    by, overseeing adherence to United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms
    and standards and use of OIOS-IED’s Inspection and Evaluation Manual and
    quality assurance forms, and reviewing their work before wider sharing
    beyond the evaluation team
  • Keenly monitor and report on programme
    management’s implementation of evaluation recommendations
  • Guide on policy development based on evaluation
    findings concerning programme relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and
    impact of United Nations Secretariat’s funds and programme activities
  • Build and maintain effective relationships
    with clients and partners in the Secretariat, funds and programmes



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    OIOS Evaluation Officer career opportunity should hold an Advanced
    university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in social
    sciences, public administration, programme evaluation, or in a related
    field, preferably with emphasis in international affairs and/or
    development. A first-level university degree in combination with two
    additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the
    advance university degree.
  • At least seven years of progressively
    responsible experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation of
    projects/programmes or related area is required.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    leading and managing inspection and evaluation teams is desirable.
  • Prior experience in preparing, managing
    and conducting impact evaluations is desirable.
  • Experience in the use of various research
    methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the Internet,
    intranet and other databases, is desirable.
  • Previous experience in survey methodology
    is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in English
    is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism:
·        
Knowledge of international standards and
practices in evaluation and respective evaluation methodologies
·        
Ability to propose and formulate a strategic
approach to evaluations within the overall framework of the relevant
international instruments; readiness to take action on resolutions and
decisions of intergovernmental bodies
·        
Knowledge in preparing, managing, and conducting
impact evaluations
·        
Knowledge of UN system evaluation standards and
practices
·        
Knowledge of technical cooperation and
development assistance
·        
Knowledge of the peacekeeping and peacebuilding
arena; proven ability to produce evaluation reports and papers; ability to
review and edit the evaluation work of others
·        
Demonstrates good judgment and initiative,
creativity and resourcefulness, diplomacy and tact; ability to ensure an
effective work structure to maximize productivity and achieve the goals of the
section. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional
competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in
meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by
professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with
difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes
responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal
participation of women and men in all areas of work
  • Planning & Organizing:
    Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
    identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as
    required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for
    completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when
    planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time
    efficiently.
  • Creativity: Actively seeks to
    improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve
    problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider
    new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks
    “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways
    of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional
    approaches.
NB: The United Nations
does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application,
interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not
concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
       
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in the
aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN
recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 12th
November 2017

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