UN Management and Programme Analyst Job Careers – United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Organization: United
Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Job Opening Number: 19-Management and Analysis-OIOS-111049-R-Entebbe (X)
Grade: P4
Reports to: Chief
of Peacekeeping Section and the Director of IOIS-IED
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:  The
Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the following duties within the
Section:
  • Scope, plan, develop and lead inspection or evaluation assignments
    of the United Nations Secretariat’s funds and programmes 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
  • Review relevant documents and reports
  • Develop data-collection instruments for all relevant data-collection
    modalities used in the inspection or evaluation process (e.g., surveys,
    interview and focus group guides, desk review tools, direct observation
    forms)
  • Articulate a data analysis plan for the evaluation and for
    individual data-collection modalities
  • Conduct 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
  • Liaise 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
  • Monitor and report on programme management’s implementation of
    evaluation recommendations
  • Advise on policy development based on evaluation findings concerning
    programme relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of United
    Nations Secretariat’s funds and programmes activities
  • Establish 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 Office of Internal Oversight
    Services (OIOS) Management and Programme Analyst job placement 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 on 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.
  • Experience in leading and managing inspection and evaluation teams
    is desirable.
  • Experience in preparing, managing and conducting impact evaluations is
    desirable.
  • Previous experience in the use of various research methodologies and
    sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other
    databases, is desirable.
  • Experience in survey methodology is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency
    in English is required. Knowledge of another official language of the
    United Nations is desirable.
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; knowledge of the United Nations 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 should send apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 26th April 2019
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