UN Evaluation Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Job Title:    Evaluation Officer
Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Job Opening Number: 20-Management and Analysis-OIOS-136120-P-Entebbe (X)
Reports to: Chief
of Section
Grade: P3
About US:
The Regional Service
Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance
with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and
regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight
bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy
Implementation Coordination Team, as required.
Job Summary:  The purpose of this job opening is to generate
a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Evaluation Officer, P-3
roster. These positions are located in the Inspection and Evaluation Division
of the Office of Internal Oversight Services in Entebbe or in other duty
stations. The Evaluation Officer usually reports to the Chief of Section in the
mission and to the Director of OIOS/IED. The incumbents will be required to
travel to remote locations, at times for extended periods, to manage and
conduct inspections and evaluations. Inspection and evaluation assignments are
undertaken in all areas of work of the United Nations Secretariat, i.e., in the
maintenance of international peace and security, promotion of sustainable
development, delivery of humanitarian aid, protection of human rights,
upholding of international law, as well as in management support and services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Evaluation Officers will be responsible
for the following duties:
·       
Conduct
inspections and evaluations of the Secretariat programmes and crosscutting
topics by: (a) undertaking preliminary research of programme data, United
Nations documents, reports and other available information, and conducting
analyses of existing programme data for consideration in the inspection and
evaluation design; (b) developing the inspection and/or evaluation design, including
drafting parts of the terms of reference, contributing to the formulation of
the inspection or evaluation issues and questions, and developing the project
methodology; (c) contributing to data collection and analysis, including
conducting interviews, running focus groups, conducting surveys, participating
in direct observation, and conducting document reviews; (d) drafting the
inspection or evaluation report, including formulating inspection or evaluation
findings and recommendations, and providing supporting evidence for the report.
·       
Participate
in the follow-up to inspection and evaluation assignments by: (a) tracking
inspection and evaluation recommendations through OIOS Issue Track; (b)
participating in reviewing the results of projects; reviewing relevant
documents and reports; identifying problems and issues to be addressed and
recommending corrective actions; liaising with relevant parties; identifying
and tracking follow-up actions.
·       
Provide
support to the Division to strengthen efficiency and effectiveness of the
inspection and evaluation functions by: (a) participating in Divisional work
groups on work processes and structures; (b) monitoring inspection and
evaluation recommendations in Issue Track; (c) taking on additional
Division-wide tasks as assigned, such as administrative, human resource, and/or
substantive work tasks; (d) undertaking evaluation outreach functions;
assisting in developing and conducting training workshops, seminars, etc., to
support evaluation, programme monitoring and management review exercises done
by other departments; making presentations on assigned topics/activities;
providing substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences,
etc.; (e) assisting in preparing the relevant parts of the biennial report to
the Committee for Programme and Coordination and to the General Assembly on
strengthening the role of evaluation.
·       
Participate
in Organizational activities related to the inspection and evaluation functions
by: (a) participating in the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) task
forces, by being an active member in the development of task force outputs for
presentation to UNEG Heads at the UNEG Annual General Meeting; (b) providing
support to self-evaluation and programme inspections, including reviewing and
commenting on evaluation terms of reference and data-collection instruments,
offering methodological guidance and advice, and reviewing and commenting on
programme-generated inspection and evaluation reports.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Evaluation Officer job placement should hold an Advanced university degree
(Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in social science, public
administration, business administration, economics, or related area. A
first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of
qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university
degree.
·       
A
minimum of five years of experience in conducting programme evaluation and/or
inspection is required.
·       
Two
years of experience at the international level is desirable.
·       
Experience
in the use of various research methodologies and electronic sources is
desirable.
·       
Languages:
fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the
United Nations is desirable.
Competencies
·       
Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories,
concepts, methodologies and approaches relevant to programme and project
evaluation and self-evaluation. Possession of good research, analytical and
problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and participate in the
resolution of issues/problems; ability to apply good judgment in the context of
assignments given. Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.
Knowledge of management principles, policy analysis, and peacekeeping and
peacebuilding arena. Tact and persuasiveness in convincing programme managers
of usefulness of evaluation techniques and recommendations as a management tool
for enhancing quality. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender
perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas
of work.
·       
Teamwork:
Works collaboratively with
colleagues to achieve Organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing
others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team
agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group
decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for
team shortcomings.
·       
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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications through the
United Nations online portal at the link below.
Deadline: 6th August 2020
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