UN Evaluation Officer Job Careers – 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-145058-J-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.

 

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Deadline: 2nd December 2020

 

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