2 UN Evaluation Officer Career Jobs – United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Job Title:   Evaluation Officer (2 Job Vacancies)

Organization: United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Job Opening Number: 21-Management and Analysis-OIOS-156365-R-Entebbe (X)

Grade: P3

Reports to: Chief of Peacekeeping Section and to the Director of OIOS-IED.


About US:

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: 

Conduct inspections and evaluations of the Secretariat programmes and crosscutting topics by:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • contributing to data collection and analysis, including conducting interviews, running focus groups, conducting surveys, participating in direct observation, and conducting document reviews;
  • 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:

  • tracking inspection and evaluation recommendations through OIOS Issue Track;
  • 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:

  • participating in Divisional work groups on work processes and structures;
  • monitoring inspection and evaluation recommendations in Issue Track;
  • taking on additional Division-wide tasks as assigned, such as administrative, human resource, and/or substantive work tasks;
  • 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.;
  • 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:

  • 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;
  • 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 Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Evaluation Officer must 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.
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.
  • 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.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 31st July 2021


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