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

Job Title:    Evaluation Officer

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

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Job Opening Number: 21-Management and Analysis-OIOS-154926-R-Entebbe (X)

Grade: P4

 

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: The Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the following duties within the Section:

  • Scope, plan, develop and lead inspection or evaluation assignments of the activities of the funds and programmes of the United Nations system, 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 the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards and the use of the OIOS-IED 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 the activities of the funds and programmes of the United Nations system
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and partners in the Secretariat, funds and programmes




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Evaluation Officer job placement should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in social sciences, business administration, 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 experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation of projects/programmes is required.
  • Experience in leading and managing inspection and evaluation teams is desirable.
  • Experience in preparing, managing, and conducting impact evaluations 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 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.

 

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Deadline: 12th July 2021

 

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