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Evaluation Officer

United Nations
Entebbe, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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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.

Responsibilities

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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