UN Evaluation Officer Job Opportunities – 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
Grade: P3
Job Opening Number:  17-Management and
Analysis-OIOS-80602-R-Entebbe (X)
Report to: Chief of Section
About OIOS:
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.
Job Summary: The Evaluation
Officer will periodically travel to peacekeeping missions in Africa to oversee
and coordinate the work of Inspection and Evaluation teams as well as to meet
with the management of the missions.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
Within delegated
authority, the Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Carries our inspections and evaluations of the Secretariat programmes
and crosscutting topics by:
  • Undertaking preliminary research of
    programme data, UN documents, reports and other available information, and
    conducts analyses of existing programme data for consideration in the
    inspection and evaluation design;
  • Developing the inspection 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;
  • Actively 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.
  • Participates in follow-up to inspections
    and evaluation assignments:
  • Keenly tracks inspection and evaluation
    recommendations through OIOS Issue Track;
  • Actively participates in reviewing the
    results of projects; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies
    problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions;
    liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
Offers support to the Division to strengthen efficiency and
effectiveness of the inspection and evaluation functions:
  • Participates in Divisional work groups on
    work processes and structures;
  • Regularly monitors inspection and
    evaluation recommendations in Issue Track;
  • Takes on additional Division-wide tasks as
    assigned, such as administrative, human resource, and/or substantive work
    tasks;
  • Undertakes evaluation outreach functions;
    assists in developing and conducting training workshops, seminars, etc.,
    to support evaluation, programme monitoring and management review
    exercises done by other departments; makes presentations on assigned
    topics/activities; provide substantive support to consultative and other
    meetings, conferences, etc.;
  • Provides support in preparing the relevant
    parts of the biennial report to the Committee for Programme and
    Coordination and the General Assembly on strengthening the role of
    evaluation.
Participates in Organizational activities related to the inspection and
evaluation functions:
  • Actively participates in the UN 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;
  • Offers technical 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
    OIOS Evaluation Officer career opportunity 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.
  • At least five years of experience in both
    the conduct and management of programme evaluation and/or inspection is
    required. Experience in the use of various research methodologies and
    electronic sources is desirable. Experience in an international
    environment is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in English
    is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism:
  • Broad 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
  • Knowledge of policy analysis
  • Knowledge of 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
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.
Deadline: 2nd
November 2017
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