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

Job Title:   Evaluation Officer

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

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Job Opening Number: 23-Management and Analysis-OIOS-203036-R-Entebbe (R)

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: Within delegated authority, the Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Scopes, plans, designs and leads inspection or evaluation assignments of the United Nations Secretariat’s funds and programmes activities and carries out all the tasks involved in the assignments, which may include provision of guidance to external consultants and other evaluation staff;
  • Reviews relevant documents and reports;
  • Develops data collection instruments for all data-collection modalities used in evaluation (e.g., surveys, interview and focus group guides, desk review tools, direct observation forms);
  • Articulates a data-analysis plan for the evaluation and for individual data-collection modalities;
  • Conducts data collection and analysis;
  • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting;
  • Identifies problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions and recommendations;
  • Researches and analyzes information gathered from diverse data sources and formulate convincing and well-substantiated conclusions and recommendations;
  • Liaises with relevant parties throughout the inspection or evaluation process;
  • Drafts various documents, including draft and final reports, as well as background papers, analysis, guidelines, conference room papers and other documents as needed;
  • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies;
  • Exercises overall quality assurance over individual team member’s contributions to the evaluation by, e.g., overseeing adherence to United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards and use of OIOS-IED’s Inspection and Evaluation Manual and quality assurance forms, and reviewing their work before wider sharing beyond the evaluation team
  • Advises 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;
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with clients and partners in the Secretariat, funds and programmes in context of the evaluation;
  • Performs other duties as required.


Key Results Expected:

  • Develops, implements, evaluates, effective leadership and management of major projects and teams; demonstrates timely delivery of outputs in accordance with overall objectives and policies. Plays a lead role in identifying significant issues and develops well-reasoned, innovative approaches to deal with these issues. Serves as an effective spokesperson internally and externally and forms strong partnerships with relevant parties.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Evaluation Officer job should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, social sciences, public administration programme evaluation, international affairs, development or a related field. Required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation of projects/programmes is required.
  • Previous experience in conducting evaluations covering a regional and global scope is required.
  • Experience in leading and managing inspection and evaluation teams of other evaluation staff and consultants is required.
  • Experience in preparing, managing, and conducting impact or outcome evaluations is desirable.
  • Experience in evaluation in an international organization is desirable.
  • Two years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.



  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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. Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management.
  • 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.


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 the link below


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Deadline: 29th April 2023


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