Evaluation Officer, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi

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Duty Station: Nairobi


Professionalism: Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of all aspects of evaluation and auditing, proven analytical skills.

Communication: Ability to research, write, speak clearly, intelligibly and effectively in the English language, openness to information sharing, strong conceptual skills combined with a proven ability to review and understand technical documents and make written assessment reports, ability to communicate intelligently with both technical and lay persons, good interpersonal and oral communication skills.

Planning and Organizing: Ability to establish priorities, plan and monitor own work must be able to work independently with a high degree of responsibility and with minimal supervision.

Teamwork: Ability to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Accountability: Should be able to perform his/her duties under pressure and within deadlines.

Working knowledge of Computers.

Knowledge of management desired.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).

English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2002/4 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.

If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received.

In such cases, please go to "My UN" page and check the status of your application by clicking on "View Application History", and resubmit the application, if necessary.

1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account.

Go to Login, and Register as a User.

Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided.

Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications.

The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

Client Orientation: Ability to identify client's needs and accommodate them, must have the capacity to maintain productive partnerships with clients especially clients with collaborating partners by gaining their trust and respect.

Commitment to continuous learning: Commitment to keep abreast with new developments in the field of evaluation.


Education: Advanced University degree in Environmental Science or Developmental Studies, or a first university degree with a relevant combination of academic and professional qualifications.

Work Experience At least seven years experience in applying theoretical knowledge in planning, finance, auditing, evaluation and administration of environmental or development projects.

Experience in quantitative and qualitative methods in project development, appraisal and evaluation.

Demonstrated knowledge of data collection and methods of data analysis.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Knowledge of other official UN languages is desirable.

Other Skills: Must have extensive experience in evaluation, project management, monitoring and auditing.

4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number.

In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reposts to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

E-mail: Recruitment [at] unon.org,

Fax: 254-20-762-4212

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.

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