UN Children's Fund Evaluation Specialist, NOC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UN Children's Fund Evaluation Specialist, NOC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Closing date: 25 Jul 2019

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Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

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For every child, Education

Purpose of the Job

To liaise with all programme sections at UNICEF Ethiopia Country Office and the respective consulting firms and partners involved in the implementation of the evaluations.

How can you make a difference?

Specific Tasks

The specific tasks to be performed include but are not limited to the following:

  • Jointly develop a plan with Social Policy and Evidence for Social Inclusion section and other UNICEF programme sections to support the management of evaluations. Specifically, support the development of evaluation plan and verify allocation of budget using the assigned evaluation codes outlined in the ESARO evaluation framework for all sections in UNICEF Ethiopia Country Office.
  • Support national evaluation capacity building and strengthening the collaboration with partners working on evaluation.
  • Support the formulation and review of terms of reference in collaboration with UNICEF programme sections for evaluation designs of high quality evaluation in compliance with the evaluation policy and relevant guidelines.
  • Support the office in rolling out and complying with the revised UNICEF evaluation policy.
  • Work with the sections and UNICEF Ethiopia Country Office’s Research and Evaluation Committee (REC) to set up reference groups for each evaluation and work with the REC to ensure evaluations are impartial, independent and credible to meet UNICEF-UNEG quality standards.
  • Organize and facilitate reference group meetings of evaluations.
  • Working with the social policy, communications and other relevant programme sections, to disseminate evaluation findings, reports and recommendations to the intended audiences through user-friendly methods.
  • Support the development of management response based on the findings and recommendations of evaluations are completed, recorded, and followed up for implementation.
  • Contribute to UNDAF evaluations and other cross-sectoral and thematic evaluations covering any of the country offices.
  • Provide quality assurance of inception reports and draft evaluation reports using UNICEF evaluation standards (GEROs).
  • Identify capacity needs of UNICEF Staff and national partners on evaluation and design specific capacity building initiatives and collaborate to implement capacity building strategies with other UN agencies and professional evaluation associations.
  • Specifically, support national evaluation association.
  • Actively seek partnerships with knowledge institutions for the identification of capacity gaps and development of strategies to address them, including identifying opportunities for south to south or north to south cooperation on government evaluation offices and academic institutions.
  • The TA shall liaise with all relevant sections in UNICEF, government offices, and non-government
    institutions to undertake the assignment.

    Key Expected Results

  • Supporting planning and management of evaluation function in ECO in line with UNICEF’s Evaluation Policy by developing workplan for evaluation function in for all sections in the country office.

  • Supporting sections to identify evaluation activities to meet evaluation coverage norms as per evaluation policy.
  • Developing and supporting quality assurance systems for evaluations in ECO.
  • Supports ECO to comply with UNICEF evaluation Policy.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in any social/economic development related field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 5 Five years of progressively responsible professional relevant work experience at the national and international levels in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, in a related field and work experience including but not limited to supporting national evaluation capacity or working with professional evaluation associations.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Good analytical, report writing skills, as well as coordination and facilitation skills.
  • Experience in working with multiple stakeholders is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The competencies required for this post are….

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    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

    UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to Apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

    To apply, click on the following link UN Children's Fund Evaluation Specialist, NOC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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