UN Jobs in Entebbe Uganda - Evaluation Officer Vacancies

UN Jobs in Entebbe Uganda - Evaluation Officer Vacancies


Posting Title:
  • Evaluation Officer, P4

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is in the Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in Entebbe, Uganda.

    The incumbent reports to the Chief of Peacekeeping Section and the Director of IOIS-IED.

    This position requires periodic short 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.

    Responsibilities

  • Scope, plan, develop and lead inspection or evaluation assignments of the United Nations Secretariat's funds and programmes activities, including programme evaluations (i.e., in-depth evaluations of individual programmes, departments or other organizational units) and thematic evaluations (i.e., evaluations of topics that cut across multiple programmes, departments or other organizational units), and carry out all the tasks involved in the assignments, which may include provision of guidance to external consultants and other evaluation staff
  • Review relevant documents and reports
  • Develop data-collection instruments for all relevant data-collection modalities used in the inspection or evaluation process (e.g., surveys, interview and focus group guides, desk review tools, direct observation forms)
  • Articulate a data analysis plan for the evaluation and for individual data-collection modalities
  • Conduct data collection and analysis
  • Identify problems and issues to be addressed and recommend corrective actions and recommendations
  • Research and analyse information gathered from diverse data sources and formulate convincing and well-substantiated conclusions and recommendations
  • Liaise with relevant parties throughout the inspection or evaluation process
  • Draft various documents, including draft and final reports, as well as background papers, analyses, guidelines, conference room papers, and other documents as needed
  • Exercise overall quality assurance over individual team member’s contributions to the inspection evaluation, e.g., by, 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
  • Monitor and report on programme management's implementation of evaluation recommendations
  • Advise on policy development based on evaluation findings concerning programme relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of United
    Nations Secretariat's funds and programmes activities
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and partners in the Secretariat, funds and programmes

    Education
  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in social sciences, public administration, programme evaluation, or in a related field, preferably with emphasis on international affairs and/or development.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.

    Work Experience
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation of projects/programmes, or related area is required.
  • Experience in leading and managing inspection and evaluation teams is desirable. Experience in preparing, managing and conducting impact evaluations is desirable.
  • Experience in the use of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases, is desirable.
  • Experience in survey methodology is desirable.

    Languages
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the post advertised, fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th April 2019
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
  • For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Jobs in Entebbe Uganda - Evaluation Officer Vacancies

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