United Nations Management and Programme Analyst Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Management and Programme Analyst Jobs in Kenya


Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This position is located in the Independent Evaluation Unit, Office of the Executive Director.

  • The evaluation function at UN-Habitat is led by the Independent Evaluation Unit, which is responsible for coordinating and evaluating the organizations’ performance at global, regional and country levels. The Unit is positioned independently from offices that plan and implement the development interventions. It is in the Executive Directors’ Office and the Chief of the Unit reports directly to the Head of the organization through the Deputy Executive Director. The main objective of the Independent Evaluation Unit is to enhance the development effectiveness of UN-Habitat through evaluations. Such evaluations assess the organization’s policies, strategies, processes, project, programmes and impacts of the organization.

  • To support the Agency’s development effectiveness, the evaluation function has three core objectives:

  • To provide a basis for accountability by documenting the results UN-Habitat achieves;

  • To contribute to enhanced learning in the organization’s where evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations are used to improve current and future policies, strategies, programs, projects and processes.

  • To promote an evaluation culture in the organization by building evaluation capacity and encouraging demand and use of evaluations, focusing on development results, learning and continuous performance improvement.

  • Working under the direction of the Chief, Independent Evaluation Unit, the Evaluation Officer will contribute to the implementation of the Evaluation Unit’s work plans. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

    Responsibilities

  • Participate in planning, management, conduct, reporting and follow-up of UN-Habitat evaluations, conducted by external evaluators to UN-Habitat.

  • Ensure evaluation data systems and repositories for evaluation products are readily available.

  • Support and liaise with the evaluation teams and ensure timely delivery of documentation and information requested; organize meetings and interviews requested by the evaluation teams with internal and external parties.

  • Monitor implementation of the evaluation work-plans and ensure their timely completion.

  • Facilitate country/project site visits, including communications with regional offices and country offices.

  • Organize briefings and debriefings with main stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Review and technically assess evaluation teams inception reports, drafts and final evaluation products, including following up with the evaluation teams to ensure that products reflect all requirements for high quality evaluations.

  • Conduct quality assessment of all evaluation reports using the UN-HABITAT criteria and checklist.

  • Follow-up on the preparation and implementation of management responses and action plans for implementation of evaluation recommendations

  • Improved use of evaluation in formulating new projects and programmes, and implementation of ongoing projects.

  • Support the work of Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), Joint Inspection Unit (JIU), United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and other evaluation association groups/Association to promote the culture of evaluation.

  • The staff member might be assigned other tasks related to the work plan of the Independent Evaluation Unit as appropriate.

    Competencies

    Professionalism:

  • Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., budget/work programme, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and
    human resources rules and regulations in work situations.

  • 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.

  • Technical competencies in evaluation or research. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to develop data collection collection tools and to ty to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

    [Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    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.

    Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in, economics, statistics, social sciences information Technology.

  • A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of work experience in project or programme management, administration, of which at least three should be related to evaluation functions is required.

  • Experience working in international organizations such as the United Nations is desirable.

    Languages

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

  • NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Management and Programme Analyst Jobs in Kenya


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