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Evaluation Officer (P4)

02 Jun 2023

OIOS

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in Entebbe. The Evaluation Officer will report to the Chief Section and to the Director of OIOS-IED.

The Office of Internal Oversight Services is the internal oversight body of the United Nations and assists the Secretary-General in fulfilling his oversight responsibilities in respect of the resources and staff of the Organization through the provision of audit, investigation, and inspection and evaluation services. The Office of Internal Oversight Services is an independent office reporting to the Secretary-General and to the General Assembly. The Inspection and Evaluation Division focuses on the conduct of independent inspections and evaluations on behalf of the Secretary-General and the Member States. IED evaluations and inspections are meant to assist intergovernmental bodies and programme managers in assessing the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of Secretariat programmes. In accordance with its mandate, set forth in General Assembly resolution A/RES/48/218 B (and later resolutions A/RES/54/244 and A/RES/59/272), the role of IED is to help assure the accountability of Secretariat programmes for attaining their mandates, while in the process foster institutional learning and improvement through reflection by programmes and Member States on performance and results.

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.

Full details on the UN website. Application deadline 15 July.