Job Opening

Posting Title: Chief of Section, Evaluation, P5
Job Code Title: SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAMME ANALYST
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 10 October 2018 - 14 December 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Management and Analysis-DMSPC-104836-R-New York (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Evaluation Section, Business Transformation and Accountability Division (BTA) of the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC). The Chief of Section, Evaluation, reports to the Chief of the Monitoring and Evaluation Service. The incumbent leads efforts to build self-evaluation capacity in departments, offices and missions across the global UN Secretariat.

The Business Transformation and Accountability Division will establish and mainstream accountability systems to drive a results-based culture and the proactive management of risk. The Division will be the key enabler of the Secretary-General’s proposal to delegate authority closer to the point of delivery, empowering managers to determine how best to use their resources to implement mandates. Through the use of business analytics, the Division will provide real-time support on performance to senior managers and other internal and external stakeholders and will conduct management reviews and quality assurance functions in a cycle of continuous improvement. It will seek opportunities to modernize and innovate and will manage large-scale business transformation projects.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Chief of Section, Evaluation will be responsible for the following duties:

•Leads the work of the Evaluation Section of the Business Transformation and Accountability Division.
•Guides the provision of methodological support and skills development in order to build and strengthen the capacity of UN Secretariat departments, offices and missions to conduct proper evaluations of their programmes and projects.
•Oversees the development of new evaluation methods, processes and approaches.
•Oversees the provision of quality assurance to UN Secretariat entities in the conduct of self-evaluation exercises.
•Develops and maintains a roster of professional evaluators who can be hired to conduct evaluations on behalf of UN Secretariat entities that lack in-house capacity until such time as capacity can be developed.
•When requested, oversees project-level evaluations and manages higher-level, cross-cutting and strategic evaluations. Supervises the work and output of the team to ensure evaluation recommendations are based on sound evidence, are actionable, verifiable and feasible, and are aimed to improve project, programme or organizational performance.
•Undertakes survey initiatives; guides design of data collection instruments; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
•Supervises the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Directs substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparing documents and presentations, etc.
•Manages outreach activities; designs and conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
•Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and ensures preparation of related documents and reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
•Serves as an effective spokesperson and establishes collaboration and partnerships with key officials at all levels inside and outside the Organization.
•Ensures effective utilization, supervision and development of staff; guides, evaluates and mentors staff.
•Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals. Generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction. Conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgment. 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.

CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in business or public administration, management, or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in the specified fields with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in management; project management; programme management; evaluation; or administration is required. Experience in programme evaluation is required. Experience in change management and in large, complex international or global organizations is required.

Experience in the development and implementation of self-evaluation tools and methodological support structures for managers is desirable. Experience in organizational performance monitoring and measurement, in the context of accountability systems is desirable. Experience in the UN system or comparable international organizations is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations.

Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfil the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover letter.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

The posting period of this job opening has been extended to 14 December 2018.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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