Job Opening

Posting Title: Evaluation Officer, P3
Job Code Title: MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAMME ANALYST
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Business Transformation and Accountability
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 14 December 2018 - 27 January 2019
Job Opening Number: 18-Management and Analysis-DMSPC BTA-107921-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 of the Monitoring and Evaluation Service in the Business Transformation and Accountability Division (BTA) of the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC). The Evaluation Officer reports to the Chief of the Evaluation Section, P-5. The focus of this position is to support efforts to build self-evaluation capacity in departments/offices/mission across the global UN Secretariat.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

•Contributes to the work of the Evaluation Section, BTA.
•Provides methodological support and skills development in order to build and strengthen the capacity of the UN Secretariat departments/offices/missions to conduct proper evaluations of their programmes and projects.
•Participates in the development of new evaluation methods, processes and approaches.
•Provides quality assurance to the UN Secretariat entities in the conduct of self-evaluation exercises.
•Develops and maintains a roster of professional evaluators to conduct evaluations on behalf of the UN Secretariat entities that lack in-house capacity until capacity can be developed.
•When requested, provides support to project-level evaluations and higher-level, cross-cutting and/or strategic evaluations.
•Participates in the evaluation of assigned projects or programmes; monitors and analyzes project/programme implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
•Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning and facilitating evaluation workshops and other interactive sessions and assists in developing the action plan the client will use to manage self-evaluation.
•Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
•Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
•Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
•Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the substantive field of work. Shows ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues. Shows ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines 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.

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.

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.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, management or a related field. A first-level degree (Bachelors’ 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, evaluation, administration or related area is required. Experience in applying evaluation 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 UN language is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

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.

Appointment against this position is subject to funding availability, budgetary approval and/or extension of the mandate.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

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.

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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No Fee

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