Job Opening

Posting Title: Evaluation Officer (Multiple Duty Stations: Amman, Gaza, Jerusalem, Damascus and Beirut) Grade 17, 17
Job Code Title: Evaluation Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Posting Period: 28 November 2021 - 11 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Statistics-UNRWA-169119-R- (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Evaluation Officer reports to the Chief, Evaluation Division at HQ Amman.


Participates in, coordinates, or conducts evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible and meet professional standards:

- Effectively participates in the evaluation of projects, programmes and policies; assists in the supervision of evaluations conducted by consultants;
- Applies high professional standards in line with the norms and standards for evaluation in the UN System; applies evaluation, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis tools, techniques and approaches;
- Cooperates with other UN evaluation units and professional evaluation bodies;

Promotes the usefulness of evaluations and follow-up on evaluation findings and recommendations:

- Reports to management on findings and recommendations of evaluations;
- Organizes meetings, workshops and other discussions to establish a dialogue on evaluation results;
- Ensures that evaluation results are taken into account for the continued implementation of projects/programmes and for the design and appraisal of new projects/programmes;
- Ensures that project/programme managers respond to recommendations and monitors the follow-up on evaluations.

Promotes the evaluation function in the Agency:

- Reviews evaluation reports for quality control purposes; provides: support / guidance / advice / capacity building to UNRWA staff members in the conduct of decentralized evaluations;
- Contributes to the development and review of policies, guidance, systems, procedures and tools related to evaluation; keeps abreast of developments in the area of evaluation;

Effectively deploys human and financial resources of the Evaluation Division:

- Plans evaluations and prepares evaluation budgets for individual evaluations; effectively and efficiently manages the use of resources for evaluations;
- Selects evaluation consultants based on requirements; assists in supervising evaluation consultants;


UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Default managerial competencies may apply.

- Planning and Organizing
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts
- Applying Technical Expertise
- Adapting and Responding to Change
- Deciding and Initiating Action

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:


Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in social sciences, economics, development studies, international relations, public/business administration, management or other related fields.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible relevant experience in qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation, programme planning, programme cycle management or related field;

Experience in the use of various research methodologies and software packages (desirable).

Experience related to the organization’s mandate and activities (desirable).

Background in international relations and knowledge of current development issues (desirable).


Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.


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

Special Notice

This is a re-advertised Job Opening. Candidates who applied to JO #162337 need to re-apply to express interest.

Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment.

Duration of Contract: 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.

This job opening is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in any of the following locations Amman, Gaza, Jerusalem, West Bank, Damascus or Beirut, with authorization to work in that duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in those locations, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.

The incumbent will be required to travel, as needed, in the Agency’s area of operations in the Middle East.

Applicants have to complete the Personal History Profile (PHP) in inspira in order to be considered. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience as per the requirements in the Job Opening, in order to be considered.

A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post.

When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the Director of Human Resources may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and progressive relevant work experience.

NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

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.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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