Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme Evaluation Officer, P3
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 09 June 2017 - 23 July 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Programme Management-DGACM-79991-R-New York (G)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

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For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 December 2016, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei, Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Vietnam.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Evaluation, Analysis and Monitoring (EAM) Unit, Management Support Section (MSS), Central Planning and Coordination Division (CPCD), Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) in New York. EAM conducts in-depth and thematic evaluations of programmes, identifies strategic objectives, priorities and coordinates the preparation of various statistical reports and evaluation recommendations for consideration by legislative bodies. The incumbent reports to the Chief of EAM Unit, under the overall guidance of the Chief, MSS.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Chief, Evaluation, Analysis and Monitoring Unit, the incumbent assumes responsibility in consultation with others in the Unit for designing and conducting in-depth and thematic evaluation of programmes: prepare study design of evaluations; prepare and validate evaluation instruments; conduct interviews/discussions with service providers; perform analysis of information collected from various sources and derive findings, conclusions and formulate recommendations; conduct consultations with service providers on evaluation findings and recommendations; provide advisory services to divisions/services on evaluation and statistical questions, including implementation of evaluation recommendations; coordinate Integrated Monitoring and Documentation Information System (IMDIS) entry for DGACM/UNHQ. The incumbent is also responsible for contributing to the strengthening of monitoring and evaluation activities in DGACM to improve efficiency and effectiveness: carry out research and formulate proposals on monitoring and evaluation strategies, policies, objectives and methodologies; provide methodological and procedural input into consultations with Monitoring and Inspection Section of OIOS on monitoring and evaluation standards and checklists; support statistical and evaluation activities at the Headquarters and other duty stations; coordinate compilation of monthly and yearly reports on workload indicators, and indicators of achievement. Participate in other ad hoc projects assigned by the Chief of Unit, and other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of planning and programme management; problem solving skills; ability to identify issues and to use sound judgment to solve a wide range of issues; ability to collect and analyze data from different sources, evaluate programme effectiveness, and monitor programme implementation. 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.

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.

Planning and 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

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, statistics or fields related to programme evaluation is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management or related area. Experience in monitoring, evaluation, risk management is highly desirable. Experience working in an international organization is desirable. Experience with relational databases such as MSSQL, MySQL, or other relational database is desirable. Experience in data management and analysis is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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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