22 Sep 2017

United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services Jobs in Uganda : Evaluation Officer

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The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) was established in July 1994 as an operationally independent office that assists the Secretary-General in fulfilling his internal oversight responsibilities in respect of the resources and staff of the Organization through monitoring, internal audit, inspection, evaluation and investigation. The Office has the authority to initiate, carry out and report on any action it considers necessary to fulfill its responsibilities with regard to its oversight functions.

Job Summary: The Evaluation Officer will periodically travel to peacekeeping missions in Africa to oversee and coordinate the work of Inspection and Evaluation teams as well as to meet with the management of the missions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:    Within delegated authority, the Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Carries our inspections and evaluations of the Secretariat programmes and crosscutting topics by:

  • Undertaking preliminary research of programme data, UN documents, reports and other available information, and conducts analyses of existing programme data for consideration in the inspection and evaluation design;
  • Developing the inspection or evaluation design, including drafting parts of the terms of reference, contributing to the formulation of the inspection or evaluation issues and questions, and developing the project methodology;
  • Actively contributing to data collection and analysis, including conducting interviews, running focus groups, conducting surveys, participating in direct observation, and conducting document reviews;
  • Drafting the inspection or evaluation report, including formulating inspection or evaluation findings and recommendations, and providing supporting evidence for the report.
  • Participates in follow-up to inspections and evaluation assignments:
  • Keenly tracks inspection and evaluation recommendations through OIOS Issue Track;
  • Actively participates in reviewing the results of projects; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.

Offers support to the Division to strengthen efficiency and effectiveness of the inspection and evaluation functions:

  • Participates in Divisional work groups on work processes and structures;
  • Regularly monitors inspection and evaluation recommendations in Issue Track;
  • Takes on additional Division-wide tasks as assigned, such as administrative, human resource, and/or substantive work tasks;
  • Undertakes evaluation outreach functions; assists in developing and conducting training workshops, seminars, etc., to support evaluation, programme monitoring and management review exercises done by other departments; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities; provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc.;
  • Provides support in preparing the relevant parts of the biennial report to the Committee for Programme and Coordination and the General Assembly on strengthening the role of evaluation.

Participates in Organizational activities related to the inspection and evaluation functions:

  • Actively participates in the UN Evaluation Group (UNEG) task forces, by being an active member in the development of task force outputs for presentation to UNEG Heads at the UNEG Annual General Meeting;
  • Offers technical support to self-evaluation and programme inspections, including reviewing and commenting on evaluation terms of reference and data-collection instruments, offering methodological guidance and advice, and reviewing and commenting on programme- generated inspection and evaluation reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations OIOS Evaluation Officer career opportunity should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in social science, public administration, business administration, economics, or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least five years of experience in both the conduct and management of programme evaluation and/or inspection is required. Experience in the use of various research methodologies and electronic sources is desirable. Experience in an international environment is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Personal Competencies:

Professionalism:

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, methodologies and approaches relevant to programme and project evaluation and self-evaluation
  • Possession of good research, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems; ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given
  • Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities
  • Knowledge of management principles
  • Knowledge of policy analysis
  • Knowledge of peacekeeping and peacebuilding arena
  • Tact and persuasiveness in convincing programme managers of usefulness of evaluation techniques and recommendations as a management tool for enhancing quality
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Planning & 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

NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.


How to Apply

All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

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Deadline: 2nd November 2017






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