UN Evaluation Officer Job Vacancies – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) ~ Jobs in Uganda |  

Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Job Opening Number: 20-Management and Analysis-OIOS-136075-P-Entebbe (X)
Reports to: Chief
of Section
The Regional Service
Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance
with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and
regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight
bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy
Implementation Coordination Team, as required.
Job Summary:  The purpose of this job opening is to generate
a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Evaluation Officer, P-4
roster. These positions are located in the Inspection and Evaluation Division
of the Office of Internal Oversight Services in Entebbe or in other duty
stations. The Evaluation Officer usually reports to the Chief of Section in the
mission and to the Director of OIOS/IED. The incumbents will be required to
travel to remote locations, at times for extended periods, to manage and
conduct inspections and evaluations. Inspection and evaluation assignments are
undertaken in all areas of work of the United Nations Secretariat, i.e., in the
maintenance of international peace and security, promotion of sustainable
development, delivery of humanitarian aid, protection of human rights,
upholding of international law, as well as in management support and services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
 The Evaluation Officer will be responsible for
the following duties within the Section:
·       
Scope,
plan, develop and lead inspection or evaluation assignments of the United Nations
Secretariat’s funds and programmes activities, including programme evaluations
(i.e., in-depth evaluations of individual programmes, departments, or other
organizational units) and thematic evaluations (i.e., evaluations of topics
that cut across multiple programmes, departments, or other organizational
units), and carry out all the tasks involved in the assignments, which may
include provision of guidance to external consultants and other evaluation
staff
·       
Review
relevant documents and reports
·       
Develop
data-collection instruments for all relevant data-collection modalities used in
the inspection or evaluation process (e.g., surveys, interview and focus group
guides, desk review tools, direct observation forms)
·       
Articulate
a data-analysis plan for the evaluation and for individual data-collection
modalities
·       
Conduct
data collection and analysis
·       
Identify
problems and issues to be addressed and recommend corrective actions and
recommendations
·       
Research
and analyse information gathered from diverse data sources and formulate
convincing and well-substantiated conclusions and recommendations
·       
Liaise
with relevant parties throughout the inspection or evaluation process
·       
Draft
various documents, including draft and final reports, as well as background
papers, analyses, guidelines, conference room papers, and other documents as
needed
·       
Exercise
overall quality assurance over individual team member’s contributions to the
inspection evaluation, e.g., by, overseeing adherence to the United Nations
Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards and use of OIOS-IED’s Inspection
and Evaluation Manual and quality assurance forms, and reviewing their work
before wider sharing beyond the evaluation team
·       
Monitor
and report on programme management’s implementation of evaluation recommendations
·       
Advise
on policy development based on evaluation findings concerning programme
relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of the United Nations
Secretariat’s funds and programmes activities
·       
Establish
and maintain effective relationships with clients and partners in the
Secretariat, funds and programmes


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Evaluation Officer job placement should hold an advanced university degree
(Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in social sciences, public
administration, programme evaluation, or in a related field, preferably with
emphasis on international affairs and/or development. A first-level university
degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be
accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.
·       
A
minimum of seven (7) years of experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation
of projects/programmes is required.
·       
Experience
in leading and managing inspection and evaluation teams is desirable.
·       
Experience
in preparing, managing, and conducting impact evaluations is desirable.
·       
Languages:
fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.
·       
Professionalism: Knowledge of international standards and
practices in evaluation and respective evaluation methodologies; ability to
propose and formulate a strategic approach to evaluations within the overall
framework of the relevant international instruments; knowledge of the United
Nations system evaluation standards and practices; knowledge of technical
cooperation and development assistance; knowledge of the peacekeeping and
peacebuilding arena; proven ability to produce evaluation reports and papers;
ability to review and edit the evaluation work of others; demonstrates good
judgment and initiative, creativity and resourcefulness, diplomacy and tact;
ability to ensure an effective work structure to maximize productivity and
achieve the goals of the Section. 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.
·       
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.
·       
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.
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications
through the United Nations online portal at the link below.
Deadline: 6th August 2020

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