UN, New York, United States
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This temporary position is located in the Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services in New York and is available for a duration of 364 days. The appointment, or assignment, and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Section and to the Director of OIOS-IED.
The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) is an independent office reporting to the Secretary-General and to the General Assembly. The Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED) focuses on the conduct of independent inspections and evaluations on behalf of the Secretary-General and the Member States. IED evaluations and inspections are meant to assist intergovernmental bodies and programme managers in assessing the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of Secretariat programmes. In accordance with its mandate, set forth in General Assembly resolution A/RES/48/218 B (and later resolutions A/RES/54/244 and A/RES/59/272), the role of IED is to help assure the accountability of Secretariat programmes for attaining their mandates, while in the process foster institutional learning and improvement through reflection by programmes and Member States on performance and results.
Under the guidance of the Chief of Section, the incumbent will:
- Conduct inspections and evaluations of the Secretariat programmes and cross-cutting topics: (a) undertake preliminary research of programme data, United Nations documents, reports and other available information, and conduct analyses of existing programme data for consideration in the inspection and evaluation design; (b) develop the inspection and evaluation design, including drafting parts of the terms of reference, contributing to the formulation of inspection and/or evaluation issues and questions and developing the project methodology; (c) contribute to data collection and analysis, including conducting interviews, running focus groups, conducting surveys, participating in direct observations, and conducting document reviews; and (d) draft inspection and evaluation reports, including formulating inspection and evaluation findings and recommendations, and providing supporting evidence for reports.
- Participate in the follow-up to inspection and evaluation assignments: (a) track inspection and evaluation recommendations through OIOS Issue Track; (b) participate in reviewing the results of projects; (c) review relevant documents and reports; (d) identify problems and issues to be addressed, recommend corrective actions, and liaise with relevant parties; and (e) identify and track follow-up actions.
- Provide support to the Division to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of inspection and evaluation functions: (a) participate in Divisional work groups on work processes and structures; (b) monitor inspection and evaluation recommendations in Issue Track; (c) take on additional Division-wide tasks as assigned, such as administrative, human resources and substantive work tasks; (d) undertake evaluation outreach functions; (e) assist in developing and conducting training workshops, seminars, etc., to support evaluation, programme monitoring, and management review exercises done by other departments; (f) make presentations on assigned topics/activities, and provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc.; and (g) assist with preparing the relevant parts of the biennial report to the Committee for Programme and Coordination and to the General Assembly on strengthening the role of evaluation.
- Participate in Organizational activities related to inspection and evaluation functions: (a) participate in the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) task forces by being an active member in the development of task force outputs for presentation to UNEG Heads at the the UNEG Annual General Meeting; and (b) provide 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.