Evaluation Officer

United Nations, New York, United States

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th March, 2020

Job Description

This temporary position is located in the Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in New York and is available from 1 May 2020 until 31 October 2020, with the possibility of an extension, subject to the availability of the post. The incumbent reports to a Chief of Section and the Director of OIOS-IED.

The Office of Internal Oversight Services is an independent office reporting to the Secretary-General and to the General Assembly. The Inspection and Evaluation Division 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.


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 United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards and using 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 United Nations Secretariat's funds and programmes activities
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and partners in the Secretariat, funds and programmes


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