Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, Evaluate
The Evaluation Office (EO), at UNICEF HQ in New York provides global leadership and oversight for the evaluation function. As such the office is responsible for developing an agenda and work plan to evaluate UNICEF's programmes and processes. We conduct and/or manage independent, corporate evaluations and evaluation syntheses, provide technical assistance and quality assurance for evaluations commissioned at the decentralized level (country and regional offices, as well as other divisions in HQ offices), and develop evaluation methods. EO is also responsible for publishing a global evaluation plan that accompanies respective corporate strategies.
The purpose of this position is to contribute to the management of evaluations within the institutional effectiveness portfolio of UNICEF’s Evaluation Office. The Evaluation Specialist is responsible to independently conduct evaluation-related tasks, as well as to contribute to the management of institutional effectiveness portfolio, under the supervision of the Senior Evaluation Specialist and the Director of Evaluation. In accordance with UNICEF’s mission, guiding principles, standards, commitments and accountability framework, and under UNEG evaluation norms and standards, the evaluation specialist would ensure that corporate learning and accountability needs are met through the conduct of these activities.
How can you make a difference?
The Evaluation Specialist will report to Senior Evaluation Specialist, under the overall guidance of the Director of Evaluation and in collaboration with other Evaluation Specialists. Key tasks include:
Contribute to UNICEF’s institutional effectiveness portfolio, with the scoping and preparation of the global evaluations; complex programmes, policies and cross-cutting theme evaluations; as well as joint programme evaluations (in conjunction with other UN agencies):
Contribute to UNICEF’s institutional effectiveness portfolio with the management of the global evaluations as per the UNICEF Global Evaluation Plan; as well as cross-cutting programmes, policies and cross-cutting themes and inter-UN agencies’ joint programmes:
Contribute to other evaluation and evidence related initiatives within the EO as needed, for example:
To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have: