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UNDP recruiting Evaluation Adviser


New York, United States of America, 20 December 2013

Background

The Evaluation Office (EO) works to enhance the development effectiveness of UNDP to help men and women build a better life. EO strengthens accountability and learning through evaluation and partnership. The mandated responsibility of EO is to support the Administrator in his substantive accountability function and to contribute to organizational learning. EO provides systematic and independent assessment of results, effectiveness and impact of the substantive activities of the programme, including the special purpose funds under the Administrator’s responsibilities. The Evaluation Office conducts strategic, thematic, programmatic and country level evaluations. It assures the quality and use of UNDP evaluations by establishing norms, standards and guidelines and by knowledge sharing and networking. The Office advances innovation in development evaluation through a global partnership. The Evaluation Adviser is a member of the EO team with managerial, supervisory and task management responsibilities.

Duties and responsibilities

Conduct and/or manage evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible and meet professional standards

  • Carry out evaluations of complex programmes, policies and cross-cutting themes and lead evaluation teams;

  • Supervise effectively evaluations conducted by staff members and consultants;

  • Ensure that evaluations meet high professional standards in line with Evaluation Policy and UN Evaluation Norms & Standards;

  • Keep abreast of developments in the area of evaluation;

  • Ensure that up-to-date evaluation techniques and approaches are applied;

  • Cooperate with other UN evaluation units and professional evaluation bodies.

Ensure that evaluations are useful and that evaluation recommendations are actionable

  • Report to Evaluation Office on recommendations and lessons learned of strategic importance;

  • Organize meetings, workshops and other discussion forum to establish a dialogue on evaluation results (recommendations/ lessons learned);

  • Ensure that evaluation results taken into account for the design and appraisal of strategies, policies and new projects/programmes.

Promote the evaluation function in the Organization

  • Provide training on evaluation with in the Evaluation Office and in other organizational units, as determined by Evaluation Office management;

  • Contribute to the development and review of policies, guidance, systems, procedures and tools related to evaluation.

Effectively deploy human and financial resources of the Evaluation Office

  • Contribute to developing the work programme of the Evaluation Office;

  • Contribute to planning the human and financial resources needed for a fully operational evaluation function;

  • Supervise and coach staff and assist in management of Evaluation Office.

The Evaluation Officer will perform other related duties and assignments as and when required.

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of UNDP’s interventions and activities in achieving UNDP mandate at the country levels; Effective implementation of evaluation policies and strategies, as well as efficient management of the evaluation process; Enhance the organization’s capacity and credibility to provide leadership and high-quality technical advice on the formulation of innovative programme strategies and projects which address specific needs of the country in the UNDP areas of work.

Contract duration: one year, with possible renewal.

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