Associate Evaluation Officer at United Nations


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  • Company: United Nations
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: - NGO Jobs in KenyaProject Management Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945

Responsibilities

  • Works with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
  • Identifies issues that would lead to evaluation work planning items and provides inputs to the planning, conduct and reporting of evaluations of UN-Habitat operations, policies, strategies, themes, projects, programmes and ensuring that evaluations conducted are in conformity with UN norms and standards for evaluation;
  • Supports coordination of evaluation functions at division, branch, regional and country levels.
  • Reviews and analyses emerging evaluation issues and trends and participates in evaluations or research activities and studies;
  • With significant guidance, assists in development of a well-focused evaluation Terms of Reference for conducting evaluations that include complete background, purpose, scope, evaluation approach and methodologies, evaluation questions, stakeholder involvement, evaluation management, deliverables and time schedules;
  • Provides substantive inputs in the preparation of evaluations products that would improve uptake of evaluations by different stakeholders, including evaluation briefs, newsletters, videos, guidance documents and ensuring they are systematically shared on internal and external electronic platforms of UN-Habitat;
  • Participates in survey initiatives; assists with design of data collection tools; collects reliable and accurate information in an objective way, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares survey reports;
  • Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
  • Ensures that the evaluation module, integrated in PAAS and the Evaluation Recommendations Tracking System are continuously monitored and updated and is able to generate reports from the system as and when they are needed to facilitate accountability, learning and programme improvement.
  • Review updates in the Integrated Planning, Monitoring and Reporting (IPMR) system for preparation of annual evaluation plans and evaluations of individual projects and programmes.
  • Develops innovative tools and technologies to deliver evaluative information to those that can use it, by synthesizing evaluation reports to get key messages and in appropriate formats to be shared with various audiences and key stakeholders of evaluations;
  • Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other evaluation meetings, workshops conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, preparation of documents and presentations;
  • Participates in field missions, including provision of substantive support, data collection, etc;
  • Contributed to updating the UN-Habitat Evaluation website;
  • Undertakes other assignments in support of the Independent Evaluation Unit to implement its work.
Requirements

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM : Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches of evaluation. Ability to identify issues, analyze and report concisely. Ability to assist with data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.

COMMUNICATION : Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

TEAMWORK : Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) business administration, information technology, computer sciences, statistics, management, economics or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience in project/programme management, administration, evaluation or related area is required.
  • Experience in strategic planning, programme monitoring and evaluation is required.
  • Experience in devising and implementing evaluation mechanisms (e.g. public opinion surveys) to assess popular perceptions is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 28 April. 2022
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