UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Org. Setting and Reporting UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed personnel wishing to make a change.
If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you.
The Evaluation Officer reports to the Chief, Evaluation Division.
Responsibilities The incumbent: – Conducts and manages impartial, independent and credible evaluations of projects and programmes applying a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods, data collection and analysis tools, techniques and approaches, and maintaining high professional standards in line with UNRWA’s Evaluation Policy and UN Evaluation Norms and Standards, to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
– Reports findings to the management and concerned parties, as required; and monitors the follow-up on evaluation recommendations to ensure implementation and improvement of projects and programmes.
– Contributes to the promotion of the evaluation function and evaluation principles:
(i) Reviews evaluation reports for quality control purposes.
(ii) Provides advice and guidance on evaluation to management and staff and contributes to capacity building of UNRWA staff members on the conduct of decentralized evaluations.
(iii) Participates in meetings, workshops and other discussion fora to establish a dialogue on evaluation results. (iv) Contributes to the review and further development of the architecture, policies, guidelines, systems, procedures and tools related to evaluation.
(v) Keeps abreast of developments in the area of evaluation.
– Contributes to the effective deployment of human and financial resources of the Evaluation Division:
(i) Plans evaluations and prepares evaluation budget for individual evaluations, managing the use of available resources effectively and efficiently.
(ii) Assists in selection and supervising performance of evaluation consultants based on project requirements. Competencies UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default.
Functional i. Planning and Organizing ii. Applying Technical Expertise iii. Deciding and Initiating Action iv. Learning and Researching v. Analyzing Leadership (as applicable) i. Delivering Results ii. Creating and Maintaining Impact and Partnership Other competencies Acts according to the United Nations Evaluation Group’s Code of Conduct for Evaluation in the UN System.
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews: https://careers.un. org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI Education A university degree from an accredited educational institution in social sciences, development studies, international relations, public/business administration, management or related field.
Job Specific Qualifications
Work Experience A university degree from an accredited educational institution in social sciences, development studies, international relations, public/business administration, management or related field is required.
At least six years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in research and evaluation for programme cycle management is required.
A minimum of two continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport or a national identity number is required.
Advanced university degree in social sciences, development studies, international relations, public/business administration, management or other related field is desirable. Knowledge of UNRWA’s mandate and activities is desirable. Work experience in the Middle East is desirable.
Languages Excellent command of spoken and written English is required.
Knowledge of Arabic is desirable Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview. Special Notice Type of Contract and duration: 2 years, with the possibility of further extension.
The Evaluation Officer will be required to travel, as needed, in the Agency’s area of operations (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, West Bank and Gaza). Applicants have to complete the Personal History Profile (PHP) in Inspira in order to be considered. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience as per the requirements in the Job Opening, in order to be considered. A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for an appointment to the same post or a similar post.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/
How to apply
To start the application process, applicants are required to register at https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx go to Department and choose UNRWA for UNRWA posts. Only applications received through https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted via e-mail only.