Evaluation and Programme Development Associate 206 views

Evaluation and Programme Development Associate

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 10 January 2020
  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Country: Azerbaijan
  • City: Baku
  • Contract Type: FTA Local
  • Post Level: G6
  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Resident Representative, Evaluation & Programme Development Associate contributes to the effective implementation of the evaluation policy, ensures that standard monitoring and evaluation requirements for the Country Programme and projects are met, participates in the conduct of thematic and crosscutting evaluations and support the programme implementation and development consistent with UNDP rules and regulations. 

    The Evaluation & Programme Development Associate works in close collaboration with programme, projects and operations teams in the CO and UNDP HQ as required. 

    Summary of Key Functions:

    • Implementation of evaluation policies and strategies
    • Support to the evaluation process
    • Support to formulation of programme strategies and implementation of the Country Programme
    • Support to the CO programme development and resource mobilization
    • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

    1. Ensures the implementation of evaluation policies and strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals for the planning, preparation and management of specific thematic, country programme/project evaluations and other types of evaluations.
    • Inputs to the evaluation workplan, analysis and proposals on topics, and projects/programme to be evaluated.
    • Promotion of evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the Country Office.

    2. Supports effective management of the evaluation process in the Country Office, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Drafting/revision of Terms of Reference (TOR) for specific project/thematic/sectoral evaluation missions and/or desk evaluations/reviews, participation in consultant and evaluation team selection, technical feedback on evaluations and budget oversight.
    • Guidance on UNDP evaluation policies, procedures and practices to programme managers, UNDP CO staff concerned with assigned project/thematic/sectoral evaluations and/or desk reviews, consultants and/or members of the evaluation team. Provision of guidance at the design stage of programmes/projects.
    • Analysis and synthesis of proposals on areas evaluated, effectiveness and impact of UNDP programme
    • Follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations.

    3. Supports formulation of programme strategies and implementation of the Country Programme focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Collection, analysis and presentation of background information for preparation of CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP, effective application of RBM tools and establishment of management targets (BSC).
    • Presentation of background information for formulation of country programme, draft project documents, work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements.
    • Preparation and regular update of programme tables on ongoing and hard pipelines, resources mobilization tables; provide full supporting documentation/information from programme side for project opening and closure in Atlas
    • Provision of guidance to the executing agencies on routine implementation of projects.
    • Presentation of information for audit of NEX projects, supports implementation of audit recommendations

    4. Supports resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Analysis of information on donors, preparation of donor’s profile.
    • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in programme.
    • Preparation of thematic issue briefs, concept notes, and projects ideas.

    5. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
    • Organization of results-oriented monitoring and evaluation trainings for the CO staff





    Innovation-Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

    Ability to make new and useful ideas work

    Leadership-Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

    Ability to persuade others to follow

    People Management-Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

    Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

    Communication-Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

    Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

    Delivery-Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

    Ability to get things done



    Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda


    Level 1.1: Preparing information for advocacy

    • Identifies relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate


    Results-Based Programme Development and Management

    Level 1.2: Contributes into results through primary research and analysis

    • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work
    • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
    • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation


    Building Strategic Partnerships


    Levle 1.1:  Maintaining a network of contacts

    • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
    • Maintains databases of donor information


    Innovation and Marketing New Approaches


    Level 1.1: Implementing processes and uses products

    • Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
    • Responds positively to new approaches


    Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)


    Level 1.1: Providing information for resource mobilization strategies

    • Maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors
    • Maintains database of project files
    • Provides data and information needed for preparation of project documents


    Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing


    Level 1.1: Basic research and analysis

    • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things


    Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise


    Level 1.1: Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures

    • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
    • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
    • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
    • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
    • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools, and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
    • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments


    Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals


    Level 1.1: Research and analysis

    • Identifies relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences


    Client Orientation


    Level 1.1:  Maintains effective client relationships

    • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
    • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
    • Responds to client needs promptly





    • Secondary Education. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social sciences is desirable but not a requirement.


    • 6 years of relevant experience in international development issues.
    • Experience in monitoring and evaluation with a background and interest in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters.
    • Experience in research and programme/project development is an asset.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English and Azerbaijani


    • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.


    Important applicant information

    All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

    Applicant information about UNDP rosters

    Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

    Workforce diversity

    UNDP is committed to achieve work force diversity (in terms of nationality, minority groups, caste/ethnic groups, persons with disability etc.) and has a policy to have gender balance among staff at all levels.  Qualified female candidates and candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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