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Evaluation Officer – Research and Analysis

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    UN High Commissioner for Refugees

    Closing date:
    30 Dec 2019

    Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

    The Evaluation Officer post is situated in the Evaluation Service (ES) in UNHCR Headquarters Geneva. Working under the supervision of a Snr Evaluation Officer, the post focuses on operational aspects of evaluation work and will provide support on communications. This requires contributing to both centralized and decentralized evaluation, and to the design, commissioning, management and follow up of a range of different types of evaluative works undertaken by the Service.

    All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.


    • Provide hands on evaluation-related technical support to UNHCR Bureaux, Divisions and field colleagues decentralized and centralized evaluation planning and delivery.
    • Support in the design and commissioning of evaluations, and co-manage a range of different types of evaluation.
    • Support design and delivery of UNHCR evaluation-related capacity building efforts.
    • Support Evaluation Service colleagues in overseeing the successful completion and oversight of evaluations and reviews.
    • Work with Evaluation Service colleagues to enhance technical support and guidance for UNHCR staff at Headquarters and in the field involved with evaluative work.
    • Contribute to enhanced technical quality of UNHCR’s evaluation methodologies, tools, and procedures.
    • Participate in the selection of both qualified external (independent consultants) and internal (UNHCR staff) evaluation team leader/members.
    • Work with Evaluation Service colleagues to support UNHCR staff managing and/or co-manage decentralised evaluations.
    • Work with Evaluation Service colleagues to co-manage centralized evaluations.
    • Contribute to evaluation reports, publications and other written material produced by the Evaluation Service.
    • Work with Evaluation Service colleagues to design and develop evaluation-related training modules and materials.
    • Perform other related duties as required.
      Minimum Qualifications
      Years of Experience / Degree Level
      For P3/NOC – 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
      Field(s) of Education
      *Social Sciences;
      or other relevant field.
      (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
      Certificates and/or Licenses
      Research & Evaluation Methods;
      (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Relevant Job Experience

    Proven track record as an evaluator of humanitarian or development operations, programmes and projects. Experience with a range of evaluation purposes, objectives and methodologies. Knowledge of UNHCR programmes and other humanitarian operations in a variety of geographical locations. Ability to write for publication with minimal editorial supervision.

    Formal qualification or certification in evaluation work. Substantial experience in a humanitarian or development context.
    Functional Skills
    *MS-Data Collection and Analysis;
    *MS-Statistics Analysis;
    *PO-Development/Evaluation of Humanitarian Operations;
    *PO-Policy Development, Evaluation, Research, Publication;
    (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Language Requirements
    For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
    For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
    For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
    This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

    Position Competencies

    C001L3 – Accountability Level 3
    C002L3 – Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
    C003L3 – Communication Level 3
    C004L3 – Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
    C005L3 – Client & Result Orientation Level 3
    C006L3 – Organizational Awareness Level 3
    M001L3 – Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
    M006L3 – Managing Resources Level 3
    M003L3 – Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
    M002L3 – Managing Performance Level 3
    X001L3 – Analytical Thinking Level 3
    X005L3 – Planning and Organizing Level 3
    X006L3 – Policy Development & Research Level 3

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