Thailand: Batch Vacancy – Evaluation Specialist (Multi-Country), (P-4), 4 posts based in China #111578, Indonesia #111579, Fiji #111580, or Thailand #111581Bangkok, Thailand 393 views


Closing Date : 2019-11-19
Duty Station : Bangkok, Thailand
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Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 19 Nov 2019

**Please specify which of the four locations you are applying to, or prioritize which of the locations you are interested in.

1. Position based in Beijing, China oversees China, Democratic Republic of Korea and Mongolia

2. Position based in Jakarta, Indonesia oversees Indonesia, Philippines and Timor Leste

3. Position based in Suva, Fiji covers Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea

4. Position based in Bangkok, Thailand covers Thailand, Lao PDR and Vietnam

UNICEF works in some of the world s toughest places, to reach the world s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, an opportunity

A Multi-Country (MC) Evaluation Specialist post will, on the basis of efficiency and effectiveness considerations, be located in one of the Country Offices for which it is being established. Irrespective of the location, a matrix management approach will be applied in which the Regional Office and cooperating Country Offices contribute to the performance review of the MC Evaluation Specialist. The MC Evaluation Specialist reports to the Representatives of the Country Offices that fall under his/her responsibilities for administrative oversight, including in matters related to evaluation sponsorship, planning, funding and use. The Regional Evaluation Adviser (P-5)will also havetechnical oversight. The MC Evaluation Specialist works in close coordination with the Country Office evaluation staff/focal persons in the development and implementation of the Country Office costed evaluation plan, and works with the Country-Office to undertake thematic evaluations, evaluation of humanitarian action (for Level 1 emergencies) evaluability assessments, and other evaluative activities for which Country Offices are accountable. S/he works with the CO in engaging competent evaluators who conduct their work in accordance with the norms and standards of the UNICEF evaluation policy.

The incumbent works in accordance with the norms and standards of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and the UNICEF evaluation policy. S/he provides guidance to staff involved in managing evaluations in the countries under his/her responsibility and consults the supervisor when major policy decisions and actions must be undertaken.

How can you make a difference?

The MC Evaluation Specialist works with the evaluation specialists/focal points in their duties in the assigned countries.

The MC Evaluation Specialist ensures credibility, impartiality, and independence of the evaluation function in the COs under her/his responsibility. He/she also facilitates the development and implementation of evaluation workplans in each Country Office and provides guidance and technical support to sectors and to the Country Management Team as well as the national government on evaluation and on related matters.

The MC Evaluation Specialist helps the Country Offices to manage its evaluation partnerships, including inter-agency relations within the UN, and collaboration with the Regional Office and Headquarters. The Specialist may also be assigned more specific duties that enable her/him to be a resource person across the region, including methodological work, resource mobilization, and procurement support for evaluations.

The Specialist is responsible for contributing to the design and effective conduct and uptake of evaluations in accordance with the UNICEF evaluation policy. He/she ensures that the UNEG Norms and Standards for evaluation as well as well UNICEF evaluation coverage benchmarks and quality standards are upheld

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Evaluation Leadership

Support the Country Offices under his/her responsibility and their national partners to develop and implement a plan of evaluation activities that will provide relevant and strategic information to manage Country Programmes and relevant national policies and programmes toward achieving results for children in both humanitarian and non humanitarian environments.

Evaluation Conduct and Use

Ensure that UNICEF-supported evaluations are designed and implemented to established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion and used by stakeholders in order to improve programme performance and contribute to wider learning.

Evaluation Capacity Strengthening and Partnership building

Ensure that evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners including government and civil society are strengthened, enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead evidence generating processes. Ensure that the Country Office is effectively linked to wider UNICEF capacity building developments in a way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

An Advanced University Degree in the social sciences, economics, public policy, statistics, or in research methods is required. A degree or certification/accreditation in Evaluation is a significant advantage.A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the implementation of equity-focused evaluations and the management of the evaluation function at national and international level. Experience in development and/ or humanitarian settings is required.Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are .

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=527429



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