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Evaluation Officer (EO) – UNV

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Organization: UNV – United Nations Volunteers

Location: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Grade: Level not specified

Closing Date: 2021-11-01

Occupational Groups:

    • Monitoring and Evaluation
DETAILS

Mission and objectives

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN’s five regional commissions, ECA’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development. Made up of 54 member States and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions in addressing the Continent’s development challenges. The strategic objective of ECA is framed around delivering ideas and actions for an empowered, inclusive and transformed Africa in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 of the African Union through its three core functions, namely, its function as a think tank, its convening function and its operational function. For more information, go to https://www.uneca.org.

Context

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN’s five regional commissions, ECA’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development. Made up of 54 member States and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions in addressing the Continent’s development challenges. The strategic objective of ECA is framed around delivering ideas and actions for an empowered, inclusive and transformed Africa in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 of the African Union through its three core functions, namely, its function as a think tank, its convening function and its operational function. For more information, go to https://www.uneca.org.

Task description

Under direct supervision of the Director of the assigned Office, the Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Make substantive contributions to biennial evaluation plans based on organizational priorities, mandates and previous evaluation reports;

• Manage and/or provide substantive contributions to all types of evaluation conducted by the Evaluation Section: o Evaluation of the sub programme, project, cross cutting themes, formative/summative evaluations. o Formative Evaluations of the ECA Programme of Work, Sub-Programme Evaluations, thematic evaluations and project evaluations; o Identify consultants, develop terms of reference, review credentials and make recommendations for the selection of qualified consultants to conduct evaluations;

• Oversee the work of consultants:

• Provide advice on the overall evaluation approach;

• review and assess the quality of evaluation deliverables and provide constructive feedback to facilitate their finalization;

• Recommend actions to be taken based on evaluation findings and monitor the implementation of evaluation recommendations;

• Provide substantive contributions to the ECA Evaluation Reports, periodic evaluation progress reports;

• Peer review evaluation inception reports and draft evaluation reports;

• Assist the Chief and team of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Section (MERS) with assignment of responsibilities and tasks among long-term consultants, coaching them and supervising the quality and timeliness of their work;

• Provide inputs to ECA programme and project design based on evaluation results and support organizational training activities in Results Based Management;

• Coordinates the tracking implementation of evaluation recommendations; Perform other duties as required. Impact of Results The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of ECA’s interventions and activities in achieving Commission’s mandate. Effective implementation of evaluation policies and strategies, as well as efficient management of the evaluation process, enhance the organization’s capacity and credibility to provide leadership and high-quality technical advice on the formulation of innovative programme strategies and projects which address specific needs of ECA’s Practice Areas.

 Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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