Vacancy Announcement Details

Chief Evaluation Division, P-5

06 Aug 2018


Main responsibilities include:

  • Leading, conducting and managing evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible and meet professional standards:
  • Carrying out evaluations of complex programmes, strategies, policies and cross-cutting themes and leading evaluation teams;
  • Effectively supervising evaluations conducted by staff members and consultants;
  • Ensuring that evaluations meet high professional standards in line with UNRWA’s Evaluation Policy and UN Evaluation Norms and Standards;
  • Keeping abreast of developments in the area of evaluation;
  • Ensuring that up-to-date evaluation techniques and approaches are applied;
  • Cooperating with other UN evaluation units and professional evaluation bodies.
  • Promoting the evaluation function in UNRWA:
  • Reviewing and further developing the architecture, policies, guidelines, systems, procedures and tools related to evaluation;
  • Designing and implementing evaluation capacity development within the Agency.
  • Supporting the decentralized evaluation activities and providing technical guidance to the Field Programme Support Officers (in UNRWA fields of operations).
  • Ensuring that evaluations are useful and that evaluation findings and recommendations are followed up:
  • Preparing reports to management and other stakeholders on findings, recommendations and lessons learned of strategic importance;
  • Organizing meetings, workshops and other discussion fora to establish a dialogue on evaluation results (recommendations/lessons learned);
  • Ensuring that management responds to recommendations and monitors the follow up on evaluations.
  • Effectively deploying human and financial resources of the Evaluation Division.
  • Developing the Evaluation work plan, including evaluation activities agreed with the field offices during the annual planning process.
  • Planning the human and financial resources needed for the Evaluation Division in close collaboration with the Director, Internal Oversight Services.
  • Supervising and coaching evaluation staff.
  • Selecting and supervising evaluation consultants.

Full details are available on the UNRWA website. Deadline for applications: 18 August.