Vacancy Announcement Details

Chief of Section, Inspection and Evaluation (OIOS)

05 Feb 2024


The Chief of Section will be responsible for the following duties:

•    Supervises a section of evaluation staff in conducting evaluations and provides guidance to evaluation teams on scoping, planning, designing, collecting and analyzing data and report drafting for evaluation and inspection assignments of United Nations Secretariat programmes and activities, ensuring the timeliness, relevance, credibility, and utility; assumes team leadership of individual evaluation projects, as necessary 
•    Mentors, develops and provides guidance to staff in the section, including on evaluation methods and approaches
•    Supervises and directly supports the development of evaluation designs, inception papers and terms of reference
•    Supervises and directly undertakes data collection efforts across multiple qualitative and quantitative methods; reviews, analyzes and interprets data; and develops evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations
•    Leads field missions, including provision of guidance to evaluation team members, external consultants, and other parties and drafting mission summaries
•    Supervises preparation of draft and final evaluation reports and of various written outputs, including ensuring the incorporation of client comments
•    Leads evaluation briefings to the Director, the Office of the Under-Secretary-General and evaluation clients
•    Ensures quality standards for evaluations in the section
•    Leads evaluations that are impartial, independent and credible and that meet professional standards
•    Takes leadership of Division-wide initiatives for strengthening the work of IED, including work planning and staff development
•    Undertakes administrative functions in the Division, including recruitment
•    Provides substantive backstopping to the Director in presenting evaluations to the Committee for Programme and Coordination, the Fifth Committee, and other intergovernmental bodies 
•    Coordinates activities related to budget funding (division, section and evaluation project budget preparation and submissions, progress reports, and financial statements)
•    Participates in the follow-up to evaluation assignments by: (a) tracking evaluation recommendations through OIOS Teammate+ and determining the final implementation of those recommendations and their outcomes
•    Identifies priorities and risks facing individual evaluations, OIOS-IED, and OIOS more broadly, as well as strategies for addressing these.
•    Serves as a spokesperson for OIOS-IED on assigned matters; supports the OIOS-IED Director and the OIOS Under-Secretary-General in their initiatives to strengthen Division- and Department-wide relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency 
•    Establishes and maintains effective relationships with evaluands, partners in the Secretariat, funds and programmes, OIOS Audit and Investigation Divisions, and others
•    Leads team members’ efforts to collect and analyze data and provides insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.  Ensures that everyone can discover, access, integrate and share the data they need.
•    Performs other related duties as required

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
Establish and maintain relationships with counterparts; leadership, senior officers and programme managers in relevant Secretariat programmes and missions, UN funds and programs and other UN specialized agencies; consultants; representatives and officials in national governments; international organizations; members of intergovernmental bodies; and representatives of governments 

Results expected:  

Produces high-quality and timely evaluations assigned to the section. Effectively develops, guides and supports staff in their professional development and in meeting their objectives.  Provides substantive support in the servicing of various committees and intergovernmental bodies.   
Serves as an effective spokesperson internally and externally and forms strong partnerships with relevant parties.

Full details available on the UN website. Application deadline 16th March