Vacancy Announcement Details

UN Women: Regional Evaluation Specialist (Panama)

06 Feb 2024

UN Women

Duties and Responsibilities

Undertake/manage evaluations and strengthen decentralized evaluation systems at regional and country levels in the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean:

  • Undertake/manage evaluations in the region, including regional and country portfolio evaluations, promote stakeholder’s ownership and learning, align with country evaluation systems and partners’ participation;
  • Provide sound methodological advice and quality assurance to decentralized evaluation processes, including the preparation of Terms of References (TORs), evaluation study, final evaluation report and dissemination strategy;
  • Provide technical support to the planning, monitoring and implementation of evaluation plans in UN Women’s regional and country offices;
  • Substantially contribute to the development of methodologies for regional and country evaluations, and to the review of guidelines, systems, procedures and tools related to decentralized evaluations;
  • Coordinate with the Regional Planning and Coordination Specialist to ensure the alignment of evaluation with Results Based Management systems of the Regional Offices and country offices;
  • Contribute to corporate level evaluation processes led by the IES and ensure alignment to corporate evaluation systems.

Promote the use of evaluations and ensure that evaluation findings and recommendations are implemented:

  • Prepare aggregate analysis and qualitative assessments of decentralized evaluations to input to Evaluation Annual report and management briefs;
  • Organize meetings, workshops and other discussion fora to establish a dialogue on evaluation results and the evaluative knowledge management at regional level;
  • Ensure that evaluation results are taken into account for the continued implementation of strategies, programmes/projects and for the design and appraisal of new projects/ programmes;
  • Ensure that project/programme managers respond to recommendations and monitor the follow up on evaluations. 

Strengthen evaluation capacity development in UN Women at regional and country levels:

  • Provide training and coaching on evaluation, self-evaluation, UN Women evaluation policy and guidelines, monitoring and results-based management within the Regional Office and country offices, including substantial support in coaching and training Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) focal points at country level;
  • Provide advice/information/guidance to programme managers on evaluations on programme design from evaluability perspective;
  • Establish partnerships with governments, regional evaluation associations, networks and academic institutions to promote capacity and learning on gender responsive evaluation.

Promote UN coordination on evaluation that is gender responsive:

  • Collaborate with UN Country Teams on evaluation and regional inter-agency evaluation working groups on integrating gender equality perspective in evaluation;
  • Collaborate with other UN joint evaluation initiatives at regional and country level;
  • Contribute to UN Women in United Nations Evaluation Group taskforces and substantial contribution to the inclusion of gender equality dimensions in UNCF and system-wide evaluation;
  • Collaborate with professional evaluation bodies in the area of gender responsive evaluation.

Manage knowledge building and sharing in Evaluation in the region and IEAS:

  • Keep abreast of developments in the area of evaluation, exploring innovative approaches in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Identify, collect, and disseminate best practices and lessons learned;
  • Contribute to the active exchange of information with evaluation specialists and internal audit specialists of IEAS.

Perform other related duties and assignments as and when requested by supervisor.

Full details available on the UN Women website. Application deadline 22 February.