Vacancy Announcement Details

Evaluation Officer (Capacity Development), P3

13 May 2022


Within assigned authority, the Evaluation Officer will plan, prepare, design and implement evaluation activities to ensure the professionalizing of the evaluation function in UNODC, focusing in particular on the Evaluation Capacity Building pillar of IES work, while also contributing to the other two pillars (Evaluation Results; Knowledge Management, Communication and Innovation). The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

• Contribute, under the supervision of the Evaluation Officer of the Evaluation Capacity Building Team, to the development of UNODC’s evaluation capacity strategy and tools and provide substantive guidance and technical support to managers in this regard, also in relation to the web-based evaluation application (Unite Evaluation), in the context of the UNODC Strategy 2021-2025. 
• Contribute to and participate in the strengthening of evaluation capacity in UNODC through systematic capacity-building and tailored training for HQ and Field Offices, fully considering methods and approaches to conflict-sensitive evaluation and fully mainstreaming human rights, gender equality and disability into related capacity development and evaluation processes.
• Contribute with innovative and practicable ideas for enhancing evaluation capacity in UNODC and Member States, using a variety of tools. 
• In close cooperation with the Evaluation Officer of the Evaluation Capacity Building Team, engage with Member States to strengthen national evaluation capacity in line with the mandate contained in General Assembly resolution 69/237 and the 2030 Agenda, and develop dedicated funding proposals for this purpose. 
• Contribute to the management of in-depth evaluations and backstop independent project evaluations by ensuring that evaluations are carried out in an impartial, objective and credible manner following UN standards and rules, including those provided by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), as well as ensuring increased quality of the products of the Section in line with the new UNODC Evaluation Policy (2022) and the UNODC Strategy 2021-2025.
• Acts as back-up to the IES Focal Point for the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and related work on evaluation in countering and preventing terrorism and violent extremism. 
• Provide support in implementing the Bangkok Declaration in relation to national evaluation capacity building and in close liaison with UNEG partners. 
• Participate in IT-based tools development to further institute National Evaluation Systems that enable the review mechanism of targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
• Contribute to the development of the UNODC normative standards and evaluation tools, such as the evaluation policy and guidelines, in accordance with the international standards and best practices as identified by the General Assembly, other UN relevant organs and offices, including UNEG and ensure adequate involvement of UNODC Member States as per established guidelines and mainstreaming of human rights and gender equality into the evaluation process. 
• Identify best practices and lessons learned, promoting their use to improve UNODC programmes’ performance. 
• Plan, prepare and coordinate activities related to budget and funding, manage efficiently the use of resources.
• Participate in the recruitment of staff, consultants, interns, etc.; provide guidance and supervision to junior staff of the Section.
• Assume additional responsibilities regarding the work, outreach and strengthening of IES as and when required. 
• Liaise with UNEG as well as with leading international training institutions, including in francophone countries, in the area of evaluation. 
• Perform other work-related duties as required.

Full details available on the UNODC website. Application deadline 11 June