Vacancy Announcement Details

Evaluation Officer (2 positions)

08 Nov 2023


The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

These 2 positions are located in the Evaluation Office, a part of the Office of the Executive Director, at the Nairobi duty station. Under the supervision of the Senior Evaluation Officer in the Evaluation Office (EO), the incumbent will be responsible for the following functions:

  1. Manage and/or provide substantive contributions to project-level evaluations conducted by the Evaluation Office. The incumbent will, as specified by the Director, Evaluation Office, play a supporting role in higher level thematic and cross-cutting evaluations, develop Terms of Reference (TOR) and prepare detailed budgets for project level evaluations.
  2. Identify consultants, review credentials and make recommendations for the selection of qualified consultants to conduct evaluations. Ensure standard project-level evaluation templates, tools and guidance are used in project-level evaluations and that standard procedures are followed. Oversee the work of project-level evaluation consultants by providing advice on the overall evaluation approach.
  3. Promote evaluation use through presentations, meetings, workshops and other discussion fora to establish dialogue on evaluation results and to promote the uptake of evaluation findings across project-level evaluation stakeholders. Review and assess the quality of evaluation deliverables and provide constructive feedback to facilitate their finalisation.
  4. Report to management on findings and recommendations of evaluations and ensure they are communicated to the relevant officers for implementation, with suggestions for preparing a Recommendation Implementation Plan. Monitor and report compliance status for the evaluation recommendations by ensuring that project / programme managers take necessary actions.
  5. Prepare reviews of project-level evaluation inception reports and draft evaluation reports being managed by other Evaluation Office staff. Undertake formal validation of project-level management-led review reports to determine project performance ratings and assess review report quality. Provide advice / information / guidance to management and project / programme managers on evaluations and management-led reviews.
  6. Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
  7. Play an active role in supporting the work of the United Nations Evaluation Group. Apply high professional standards in-line with UNEP’s Evaluation Policy and UN Evaluation Norms & Standards and provide contributions to the Evaluation Office processes and products as requested by the Director.

Full details available on the UN website. Application deadline 21 December.