Vacancy Announcement Details

Evaluation Officer (P3)

06 Sep 2023


Within assigned authority, the Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the following specific duties:

• Contribute to the management of programme in-depth and strategic evaluations as well as the backstopping of Independent Project Evaluations relating to UNODC’s mandated area of work on countering and preventing drugs, crime, and terrorism, ensuring that these evaluations are carried out in an impartial, objective, and credible manner following UNODC evaluation standards and rules, including those provided by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG).  
• Contribute to the strengthening of evaluation capacity in UNODC Headquarters and Field Offices through systematic needs-assessment for evaluation capacity-building, tailored evaluation trainings, including joint initiatives; in cooperation with all three IES teams, provide assistance to facilitate special evaluation capacity building activities and presentations on evaluation matters.
• Contribute to IES activities on strengthening national evaluation capacities, providing support to Member States in building their own capacity for the evaluation of programmes and projects and facilitate exchange of experiences and knowledge from the evaluations, including in relation to these contained in the resolution E/CN.15/2023/L.7 by the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ).
• Provide substantive support to the continuous development of UNODC evaluation normative standards and tools, such as the Evaluation Handbook, evaluation guidelines and templates, etc. in accordance with the international evaluation standards and best practices as identified by the General Assembly, other evaluation functions by UN relevant organs and offices, including UNEG, and ensure adequate involvement of UNODC Member States in the process as per established guidelines. 
• Under the supervision of the Evaluation Officer acting as the Deputy Chief of IES, participate in selected, strategic evaluation activities of the Section, e.g., formulating a strategic approach to evaluations within the overall framework of the relevant international instruments and defining the role of evaluation in the UN Management Reforms and SDGs, etc., as well as contribute to IES’ engagement with UNEG and other UN evaluation functions. 
• Contribute to the development of evaluation-related knowledge management products of IES, including e.g., evaluation meta-syntheses on UNODC’s mandated areas of work, including beyond an individual organisation.
• Contribute to a strengthened dissemination of evaluation-based knowledge products and evaluation results, including enhancing IES communication approach and features of the evaluation management application, Unite Evaluations. 
• Collect and analyze data in relation to the management or backstopping of evaluations 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.
• Participate in the recruitment of evaluation consultants, interns, etc., if requested. 
• Undertake outreach activities; make presentations on assigned evaluation topics/activities.
• Contribute to the elaboration of the annual work-plan of the Section.
• Assume additional responsibilities regarding the work, outreach and strengthening of IES as and when required. 
• Contribute to improving Gender, disability inclusion and Human Rights Aspects in the work of IES. 
• Perform other work-related duties as required.

Full details available on the UN website. Application deadline 20th October.