Vacancy Announcement Details

Senior Evaluation Officer

07 Sep 2023


Reporting Lines
The Senior Evaluation Officer reports to the Deputy Director of the Office of Evaluation (OED).

Technical Focus
Leadership in promoting high quality evaluations and serving as Senior Liaison Officer with donors and FAO Members.

Key Results
Designs and conducts evaluations of outcomes and impacts; provides quality assurance to enhance the quality of OED evaluations; serves as liaison with donors/Member nations and represents OED in national and international events—thereby contributing to enhanced results-accountability to the Director-General, the Governing Bodies, and donors; enriched learning by FAO and others working in the fields in which FAO operates; and mentoring of junior evaluation staff.

Key Functions
• Provide technical leadership in research and evaluations
o Design and lead rigorous evaluations of projects, programmes, and operations
o Apply (and enforce in others) rigorous analytic thinking in leading/conducting analyses (qualitative and quantitative) and preparing dissemination materials (reports, papers, presentations, and so on)
o Participate actively and productively in multidisciplinary evaluation teams, often with internal and external partners
o Provide substantive leadership and expertise in at least one area of FAO’s work—such as agriculture, agrifood systems, climate change, nutrition, water, women’s economic empowerment, and other areas in development and emergency settings—and one cross-cutting theme or accelerator of change per FAO’s Strategic Framework, such as private sector engagement, data and technologies, and innovations  

• Serve as liaison officer
o    Represent the Office of Evaluation before donors and Member Nations
o    Strengthen relationships with donors and Member Nations
o    Promote use of evaluation findings and response to recommendations

• Provide quality assurance across the portfolio of evaluations
o    Review evaluation outputs and provide detailed feedback (such as evaluation designs and reports)
o    Assess evaluation outputs to provide approval (for release, payments to partners, and so on)

• Maintain technical leadership
o    Keep abreast of methodological developments in evaluation

•    Perform other duties as required

Full details available on the FAO website. Application deadline 27 September.