Evaluation Officer (Capacity Development)

UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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Org. Setting and Reporting The post is located in the Independent Evaluation Section (IES) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. IES is functionally and operationally independent and located in the Office of the Executive Director (OED) of UNODC. IES ensures independent, timely and effective evaluations, in line with the standards and norms of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Deputy-Chief of IES, and with the Evaluation Officer of the Evaluation Capacity Building Team as an additional supervisor.

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Responsibilities 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.

    Competencies Professionalism: Has very good knowledge of international standards and practices in evaluation and respective ¿evaluation methodologies. Has in-depth knowledge of UN system evaluation standards and practices. Has in-depth knowledge of capacity development tools and approaches within the UN system and relating to evaluation. Has readiness to take action on resolutions and ¿decisions of intergovernmental bodies. Has extensive knowledge of technical cooperation and ¿development assistance. Has good knowledge of the international crime, drugs and terrorism ¿programme and policies. Has proven ability to contribute to gender-responsive and utilisation-focused in-depth evaluation as well as ¿other types of evaluations. Has proven ability to elaborate effective evaluation approaches and to ¿ensure that evaluation findings will enhance the learning and effectiveness of the programmes. Has ¿proven ability to produce evaluation reports and papers. Is able to review and edit the evaluation ¿work of others. Has ability to defend and explain difficult issues with respect to key decisions and ¿positions to staff, senior officials and members of intergovernmental bodies. Has proven ability to ¿communicate complex concepts in a clear, concise and meaningful way. Demonstrates good ¿judgment and initiative, imagination and resourcefulness, energy and tact. Is able to ensure an ¿effective work structure to maximize productivity and achieve the goals of the Section. Shows ¿pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject ¿matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving ¿results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced ¿with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for ¿incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all ¿areas of work.¿

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education An advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in social sciences or other relevant discipline is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience A minimum of five years of progressively responsible work experience in evaluation or research relating to preventing and countering crime in an international environment is required.

From the minimum years of experience, at least two years of work experience in managing project/programme evaluations relating to projects on countering and preventing crime is required.

Work experience in evaluation methodologies, policies, procedures and operations in a conflict-sensitive setting is desirable.

Work experience in integrating human rights and gender equality considerations in project/programme evaluation processes is desirable.

Work experience developing and delivering evaluation capacity activities is desirable.

Work experience with the United Nations Evaluation Group norms and standards is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is an advantage.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice This post is financed from extra-budgetary resources. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Vienna is classified in the H category (family duty station).

United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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