Evaluation Specialist (P-4), (TA) – 364 Days, Geneva - Switzerland, ECARO

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 159,379 USD and 205,487 USD.

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results

The war in Ukraine has triggered the fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II. The overwhelming majority of refugees are women and children, often separated from husbands and fathers who remained in Ukraine; older people; and significant numbers of unaccompanied children, including those from state care facilities.

Local and national authorities have established reception facilities at border crossing points to receive new arrivals and are providing life-saving assistance, including accommodation, food, and other basic needs, as well as onward transport for those moving to urban centers. In the reception centers, information is also provided on the asylum process and temporary protection, as well as on the risks of trafficking. Access to basic rights and services, such as health, has been facilitated. Steps have already been taken to foster protection and inclusion into national systems, such as for health and education. Referral services are being scaled up, focusing especially on case management and protection of unaccompanied children and those evacuated from boarding schools, institutions and other alternative care arrangements, survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), victims of trafficking, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.

This temporary appointment role supports the efforts to ensure credibility, impartiality, and independence of the evaluation activities in Europe and Central Asia region (ECAR) in relation to the UNICEF’s Ukraine Emergency Response. He/she also facilitates the development and implementation of evaluation workplans in the Regional Office (RO), in each Country Office (CO) engaged in the response and in the neighboring and surrounding countries receiving the refugees from Ukraine. He/she also supports Refugee Receiving Teams (RRTs) and provides guidance and technical support to them and relevant national government on evaluation and on related matters.

How can you make a difference?

The Temporary Appointment post supports the RO’s evaluation partnerships, including inter-agency relations within the UN, and collaboration with the regional Office and Headquarters in relation to the Ukraine Emergency Response. The post also supports the coordination of all the evaluation activities taking place in relation to the Ukraine Emergency Response.

The Evaluation Specialist is responsible for the design and effective conduct and uptake of evaluations in accordance with the UNICEF evaluation policy. He/she ensures that the UNEG Norms and Standards for evaluation as well as well UNICEF evaluation coverage benchmarks and quality standards are upheld, including as follows:

1. Evaluation Leadership

Support the ECA Regional Evaluation Adviser (REA) with the evaluation activities - develop and implement a plan of evaluation activities that will provide relevant and strategic information to manage UNICEF Emergency Response to Ukraine and relevant national policies and programmes toward achieving results for children in both Ukraine and neighboring and surrounding countries.

Support the ECA REA to ensure that a well-prioritized and strategic selection of evaluations at the Regional Office, Country Office and/or programme strategy level is managed so that each evaluation is designed and carried out with quality process and products and that evaluation results are useful to the intended audience.

2. Evaluation Conduct and Use

Ensure that UNICEF-supported evaluations are designed and implemented to established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion and used by stakeholders in order to improve UNICEF humanitarian response and programme work to contribute to wider learning.

3. Evaluation Capacity Strengthening and Partnership Building

Support the ECA REA to ensure that evaluation capacities of the RO, CO staff as well as the staff in neighboring and surrounding countries and national partners – including government and civil society – are strengthened, enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead evidence generating processes. Ensure that these staff and their partners are effectively linked to wider UNICEF capacity building developments in a way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s) in social sciences, economics, public policy, statistics, or in research methods is required. A degree or certification/accreditation in Evaluation is a significant advantage.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in the implementation of equity-focused evaluations and the management of the evaluation function at national and international level is required.
  • Experience of evaluation in humanitarian settings is required.
  • Prior hands-on experience in middle and or high-income contexts is required.
  • Familiarity with emergency contexts in the UN System is an asset.
  • Relevant experience in supporting national (government) monitoring and evaluation is desirable.
  • Familiarity in evaluation design and in conducting evaluations as per UNICEF and UNEG norms and standards for Evaluation in the UN System is desirable.
  • Considerable experience with data collection and analytical methods used in conducting both ‘up-stream’ evaluations (e.g. focusing on policies, strategies and systems), as well as ‘down-stream’ evaluations (e.g. focusing on delivery of programmes and projects) is required.
  • Experience in related evidence functions is an asset, including Social Policy, Public Policy, Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis, Research, Programme Audit, and Programme Planning and Monitoring is an advantage,
  • Good understanding of the disaster risk reduction, humanitarian action, and development context in ECAR region is an asset.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and deliver under pressure is a requisite.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization tailoring language, tone, style, and format to match audience.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to emergencies countries if necessary.
  • Proficiency in English, written and verbal, is required. Working knowledge of another official UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) and/or regional language as needed to perform the role is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS). The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1) Works Collaboratively with others (1) Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1) Innovates and Embraces Change (!) Thinks and Acts Strategically (1) Drive to achieve impactful results (1) Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Please note that this role is aimed at supporting UNICEF response to the Ukraine emergency in neighboring and surrounding countries with the refugees from Ukraine. The post reports to the ECA Regional Evaluation Adviser and works closely with Ukraine CO and other COs and RRTs engaged in the response in neighboring and surrounding countries without UNICEF programme. Some work may also include supporting activities inside Ukraine. The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within four weeks of receiving an offer.

Added 5 months ago - Updated 5 months ago - Source: unicef.org