Evaluation Specialist (Planning), P-3, FT, Evaluation Office, HQNY

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This is a P-3 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 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 129,740 USD and 169,884 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, Evaluate

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the Chief, Evaluation Capacity Development, the incumbent provides substantive, planning support to the Evaluation Office and the decentralized level of the Evaluation Function.

The post holder is responsible for the planning and monitoring of the Evaluation Function, ensuring that the Evaluation Office has a well-prioritized and realistic plan of evaluation activities, developed collaboratively providing all the relevant and strategic information needed to manage the Evaluation Office activities. In addition, the incumbent supports to the decentralized level of the Evaluation Function: the post holder is responsible for evaluation performance monitoring, ensuring that Evaluation Office has quality information collected and disseminated, with the participation of all concerned partners, to assess progress towards expected quarterly, annual and multi-year results. Furthermore, the post holder will contribute to the effective management of the Global Evaluation Report Oversight System (GEROS) and the Evidence Information System Integration (EISI) to ensure that the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders for improving evaluation performance and contributing to corporate learning and accountability.

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

1. Evaluation Planning

Ensure that the Evaluation Office uses a well-prioritized and realistic plan of monitoring and evaluation activities which can provide the most relevant and strategic information

  • Make professional contributions to, and provide technical assistance for, the planning and monitoring of evaluation objectives, priorities and activities in the Evaluation Office’s Annual Work Plan.
  • Participate in the development of the Evaluation Office Work Plan, including developing and piloting a risk-based approach to planning for the Evaluation Office, and ensure the achievement of specific assigned objectives.
  • Participate in the monitoring of appropriate evaluation specific codes in the Project Information Database (PIDB).

2. Evaluation Performance Monitoring

Ensure that the Evaluation Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans and the Office Management Plan.

  • Provide technical support to ensure that a set of evaluation Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is regularly monitored and adjusted as necessary, with inputs from all concerned partners at global and decentralized levels, in the context of the Office Management Plan and Annual Work Plans, as outlined in the Evaluation Policy
  • Coordinate with partners to ensure that evaluation performance monitoring systems (Global Evaluation Dashboard, Insight Scorecard, EISI) are properly designed and monitored to feed into country office performance monitoring.
  • Maintain an appropriate internal evaluation quality assurance system for the centralized and decentralized level
  • Drawing on monitoring and analysis of key evaluation performance indicators, provide professional input to management reports (quarterly dashboard, semi-annual and annual review meetings), including providing input to relevant sections of the Annual Reports of the Evaluation Function and related documents.

3. Evaluation

Ensure that UNICEF-managed evaluations are designed and implemented to established UN quality standards, to improve programme performance and contribute to wider learning.

  • Contribute to the effective management of the Global Evaluation Report Oversight System (GEROS). This includes reviewing evaluations submitted to EISI and ensure the results of GEROS reviews contribute to corporate learning.
  • Disseminate GEROS lessons and recommendations to the intended audiences in user-friendly methods, to ensure that effective participatory feedback is provided on how to strengthen the evaluation quality monitoring system.
  • Monitor and ensure that management responses to the findings and recommendations of the GEROS meta-analyses are completed, recorded, and followed up for implementation.

4. Partnership

  • Support efforts to consolidate and expand the Evaluation Office’s – and wider evaluation function’s – partners with a wide range of actors (e.g., academic institutions, private sector, philanthropic institutions, UN partners, OECD-DAC network, other evaluation networks, Internal Supreme Audit Institutions, and so on) in the various strands of the Evaluation Function’s work (e.g., joint and system-wide evaluation, national evaluation capacity development, methods and innovation, knowledge management, and more).
  • Support efforts to strategically prioritize and cultivate those relationships deemed most likely to contribute to the evaluation function’s overall vision and strategy.
  • Undertake due diligence and advise the Director of Evaluation, Chief, Evaluation Capacity Development, Regional Evaluation Advisers, and others in these facets, as necessary.

5. Other

  • Undertake special assignments as requested by the Chief, Evaluation Capacity Development or the Director of Evaluation.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in social sciences or related technical field, formal training in evaluation is desirable.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Evaluation experience at policy, strategy and programme levels.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF programming and M&E practice at headquarters and field levels is desirable.
  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in at least another UN language desired.

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.

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