Specialist, Evaluation

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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.


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This requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)

The Planning Budget and Evaluation (PBE) Department is in charge of PAHO’s strategic planning, budget management, and corporate performance monitoring, assessment, and evaluation. PBE coordinates the development of the Organization’s Strategic Plan (SP) and

Program and Budget (PB), and implements PAHO’s evaluation policy, applying results-based management (RBM) approach in line with the Organization’s mandates, policies, and strategies. PBE’s performance monitoring and assessment measures progress toward the

priorities and results in the Strategic Plan and Program and Budget. The evaluation unit in PBE also evaluates how and why results were or were not achieved and how corporate performance can be improved. PBE as the custodian of the evaluation function in PAHO

implements the Corporate Evaluation Work Plan, approved by the Executive Management on the basis of organizational requirements, significance or utility. The Department is accountable to the Director and Deputy Director of PAHO, and the evaluation function

collaborates with the WHO Evaluation Office and with the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG).


Under the general supervision of the Director, Planning and Budget (PBE), and the direct supervision of the Senior Advisor, Evaluation,

the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:

1. Provide technical support for the commissioning, management and conduct of evaluations; collaborate and contribute actively to the planning, preparation of guidelines, data collection, design and management of surveys, research and data analysis, and presentation of main findings;

2. Gather and process information and support the technical preparation of evaluation terms of reference; research, systematize and analyze data and information for preparing evaluation reports for Executive Management, WHO, and PAHO Governing Bodies.

3. Collaborate and provide support for the implementation of PAHO’s evaluation function, by ensuring the technical application of the evaluation policy, processes, quality assurance of evaluation products (TOR, inception, final reports), including technical review and update of guidelines and tools, collaboration within and with other entities in promoting the use of evaluation in RBM and planning and budgeting processes;

4. Assist in identifying and recruiting consultants and firms external to the evaluation function;

5. Maintain and enhance a roster of evaluation consultants, firms, and partners (WHO, UNEG, PMN etc.), assist in managing and maintaining the online databases of PAHO’s evaluations (repository of evaluations, tracking expenditures, resources flows, etc.);

6. Promote compliance with PAHO’s evaluation policy, handbook and processes and assist with monitoring and recording implementation of recommendations from evaluations, preparing status reports for PBE and Executive Management, and tracking the management responses to evaluations and their use on the Evaluation Platform, SharePoint and other platforms;

7. Support the development and delivery of evaluation e-learning, training, capacity development and orientation, and development of activities to enhance PAHO’s evaluation culture, and the organization and coordination of (video)-conference events and meetings;

8. Maintain and support the enhancement of the evaluation intranet and internet pages and of the evaluation platform, as well as the enhancement of capacity-building sites, templates and guidelines, in collaboration with PAHO’s ITS and stakeholders;

9. Perform other related duties, as assigned.



Essential: A bachelor’s degree in a health or social science, business administration, economics, monitoring and evaluation, international relations, or any other field related to the functions of the post from a recognized university.

Desirable: Training and/or education in evaluation, results-based management, planning, program management or project management.

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. PAHO, considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in one of the following databases:

World Higher Education Database (WHED), list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/

Council for Higher Education Accreditation http://www.chea.org/search/default.asp

College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ college navigator to support the validation process.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual.

For information on PAHO please visit: http://www.paho.org


Essential: Seven years of combined national and international work experience in development or humanitarian evaluation, program management, project management, monitoring and assessment, and in disciplines related to evaluations covered by international agencies.

Desirable: Experience working with a UN system organization and/or developing countries and/or countries in the region, are assets.


PAHO Competencies:

· Overall attitude at work: Maintains integrity and takes a clear ethical approach and stance; demonstrates commitment to the Organization’s mandate and promotes the values of the Organization in daily work and behavior; is accountable for work carried out in line with own role and responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues and counterparts.

· Teamwork: Collaborate and cooperate with others/Deal effectively with conflict - Creates team spirit; promotes collaboration and open communication in the team; proactively supports others; welcomes team responsibilities and drives team results; promotes knowledge sharing in the team. Proactively identifies conflicts and facilitates their resolution in a respectful manner; tactfully resolves conflicts between or with others and takes action to reduce any possible tension; effectively builds a rapport with individuals and teams, establishing good personal and professional relationships, as well as minimizing risk of potential conflict.

· Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Relate well to diversity in others and capitalize on such diversity - Treats all people with dignity and respect. Relates well to people with different cultures, gender, orientations, backgrounds and/or positions; examines own behavior to avoid stereotypical responses; considers issues from the perspective of others and values their diversity.

· Communication: Express oneself clearly when speaking/Listen/Write effectively/Share knowledge - Foresees communication needs of audience and targets message accordingly. Facilitates open communication; encourages others to share their views openly and takes time to understand and consider their views. Writes down ideas in a clear, structured, logical and credible way; drafts and supports the development of guidelines, policies and procedures. Shares relevant information openly and ensures that the shared information is understood; considers knowledge sharing as a constructive working method and demonstrates awareness of the Organization.

· Producing Results: Work efficiently and independently/Deliver quality results/Take responsibility - Prioritizes work, monitors own progress against objectives and adapts plans as required; communicates adjustments as necessary. Acts proactively and stimulates action as needed; handles problems effectively and constructively. Produces high-quality results and workable solutions that meet clients’ needs. Works independently to produce new results and sets own time lines effectively and efficiently. Shows awareness of own role and clarifies roles of team members in relation to project’s expected results. Makes proposals for improving processes as required and takes responsibility for own work and/or actions, as necessary. Demonstrates positive attitude in working on new projects and initiatives. Demonstrates accountability for own success, as well as for errors; learns from experience.

· Moving forward in a changing environment: Propose change/Adapt to change - Actively supports Organizational change initiatives and demonstrates personal commitment to them, including when faced with new demands; proposes workable solutions to challenging situations. Engages in positive responses to a changing environment and promotes workable solutions to achieve own and team’s results. Welcomes, and actively seeks to apply, new ideas, approaches and working methods and technologies in order to improve own and/or team’s work processes and results; demonstrates commitment to Organizational change initiatives.

Technical Expertise:

· Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of evaluation and results-based management concepts and processes and their application related to evaluation, planning, project, or program management, monitoring and assessment, preferably in health or social sectors.

· Proven expertise in international technical cooperation with emphasis on public health planning and policies, program development and implementation, with particular emphasis on research, evaluation, monitoring, and assessment.

· Demonstrated ability to conduct in-depth research, assess, analyze, synthesize, and provide recommendations on evaluative issues.

· Ability to manage multiple tasks in a complex organizational environment and to re-prioritize actions on short notice when required.

· Excellent skills in modern communication, information management, effective visualization technologies, and a proactive attitude.

· Excellent analytical skills combined with strong professional oral and writing skills including for the development of reports, oral presentations, memos, briefs, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.

· Excellent logistical, administrative, and organizational skills to facilitate the implementation of workplans and follow-up actions.


Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with working knowledge of the other. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.

IT Skills:

Demonstrated advanced ability to utilize computer and communication technology (Microsoft Office, qualitative and quantitative research (SPSS, Dedoose etc.), social media analysis, research tools for survey design, analysis, and visualization. Knowledge of other software (e.g., Power Bi) for data management and visualization. Ability to conduct big data analysis, information analyses, and visualization.


Monthly Salary****: (Net of taxes)

$ 5,343.42 (Salary is non-negotiable)

Post Adjustment****:

$ 3,751.08 This amount is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.


· This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates to fill other similar short-term professional positions, at the same grade level.

· PAHO/WHO offers an attractive compensation package including a monthly net salary and post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance). Other benefits may include: 2.5 days annual leave per month, generous telework policy, parental leave, sick leave, pension plan, and health insurance scheme. Other benefits for internationally recruited staff may include travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, settling-in grant and rental subsidy.

· Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. A written test and/or interview will be held for this position as a form of screening.

· The post description is the official documentation for organization purposes.

· Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual.

· For information on PAHO please visit: http://www.paho.org

· PAHO/WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

· PAHO is an ethical organization that maintains high standards of integrity and accountability. People joining PAHO are required to maintain these standards both in their professional work and personal activities.

· PAHO also promotes a work environment that is free from harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, and other types of abusive behavior. PAHO conducts background checks and will not hire anyone who has a substantiated history of misconduct.

· PAHO personnel interact frequently with people in the communities we serve. To protect these people, PAHO has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse. People who commit serious wrongdoing will be terminated and may also face criminal prosecution.

· PAHO/WHO is a smoke-free environment.

· Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are encouraged.

· All applicants are required to complete an on-line profile to be considered for this post.

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