Date(s) - 15/10/2022
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Within assigned authority, the Associate Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• As a member of the team contribute to the backstopping process of independent project evaluations, including relating to field offices with the highest need for support; provide substantive support to the management of in-depth evaluations and contribute to evaluation exercises, including activities away from Headquarters; provide technical support and assistance to staff 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).
• Assist the Deputy Chief and Chief in the preparation of inputs for the development of the UNODC evaluation tools, methodologies, guidelines and templates in accordance with the international standards and best practices as identified by the General Assembly, other UN relevant organs and offices, including UNEG; keep abreast of best practices and lessons learned, promoting their use to improve UNODC programmes’ performance.
• Service and participate in the process of the strengthening of evaluation capacity in UNODC Headquarters and Field Offices through systematic needs-assessment for capacity-building, tailored training and joint initiatives with the Staff Development Unit; in cooperation with all three IES teams, provide assistance to facilitate special evaluation capacity building, providing training, induction courses and presentations on evaluation matters in working language of the Field Offices, specifically Spanish and French.
• Provide support in researching, compiling, analysing and summarizing information on completed, on-going and up-coming evaluation related activities.
• Contribute to evaluation-related knowledge management products of IES, including e.g., the Meta-Synthesis, or thematic analyses on UNODC’s mandated area of work and contribute to IES’ engagement with UNEG, other UN Evaluation Functions and UN Resident Coordinators.
• Maintain and update monitoring tables of evaluation plans – including relating to field offices – consultants, etc. and contribute to the data collection for IES’s Results-Based Management tools and plans.
• Provide support to all three IES teams (evaluation capacity development; evaluation results; evaluation-based knowledge management, communication and innovation) as necessary and requested.
• Conduct background research on various topics relating to evaluation, National Evaluation Capacity Building, SDGs, UN reforms, UNODC mandate-related areas of work with a particular focus on drugs, crime and terrorism prevention, Human Rights and Gender Equality, current trends in UNODC’s mandated area of work, etc. contributing thereby to preparing different knowledge products, guidelines, templates, reports in IES’s three teams; contribute to reports, briefs, and other communication products as requested.
• Support project revisions and project approvals as regards evaluation in the Direct Approval process; advise on mandatory evaluation criteria for all projects and programmes at UNODC.
• Provide support to produce proposals for Annual Voluntary Contribution to UNODC and financial reports to donors.
• Perform other work-related duties as required.
Closing Date: Saturday 15 October 2022