Junior Evaluation consultant to work in the Evaluation Service of UNHCR, Geneva Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Evaluation Officer consultant is situated in the Evaluation Service (ES) in UNHCR Headquarters Geneva. The Evaluation Service, commissions centralized evaluations covering vast areas and strategic themes that are important for the work of UNHCR. Working under the supervision of Snr Evaluation Officer(s), the post focuses on providing operational support to centralized evaluations. The Junior Evaluation Consultant will have to work across a wide gamut of stakeholders at multiple levels of the organization, including Headquarters Division of International Protection, Division of Resilience and Solutions, Division of Strategic Planning and Results, Division of Finance and Administration, Global Data Service Regional Bureaux and Country Officers. Some communication with other UN agencies, academic institutions, and civil society groups, participating in evaluation reference groups may also be necessary. All UNHCR personnel are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Support to evaluation management: • Provide ‘hands on’ evaluation-related technical and project management support to Evaluation Service colleagues on centralized evaluation planning and implementation. • Support Evaluation Service colleagues in the coordination, planning and implementation and of evaluation activities with consultants/ evaluation firms and relevant stakeholders • Contribute to evaluation reports, publications and other written material produced by the Evaluation Service. • Work with Evaluation Service colleagues to design and develop evaluation-related communication material to enhance awareness and utility of evaluation products • Support capacity building initiatives by the Evaluation Service, including the development of training material. • Perform and write up information from formative data analysis and background research to prepare evaluation concept notes and Terms of Reference. • Collate internal and external resources and analysis tools/systems that Evaluation Service colleagues and consultants/firms can use to facilitate better use of UNHCR’s corporate data and information management systems. • Contribute to enhancing technical quality of UNHCR’s evaluation methodologies, tools, and procedures regarding secondary data analysis of UNHCR operational and administrative data along with external data sources. Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
Advanced university degree in evaluation, social and economic development or related fields. Field(s) of Education Social Sciences Economics or other relevant field.
Certificates and/or Licenses (desirable)
Research & Evaluation Methods.
Relevant Job Experience
• At least 3 years of relevant experience in evaluation research and management, preferably in a protection-related area of humanitarian or development operations. • Experience in programme/project management, monitoring or field research. • Understanding of evaluations, research methodologies and statistics. • Work experience in the UN, Inter-governmental or Government Agencies.
Formal qualification or certification in evaluation work. Substantial experience in a humanitarian or development context. Functional Skills Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc. MS-Research; MS-Analysis; MS-Data Collection and Analysis; Basic understanding of statistical software packages e.g. SPSS, SAS, Stata, R PO-Development/Evaluation of Humanitarian Operations; PO-Policy Development, Evaluation, Research, Publication;
English – fluent - required
Other UN language – desirable
Location / Contract Period
Location: Geneva - UNHCR
Full-time for 11 months
Start date: as soon as possible
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