Evaluation Officer, Grade 17/ LDC,
Vacancy Announcement Number
Deadline for Applications
17 April 2019
Fixed-Term Appointment for (applies to internal candidates on Fixed-Term contract only)
3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.
Limited Duration Contract (applies to external candidates and internal candidates on LDC)
1 year, renewable; Appointment subject to funding confirmation.
Internal Oversight Services
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed professionals wishing to make a change.
UNRWA’s strategic objectives
The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. In line with this mission, the Agency works towards five strategic outcomes: (a) Palestine refugee rights under international law are protected and promoted; (b) Palestine refugee health is protected and disease burden
is reduced; (c) school-age children complete quality, equitable and inclusive basic education; (d) Palestine refugee capabilities are strengthened for increased livelihood opportunities; and (e) Palestine refugees are able to meet their basic human needs of food, shelter and environmental health. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions.
Do you want to make a lasting difference?
If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for Palestine refugees we would like to hear from you.
the main responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision and guidance from the Chief of Evaluation Division, the main responsibilities include:
Participating in, coordinating, or conducting evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible and meet professional standards:
o Effectively participating in the evaluation of projects, programmes and policies; assisting in the supervision of evaluations conducted by consultants;
o Applying high professional standards in line with the norms and standards for evaluation in the UN System; applying evaluation design, evaluation process management, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis tools, techniques and approaches;
o Cooperating with other UN evaluation units and professional evaluation bodies;
Promoting the usefulness of evaluations and following-up on evaluation findings and recommendations:
o Reporting to management on findings and recommendations of evaluations;
o Organizing meetings, workshops and other discussions to establish a dialogue on evaluation results;
o Ensuring that evaluation results are taken into account for the continued implementation of projects/programmes and for the design and appraisal of new projects/programmes;
o Ensuring that project/programme managers respond to recommendations and monitoring the following-up on evaluations;
Promoting the evaluation function in the Agency:
o Reviewing evaluation reports for quality control purposes; providing support, guidance, advice, capacity building to UNRWA staff members in the conduct of decentralized evaluations;
o Contributing to the development and review of policies, guidance, systems, procedures and tools related to evaluation; keeping abreast of developments in the area of evaluation;
Contributing to effective deployment of human and financial resources of the Evaluation Division:
o Planning evaluations and preparing evaluation budgets for individual evaluations; effectively and efficiently managing the use of resources for evaluations;
o Assisting in selecting evaluation consultants based on requirements; and in supervising evaluation consultants.
The incumbent will be required to travel, as needed, in the Agency’s area of operations in the Middle East.
Conditions of service
Option One: Fixed Term Appointment, Grade 17
Monthly basic salary JD 1086.60 plus special occupation allowance of 69.90% of the basic salary. Other benefits include monthly Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, and dependency allowance (if applicable).
Option Two: Limited Duration Contract (LDC- Band G)
Who we are
For over 65 years, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) has been working on the ground in five fields of operations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip providing direct assistance and protection for some 5 million Palestine refugees in the Middle East. UNRWA is mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide this assistance and its mission is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development until there is a just and lasting solution for their plight. UNRWA restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who have been uprooted by conflict with services encompassing education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance.
For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/
Monthly basic salary starting from JD 1440.40 depending on the professional knowledge and experience. Other benefits include compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave pro-rated to the duration of the contract where less than one year, and family allowance (if applicable).
To qualify for this position, you will need:
An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in social sciences, economics, development studies, international relations, public/business administration, management or other related fields ; a first-level university degree in combination with three additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
Seven years of progressively relevant experience in research and evaluation, programme planning, programme cycle management or other related fields;
Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
Background in international relations and knowledge of current development issues ;
Experience related to the organization’s mandate and activities.
Experience in using statistical software such as SPSS
You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:
UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Default managerial competencies may apply.
Planning and organizing
Formulating strategies and concepts
Adapting and responding to change
Deciding and initiating action
Applying technical expertise
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
How to apply
Applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted via e-mail only. Please ensure that the e-mail address indicated in your Personal History Profile is accurate.
The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.
This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non- smoking work environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.
Date of issue: 4 April 2019/ RJ
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