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Senior Evaluation Specialist

Kenya

Opportunity Deadline

28/11/2023

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Job Description

Fresh
Kenya
  • Country: Kenya
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Undergraduate degree
  • Experience: 9 years
  • Gender: Both

Duties

In Headquarters

  • Lead the design and timely management of global independent strategic, thematic and/or Level 3 Emergency Response Evaluations.
  • Deploy on mission as needed, notably scoping and draft report/ recommendation co-creation phases to build stakeholder involvement and ensure products are developed to standard.
  • Lead the dissemination and follow-up activities on global and/or L3 Emergency Response Evaluations.
  • Contribute to strengthening the global normative evaluation framework, including the revision of policies, strategies and procedures.
  • Enhance the technical quality of UNHCR’s evaluation approaches, methodologies and tools.

Lead, where requested, the updating of technical evaluation guidelines and capacity development products and services.

  • Contribute to the preparation of other technical evaluation products including evaluation syntheses.
  • Lead and participate in the selection and procurement of quality evaluation services (evaluation firms and individual consultants).
  • Provide technical assistance and quality assure decentralized evaluations commissioned by divisions.
  • Respond to requests for details of the evaluation work programme and activities.
  • Participate in conferences, workshops, and seminars relevant to UNHCR’s evaluation work and contribute to UN professional evaluation practice through active participation in UN Evaluation Group working groups and events.
  • Provide technical continuity and advice on specialist evaluation areas to rotational colleagues.

 

In a Regional Bureau

  • Lead the design and management of independent Country Strategy Evaluations (CSEs).
  • Deploy on mission as needed, notably scoping and draft report/ recommendation co-creation phases for CSEs and technical assistance in commissioning and design of decentralized evaluations to build stakeholder involvement and ensure products are developed to standard.
  • Lead the dissemination and follow-up activities of independent CSEs.
  • Contribute to strengthening the global normative evaluation framework, including the revision of policies and procedures with a specific emphasis on those relevant to the decentralized evaluation function.
  • Enhance the technical quality of UNHCR’s evaluation approaches, methodologies and tools.
  • Lead, where requested, the updating of technical evaluation guidelines and capacity development products and services.
  • Contribute to the preparation of other technical evaluation products including evaluation syntheses.
  • Lead the development and strengthening of the evaluation function within the region, including generating awareness and demand among senior management at bureau and operation levels; establishing a regional work programme, building a network of focal points, generating resources, and supporting decentralized evaluation conduct in line policy requirements.
  • Enhance the technical aspects (both quantitative and qualitative) of decentralised evaluations commissioned by UNHCR are improved through expert advice and guidance.
  • Ensure the quality of decentralized evaluations commissioned by regional bureaux and country operations.
  • Contribute to the design of evaluation-related training modules and materials for the decentralized function, and deploy to facilitate evaluation-related awareness raising, training and/or capacity building sessions as required.
  • Respond to requests for details of the evaluation work programme and activities.
  • Participate in conferences, workshops, and seminars relevant to UNHCR’s evaluation work and contribute to UN professional evaluation practice through active participation in UN Evaluation Group working groups and events.
  • Ensure continuity for the evaluation function and perform an advisory role in the regions.

 

  • Support risk assessment and discussions within the Evaluation Office team and proactively manage risks related to evaluation conduct and use for evaluations for which the S/M is responsible, escalating the risk to the Head of Evaluation Office, as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P4 – 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

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