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UNO Associate Evaluation Officer Jobs In Nairobi 2022

UNO Associate Evaluation Officer Jobs In Nairobi 2022
UNO Associate Evaluation Officer Jobs In Nairobi 2022

Description UNO Associate Evaluation Officer Jobs In Nairobi 2022

UNO Associate Evaluation Officer Jobs In Nairobi 2022 The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. It is the focal point for all urbanization and human settlement matters within the UN system. UN-Habitat envisions well-planned, well-governed, and efficient cities and other human settlements, with adequate housing, infrastructure and universal access to employment and basic services such as water, energy, and sanitation.

The UN-Habitat’s Office of the Executive Director (OED) provides leadership in the urban agenda, setting to implementing legislative mandates of UN-Habitat, ensuring coherent delivery of the programme of work and management of resources in accordance with UN policies and procedures. This post is in the Office of the Executive Director, at the Nairobi duty station. The Independent Evaluation Section has a mandate to coordinate and manage the evaluation function to serve three main organizational objectives of (i) ensuring evaluations provide a basis for substantive accountability to UN-Habitat management, governing bodies, donors and other Habitat partners; (ii) contributing to enhanced learning, enabling the organization to improve and improving programmatic planning and implementation of current and future UN-Habitat policies, strategies, programmes/projects and processes; and (iii) contributing to evidence-based policymaking. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Independent Evaluation Section, the incumbent will carry out the following responsibilities.

Job Details UNO Associate Evaluation Officer Jobs In Nairobi 2022
Hiring OrganizationUNO
Duty StationNAIROBI
Posting Period30 March 2022 – 28 April 2022
Job Opening Number22-Management and Analysis-UN-HABITAT-176183-R-Nairobi (E)
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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
  • Identifies issues that would lead to evaluation work planning items and provides inputs to the planning, conduct and reporting of evaluations of UN-Habitat operations, policies, strategies, themes, projects, programmes and ensuring that evaluations conducted are in conformity with UN norms and standards for evaluation;
  • Supports coordination of evaluation functions at division, branch, regional and country levels.
  • Reviews and analyses emerging evaluation issues and trends and participate in evaluations or research activities and studies;
  • With significant guidance, assists in the development of a well-focused evaluation Terms of Reference for conducting evaluations that include complete background, purpose, scope, evaluation approach and methodologies, evaluation questions, stakeholder involvement, evaluation management, deliverables and time schedules;
  • Provides substantive inputs in the preparation of evaluations products that would improve uptake of evaluations by different stakeholders, including evaluation briefs, newsletters, videos, guidance documents and ensuring they are systematically shared on internal and external electronic platforms of UN-Habitat;
  • Participates in survey initiatives; assists with the design of data collection tools; collects reliable and accurate information in an objective way, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares survey reports;
  • Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
  • Ensures that the evaluation module, integrated into PAAS and the Evaluation Recommendations Tracking System is continuously monitored and updated and is able to generate reports from the system as and when they are needed to facilitate accountability, learning and programme improvement.
  • Review updates in the Integrated Planning, Monitoring and Reporting (IPMR) system for preparation of annual evaluation plans and evaluations of individual projects and programmes.
  • Develops innovative tools and technologies to deliver evaluative information to those that can use it, by synthesizing evaluation reports to get key messages and inappropriate formats to be shared with various audiences and key stakeholders of evaluations;
  • Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other evaluation meetings, workshops conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, preparation of documents and presentations;
  • Participates in field missions, including the provision of substantive support, data collection, etc;
  • Contributed to updating the UN-Habitat Evaluation website;
  • Undertakes other assignments in support of the Independent Evaluation Unit to implement its work.



Eligibility Criteria


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, information technology, computer sciences, statistics, management, economics or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience in project/programme management, administration, evaluation or related area is required.
  • Experience in strategic planning, programme monitoring and evaluation is required.
  • Experience in devising and implementing evaluation mechanisms (e.g. public opinion surveys) to assess popular perceptions is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
  • NOTE: “Fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and ” Knowledge of” equals a rating of ” confident” in two of the four areas.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Individual Contractors and Consultants who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for or be appointed to any professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions, within six months of the
end of their current or most recent service. For such positions, at least six months need to have elapsed between the end of a consultancy or individual contract and the time of application and consideration for an appointment as a staff member under the Staff Rules and Regulations
of the United Nations.

Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of
qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect.

The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic
background or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2020, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei
Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. 

How To Apply

  • Interested Candidates may apply online.