World Food Programme - Evaluation Officer
Vacancy: Evaluation Officer P4 (2 Positions)
Location: Rome, Italy
Deadline: 16 September 2018
1.Manage evaluation processes and budgets from preparation and design through to completion to ensure the production of independent, credible evidence that meets high professional standards in line with UN norms and standards and codes of conduct for evaluation in the UN system, embodied in WFP's Evaluation Quality Assurance System (EQAS).
2.Source, hire and supervise external consultants to ensure the production of evaluations that meet EQAS requirements.
3.Engage stakeholder groups, both internal and external to WFP, appropriately in the evaluation process and manage communications.
4.Contribute to the application of the normative framework, quality support, assessment mechanisms and reporting on decentralized evaluation.
5.Promote WFP's evaluation culture of accountability and learning through analyzing evidence and lessons; preparation of syntheses and summaries of evaluation findings and recommendations; and prepare presentations of these, tailoring messages to specific audiences and platforms, and working with internal and external stakeholders to enhance learning from and use of evaluation evidence in policy, programme and project design.
6.Act as the focal point within Office of Evaluation for a particular technical theme and/or WFP region, keeping abreast of relevant developments in that technical and/or geographical area and providing relevant evaluation advice and feedback.
7.Participate and represent Office of Evaluation in external professional forums and networks and internal collaboration on monitoring and evaluation issues.
8.Participate in WFP internal evaluation expertise groups to enable sharing of experience and development of good practice.
9.Manage junior staff members, providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
10.Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
11.Other as required.
Standard minimum requirements
Advanced University degree in International Development, Economics, Social Science or other relevant field, or First University degree with an additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
- Minimum 8 years' of relevant professional experience both in the field and in Headquarters in international development or humanitarian work, evaluation and/or policy studies.
- Minimum 5 years' experience in managing and/or conducting policy or strategic or thematic or country portfolio evaluations in diverse humanitarian and/or development contexts.
- Fluency (level C) in English language.
- Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP's working language, Portuguese.
Further details and application available here.