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Advisor, Evaluation

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

Description of duties: Under the direct supervision of the Auditor-General (IES), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties: a) Advise in the implementation of PAHO's Evaluations Policy by advising management on the planning, execution and reporting of all evaluative assignments in the PASB;b) Lead the collaboration of the PASB's evaluation activity with the WHO's Global Network on Evaluation, to ensure alignment with WHO and other international organization practices while simultaneously promoting PASB-specific evaluative needs; c) Act as regional expert for evaluations for the AMRO Region;d) Provide advice on the formulation and review of evaluation policies and guidelines within the Organization;e) Develop the register of evaluations in the Organization; analyze and inform management of key lessons learned from the evaluations;f) Advise managers on evaluation methodology and best practices relevant to specific assignments;g) Disseminate in the PASB the lessons learned from evaluations by using among other things, suitable technological tools to facilitate communication; h) Cooperate with professional evaluation bodies and the UN Evaluation Group to gain and share knowledge about methodologies and other evaluation issues;i) Develop guidelines, educational and training materials for evaluations;j) Perform other related duties, as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: A bachelor's and a master's degree in evaluation methods and management, international affairs, economics, organizational development, information systems, project management, business or public administration, industrial engineering or any other discipline within the field from a recognized university. Desirable: A master's degree in public health would be an asset.In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/ Skills: -- Intrainstitutional Action: Leads team efforts toward full understanding of the policies the organization must operate within as well as the Standard of Conduct for the International Civil Service. Leads employees and co-workers toward operating in a fair, consistent and equitable manner, and displays such behavior by example. Behaves consistently in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Organization.-- Analysis, Synthesis and Forecasting: After analyzing situations on the basis of the available evidence and knowledge, leads one's area of responsibility toward individual and collective actions. Encourages the importance of continual analysis. Verifies and promotes that action is taken in situations that will require future intervention, based on ongoing analysis. Leads others in decisions needed to implement required actions. Is capable of anticipating the implications of analyzed situations between one and two years ahead.-- Teamwork: Embraces and leads consensual decision-making, that is, leading the fulfillment of team decisions, even when they may not fully coincide with one's own opinions or proposals. Knows how to manage difficult team situations and promotes consensus building. Takes responsibility for the team's successes and failures.-- Communication: Leads the development of an environment that actively establishes and proactively engages in productive dialogues that involve multicultural environments. Encourages the skills and behaviors that facilitate productive dialogues. Expresses points of view effectively.-- Accountability: Accepts responsibility for the results, for the work of subordinates, for the tasks delegated, the deadlines, and any deviations from them. Requires and oversees the adherence according to the budget. Monitors the progress made upon reaching the objectives and deadlines. For any deviations on the work plan, looks for corrective actions.-- Knowledge Management: Supports and develops networked and community working. Identifies, develops and nurtures networks and communities. Identifies and builds on working networks that enable knowledge and information flow. Designs and implements knowledge and information services. Enables utilization of knowledge and information sources. Delivers relevant knowledge and information in most appropriate form. Participates in and learns from networked and community approaches.-- Evaluation of technical cooperation interventions: Evaluates criteria for the interventions at the process, management, and outcome level, in addition to technical cooperation evaluation plans, in keeping with the PAHO's strategic direction. Technical Expertise:- Excellent management skills for the planning, execution and coordination of a range of activities, including assignment-based reporting.- Ability to work independently and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while producing results. - Thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of institutional reporting and analysis. - Demonstrated expertise in a range of quantitative and qualitative research and reporting techniques. - Strong interpersonal skills; diplomacy, tact and ability to effectively communicate with personnel at all levels and from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.- Broad knowledge and application of the principles for the development of information systems in support of internal oversight processes.- Strong writing and oral, including the development of reports and presentations for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.IT Skills:Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Visio, Microsoft SharePoint and Project would be an asset. Experience: Essential: Nine years of combined national and international professional experience in the field of evaluation in the social sectors, consulting and/or managing projects related to budget business process review, system development procedures, and/or project development. Languages: Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset. Additional Information: PAHO OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE INCLUDING AN ANNUAL NET SALARY AND POST ADJUSTMENT, WHICH REFLECTS THE COST OF LIVING IN A PARTICULAR DUTY STATION AND EXCHANGE RATES (SUBJECT TO MANDATORY DEDUCTIONS FOR PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS AND HEALTH INSURANCE). OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE: 30 DAYS ANNUAL LEAVE, DEPENDENCY BENEFITS, PENSION PLAN AND HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME. BENEFITS FOR INTERNATIONALLY RECRUITED STAFF MAY INCLUDE HOME LEAVE, TRAVEL AND REMOVAL EXPENSES ON APPOINTMENT AND SEPARATION, EDUCATION GRANT FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN, ASSIGNMENT GRANT AND RENTAL SUBSIDY.CANDIDATES APPOINTED TO AN INTERNATIONAL POST WITH PAHO ARE SUBJECT TO MOBILITY AND MAY BE ASSIGNED TO ANY ACTIVITY OR DUTY STATION OF THE ORGANIZATION THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ON-LINE PERSONAL HISTORY FORM TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POST. CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED ONLY IF THEY ARE UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION. A WRITTEN TEST AND/OR INTERVIEW WILL BE HELD FOR THIS POST. THE POST DESCRIPTION IS THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSES. Post Adjustment: 48.8 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-01

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