Director, Office of Evaluation
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is the Specialized Agency of the United Nations leading international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to high-quality food.
The Office of Evaluation is responsible for ensuring the relevance, effectiveness, quality and independence of evaluation in FAO, in support of FAO’s Strategic Framework 2022-31 which supports the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the transformation to More efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems for Better production, Better nutrition, a Better environment, and a Better life, leaving no one behind.
The Director of the Office of Evaluation (OED) heads an independent evaluation function in FAO in accordance with the Charter of the Office of Evaluation as reflected in the Basic Texts of the Organization and aligned with the United Nations evaluation principles, norms and standards. Through the Office of Evaluation, the Director provides global leadership, sets standards and maintains oversight of FAO’s entire evaluation function. All of the work carried out by the Organization is subject to evaluation, regardless of the source of funds, through three types of evaluation: evaluations for the Governing Bodies, focusing on key elements of FAO’s results framework, country evaluations, and evaluations of individual programmes and projects.
FAO strives for the highest international standards in its evaluation practice. All evaluations follow the United Nations Evaluations Group (UNEG) Norms and Standards (2016). The primary principles underpinning evaluation in FAO are: Independence, Impartiality, Credibility, Transparency and Usefulness.
() The Director of Evaluation serves for a fixed term of four years with a possibility of reappointment only once for a further term of four years in accordance with the Charter of the Office of Evaluation. The Director of Evaluation may not be reappointed within FAO to another post or recruited as a consultant during a period of one year following the expiry or termination of the appointment.
The Director OED reports to the Director-General of FAO who, inter alia, ensures that the Office of Evaluation functions within its approved budget and work programme and the agreed rules and procedures. The Director also reports to the FAO Council through the Programme Committee.
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