Project/Programme Evaluation Officer (S2)
General Minimum Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
- Excellent physical condition
- Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
- Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
- First-level university degree in public/business administration, management, international relations, public or international law or related field
- Very good organizational skills and previous proven project management experience
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
First-level university degree in a relevant field
At least 6 years of general professional experience in project management, international affairs and/or development aid or any other related field, out of which at least 3 years in project drafting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in an international context
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
- At least 3 years experience in Project Cycle Management to include project design, implementation, reporting and evaluation;
- Experience in writing and in reviewing project proposals;
- Knowledge of evaluation methods tools and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory);
- Proven experience in conducting complex programme/project evaluaitons and in preparing and reviewing project progress and final reports;
- Experience in planning and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) systems;
- Experience in using data collection methods, reviewing, analysing and summarizing assessments and evaluation findings;
- Professional fluency in written and spoken English;
- Strong analytical, organisational and planning skills;
- Strong drafting, presentation and communications skills;
- Ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
- Strong facilitation, interpersonal, motivational skills;
- Demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills;
- Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
- Ability to operate windows applications including word processing and e-mails, as well as data collection and surveying systems.
- Experience in designing and delivering training;
- Experience in facilitating management and electronic e-learning oriented sessions with multiple stakeholders;
- Experience in budget review and management.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Office of Central Co-ordination, the Project/Programme Evaluation Officer will be tasked with:
1. Co-ordinating Mission’s wide Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) processes and identifying lessons learned to improve current M and E practices and tools; developing, as required, specific Terms of References for designing and implementing baseline and evaluation studies and acting as the Mission’s Focal Point for M and E;
2. Identifying and supporting the development of key performance questions, key indicators and targets to assess and improve the efficiency and impact of Mission’s programmes, including through regular review of existing social and economic data to be used as a baseline for impact evaluation and future programming of the Mission;
3. Co-ordinating and supporting ex-ante programme/project evaluations and sharing findings with programme departments and senior management;
4. Collecting, compiling and analysing project and other programme reports prepared by Mission’s departments and preparing consolidated progress reports for the senior management; regularly reviewing monitoring and project reports and analysing them to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation;
5. Fostering participatory planning and monitoring by training and involving relevant Mission's staff in M and E activities; providing training in M and E for project managers;
6. Providing advice and assistance to programme/project managers on project proposals’ development; reviewing project proposals prepared by the departments to ensure adherence to Project Cycle Management standards, Mission’s internal guidelines and standard operating procedures related to project management as well as Mission’s strategic priorities and requirements;
7. Reviewing Extra Budgetary (ExB) project proposals to ensure that OSCE rules and standards on these are fully upheld and donors’ reporting requirements are met; maintaining accurate archive of all ExB projects related documentation;
8. Performing other duties as assigned.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see: http://www.osce.org/mission-in-kosovo.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.
Please apply to your relevant authorities well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here: https://www.osce.org/contacts/delegations.