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Evaluation Analyst

Amman

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-01
Background
 
Under the overall guidance of the Strategic Planning Advisor and the day to day  super vision of the RBM specialist   the   Evaluation Analyst in the regional hub (Amman) contributes to the effective implementation and compliance with evaluation policies as per evaluations guidelines, ensures compliance with evaluation requirements, including planning, and implementation of evaluations, oversees the quality of evaluations and provides guidance, training and advice to country offices across the region as well as  the Regional Programme. The Evaluation Analyst ensures that evaluations plans are relevant to the country programmes and the Regional Programme and are designed and implemented to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability of results; ensures evaluations are carried out in a credible and systematic manner; lessons and recommendations are used for programme design and contribute to implementation of the UNSDCF priorities and results.

The Evaluation Analyst works closely with the Bureau of Programme and Policy Support (BPPS) and the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) at Headquarters regarding evaluation approaches and methodologies, ensuring that UNDP meets the requirements for monitoring and evaluation, including the conduct of mandatory project evaluations.

The Evaluation Analyst works in close collaboration with RBM focal points in country offices and is part of the RBM team in Amman.

 
Duties and Responsibilities
 

1.) Implementation of evaluation policies and strategies

  • Oversees the implementation of RBAS Evaluation Strategy and monitors the progress on the corporate key performance indicators.
  • Oversees/ monitors the planning, preparation, and management of thematic, country programme/project evaluations and other types of evaluations conducted in all country offices across the region as well as the Regional Programme.
  • Promotes evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in all country offices across the region as well as the Regional Programme Advises country offices and the Country Support and Oversight teams on the evaluation workplans, including on the identification of topics, and projects/programme to be evaluated. Enhances coverage through promoting the use of outcome, thematic and joint evaluations for more effectiveness and efficiency.
2.) Supporting the oversight of evaluation plans and processes and providing advice to the Country Support and Oversight team
  • Provides technical advice to COs and the Regional Programme on the design of evaluations, by advising on the formulation of evaluation Terms of Reference, in compliance with the Evaluation Policy, guidelines and methodology.
  • Reviews final evaluation reports from a quality and compliance perspective and provides feedback.
  • Coordinates and consolidates feedback on review of thematic evaluations.
  • Provide guidance on UNDP evaluation policies, procedures and practices to country offices.
  • Provide advice on the CPD’s evaluation plans and annual plans including on compliance with requirements and relevance to progarmme outcomes, priorities and the UNSDCF.
  • Follow up on implementation of all evaluation plans including compliance with the 5 key performance indicators and prepare regular updates for management information and action.
3.) Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing on monitoring and evaluation
  • Identify and formulate of evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader evaluation knowledge management efforts, disseminated in learning events, and channeled into decision-making processes.
  • Contribute to the implementation of Evaluation Knowledge Management and Learning Strategy through organizing webinars and information session in collaboration with BPPS and IEO and as part of the wider RBM support in the region
  • Participation in the conduct of results-oriented monitoring and evaluation training efforts in the region.
  • Liaise closely with CO focal points and contributes substantively to the RBAS RBM focal points group.
4.) Uses innovative tools and dashboards to analyze data and support the oversight of evaluations and the decision-making process
  • Develop and use tools to facilitate the monitoring of evaluation performance
  • Analyze data using available dashboards and develop reports with recommendations on action to be taken based on results
  • Develop SOPs for dashboards to be used by RBAS to facilitate sharing knowledge and guidance to country offices
  • Develop TeamSpace channels and joint spaces to faciliate the sharing of knowledge and guidance with RBM focal points
Core Competencies
 

Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously

LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination

LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion

LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

 
Technical Cross Functional Competencies 

Programme and Policy

Engagement and Effectiveness

Understanding of Results Based Management

Understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation principles and guidelines

Ability to monitor and oversee evaluation performance  

Ability to analyze data, develop strategies, plans and share lessons

Ability to provide guidance and advice, develop tools for training and capacity building

Business Direction and Strategy

Strategic Thinking

Ability to draft effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with the job’s objectives, based on systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions

Business Management

Evaluation

Ability to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks

Ability to anticipate client's upcoming needs and concerns

Business Management

Monitoring

Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular updates and feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results

Business Development

Knowledge Facilitation

Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share

Business Development

Knowledge Generation 

Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge relevant to content and responsive to a stated need 

Required Skills and Experience
 
Education:
  • Master or Bachelor's Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social sciences.
Experience:
  • 2 years of relevant experience with master’s degree in the field of RBM– preferable from the region or 4 years of experience with BA degree.
  • Advanced knowledge in results-based management
  • Advanced knowledge of evaluation principles and strategies
  • Proven experience in monitoring strategies and plans of action
  • Proven experience in using innovative tools and dashboards for monitoring and evaluation
  • Proven experience in developing reports based on analysis of data and extraction of lessons to inform decision making
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English
Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.
 
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