For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.
More than 13,000 staff work with UNICEF, with approximately 85 per located in the field in 190 countries. Seven regional offices and over 124 country offices worldwide, 34 national committees, a research centre in Florence, a supply division in Copenhagen, a shared services centre in Budapest and offices in Berlin, Brussels, Seoul and Tokyo, and UNICEF headquarters in New York and Geneva work on helping children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.
We employ committed professional to work in our five focus areas: Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS, Child Protection and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships. We also employ staff with expertise in administration and finance, human resources, information technology, supply and logistics as well as external relations and communication. UNICEF's presence in humanitarian crises means that we also seek experts in emergency preparedness and response.
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UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, equity
Evaluation is a key function in UNICEF. Evaluation in UNICEF serves interrelated purposes in support of the organization's mandate. It supports learning and decision-making, which in turn support better results for children. Evaluation also helps to hold UNICEF accountable for contributing to results for children, or for not doing so. Supports the development of national evaluation capacity, undertaken in collaboration with Member States and entities of the United Nations system, which should enhance the provision of timely evidence at the country level on the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and the fulfilment of the rights of all children.
UNICEF country programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean are typically designed to create the most appropriate enabling environment, through supporting adequate child-rights based policies and programmes and promoting legal frameworks in line with international rights-based standards and improving learning and capacity of government institutions. Piloting and modelling are implemented in the field to create evidence and engage local partners to identify solutions for children to be replicated or scaled up. In addition, UNICEF is frequently invited to provide top-expert advice on child-related policies. This type of efforts is complex and highly demanding in terms of time, investment and capacity, considering that it usually requires an inter-sectoral approach to address key systemic barriers that impede the full realization of children's rights. This remains a challenge to demonstrate results that can be directly attributed to UNICEF and measure the actual contribution of UNICEF to high-level results.
The evaluation function in UNICEF LAC aims at helping to improve its performance and results, by supporting organizational learning and accountability. UNICEF LAC seeks to enhance the strategic role of Evaluations to understanding the context in which advocacy, policy advice, models and scaled up pilots can reach results at scale.
For more information on UNICEF LAC Regional Office visit the website: https://www.unicef.org/lac/
How can you make a difference?
The Evaluation Specialist ensures credibility, impartiality, and independence of the evaluation function in the COs under her/his responsibility. He/she also facilitates the development and implementation of evaluation workplans of COs and provides guidance and technical support to sectors and to the Country Management Team as well as the national government on evaluation and on related matters. The Specialist may also be assigned more specific duties that enable her/him to be a resource person across the region, including methodological work, resource mobilization, and procurement support for evaluations.
He is also responsible for contributing to the design and effective conduct and uptake of evaluations in accordance with the UNICEF evaluation policy. Under the general guidance of the Regional Evaluation Adviser, the Evaluation Specialist may be assigned the following key functions and accountabilities.
1. Evaluation Leadership
2. Evaluation Conduct and Use
3. Evaluation Capacity Strengthening and Partnership Building
The full details of expected activities can be found here: GJP Multi Country Evaluation Specialist.pdf
Come and join our dynamic team ? we look forward to reviewing your application of interest!
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?
? An Advanced University Degree in the social sciences, economics, public policy, statistics, or in research methods is required. A degree or certification/accreditation in Evaluation is a significant advantage.
? A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the implementation of equity-focused evaluations and the management of the evaluation function at national and international level. Experience in development and/ or humanitarian settings is required.
? Experience in supporting national evaluation capacity and working with professional evaluation associations;
? Experience in evaluation design and in conducting evaluations as per UNICEF and UNEG norms and standards for Evaluation in the UN System;
? Familiarity with methods used in conducting both ?up-stream' evaluations (e.g. focusing on policies, strategies and systems), as well as ?down-stream' evaluations (e.g. focusing on delivery of programmes and projects) is an asset.
? Experience in related evidence functions is an asset, including Social Policy, Public Policy, Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis, Research, Programme Audit, and Programme Planning and Monitoring. Experience in these areas cannot be substituted for the Evaluation experience but is an advantage.
? To be fluency in English and Spanish (oral and written). Other UN language will be an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF´s core Values: Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability
UNICEF´s functional competencies: Nurtures, leads and manages people, builds and maintains partnerships, demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, drive to achieve results for impact, innovates and embraces change, manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks and acts strategically and works collaboratively with others.
UNICEF´s core competencies: communication, working with people and drive for results
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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