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Evaluation and Inspection Officer

Dawli Genf, Schweiz
Gepostet vor 5 Tagen Festanstellung Competitive
Evaluation and Inspection Officer
Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting :
The position is located in the Secretariat of the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and will report to a Senior Evaluation and Inspection Officer. The incumbent will normally be leading a team of JIU Secretariat personnel supporting the Inspector or Inspectors responsible for a report. The JIU is the only independent external oversight body of the United Nations system mandated to conduct UN system-wide evaluations, inspections and investigations. The JIU is funded by 28 participating organizations which include the UN Secretariat and UN funds and programmes and specialized agencies. JIU reports are presented and discussed at the General Assembly and relevant committees. For more information on the role and work of the JIU, please refer to www.unjiu.org.
Responsibilities :
Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: 1. Assists in the conduct of impartial, independent, professional and effective evaluations and inspections: a) Plans and organizes evaluations and inspections, develops detailed work plans, drafts correspondence, gathers information and data; develops questionnaires and surveys; and conducts preliminary reviews. b) Develops interview guides, participates in evaluation and inspection missions, assists and advises the Inspector(s), participates in interviews, gathers and reviews documents and other information. c) Analyzes all information collected using quantitative and qualitative methods and appropriate tools. d) Assigns work to other team members as appropriate, supervising their work and providing the required support. e) Drafts evaluation and inspection reports, notes and management (confidential) letters including recommendations for action. 2. Ensures that evaluation and inspection findings and recommendations have the intended impact: a) Drafts relevant recommendations. b) Monitors timely consideration of reports and recommendations by legislative bodies and executive heads. c) Follows-up on the acceptance and implementation of recommendations by participating organizations. d) Assists in organizing meetings to disseminate evaluation and inspection findings and recommendations. 3. Acts as a JIU focal point for specific participating organizations: a) Keeps abreast of developments in those organizations and informs the Inspectors concerned and the Executive Secretary on issues relevant for the work of the JIU. b) Participates with the Inspectors in meetings with officials from participating organizations, and interagency and intergovernmental meetings, as required. c) Provides input to the preparation of updates, summaries and (risk) assessments on JIU relationships with participating organizations. 4. Contributes to further developing and refining evaluation and inspection methodologies and tools: a) Keeps abreast of developments in the profession. b) Contributes to the development and review of JIU policies, guidance and procedures. c) Facilitates cooperation and interaction with other UN evaluation and inspection units and professional bodies. 5. Performs additional related duties as required.
Competencies :
PROFESSIONALISM: In-depth knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the fields of management and oversight. Proven conceptual, analytical and evaluation skills and ability to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommend solutions. Ability to use IT tools for research. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
Education :
An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in accounting, auditing, programme evaluation, public administration, business administration, social sciences or related fields, is required. A first-level university degree in the specified fields of studies in combination with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
Job - Specific Qualification :
Relevant professional certification, such as Certified Internal Auditor, Credentialed Evaluator, Chartered Professional Accountant or Programme Management Professional is desirable.
Work Experience :
A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience, of which at least 5 years should be in an independent oversight office (audit, inspection or evaluation) is required. Experience in conducting and managing independent reviews (audits, inspections or evaluations) in international organizations is required. Direct experience applying audit and/or evaluation methodologies and tools, performing quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and responsibility for drafting the review report is required. At least three (3) years of experience within an international organization, preferably in the United Nations system is desirable. Experience in leading a team is desirable.
Languages :
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Assessment :
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice :
Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
United Nations Considerations :
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on "Manuals" in the "Help" tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee :
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.

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