Evaluation Capacity Development Specialist, Evaluation Office, New York, P-4

Level: P-4
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 3 June 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York, United States of America
Job ID: 30747

Position Summary

The position of Evaluation Capacity Development Specialist is located in the UNFPA Headquarters in New York and reports to the Director, UNFPA Evaluation Office, New York. The incumbent will assist the Director of Evaluation Office in complying with UNFPA's Evaluation Policy. This position will require the establishment of strong and effective working relations with other divisions and levels of the organization and with other UN agencies.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them; who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.


Qualifications and Experience


Master’s degree in social sciences, public health, economics, demography or management.

Knowledge and experience:

  • 7 years of international development experience;
  • At least 5 years of experience working in the strengthening evaluation functions within the UN system or in multi-lateral or bilateral environments
  • At least 4 years of experience in managing knowledge sharing and capacity development in decentralized evaluation functions.
  • At least 3 years proven experience in managing Evaluation Quality assurance systems
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in UNFPA core programme areas will be considered an asset;
  • Demonstrable experience in conducting workshops and training on evaluation;

Language requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English required;
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French an asset.


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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