Evaluation Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
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Evaluation Specialist, NOC, Fixed Term, Kathmandu, Nepal #124112

Job no: 564660
Position type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: Nepal
Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA)
School/Unit: Nepal
Department/Office: Kathmandu, Nepal
Categories: Social Policy, Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

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, a future

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief of Social Social Policy, Governance & Evidence, the Evaluation Specialist is responsible for managing and strengthening the evaluation work in UNICEF Nepal. The post holder will plan, develop and implement the evaluation agenda of the country office. A crucial element of this will be ensuring that UNICEF Nepal promotes robust and credible impact evaluation of key programme interventions. The post holder is also expected to support data collection and analysis, including managing large-scale surveys.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Evaluation:

  • Oversee the Country Office evaluation agenda together with the programme sections; plan and develop impact evaluation for key programme interventions.
  • Technically support programme partners to formulate terms of reference and evaluation designs of high quality, when relevant drawing on the know-how of knowledge institutions, in compliance with the organisation’s programme evaluation policies and guidelines.
  • Monitor and ensure the quality of the fieldwork and data management during the implementation phase, and the quality of the analysis and ease of understanding during the report writing phase.
  • Disseminate evaluation findings and recommendations to the intended audiences in user-friendly methods. In particular, to ensure that effective participatory feedback is provided to community and civil society stakeholders.
  • Monitor and ensure that a management response to the findings and recommendations of the evaluation is completed, recorded, and followed up for implementation. Submit electronic copies of all evaluations to NYHQ via the Evaluation Data Base web portal, with full accompanying documentation.

2. Evidence generation:

  • Develop the Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Plan (IMERP) of the country office; ensure that the country office and national partners use a well-prioritized and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the country programme.
  • Provide technical assistance for the planning and establishing the major research and evaluation objectives, priorities, and activities in UNICEF Nepal’s multi-year and annual IMERPs; provide quality assurance to major research and evaluation initiatives across the country office.
  • Working with national partners, oversee the planning, development and implementation of large-scale surveys such as the MICS.
  • Collaborate with Regional M&E Advisers and HQ Evaluation Office for overall coordination of priority research, monitoring and evaluation activities, especially those of regional scope requiring the coordinated effort of multiple countries.

3. Data Analysis:

  • Working with the data officer, provide technical support to the collection, analysis and user-friendly presentation of data on priority and emerging issues, including strengthening national capacity to collect routinely, report and use data for policy decision-making.

4. UNICEF Programme Management:

  • Supports and contributes to effective and efficient planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the country programme. Strengthens monitoring and evaluation of the social sectors and provides support to sectoral and decentralized information systems.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in Economics, Statistics and other relevant fields in the social sciences.
  • Training in statistics and/ or econometrics; proficient in using statistical analysis packages such as Stata and SPSS.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience at national or international levels in evaluation, in particular impact evaluation, social science research and/ or a combination of these fields.
  • Experience in managing and/or implementing impact evaluation studies an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with developing country contexts is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to be articulate and precise in spoken and written English for advocacy and for assured quality of publications. Fluency in Nepali language is also required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Application close: Sep 12 2023 Nepal Standard Time

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