Evaluation Officer, NOB, Amman-Jordan, #00128493 ( Temporary Appointment 364 days) ( Open for Jordanians only)

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UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, Commitment

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a leader in the region for the rights of its children. Working closely with the Government of Jordan, civil society, the private sector, and communities, UNICEF Jordan Country Office aims to sustain results achieved for children to date, and strive to further improve policies, national institutions and programmes, for the well-being of every child in Jordan, in line with Jordan’s Vision 2025 and the National Human Resources Development Strategy (2016-2025) towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Our programmes focus on improving the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the Kingdom, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion, or background. Our main pillars include Child Protection; Education; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Adolescent and Youth Engagement, Health and Nutrition; Social Protection; and Operations.

How can you make a difference? 

  1. Support effective and timely management of evaluations by the UNICEF evaluation policy, UNEG norms and standards, and JCO evaluation strategy.
  • The Evaluation Officer’s work consists of providing technical and administrative activities required by the evaluation section to commission and manage credible, independent, useful, collaborative and high-quality evaluation processes for the UNICEF Jordan Country Office. 
  • In addition, S/He serves as the first signature for the Evaluation Section on all documents related to finance and budget (reallocations, rephases, contract amendments, etc).
  • S/He also serves as the section’s OIC when the Evaluation Specialist is on leave.
  1. Support evidence dissemination, use, and knowledge management.
  • The Evaluation Officer provides support to ensure that evidence emerging from evaluations is consistently made available and accessible to all internal and external stakeholders for accountability, learning and decision-making, ensuring that learning continues long after the evaluation process has been completed.
  • S/He provides support to promote evaluation use across diverse audiences, raising greater awareness of the evaluation function and embedding an evaluation culture among UNICEF employees. 
  1. Support coordination and networking for evaluation capacity development in Jordan.
  • The Evaluation Officer contributes to the effort to strengthen national ownership of evaluation processes and develop national evaluation capacities.
  • S/He provides an invaluable national contextual understanding of the activities of the Evaluation Section, which is particularly important for the development of contextually appropriate evaluation products and for building relationships with national evaluation stakeholders.
  • S/He is the first point of contact for national institutions and partners, especially for evaluation capacity support activities.
  1. Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here: Download File Evaluation Officer TA JCO

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

The following minimum requirements:

  • Education: University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields. A degree or certification/accreditation in Evaluation is a significant advantage.
  • Work Experience: Minimum 2 years of professional experience in supporting/or implementing equity-focused evaluations and the management of the evaluation function at the national and/or international level as per UNICEF and/or UNEG norms and standards for Evaluation in the UN System;
  • Demonstrate professional technical knowledge/expertise in programme evaluation, evaluation design, data analysis, and reporting. experience in managing evaluation, obtaining analytical skills and ability to summarize qualitative and quantitative data are essential.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Any other UN language will be an asset.

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

The 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 

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

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, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will 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 appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


As per 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.

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

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions 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. 

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Advertised: 13 May 2024 Jordan Standard Time
Deadline: 27 May 2024 Jordan Standard Time

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