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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/23/FT31
Title: Director, Independent Evaluation
Grade: D1
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 9 March 2023
Application Deadline: 28 March 2023 Selection in Progress
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
Duty station:  Bonn Germany
Serving Communities and Countries to End Inequalities and AIDS

We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, lead the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. By placing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to reduction of inequalities at the heart of our work, we lead the global response to AIDS by: (i) maximizing equitable and equal access to HIV services, (ii) breaking down barriers to achieving HIV outcomes, and (iii) integrating efficient HIV responses into wider health and protection systems.

We are committed to creating an equal, safe and empowering workplace culture where all people in all their diversity thrive. We live our values of Commitment to the AIDS Response, Integrity and Respect for Diversity.
Together with the Ethics Office, the Office of Independent Evaluation forms part of the Independent Oversight Functions of UNAIDS. Reporting directly to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, it is structurally and functionally independent and provides leadership and strategic guidance on the implementation of UNAIDS evaluation policy. The Office enhances effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, impact and sustainability of the Joint Programme by ensuring independent, impartial and credible evaluations of the work of the UNAIDS Secretariat as well as HIV-related activities of UNAIDS Cosponsor organizations. Evaluation conclusions and recommendations are essential for shaping policies, programmes, advocacy and partnerships at all levels and thus have a direct contribution to the effectiveness of the global AIDS response.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
The Director, Independent evaluation leads the evaluation team to carry out the Joint Programme and the UNAIDS Secretariat evaluation work in accordance with the organizational evaluation policy and plan.

He / she has the following key responsibilities:

1) Evaluation leadership and representation
- Prepares UNAIDS biennial evaluation plan and leads the periodic reviews of the evaluation policy and presents these to the Programme Coordinating Board for approval. Liaises on the evaluation plan s strategic priorities, identification of evaluations and the revision and approval of the evaluation policy.
- Liaises with and advises the Senior Leadership Team and Cosponsors and reports to the Expert Advisory Committee and Programme Coordinating Board on: evaluation findings, development effectiveness and results, Joint Programme's performance, management responses to evaluations and the overall exercise of the evaluation function in the organization.
-Guides the systematic conduct of independent assessments of programmes, activities, policies, and results at UNAIDS country, regional and global levels, thus supporting a culture of results-orientation, evidence-based decision making and continuous learning for transformative change.
-Leads the development of innovative evaluation tools, guidelines, methodologies, approaches, and training initiatives that enhance delivery of results in accordance with the organizational strategic plan and the global HIV response agenda.
-Actively convenes and promotes dialogue with Cosponsors and builds strong evaluation partnerships with other UN organizations, donors and professional evaluation societies. Secures the participation in, contributions of and benefits for UNAIDS in global evaluation processes.

2) Commissioning and coordination of evaluations
- Holds overall responsibility for the implementation of the evaluation plan. Designs, commissions, and manages independent evaluations that meet UNAIDS evaluation policy standards and global development evaluation best practices. Ensures the timely dissemination of evaluation results for pertinent action. This includes the UNAIDS Secretariat's evaluation work as well as evaluations of the Joint Programme, which are conducted jointly with the evaluation offices of Cosponsor organizations.
- Ensures that evaluation findings are disseminated appropriately and are publicly accessible through the established channels. Promotes the use of findings, lessons learned and recommendations in policy and programme formulation and implementation.

3) Management
- Manages the Independent evaluation unit and team.
- Provides overall direction for its effective functioning and quality assurance of the unit's outputs. This includes people, resource, time and financial management and performance monitoring.
- Coordinates the work of the team which includes advising, guiding, motivating and developing staff.

Performs other duties as required.

- Advanced university degree at MasterĀ“s level or equivalent in evaluation, international development, economics, law, business or public administration, political science, research, or another field related to the responsibilities.
UNAIDS Values:
Commitment to the AIDS response
Respect for diversity

Core competencies:
Working in Teams
Communication with Impact
Applying Expertise
Delivering Results
Driving Change and Innovation
Being Accountable

Managerial competencies:
Vision and strategic thinking
Leading Teams
Building Relationships and Networks
Developing and Empowering Others
Managing Performance and Resources
Vision and Strategic Thinking
Exercising Sound Judgement

- At least 15 years experience in and a proven track record of both managing and conducting evaluations in an international development and humanitarian context.
- Prior experience with evaluations in or for United Nations organizations, other multilateral and bilateral development organizations.
- Demonstrated management and leadership experience commensurate with the duties and responsibilities described.


- Understanding of and/or familiarity with HIV response, public health, international development and humanitarian action relevant to UNAIDS mandate.

- Proficiency in English.


- Knowledge of additional UN official languages.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
106,023 US dollars at single rate
Post Adjustment: 35 % of the figure(s) on the left side. This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

Applicants will be required to take a test. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post. The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.

UNAIDS is committed to providing a work environment that respects the inherent dignity of all persons. UNAIDS has a responsibility to take all appropriate steps to prevent and respond to discrimination, abuse of authority, and harassment, including sexual harassment in the workplace or in connection with work. UNAIDS has zero tolerance towards abusive conduct.

Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: https://erecruit.unaids.org to review and apply to positions. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
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