Vacancy Announcement Details

Evaluation Officer (P4, Panama)

22 Nov 2023


Reporting Lines

The Evaluation Officer reports to the Senior Evaluation Officer, OED.


Technical Focus

Leadership in promoting high quality research and evaluations.


Key Results

Planning, designing, conducting and promoting the use of evaluations thereby contributing to enhanced results-accountability to the Director-General the Governing Bodies, and donors; enriched learning by FAO and others working in the fields in which FAO operates; and mentoring of junior evaluation staff.


Key Functions

•    Leads, designs, and manages mixed-methods evaluations of complex projects, programmes, operations and themes, focused on implementation, outcomes, and, whenever possible, impacts.

•    Applies (and enforces in others) rigorous analytic thinking in leading/conducting analyses (qualitative and quantitative) and preparing dissemination materials (reports, papers and journal articles, presentations, and so on).

•         Participates actively and productively in multidisciplinary evaluation teams, often with internal and external partners.

•         Presents findings, conclusions and recommendations of evaluations to relevant audiences.

•     Promotes the use of evaluations so that their results are taken into account in the design and implementation of intervention approaches, strategies, programmes, projects.

•         Promotes responses to recommendations to support continuous improvement efforts.

•         Liaises and collaborates with other units of the Organization with a view to promoting results-based and evaluation culture, and enhanced learning from evaluations.

•         Ensures the quality of the work conducted or managed, including reports and presentations.

•         Keeps abreast of methodological developments in evaluation.

•       Guides junior Evaluation Officers and affiliate workforce in conducting evaluations.

•      Performs the duties of the regional evaluation coordinator as needed for the region or subregion (for example, during the absence of the regional evaluation coordinator or to meet the needs of the region as work increases).

•      Performs other duties as required.

Full details on the FAO website. Application deadline 13 December.