UN Women: Regional Evaluation Specialist

Deadline: 3 February 2021
Open to: candidates with at least 7 years of experience
Location: Nairobi, KENYA


The UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

The mandate and functions of UN Women call for the promotion of organizational and UN system accountability on gender equality through evaluation, strengthening evaluation capacities and learning from evaluation, and developing systems to measure the results and impact of UN Women with its enhanced role at country, regional and global levels. The purpose and role of evaluation in UN Women is to enhance accountability, inform decision-making and contribute to learning on the best ways to achieve women’s empowerment and gender equality through operational and normative work.

Reporting directly to the Chief of the Independent Evaluation Service (IES), the Regional Evaluation Specialist will independently support decentralized evaluations at regional and country level by strengthening decentralized evaluation systems, conducting and managing regional and country portfolio evaluations, ensuring use of evaluation findings and recommendations, providing internal and external evaluation capacity development and promoting coordination on evaluation that is gender responsive at regional and country lev



  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in evaluation or relevant social science or related field is required.


  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in evaluation;
  • Experience in conducting gender analysis;
  • Experience in conducting/managing a portfolio of strategic, programmatic, institutional and/or project evaluations;
  • Experience working in the field.


  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.


Initial contract of one year.


For more information please visit the official website.