Research & Evaluation Officer NO2- (#117814) (Only Argentinian Nationals)

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, care

The Evaluation officer reports to the Deputy Representative with a dotted line to the Social Inclusion and Child Right Monitoring Specialist (NOC). The officer provides technical and operational support to facilitate and support the overall planning, design, and implementation of the country office correct planning, implementation and follow-up on evaluation activities, where appropriate across State offices, between agencies and with national and international stakeholders and collaborators.

The Evaluation Officer is responsible for contributing to the planning, design, effective conduct and uptake of quality evaluations and research in accordance with UNICEF mission, guiding principles, standards, commitments, regulatory framework (including evaluation and research policies, procedures and guidance), as well as professional norms and standards (such as the 2016 UN Evaluation Group norms and standards for evaluation).

How can you make a difference?

1. Contribute to ensure correct planning, implementation and follow-up on evaluation activities

Ensure that the Programme Section and national partners use a well-prioritized and realistic plan evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Country Programme toward achieving expected results and towards coping with potential and actual emergencies.

2. Evaluation

 Ensure that UNICEF-supported evaluations are designed and implemented to UNICEF policies and guidance and established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders in order to improve programme performance and contribute to wider learning.

3- Reseach

Ensure that UNICEF-supported research is designed and implemented according to established UNICEF policies and procedures, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders in order to improve programme performance and contribute to wider learning

4- Evaluation & Research Capacity Building

Ensure that the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners – government and civil society – are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.

5- Coordination, Networking and Knowledge Management

Ensure that the UNICEF office is effectively linked to wider UNICEF Evaluation and Evidence developments in a way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning on effective delivery of results for children

Find here the job profile of the position: Download File Annex 1. JD Evaluation Officer Argentina – Classified.pdf


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

Education:  University degree in social sciences, economics, statistics or relevant field, including use of research methods

Work Experience:  A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience in the implementation of research and evaluation activities. Experience in field work required

Languages:  Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another UN language is considered as 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


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.

[the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) is only for supervisory role]

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 candidates  are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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.

Advertised: 06 Apr 2023 Argentina Standard Time
Deadline: 20 Apr 2023 Argentina Standard Time

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