JOB TITLE: EVALUATION OFFICER
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is seeking to recruit an Evaluation Officer for the Office of Independent Evaluation (OIE). The successful candidate will be based at CDB’s Office located in St. Michael, Barbados.
OFFICE OF INDEPENDENT EVALUATION
OIE is an independent office of the Bank, reporting functionally to the Board of Directors through the Oversight and Assurance Committee (OAC), and administratively to the President. It has a mandate to evaluate CDB’s development performance, assessing outcomes and impact in Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs). Main products are country strategy and programme, thematic, policy and corporate process evaluations. Validation of Project Completion Reports prepared by the Operations Department is also undertaken.
The work of OIE contributes to the learning of lessons for improvement of the Bank’s operations and policies.
The Evaluation Officer (EO) is responsible for commissioning and contributing to independent evaluations of the Bank’s strategies, policies, country programmes, and technical assistance activities under the guidance of the Head of Evaluation. The EO also validates Project Completion Reports prepared by Operations staff. The findings of evaluations are disseminated within the Bank and to the BMCs, so that the recommendations for improvement can be used in the design, appraisal and execution of new operations.
The job requires frequent interaction with the management and staff of CDB, borrowers, executing agencies, and external evaluation consultants.
The job will require the EO to:
- Prepare Project Completion Validation Reports. This will be done with careful reference to the criteria and rating standards of the Bank’s Performance Assessment System (PAS), and verification that sufficient evidence is presented to support results claims.
- Participate in the identification, planning and implementation of Thematic, Policy, and Country Strategy and Programme Evaluations (CSPEs). This includes the preparation of approach papers for individual evaluations, the procurement and supervision of consultants, data gathering and analysis jointly with consultants, review of reports and facilitation of Evaluation Advisory Committees as necessary.
- Plan and execute knowledge management activities, to ensure optimal uptake of evaluation lessons.
- Review draft project appraisal reports to ensure that adequate baseline data and monitoring indicators, as well as lessons and recommendations of past evaluations are incorporated into project design.
- Review draft policy and strategy papers and provide suggestions on appropriate results frameworks as well as relevant guidance from past evaluations.
- Review evaluation plans, Terms of Reference, and reports for self-evaluation activities undertaken by Operations, and provide suggestions and guidance.
- Provide expertise as a resource person in workshops/seminars and support to the evaluation and oversight function of OIE.
- Recommend measures to enhance monitoring and evaluation capabilities in the Bank and its BMCs.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
· A first degree in the social, natural sciences or engineering disciplines and a post‑graduate degree in a field relevant to the mission and work of the Bank.
- At least five (5) years’ work experience in the development arena, including project cycle management with a strong grounding in the use of results frameworks, logic models, and/or Theories of Change.
- Previous experience in commissioning, undertaking or participating in the evaluation of development programmes.
- A broad-based understanding of development issues and operational and technical issues affecting project design and implementation, particularly in the Caribbean.
- Experience with multilateral organisations and/or development banking.
- Good command of evaluation approaches and methodologies.
- Analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues from diverse disciplines, as well as with a wide range of external parties.
- Ability to demonstrate strong influencing and conflict resolution skills and to coordinate the activities of persons over whom the incumbent may have no direct authority.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computerised information systems.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being contracted on a two-year basis in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A pension plan, life and medical insurances are included in the benefits package.
Before you proceed to apply, please consider the following requirements:
- You must be a national of one of CDB’s member countries.
- You will be required to produce evidence of any educational and professional qualifications to support your application if you are selected for an interview.
- All appointments are subject to satisfactory background checks and references.
CDB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or religion.
CDB fully respects the need for confidentiality of information supplied and assures you that your background and interest will not be discussed with anyone including references, without your prior consent.
The deadline for submission of applications is February 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm AST.
Applications should be completed and submitted online at the CDB website: