Organisation of Educational Cooperation
The OEC: The Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC) is an international intergovernmental organisation, founded in January 2020 by countries from across the Global South, to “contribute to the equitable, just, and prosperous social transformation of societies by promoting balanced and inclusive education, in order to attain the fundamental rights to liberty, justice, dignity, sustainability, social cohesion, and material and immaterial security for the peoples of the world”.
The CLUB: The Common Leveraging Union of Borrowers (CLUB) – a key instrument of the OEC – is an innovative solution to the several challenges and constraints faced today by sovereign borrowers in the Global South. The CLUB is a union of borrowing countries (OEC Member States) which have combined forces to jointly apply for development loans, oversee the national utilisation of the loan funds, and repay the borrowed amounts. This novel approach, which seeks to be operational in the next two years, has numerous potential benefits for low-income borrowers, including unhindered access to debt instruments, enhanced bargaining power in loan negotiations, and incentives for effective loan utilisation. The CLUB is hosted within the broader OEC organisation and is managed directly by the OEC’s Department of Financing for Development (FINDEV).
The main functions of FINDEV are to:
a. provide technical and policy support to Member States in developing context appropriate frameworks for the implementation of sustainable public private partnerships
b. host and support the Common Leveraging Union of Borrowers (CLUB)
c. collectively secure more favourable financing and debt relief for the CLUB members
d. reinforce the case and actively advocate for a more equitable international financial system considering the interests of Member States.
Senior Evaluation Officer
Department and Section
Department of Financing for Development (FINDEV), Section of CLUB Coordination
Headquarters (Addis Ababa)
Category and Level
T3, Step I (mid-level technical)
Under the overall authority of the Secretary-General, the guidance of the Under-Secretary-General for FINDEV, and the direct supervision of the CLUB Coordination Chief of Section, the Senior Evaluation Officer reviews the utilisation of the funds received by OEC Member States. In collaboration with government officials and the Evaluation Analyst, they assess whether the loans obtained collectively by the OEC Member States are being utilised effectively and as outlined in the loan proposals. This position provides the unique opportunity of joining the core team of a new international organisation – contributing to its lasting construction and influencing its future trajectory – and an innovative international financing instrument.
- Prepare proposals for OEC Member States on how to effectively utilise the funds received by creditors
- Work together with government officials from OEC Member States to overview the utilisation of the funds received and ensure that funds are being allocated in the agreed areas
- Organise results-oriented and tailored monitoring and evaluation trainings for OEC Member States government officials to strengthen their Monitoring and Evaluation capabilities
- Support the Senior Investment Officer in providing financial analysis and advice on the terms of the loan/debt agreements
- Line manage the Evaluation Analyst
- Substantive knowledge and understanding of monitoring and evaluation in international development, especially in development finance
- Significant knowledge in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods
- Broad knowledge of evaluation theories and practice including evaluation needs assessment, design and implementation
- Excellent technical skills in monitoring and evaluation, including grasp of methodological and operational dimensions of loan disbursement and utilisation
- Ability to lead and manage results-oriented strategic and thematic evaluations
- Maintains an established network of contacts from OEC Member States that will support the facilitation of the monitoring and evaluation process
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
- Possesses excellent conceptual, analytical, and research abilities
- Ability to operate sensitively and effectively in a multicultural environment and deal with cross-cultural sensitivity
- At least 7 years of experience in working in Development Impact Monitoring and Evaluation areas, preferably in a low-income country setting.
- Previous experience in an international financial institution and/or international or regional organisation and/or public service is particularly appreciated
- Master’s degree (or higher) in Economics, Finance, Development Evaluation Science or other related fields
Candidate must at least be fluent in English and French, and additional fluency in one or more other official languages (Arabic, Spanish) is an asset.
How to apply
This position is open to international applicants. All applications must be sent to [email protected] and must include:
- Subject line: “CLUB [JOB TITLE] – Application”
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Motivation
- Any other relevant information
Closing date: 30-Nov-22