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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - NOB (DC)

 

Grade: NOB  

Vacancy no.: DC/ABIDJAN/NO/2020/08
Publication date: 29 July 2020
Application deadline (midnight Abidjan time): 10 August 2020

 

Job ID: 4039 
Department: RO-Africa 
Organization Unit: CO-Abidjan 
Location: Abidjan   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: 12 months 


 

Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.



In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.

 

The following are eligible to apply:

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates* 

*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.

 

Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

 

*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. 

Introduction

 

The ILO seeks to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer at NOB level to support an upcoming project on “Engaging Cocoa Cooperatives to Combat Child Labour”. The project, if awarded to the ILO at the end of the bidding process, will be implemented in Côte d’Ivoire. The project will be funded by the Bureau of International Labour Affairs (ILAB) of the United States Department of Labour (USDOL). It will have a total budget of USD 4 million and be implemented over a period of 54 months.

 

Project outcomes include: (1) I Improved accountability of cocoa cooperatives to monitor child labour in the cocoa supply chain (Strengthened capacity of enforcement agencies to enforce child labour laws within cooperatives; Strengthened capacity of cocoa cooperatives to monitor child labour); and (2) Increased support to vulnerable cocoa households within cocoa cooperatives (Strengthened capacity of cocoa cooperatives to provide sustainable assistance and support to prevent child labour; Increased access to social protection and child labour remediation programs).

 

The project falls under the technical responsibility of the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FUNDAMENTALS) Branch of the Governance and Tripartism Department (GOVERNANCE). The FUNDAMENTALS Branch carries out technical cooperation, research and advocacy functions to assist ILO constituents to respect, promote and realize the fundamental principles and rights at work, which are: freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour; effective abolition of child labour; and elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

 

The project will be implemented in close collaboration with the Enterprises Department (ENTREPRISES) which aims at the promotion of sustainable enterprises for innovation, growth, more and better jobs, in particular the Cooperatives Unit (COOP) which provides services for the ILO constituents on development of cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) in close collaboration with the relevant partners through policy advice, capacity building, research, and development cooperation projects.

 

Reporting lines:

The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the Director of the ILO CO-Abidjan and the direct supervision of the Project Manager. He/She will receive technical guidance from the Senior M&E Officer of FUNDAMENTALS.

Description of Duties

 

The incumbent will be responsible for the M&E of the project. More specifically, in line with USDOL M&E requirements, the incumbent will be carrying out the following tasks:

 

1. Assist USDOL-contracted External M&E Expert and/or USDOL staff M&E experts in developing the project’s Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP).

2. Develop a pre-situational analysis of the project in Côte d’Ivoire.

3. With the support from USDOL OCFT, Develop and Implement the project’s CMEP, including a results framework, an activity matrix mapping activities to outcomes and a detailed M&E plan for the project, with baselines, targets and indicators.

4. Development of project-specific child labour definitions as part of the CMEP work.

5. Support the required performance evaluations and/or other learning/accountability activities, such as externally conducted midterm and final performance evaluations.

6. Develop an end-of-project analysis of CMEP indicator data and outcomes.

7. Consolidate inputs into the project’s CMEP and provide technical inputs to private sector in enhancing monitoring and remediation efforts of child labour.

8. Oversee the implementation and reporting of the project’s baseline survey.

9. Establish/maintain close relations with national authorities and project partners, especially with respect to M&E activities.

10. Support the financial management of the project budget, with developing and regularly monitoring indicators and targets and coordinate M&E of project interventions at regional & national levels.

11. Prepare and deliver capacity building for project staff, stakeholders and project partners on M&E of activities.

12. Prepare progress and ad hoc reports on activities, collect and analyse information on child labour and data gaps; provide inputs and data for conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings and support awareness raising and capacity building activities with data.

13. Draft, edit in, or translate into local language(s) various documents and reports, ensuring adequate integration of relevant data and progress indicators.

14. Conduct regular, as well as end-of-project final analysis on CMEP indicator data, and overall results analysis.

15. Undertake any other relevant duties requested by the Project Manager.

Required qualifications
Education

 

Advanced First level university degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. Master’s degree or Bachelor’s plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, economics, or international development preferred.

Experience

 

At least five Three years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience and in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects:

 

  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Experience in planning and managing various studies; for example, performance evaluations, baseline studies, case studies, and gender/diversity-related studies.
  • Experience designing and managing multiple disaggregation variables for participant monitoring and database systems, including gender and age.
  • Experience working in a USDOL funded project would be an advantage, as would previous experience working in the region with projects related to child labour.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator design, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
  • Experience in designing and administering data collection tools, conducting data entry, data cleaning, data processing, and analysis.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers and/or subrecipients.
  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
  • Understanding of gender mainstreaming and analysis frameworks and development of indicators pertaining to adolescent girls’ and women’s economic empowerment is preferred.
Languages

 

Fluency in English and in French required

Competencies
  • Strong commitment to personal and professional integrity. Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities, to act with integrity and transparency by maintaining social, ethical and organisational norms, and to meet all commitments within the prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation approaches for capacity-building projects. Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, and developing M&E and/performance monitoring plans.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Experience in planning and managing various studies; for example, performance evaluations, baseline studies, case studies, and gender/diversity-related studies.
  • Experience designing and managing multiple disaggregation variables for participant monitoring and database systems, including gender and age.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator design, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
  • Experience in designing and administering data collection tools, conducting data entry, data cleaning, data processing, and analysis.
  • Experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers and/or subrecipients.
  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
  • Understanding of gender mainstreaming and analysis frameworks and development of indicators pertaining to adolescent girls’ and women’s economic empowerment is preferred.
  • Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally managed evaluations.
  • Sound knowledge of Office’s policies, administrative procedures and practices.
  • Good knowledge of financial rules and regulations.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team. Excellent interpersonal skills. Tact and persuasiveness in dealing with people.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to write accurate reports.
  • Ability to train and build capacity of colleagues and partners in M&E systems.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

 

Recruitment process

 

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

 

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