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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


Grade: NOA

Vacancy no.: ANKARA/DC/NO/2021/06

Publication date: 14 September 2021
Application deadline (midnight local time: 28 September 2021


Job ID: 6663

Department:  RO-EUROPE
Organization Unit: CO-ANKARA 
Location: Ankara   
Contract type: FT 

Contract duration: 12 months with possible extension


In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy, 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 criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who have a valid residency status and work permit in Turkey.


Development 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 at the first step of the grade. Extensions of development 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.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to ILO Staff Regulations and other relevant internal rules. Any offer of employment with the ILO is conditional upon certification by the ILO Medical Adviser that the person concerned is medically fit to perform the specific inherent requirements of the position offered. In order to confirm an offer from the ILO the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination.
  • Any extension of development cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.


To consult the vacancy notices and apply, please see the following links:

  • Currently serving staff (WLT, FT, ST, SST) should access the ILO Jobs module of ILO People (FAQs)
  • External candidates (including consultants, interns, daily contacts holders and staff at ITC-ILO in Turin) should access the ILO Jobs external site (FAQs).



The position will be funded under the development cooperation project “Promoting Decent Work for Syrian Refugees in Host Communities”. The project is funded by the KfW Development Bank and links to CPO TUR 159 (Adequate and effective protection at work for all – Outcome 7). 

The project facilitates the early entry of Syrian refugees and Turkish citizens from host communities into the labour market and helps them develop, strengthen and upgrade their skills and competences as required. The project enhances formal employment for Syrian refugees under temporary protection (SuTP) and Turkish citizens creates formal sector jobs. This is achieved through the three outputs listed below:


  1. Output A: SuTPs are qualified to participate in the formal labour market.
  2. Output B: Turkish public employment services are strengthened to support SuTP and disadvantaged Turkish citizens to access the formal labour market.
  3. Output C: Transition to formality is facilitated for SuTP and Turkish citizens.


The project builds on ILO interventions on the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey since 2014, promoting comprehensive short- and medium-term employment-rich measures implemented under the ILO’s integrated Programme of Support (PoS) for refugees in Turkey and the UN Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP). The project is implemented by the ILO in close cooperation with the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services, national authorities and workers’ and employers’ organisations.


The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will assist the Project Manager under the overall supervision of the Director of the ILO Office for Turkey and will undertake the below mentioned duties.


Reporting lines:  


The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will report to the Project Manager under the overall supervision of the Director of the ILO Office for Turkey.

Generic Duties


  • Monitor the implementation of project activities based on a results-based management approach of the ILO.
  • Draft a performance monitoring framework which details data collection processes, available data sources as well as information gaps ensuring the successful measurement of indicators to gain knowledge on the achievement of outputs, outcomes and impact.
  • Assist the Project Manager in drafting of project proposals andwork plans.
  • Report monthly on the number of beneficiaries placed into jobs and reply to ad-hoc requests on beneficiaries reached.
  • Collect data and information regarding the progress of achievement of project indicators and outputs; prepare and submit reports on progress to the project management and Office Director.
  • Monitor the quality, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of activities with a view to ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Suggest strategies to the project management for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing project activities, highlighting potential risks to project delivery, and making suggestions and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such risks. 
  • Prepare and follow up a risk register for the project in line with the Office’s overall risk register.
  • Ensure that analysis and findings from monitoring activities are of high quality and are communicated to internal and external stakeholders effectively and on time. 


  • Provide input to the mandatory project progress reports, and prepare information for any ad hoc reporting requests.
  • Support the impact assessments of various project interventions and long-term employment status monitoring of the beneficiaries as outlined in the project document.
  • Monitor the work of the implementing partners, contractors, service providers and externall consultants to ensure quality of services/goods delivered in line with the contracts.
  • Coordinate the process of interim/final and internal/external evaluations in accordance with established requirements in ILO Policy Guidelines for Evaluation.
  • Assist the project staff with M&E and result-based management (RBM) tools and support them in their use.
  • Liaise closely with other M&E Officers within the Office and the Senior Programme Officer with a view to strengthen the M&E capacity of the Office.
  • Support the United Nations (UN) inter-agency efforts on results and progress monitoring and reporting on the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and other UN joint actions.
  • Coordinate and participate in UN inter-agency work related to the collection and use of monitoring data including UNINFO, as well as evaluation and reporting.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager and Director of the ILO Office for Turkey.



  • First level university degree in economics, social or mathematical sciences or any other related field.



  • At least two years of professional experience in the monitoring and/or evaluation of development projects and programmes, preferably in the area of social policy and employment.


Specific professional experience


  • Experience in monitoring and/or evaluation of UN and EU-funded projects will be an asset.
  • Experience in implementation of result-based management will be an asset.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable groups and/or refugees will be an asset.



  • Excellent command of English and Turkish



Among nine ILO core competencies, following competencies are particularly important for this position:


Quality Orientation, Communication, Collaboration, Orientation to Learning and Knowledge Sharing.




  • Good knowledge of programming and results-based management (RBM) principles and concepts, budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of the programming cycle (planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyse problems with implementation.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem solving
  • Knowledge of the ILO’s mandate and its programme of activities as well as social partners and actors in the sector.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Good drafting skills.


  • Good knowledge of computer applications for information collection, information management and dissemination.
  • Good knowledge of UN system M&E standards and methodologies and RBM principles and concepts.
  • Knowledge of methods for the monitoring and evaluation of socio-economic development programmes and projects with specialization in the application of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Proven ability to provide technical support to ILO project and programme staff in areas related to monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate collaborative and team work experience and ability to work effectively with a multicultural and interdisciplinary team as well as work on his/her own initiative.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive attitude are also required.Ability to organize own work

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. Applicants will be contacted directly if slected for a written test and/or an interview. 


Depending on the location and availability of candidates, assessors and interview panel members, the ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video, Zoon and teleconference, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including interviews.


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