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Technical Officer-Monitoring and Evaluation P2 (DC)

 

Grade: P2  

Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/P/2022/02
Publication date: 12 May 2022
Application deadline (midnight Nairobi time): 25 May 2022

 

Job ID: 8325 
Department: RO-Africa 
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam 
Location: Nairobi   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: One year with possibility of extension 


 

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 present vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their candidature online by the above date.

 

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.

 

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 ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to ilojobs@ilo.org.

Introduction


The ILO seeks to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer at P2 level to support an upcoming project on “Strengthening Capacity of Governments to Address Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking, and Violations of Acceptable Conditions of Work (Occupational Safety and Health, Minimum Wages and Hours of work). The project, if awarded to the ILO at the end of the bidding process, will be implemented in Kenya and other additional Sub-Saharan African countries to be determined later in consultation with the donor. The Bureau of International Labour Affairs (ILAB) of the United States Department of Labour (USDOL) will fund the project. The project will be implemented over a period of 36 months and will have a total budget of 5 million USD. 

 

Project outcomes include:

  1. Improved enforcement of the legal framework (laws and regulations, both civil and/or criminal) and policies;
  2. Improved assistance services for victims (identifying victims, providing referrals, and facilitating access to a comprehensive array of services to assist victims as they rebuild their lives); and
  3. Strengthened partnerships to accelerate progress.

 

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.


Reporting Lines: 

The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the Director of the ILO Country Office in Dar Es Salaam 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 Kenyan component of the project as well as for the M&E of the other Sub-Saharan African countries that will be included in the proposal later on. More specifically, in line with USDOL M&E requirements, the incumbent will be carrying out the following tasks: 

  • 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).
  • Develop a pre-situational analysis related to the project in Kenya and in the additional Sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Develop and implement the CMEP, which includes collection, reporting, and analysis of data on project-specific and USDOL-required performance indicators.
  • Development of project-specific child labour and forced labour definitions as part of the CMEP work.
  • Support the required performance evaluations and/or other learning/accountability activities, such as externally conducted midterm and final performance evaluations.
  • Develop an end-of-project analysis of CMEP indicator data and outcomes.
  • With the support from USDOL OCFT, Develop and Implement the project’s Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plans (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. 
  • Consolidate inputs into the project’s CMEP and provide technical inputs to private sector in enhancing monitoring and remediation efforts of child labour, forced labour and decent work.
  • Oversee the implementation and reporting of the project’s baseline survey.
  • Establish/maintain close relations with national authorities and project partners, especially with respect to M&E activities.
  • 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.
  • Prepare and deliver capacity building for project staff, stakeholders and project partners on M&E of activities.
  • Prepare progress and ad hoc reports on activities, collect and analyse information on child labour, forced labour and decent work 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.
  • Draft, edit in, or translate into local language(s) various documents and reports, ensuring adequate integration of relevant data and progress indicators.
  • Conduct regular, as well as end-of-project final analysis on CMEP indicator data, and overall results analysis.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties requested by the Project Manager.

Required qualifications

Education

Advanced university degree in statistics, economics, public policy, social sciences, international development, or a related field, with substantial specialisation in quantitative analysis. Master’s degree or Bachelor plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred.

Experience

At least five years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience, of which at least three in a in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects. 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, forced labour and decent work. 

Languages

Excellent command of English and good working knowledge of French. Proficiency in Swahili would be an asset.

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. 
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
  • 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. 

 

Conditions of employment

  • 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 technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

For more information on conditions of employment, please visit: https://jobs.ilo.org/content/International/?locale=en_GB

 

Recruitment process

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

Applicants will be contacted directly if selected 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 or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including technical tests or interviews.

 

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The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities.