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Technical and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

 

Grade: P3  

Vacancy no.: DC/MOSCOW/P/2019/01
Publication date: 6 November 2019
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 20 November 2019

 

Job ID: 1749 
Department: RO-Europe and Central Asia 
Organization Unit: DWT/CO-Moscow 
Location: Tashkent   
Contract type: Short Term 

Contract duration: 30 June 2020 


 

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. 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.
Introduction

The project UZB/14/01/USA “Support for the Implementation of the Decent Work Country Programme” is implemented by  the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (DWT/CO-Moscow) with technical support from Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch (FUNDAMENTALS) under Governance and Tripartism Department (GOVERNANCE) of ILO Office in Geneva.

 

DWT/CO-Moscow coordinates the ILO activities in ten countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

 

The position is located in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 

 

The incumbent will assume the responsibilities of Technical and Evaluation & Monitoring Officer under the development cooperation project aimed at supporting the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Uzbekistan (2014-2020), signed between the ILO and the Government of Uzbekistan and social partners in April 2014 and extended in February 2017. 

 

Priorities of the programme include the promotion of international labour standards and fundamental principles and rights at work, social dialogue, employment promotion through active labour market policies and entrepreneurship development, the promotion of occupational safety and health, and the enhancement of social protection.

 

The Technical Cooperation Project UZB/14/01/USA funded by the U.S. Department of Labour (USDOL) will support the efforts to reduce child labour and forced labour and promote decent work in Uzbekistan, particular in the following key areas for work:

  • Strengthening social partnership in Uzbekistan for the realization of fundamental principles and rights at work; 
  • Fostering decent employment opportunities and 
  • Improving working conditions and social protection

The project objectives are aligned with the ILO Strategic Policy Framework and relevant Programming & Budget cycle thus making project-specific outcomes part of the ILO’s overall planning and reporting system enabling to organise and monitor its work around a number of specific Country Programme Outcomes (CPOs).

General Accountability

The Technical and M&E officer will support implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project activities.

Lines of Responsibility

The Technical and M&E officer will work under supervision of the Project Manager of the project who supports him/her as necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.

Director of DWT/CO-Moscow is the Responsible Chief of the incumbent.

The incumbent is expected to effectively cooperate with other technical specialists and officials of DWT/CO-Moscow, the GOVERNANCE, NORMES, EMPLOYMENT, WORKQUALITY and SOCPRO, as well as ACTRAV and ACT/EMP

Description of Duties

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Technical and M&E Officer is responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation work undertaken as part of the project. This includes the development and implementation of a Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP) in collaboration with the donor. The incumbent will work closely with all members of the project team to assure that the CMEP contributes effectively to project management, accountability and learning.

The Technical and M&E Officer will have the following main duties:

  1. Design and implement an M&E system from project inception to closeout stages;
  2. Support strategic planning of the project to be integrated in the Project CMEP through developing/adjusting or revising the project logframe matrix, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement;
  3. Provide technical support to the Project Manager to develop and/or finalize the full-fledged project document together with Work Plan and keep the plan updated in accordance with project activities and timeframes as relevant;
  4. Develop the overall framework, for project M&E, for example mid-term project review, impact assessment, final evaluation, develop project Performance Monitoring Plan with relevant data collection systems;
  5. Review the quality of existing data in the project subject areas, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation. Develop baseline data for each project component and for all project indicators;
  6. Under guidance of the Project Manager, provide inputs to DWC/CO-Moscow Programming officer for  preparation of the ILO Outcome-Based Workplan Reviews on relevant Country Programme Outcomes (CPOs), as well as the inputs to the DWCP reviews and the ILO bi-anniuel Implementation Reports;
  7. Develop a plan for project-related capacity-building on M&E and on any other relevant technical area that may be required;
  8. Make technical inputs in relevant subject areas covered by Decent Work Country Programme with particular emphasis on issues of fundamental principles and rights at work;
  9. Provide technical support to national stakeholders to take ownership of CMEP outcomes through participation in analysis and produce recommendations, lessons learned and good practices on a regular basis;
  10. Organize and undertake training with collaborating partners on specific technical areas, including M&E, as required;
  11. Coordinate knowledge sharing and provide inputs for publications, discussion papers, briefs and other research;
  12. Draft terms of reference and coordinate studies in areas related to project activities;
  13. Organise research workshops and seminars, including event planning, coordination with partner organizations, communications with event participants, and drafting of event proceedings;
  14. Participate in technical missions for research and fact finding as needed. Conduct missions to monitor and evaluate activities and progress towards achievement of project outputs and identify areas where technical support to project partners is required;
  15. Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data as required. Identify lessons learned, provide advice to the supervisor on improving project performance;
  16. Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor and/or Responsible Chief.
Required qualifications
Education

Advanced university degree in human resources development, economics, business or public administration or other social sciences.

Experience

At least five years of professional experience, including at least three years working on project management and evaluation of development cooperation projects, including design, planning, management, and implementation of evaluations and M&E strategies. Demonstrated technical capacity to manage and provide technical support and guidance in comprehensive monitoring and evaluation systems. Relevant work experience in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia Sub-region is an advantage.

Languages

Excellent command of English. Proficiency in Russian language is an advantage.

Competencies

Profound knowledge of ILO Decent Work Country Programme development process; Solid knowledge of the ILO’s programming process and tools; Good knowledge of project formulation, administration and evaluation policy, techniques and practices; Excellent analytical skills; Capacity to liaise and network with a range of stakeholders including other staff, donors, ILO constituents, research institutions; Excellent organizational skills; Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team; Ability to work under political and time pressure and meet deadlines; Good computer skills; Ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also required.


 

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.

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