International Labour Organization (ILO)

Project Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Job Description

Grade: NOA Vacancy no.: YEREVAN/DC/NO/2020/01 Publication date: 19 August 2020 Application deadline (midnight Moscow time): 26 August 2020 Job ID: 4224 Department: RO-Europe and Central Asia Organization Unit: DWT/CO-Moscow Location: Yerevan 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. The entry level salary for this position is 10,510,000 Armenian Drams (AMD) yearly. optional section (if needed) Please note that this selection and recruitment is part of an ongoing application process for a competitive tender for a grant. Therefore, the ILO will only be able to offer employment to the successful candidate should the ILO’s application be selected for the award. Award decisions are expected to be made by November 2020. The chosen candidate is to start work within 45 days of the signature of the project award. The selection process will take place in the period between 31 August 2020 and 4 September 2020. Applicants are requested to reserve their availability should they be invited for an on-line interview. Introduction In recent years, the importance of labour inspection in promoting decent work has been widely recognized. Yet in many countries, the role and/or impact of labour inspectors has often been limited for a wide variety of reasons. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is working to strengthen labour inspection systems with a view to ensuring labour law compliance through the promotion of relevant international labour standards, and technical Advisory Services and projects. The ILO is aiming at implementing a project in Armenia with the goal of improving the government’s enforcement and promotion of labour laws and standards that are consistent with international labour standards, in one or more specific economic sectors. In particular, the project will aim to achieve the following outcomes: 1) Improved systems in appropriate government institutions for enforcing and promoting Armenia’s labour laws and standards in one or more specific economic sectors; 2) Increased access to judicial and non-judicial remedies related to labor laws and standards; 3) Increased workplace use of tools and resources available for compliance with labor laws or standards in one or more specific economic sectors. Project activities are expected to run for four years. As part of the project team that will be implementing the project in Armenia, the ILO is recruiting a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer). The position is located in the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (DWT/CO-Moscow), work unit in the Regional Office (RO) for Europe and Central Asia (RO-EUROPE). DWT/CO-Moscow provides overall technical support for the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Decent Work Agenda in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Reporting lines: The M&E Officer will work under supervision of the National Project Coordinator 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 Decent Work Team in Moscow, including with Programme and Evaluation Officers, as well as with the Development Cooperation Team of the Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health (LABADMIN/OSH) Branch of the ILO, based in Geneva. Description of Duties Implementation of M&E and Coordination 1. Maintain the project Work Plan updated in accordance with project activities and timeframes. 2. Be responsible for collection of data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators. 3. 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. Check Data Quality with partners. 4. Assess project-related capacity-building needs on M&E and for any computer-based support that may be required. 5. Support project progress reporting and final evaluation. 6. Organize refresher training on M&E for partners as required. 7. Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project. Provide advice to the supervisor on improving project performance using M&E findings. 8. Coordinate knowledge sharing and provide inputs for publications, discussion papers, briefs and other research dissemination outputs. 9. Draft terms of reference and coordinate studies in areas related to project activities. 10. Assist in the programming and control of resources of the project, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations for remedial action. Identify problems, propose solutions and actions. 11. Participate in the preparation and conduct of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions, and consultative meetings. Speak on behalf of the Project when attending these gatherings alone. Organise research workshops and seminars, including event planning, coordination with partner organizations, communications with event participants, and drafting of event proceedings. 12. Participate in technical missions for research and fact finding. Undertake missions to monitor and evaluate activities and progress towards achievement of project outputs and advice on areas where technical support to project partners is required. Communication: 13. Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data as required. 14. Provide the National Project Coordinator with management information she/he may require. 15. Check that monitoring data are discussed in appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussions to fill any gap. 16. Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor and/or Responsible Chief. Required qualifications Education First level university degree in economics, statistics, sociology, international development or related field. Certificate in M&E, statistics or economics is an advantage. Experience At least one year of professional experience at the national level in M&E, preferably in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international Development Projects. Experience in labour administration/inspection and/or labour relations is an advantage. Languages Excellent knowledge of Armenian and of English. Fluency in Russian is an advantage. Competencies Candidates interested in the position should consider that the nine core competencies of the ILO, listed below, may be evaluated during the selection process: Integrity and transparency, Sensitivity to diversity, Orientation to learning and knowledge sharing, Client orientation, Communication, Orientation to change, Takes responsibility for performance, Quality orientation and Collaboration. Among these nine competences, the following are of particular importance for this position: Customer Orientation, Communications, Collaboration. Technical competencies: -Good knowledge of project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices ◦Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures and of the mandate and structure of labour market institutions in specific countries -Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analytical tasks required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of projects; -Familiarity with some of the substantive issues handled by the project such as labour administration/ inspection, labour law enforcement, social dialogue, workers’ rights ◦Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations ◦Good knowledge of the context and challenges for the project areas of expertise ◦Strong analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution and good drafting skills ◦Good ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyse problems with implementation ◦Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to clarify information ◦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 independently, quickly, precisely, and take initiative and responsibility ◦Ability to work under pressure and to meet the deadline ◦Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and web-browsers applications ◦Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy. 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. Fraud warning The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - @ilo.org - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.
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