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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – NOA (DC)
Grade: NO A
Vacancy no.: DC/KATHMANDU/NO/2023/06
Publication date: 15 September 2023
Application deadline (midnight local time): 29 September 2023
Job ID: 11227
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific
Organization Unit: CO-Kathmandu
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 1 Year with possibility of extension
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- ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
- External candidates*
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As the effects of climate change become more prominent, Nepal is experiencing an increasing threat of climate-related shocks and is one of the most vulnerable countries to long-term impacts of rising global temperatures. Several areas in Nepal are experiencing increased risk of flooding and landslides, while elsewhere, rainfall has become erratic, leading to the drying up of water sources, drought and soil aridity, making once fertile land unsuitable for growing crops or sustaining livelihoods. Environmental impacts are taking a serious toll on people’s livelihoods. This increased vulnerability is having a particularly significant impact on women and children, and groups such as indigenous people, and some castes, including Dalits and Harawa-Charawa, that endure caste-based discrimination.
The USDOL project on Child Labour in the Context of a Changing Climate in Nepal aims to cope with the socio-economic shocks of sudden onset disaster, such as floods and slow onset disasters, such as drought, vulnerable households resort to migration, child labour and forced labour. While further research is needed on the link between climate change and child labour and forced labour, there is evidence of climate change increasing vulnerability to labour exploitation and trafficking, gender-based violence and trafficking of women and girls, child labour, and forced labour and trafficking. However, there are still knowledge gaps regarding the link between climate change and its relation to child labour.
Under the guidance of the Director of the ILO Country Office for Nepal, and under the direct supervision of the Technical Specialist on Child Labour and Climate Change, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the M&E functions and ensuring that the project is able to effectively assess whether or not it is achieving the goals as laid out in the project document. He/she would oversee the systems and processes for generating data needed to effectively design interventions, analyse sector interventions for value for money, and improve programme delivery through effective adaptive management.
Description of Duties
1. Develop and implement a strong monitoring and evaluation plan for the entire project, guided by the outputs of the project and Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP) developed by the project.
2. Develop and support the preparation of good practices, impact stories and case studies linked with the project interventions, in close collaboration with project team and other consultants hired by the project.
3. Assist the Technical Officer by preparing briefs, periodical reports and statistical data on status of project activities to ensure that the proper systems are in place to drive the M&E system.
4. Provide leadership and guidance to ILO Field Monitors, consultants and implementing partners in developing the M&E framework based on developing results for each intervention and ensure all programme staff understand and are able to use the M&E framework and monitoring tools.
5. Maintain a strong monitoring and data collection system that ensures accurate data capture, collation and report generation, including the development of relevant databases templates, forms and other data systems for programme staff to improve their analytical capacities and contribute data to the M&E system.
6. Implement results monitoring plans, including regular field visits, facilitation of focus groups, key informant interviews and collection of success stories.
7. Provide capacity building as needed to specific partners and enumerators in adopting improved systems for data collection and monitoring.
8. Ensure that implementing partners and stakeholders have a clear understanding of most recent project logframe and associated inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
9. Conduct data cleaning, validation, and verification of field-level data. Ensure collection of appropriate baselines and end-line data of beneficiaries in target municipalities and regular monitoring.
10. Prepare necessary relevant reports and suggest the areas for further improvements.
11. Ensure the programme implementation is responsive to stakeholders and partners and consistent with the project objectives and Management Procedures and Guidelines (MPGs) for the cooperation agreement with the donor (US Department of Labor).
12. Support knowledge management by providing PME data, lessons learned and other data to the donor and stakeholders.
13. Provide capacity building as needed to specific partners in adopting improved systems for data collection and monitoring.
14. Resolution of other M&E issues as they arise.
15. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director.
First level university degree in economics, labour economics, public policies, sociology, and development studies or any other relevant field.
At least two years of experience in multilateral project implementation and M&E plans, frameworks, and indicators.
Technical requirements: Knowledge in results-based monitoring and reporting, designing data collection tools, conducting data analysis and report writing. Professional experience in implementing and supervising field-level data collection and reporting.
Excellent command of English and Nepali languages, both written and spoken. Working knowledge of other languages of the duty station would be an advantage.
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
- Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures .
- Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of result-based matrix.
- Ability to prepare M&E reports. establish databases, manage and evaluate changes in the lives of beneficiaries, stakeholders and relevant institutions. mainstreaming and employment promotion is essential.
- Demonstrated technical expertise in formulating new concepts and methodologies, training materials, alternative courses of action and project proposals.
- Familiarity with programme integration concepts, gender mainstreaming and employment promotion is essential.
- Ability to interpret project and programme information and identify and analyze problems with implementation
- 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 analyze 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, web-browsers and database applications
- Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
- Proficiency in word processing, excel and at least one statistical software package
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit ILO People. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
This position is contingent on the award decision of USDOL. Please note that if you are selected the ILO will only be able to offer you the position if and when the project is awarded to ILO.
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