Grade: NOA

Vacancy no.: ABUJA/DC/NO/2022/15
Publication date: 28 September 2022
Application deadline (midnight local time): 02 October 2022

Job ID: 9707
Department: RO-Africa
Organization Unit: CO-Abuja
Location: Abuja
Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract duration:

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.

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    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.

    Introduction

    The position will be located in the ILO Abuja Office, which maintains overall responsibility for the ILO's presence and activities in four Anglophone Countries of West Africa: Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. It also serves as the liaison office for Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It takes supports its constituents in defining programme priorities, activities, monitoring, and overall programme delivery.

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work on the project on Supporting Regional, National, and Local Action to Address Child Labor in West African Agriculture, funded by the US Department of Labour’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB).

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the Comprehensive M&E Plan for the project, contribute towards knowledge management including documentation and dissemination of lessons learned, good practices and recommendations for targeted piloted and scalable activities; and contribute to technical progress reports and support with the planning and implementation of internal and independent evaluations.

    The project aims to meet the following Outcomes:
    • Outcome 1: Increased capacity of ECOWAS to implement the ECOWAS Regional Action Plan to eliminate child labor.
    • Outcome 2: Increased mobilization of ECOWAS Member States to implement National Action Plans to eliminate child labor.
    o Outcome 2.1: Improved legislative, policy, and enforcement environment for enabling national action to address child labor.
    o Outcome 2.2: Increased action by communities to develop and implement Community Action Plans to reduce child labor in agriculture.
    o Outcome 2.3: Increased access to education, livelihoods, or other forms of social protection in agricultural communities.

    At the regional level, the project will strengthen ECOWAS to carry out, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate its Regional Action Plan to eliminate Child Labor, and at the national level, it will support the Government of Nigeria to improve the enabling environment to implement its National Action Plan to eliminate Child Labor. At the community level, the project will support cocoa-growing communities in Ondo State, Nigeria to carry out child labor elimination activities through implementation of Community Action Plans determined by the communities themselves, as well as provision of education, livelihoods, or social protection services.

    Reporting lines:

    Under the overall responsibility of the Director of the ILO Country Office for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone (CO-Abuja), the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work under the direct supervision of the National Project Managerand will receive technical guidance and support from FUNDAMENTALS’s Research and Evaluation Unit.

    Description of Duties

    1. Assist the Project Manager and the project team in the implementation of the project by providing technical inputs, particularly in the areas of planning, monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management.
    2. Lead the planning and implementation of the project participatory Comprehensive M&E Plan (CMEP) including:
    • Formulate, jointly with the project team and stakeholders, the CMEP Document
    • Develop the semi-annual technical progress reports and a final technical report for the submission to the donor and ILO (i.e., PARDEV).
    • Development and implementation of quantitative and qualitative baseline and endline outcome studies as requested.
    3. Train the project team and stakeholders in the implementation of the CMEP as a management, learning and reporting tool.
    4. Review on an on-going basis the quality of the data reported on indicators.
    5. Track on project performance based on relevant indicators for reporting to ILO and the donor and to support the project management.
    6. Implement the knowledge management strategy linked with the CMEP that includes:
    • Develop a methodology for evidence-based documentation of process and results of innovative models of intervention towards systemic change.
    • Developing modalities for regular exchanges of learning into project workflows and activities, both amongst the project team (face-to-face and virtual meetings, discussions and webinars etc.) and between the project team and key stakeholders (face-to-face and virtual meetings and discussions, document management, etc.);
    • Identification, recording and dissemination of evidence-based lessons learned and good practices throughout the life of the project;
    • Mechanisms to enhance the knowledge management function on child labor in key stakeholders in the target countries and at regional level including aspect of governance, knowledge transfer, electronic accessibility and other aspects of a knowledge management strategy beyond the life of the project.
    7. Support technically the implementation of the mid-term and final evaluations of the project, including inputs in TORs, promote participation of stakeholders in the whole evaluation process, and technical support during their implementation and ensure the dissemination of findings, lessons learned, good practices and recommendations.
    8. any other relevant asks as assigned by the Supervisor

    Required qualifications

    Education

    First level university degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, social sciences economics, or related field.;

    Experience

    At leaset two years of professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing participatory M&E systems and strategies of international development projects.Knowledge and experience on gender and inclusiveness approaches. Knowledge and experience on child labour would be an asst.

    Experience in planning and managing studies such as project evaluations. baseline and endline studies, case studies, and gender/diversity-related studies.

    Experience in strategic planning and results -oriented performance measurement, including indicator design, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing and implement M&E plans.

    Experience in designing and administering quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, conducting data entry, data cleaning, data processing and analysis.

    Experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers and/or sub-recipients.

    Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.

    Languages

    Excellent command of English (written and spoken) required and working knowledge of another local language of the duty station

    Competencies

    - Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies;
    - Understanding of gender mainstreaming and analysis frameworks and development of indicators pertaining to adolescent girls’ and women’s economic empowerment is preferred;
    - Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages;
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    - Sound knowledge of programme and budget, project formulation and management, administration and monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
    - Proven ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and negotiate effectively with government officials, representatives of civil society, representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations, and academia.
    - Excellent time management abilities, teamwork, and organizational skills.
    - Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    - Strong written communication skills, including proven ability to create high-quality written documents.
    - 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
    - Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and communications tools (internet and email).
    - Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviours and attitudes
    - Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) would be an asset.
    - Working knowledge of the ILO and/or UN procedures and systems would be an asset.
    - 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.

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