Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 05 July 2022
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Grade: NOA

Publication date: 05 July 2022
Application deadline (midnight local time): 20 July 2022

Vacancy no.: RB/MANILA/NO/2022/02

Job ID: 8817
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific
Organization Unit: CO-Manila
Location: Manila
Contract type: Fixed Term

The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.

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.

    *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 1,195,132.00 (Phpeso) yearly.

    Organizational Setting

    This position is located in the ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila). CO-Manila, together with the ILOโ€™s tripartite partners, implements the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) which sets out three major priorities until 2024: (1) productive, remunerative, freely chosen, green and sustainable work and employment opportunities available for all Filipino women and men willing to work; (2) improved labour market governance which ensures respect for all fundamental principles and rights at work, international labour standards and human rights; and (3) equitable social protection that is available and accessible to all. To help realize these, the Office helps strengthen the institutional capacity of workersโ€™ and employers' organizations as well as the overall capacity of the country to ratify and apply international labour standards. The DWCP is also the main vehicle to elevate the priorities of the tripartite partners to the broader United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) as well as to the overall national development frameworks, particularly the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (PDP).

    Main Purpose

    As a team member, the incumbent provides professional services for the efficient, effective and client-oriented delivery and administration of a range of programming activities. These services cover programming and administrative support in the development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of programmes and projects in selected technical areas Work is governed by established rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines and includes the use of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The incumbent applies and promotes the principles of results-based management (RBM).

    The M&E Officer works under the overall supervision of the Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer. Supervision received is focused on the overall delivery of results impacting the Office. The M&E Officer has a high degree of independence in completing work assignments, especially in establishing and maintaining the Officeโ€™s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) strategy/system based on the DWCP and related contribution to the UNSDCF, PDP and other relevant frameworks. Work is governed by established rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.

    Working Relationships

    Internal contacts are with CO-Manila staff and development cooperation (DC) project teams in field offices, Decent Work Team (DWT) specialists and other ILO officials based in the regional office and headquarters to build and maintain effective working relationships, exchange information and gain agreement on programming/M&E-related issues. The incumbent also provides guidance on results-based management (RBM) and applicable standards. The incumbent regularly liaises with and receives guidance from the Regional Programming Unit.

    External contacts are primarily with government offices, employersโ€™ and workersโ€™ organizations, key civil society groups, United Nations (UN) agencies and other international organizations and donors to maintain effective working relationships and discuss project initiatives and areas for cooperation.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Provide substantial professional programming inputs for the formulation/updating and monitoring/implementation of the DWCP framework, ensuring alignment with regional and global strategic priorities. Undertake output-based work planning and review. Monitor and verify accuracy of programming data.

    2. Monitor and assess country development plans and priorities and make proposals to support the design and setting of objectives within the DWCP framework and the ILO Program and Budget priorities and outcomes. Stay abreast of the political and socio-economic situation and propose actions in response to new and emerging operational challenges.
    3. In cooperation with technical specialists, draft substantive inputs for programme framework documents, project proposals, reports and other documents for monitoring and reporting purposes. Initiate, plan and undertake missions to monitor, assess and report on programme implementation and propose corrective action. Assist with the planning and organization of capacity building activities.
    4. Provide professional inputs to establish a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework for DWCP, which will support generation of lessons learned from ILO interventions, including DC in the country. Update results narratives as required in the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plan.
    5. Participate in negotiations with key stakeholders to discuss project definition, scope and funding requirements. Prepare and/or review drafts of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in cooperation with implementing partners and technical specialists, ensuring consistency with requirements and timelines for project implementation.
    6. Seek opportunities to build and enhance partnerships with a range of stakeholders. Participate in resource mobilization activities. Organize and participate in meetings to facilitate collaboration between the different actors. Participate in interagency fora and meetings with a view to identifying areas for joint activities.
    7. Keep abreast of changes to applicable standards and best practices on M&E. Share knowledge and provide guidance to CO-Manila staff and constituents.

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      8. Serve as a desk officer for the DC project portfolios ensuring the alignment of the projects with the ILOโ€™s

      programming framework following the organizationโ€™s guiding principles to achieve the normative agenda. Make sure appropriate engagement of tripartite constituents during the design and implementation of the DC projects.

      9. Coordinate with the DWT and HQ specialists to address the capacity issues of the constituents and the

      DC projects. Ensure appropriate quality assurance mechanism of the DC projects including through participating in the monitoring and evaluation activities.

      10. Support external and independent evaluations in line with both ILO and donor requirement, including

      facilitate and serve as a project liaison for externally managed evaluations

      11. Provide technical advice on the design of indicators, baselines, surveys and other data collection activities.

      12. Advise and plan for monitoring and evaluation for specific interventions.

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      13. Apply theory of change approaches and methodologies.

      14. Support the mainstreaming of decent work indicators into national monitoring frameworks.

      15. Establish and maintain linkages with national monitoring and evaluation offices as part of strengthening national

      monitoring and evaluation processes.

      16. Design and implement capacity building activities on monitoring and evaluation for national partners as part

      of building and strengthening national monitoring and evaluations systems and processes.

      17. Coordinate with Regional Evaluation Officer and support the implementation of evaluation function and

      adherence of ILO evaluation policy.

      18. Provide inputs to support the Officeโ€™s communication, and knowledge management activities.

      19. Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

      Minimum Requirements

      • Good knowledge of programming and results-based management (RBM) principles and concepts
      • Excellent understanding of and adapting to the evolving trend and practices on monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management
      • Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of projects
      • Good knowledge of evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods) and data collection and analysis methodologies
      • Familiarity with impact assessment an advantage
      • Good knowledge of the programming cycle (planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation).

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