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Monitoring and Evaluation and Communications Officer - Trade, Labour and FPRW in Southeast Asia
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Full-time
Expired
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Grade: P3

Vacancy no.: DC/BANGKOK/P/2024/01
Publication date: 12 June 2024
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 21 June 2024

Job ID: 12068
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific
Organization Unit: RO-Asia and the Pacific
Location: Bangkok
Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract duration: One year (with possibility of renewal)

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. 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.

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.

Introduction

The 'Trade, Labour and FPRW in Southeast Asia' project is a five-year initiative funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO). With a budget of CAD 7 million, this project is designed to enhance the integration and compliance of ILO fundamental conventions in the Southeast Asian trade sectors, particularly those involved in free trade agreements.

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The project aims to strengthen the promotion and enforcement of labour compliance with international labour standards, including Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW), especially in export sectors. Aligning with Canada's Indo-Pacific strategy, the project will improve the enforcement of labour provisions, in current and future free trade agreements between Southeast Asia and Canada. Key areas include fostering Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining (FOA/CB), irrespective of a convention's ratification status. The project also places a strong emphasis on gender equality and inclusion. The initiative will engage a diverse range of Southeast Asian stakeholders, ranging from the ASEAN Secretariat and ILO constituents—including labour officials, workers and employers' organizations, the judiciary, and policymakers focused on labour rights and trade promotion.

The project activities will include providing technical assistance, capacity building, raising awareness, conducting evidence-based studies, and facilitating inclusive social dialogue mechanisms where possible in the sub-region that are members of CPTPP or are engaged in potential Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

The project will ensure a coherent and synergistic effort across regional initiatives and will align with the Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCP) across countries. This strategic approach involves close collaboration with ASEAN Secretariat, fostering a unified effort throughout the sub-region and contributing to ongoing initiatives/roadmaps/actions in the ASEAN region and ASEAN Member States (AMS).

The Monitoring and Evaluation and Communications Officer (M&E and Comms Officer) works under the supervision of the Project Manager under the overall guidance of the Deputy Regional Director (DRD) of the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP). The M&E and Comms Officer will report to the Project Manager and will also work in close collaboration with the Senior Specialist on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the ILO Decent Work Team in Bangkok.

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Description of Duties

The M&E and Comms Officer will lead the monitoring and evaluation function of the project as well as on communications including advocacy and knowledge management. Specifically, the M&E and Comms Officer will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

1. Lead the function of monitoring and evaluation of the project by setting up the system for project monitoring and taking stock of results for reporting and evaluation purposes. Design the methodology and oversee baseline and end-line research to shape the design and implementation of the project activities towards planned objectives, ensuring that methodology is LNOB and gender-responsive, sensitive.
2. Carry out a range of monitoring activities aimed at the effective implementation of project objectives, in conformity with ILO policies and project strategies, and in accordance with ILO program and budget guidelines and DWCPs, ILO administrative and financial procedures.
3. Organize and undertake training for project colleagues and partners in M&E
4. Regular monitoring and reporting of the progress of the project. Regular review and proposed changes/adaptation as necessary on the logframe, workplan of the project, theory of change, detailed Monitoring and Evaluation plan, performance frameworks, risk management strategies, and management information systems.
5. Collaborate with the project staff and national partners in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities, in coordination with the ILO Office, ROAP, and HQ.
6. Provide technical support for the design and management of project evaluations in accordance with established policies and guidelines
7. Provide overall technical support for activities of the project related to advocacy, outreach and communications linked to the policy and institutional outcomes of the project, in conformity with ILO policies, and advocacy and communications strategies.
8. Develop communication strategies of the project and communicate with project team to implement the communication strategy effectively.
9. Lead the development of press release and social media packages, as well as project website updates, and coordinate internal clearance processes for news releases, publications and other products in close coordination with ROAP Regional Communications Unit.
10. Develop innovative knowledge products to present findings, case studies and good practices from study/research conducted by the project for influencing stakeholders and for informing the general public.
11. Establish and maintain close links with external stakeholders including media representatives, other UN agencies, development partners, social partners and civil society organizations and others.
12. Draft internal and external documents to facilitate the implementation of activities, including but not limited to terms of reference, scripts, concept notes, briefs, and presentations.
13. Provide inputs into briefs, periodic reports and statistical data on the progress of the projects.
14. Liaise with ILO staff at the country level to collect and jointly analyse the outcomes of the policy dialogues organized by the project;
15. Carry out other monitoring and evaluation, and communications tasks as assigned by the Project Manager.

Required qualifications

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in social science, international relations, management, communications, journalism or other relevant field.
A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in one of the afore-mentioned fields with an additional two years of relevant experience, in addition to the experience stated below, will be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Experience

At least five years of professional experience. Field experience in programme management and implementation particularly in the field of monitoring and evaluation, and strategic communications, advocacy and knowledge management would be an advantage, as well as proven capacity to initiate and take the lead on monitoring and evaluation, and communication activities with ILO constituents, private sector and NGOs, preferably in South-East Asia. Familiarity with ILO policies and procedures would be an asset. Experience in working on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work is required.

Languages

Excellent command of English.

Competencies

• Demonstrated technical expertise in designing monitoring and evaluation framework and tools, and in leading the team on M&E and communications;
• Excellent writing skills including an ability to nuance and adapt messages to different audiences;
• Proven skills in external communications and liaison and mobilization work with media and civil society;
• Advanced working knowledge of relevant computer software including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; proven proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop, Canva, or other equivalent graphics software; proven proficiency in web management.
• Excellent report writing skills and communication skills and ability to build networks to obtain cooperation with partners
• Ability to work in close cooperation with government, trade unions, employers and private sector partners working in the field;
• Commitment to gender equality;
• High standards of integrity, professionalism, personal discipline and impartiality;
• Good organizational skills;
• Ability to train and guide personnel, and national counterparts;
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
• Flexibility and openness to learn and develop personally as well as professionally;
• Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to draft quickly and clearly in English;
• Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision;
• Ability to work under political and time pressure, and meet deadlines;
• Ability to represent the office;
• The ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

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.

For more information on conditions of employment, please visit the ILO Jobs International Recruitment page.

Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit ILO Jobs. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for a written test and/or an interview.

Depending on the location and availability of candidates, assessors and interview panel members, the ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including technical tests or interviews.

The ILO has zero tolerance for acts of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and is determined to ensure that all staff members and all beneficiaries of ILO assistance do not suffer, directly or indirectly, from sexual exploitation and abuse.
To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organisation, the ILO may conduct a background verification of candidates under consideration.

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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