International Labour Organization
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 [email protected].
Statement of Competencies
Applicants can only attach 1 document to their application. This should include a cover letter, and must also include a 2-page statement addressing their claims against the required competencies. In doing this you should select 5 to 6 competencies which you are strong at from the competencies listed in this announcement, have a heading for each competency and explain in 2 -3 paragraphs to the selection committee how your skills and experience show that you meet this. Applicants who do not attach this statement will not be considered for interview.
Better Work Jordan is a comprehensive programme bringing together all levels of the garment industry to improve working conditions and respect of labour rights for workers, and boost the competitiveness of apparent business. A key objective and strategy of Better Work is to leverage the influence and financing of buyers to improve working conditions in factories. A second goal of BW has been to promote transparency and public reporting as a tool to create further incentives for factories to improve their labour standards.
As BWJ enters the fourth phase of its program, it seeks to build on its successes, as well as to address the challenges that are before both the program and the garment industry in Jordan. The main outcomes that BWJ seeks to accomplish in this phase are threefold: to expand and optimize the program’s offering of core services, to strengthen the capacity of the employers’ association and the unions and to promote processes of social dialogue at the factory level, as well is to help strengthen national institutions. Recognizing the importance of sustainability and ownership, Better Work Jordan has amplified its collaboration and capacity building efforts. As part of these efforts, this position serves to contribute to the implementation of the ILO Better Work Jordan Programme at the national level through supporting the programme’s research and strategy.
The Monitoring and Data Analytics Officer will report to the Better Work Jordan Programme Manager. The incumbent will also work closely with all members of the Better Work Jordan team, and coordinate with other ILO projects in Jordan. The overall technical backstopping is done by Better Work Global and the Decent Work Team at ILO Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS).
Description of Duties
- Compile Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data from Better Work Jordan; collaborate with Better Work field staff for timely and accurate data collection. Together with the Programming Team, plan, organize and coordinate monitoring and evaluation activities and ensure analysis of available data for programme development purposes.
- Streamline M&E and reporting to donors, ILO regional office and HQ, for Better Work Jordan. Prepare reports and presentations based on M&E data.
- Support in preparing the programme’s technical reports related to donors, ILO and BWG per ILO’s and donors’ guidelines.
- Collaborate with Better Work Jordan and Better Work global team members to implement various research projects in different stages in Jordan, including data collection, data cleaning and analysis, report reviewing and interpretation, and analytical writing.
- Provide support to Better Work Jordan´s annual impact assessment exercises, including by providing input in the development of the scope, tools and implementation strategy as well as directly supporting in data collection, training colleagues, liaising with research partners; etc.
- Manipulate and analyse data in order to inform Better Work Jordan tool development, current operations. Handle the Better Work Jordan compliance assessment database and perform quality assurance on data; analyse data and prepare Better Work Jordan’s annual reports, policy papers, and contribute to other communications products related to compliance reporting, evidence and research dissemination.
- Collect inputs from the team to strengthen the use of Better Work Jordan data and knowledge to incorporate lessons learned in policies and practice; monitor the use and impact of existing and/or new systems and recommend areas for further improvement and development.
- Assist in improving efficiency by identifying areas of common data-related infrastructure with technical advice from Better Work Global Research and Impact team. Encourage collaboration between teams responsible for different data sources. Ensure user-friendly data is available to inform Better Work Jordan operations and policy debates; produce regular updates on key performance indicators for country programmes;
- In collaboration with the Programme Manager, generate data to be used in info graphics, presentations, publications, and other tools to facilitate the use of data for influencing purposes.
- Assist in organising research workshops and seminars in terms of event planning, coordination with partner organizations, communications with event participants, and drafting of event proceedings.
- Perform any other duties as required.
First-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences or related field.
At least 3 years of relevant professional work experience in supply/value chain analysis, data management and analysis, research, monitoring and evaluation, and impact studies.
Excellent command of English and a working knowledge of a second working language French or Spanish.
In addition to the ILO core competencies, the following is required:
- Knowledge of international evaluation standards, methodologies and terminology and ability to interpret and work within applicable policies, regulations and procedures.
- Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods and data analysis software such as R and SQL. Ability to work with data collection methodologies and sampling techniques.
- Knowledge of project administration.
- Ability to communicate evaluation standards and methodologies to a diverse audience.
- Drafting skills and ability to write analytical reports.
- Ability to maintain independence and impartiality at all stages of the evaluation, ensuring ethical evaluation process.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive, non-discriminatory and inclusive behaviour and attitudes.
- Familiarity with some of the policy issues related to Better Work, such as the following: corporate social responsibility and global supply chains; international trade, labour standards, labour markets in developing countries; personnel economics; and international development.
- Understanding of gender equality, gender mainstreaming and equal opportunity principles and approaches, including as related to research.
- Demonstrated experience in organizing and planning events such as research conferences and seminars.
- Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.
- Ability to identify problems and make recommendations.
- Good interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.
Candidates assessed by the Panel and considered to be eligible for appointment but who are not selected for this vacant post may be offered an assignment to another position at the same or lower grade provided that they meet the minimum qualifications required.
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.
Any officials of the General Service category interested in applying to this position are hereby informed that, if selected, they will be offered the salary and allowances applicable to the grade of the position applied for, which may result in substantial changes in their take-home remuneration. In accordance with Article 3.4 of the Staff Regulations, the salary of an official, upon promotion, shall in no case be greater than the maximum salary of the grade to which he or she was promoted. For any questions or clarifications, please contact your HR partner at [email protected]
How to apply
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit ILOJOBS The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for a written test and/or an interview.
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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.
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