International Development Law Organization
Overview & Responsibilities
The Department of Programs is the central management and coordinating function for program delivery and capacity development. It is responsible for the implementation of IDLO’s global program portfolio for field and non-field locations in line with organizational strategy.
IDLO has been actively engaged in the Philippines since 1996. Between 1996 and 2001, it operated its Asia Regional Training Office (ARTO) in Manila, through which it provided training and technical assistance for the developing and transition economy countries of southeast and central Asia and the Pacific. In 2016, IDLO re-established its presence in the country, focusing on legal capacity building, institutional strengthening and supporting justice sector reform through technical expertise. The Philippines has been an IDLO Member Party since 1989.
The Project Enhancing the Institutional Capacity of Prosecutors in the Philippines (EICPP) was launched in 2016 and is now in its fourth phase of programming. Within its framework, IDLO has partnered with the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB), the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) and the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) to support strengthening their capacities to perform core functions and better respond to corruption and crime.
Under the direct supervision of the Country Manager, and in close coordination with program coordinators and colleagues at the IDLO Headquarters and its branch office in the Hague, the Monitoring and Reporting Officer is responsible for contributing to program design, developing and implementing monitoring frameworks, coordinating progress reporting, and facilitating programmatic learning—to align with IDLO monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) standards, ensure donor compliance, and optimize IDLO’s impact in the Philippines.
Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties and tasks:
- Lead the design and revision of MEL plans, including narrative components, monitoring frameworks, performance indicators, and indicator reference sheets;
- Design impact assessments and support implementation of such assessments, using data to further enrich program management, external reporting, and new program development;
- Facilitate participatory processes to elaborate theories of change (in both narrative form and graphic representation);
- Prepare MEL-related narrative, annex, and budgetary inputs to proposals for funding;
- Assist with analyses to establish baselines and targets, as well as collect other relevant data to inform program strategy and design;
- Develop and maintain work plan tracking tables, indicator tracking tables, and risk registers to monitor program implementation, performance, and risk management;
- Design data collection protocols and ensure their consistent use for program monitoring;
- Monitor the quality of capacity development program activities, as required;
- In collaboration with the field program coordinators, engage with government partners and civil society organizations to obtain program-related monitoring data, as required;
- Ensure data quality through standardized data entry procedures, division of roles and responsibilities, and periodic reviews;
- Oversee data analysis and coordinate the production of accurate and effective program reports, including annual reports, fact sheets, training summaries etc., as required;
- Brief program personnel on relevant donor requirements and IDLO policies, including IDLO’s approach to assessing training activities; IDLO Monitoring Guidelines; IDLO Evaluation Guidelines; and related systems, tools, and processes;
- Design and implement MEL-related capacity building activities for the program team, implementing partners, and program beneficiaries, as required;
- Ensure that MEL activities are properly planned and executed, in line with established timelines and available resources;
- Assist with the recruitment of technical experts and sub-contractors to provide MEL-related services, as required;
- In collaboration with the IDLO Evaluation Unit, support external evaluations, including planning for fieldwork, providing inputs for sampling strategies, and completing technical review of evaluation reports;
- Liaise with HQ-based monitoring and evaluation functions, as well as relevant MEL peers, to exchange knowledge, request technical support, and share best practices.
IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE
Education and Experience
- Advanced university degree in international development, or relevant social science.
- Minimum of 5 (five) years of relevant professional experience, ideally in an international organization.
- Demonstrated MEL experience with capacity development, rule of law, and policy advocacy programming is an advantage.
- Familiarity with the Philippines legal system and rule of law and continuing professional development issues is an advantage.
- Demonstrated ability to produce high quality, evidence-based reporting on results.
- Experience with USG funded projects is an advantage.
- Full professional proficiency in English is required.
Specific knowledge, skills, and behavioral competencies
- Knowledge of industry standard MEL principles, results-based management, and program monitoring tools.
- Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection, data management systems, and data analysis.
- Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, as well as other ICT and internet-based software for remote data collection and blended learning.
- Team player and ability to actively share information, contribute and motivate others to become involved in team activities. Provides constructive feedback and willingly helps others. Contributes to a fair environment that fosters collaboration and cooperation.
- Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate.
Terms & Conditions
For this locally recruited professional position, IDLO shall offer the selected candidate an affiliate contract initially for 12 (twelve) months, with the possibility of extension subject to performance and continued funding availability.
This vacancy is open to local nationals or permanent residents of the duty station. IDLO shall offer a competitive salary and a benefits package including social security contribution (14%), medical insurance, leave entitlements etc.
IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome applications of qualified and diverse candidates. IDLO is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance at all levels within its workforce. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for IDLO vacancies.
IDLO does not tolerate sexual exploitation or abuse, any kind of harassment, including harassment of a sexual nature; or discrimination. As such, IDLO will conduct careful reference and background checks of all selected candidates as part of its selection process.
In the interest of making the most effective use of resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.
DISCLAIMER The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employee/intern assigned to this work. This may not be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The General Counsel of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities and determine whether or when an internship position may be filled consistent with business and organizational needs.
How to apply
Apply for this job at the following link: Job Listings at International Development Law Organization (icims.com)