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  • Posted: Jul 24, 2020
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    CI is a Swiss-based foundation that unites the forces of the cocoa and chocolate industry, civil society, farming communities and national governments in cocoa-producing countries to ensure a better future for children and to advance the elimination of child labour. Operating in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana since 2007, ICI works with its partners t...
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    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    The international cocoa initiative (ICI) promotes child protection in cocoa-growing communities and works to ensure a better future for children and their families. ICI has developed a Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) that allows industry partners to manage responsibly the risk of child labour in their cocoa supply chain. In line with the Ghana Child Labor Monitoring System (GCLMS), the system is based on the presence of Community Facilitators (CF) within cocoa-growing communities who raise awareness on the issue of child labour; identify cases and implement remediation activities.

    Job Description

    • ICI is recruiting a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to lead the M&E activities of a project on Engaging Cocoa Cooperatives to Combat Child Labor, funded by the US Department of Labour (USDoL)’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). A total of 4 Million USD will fund the successful project over a period of 4.5 years. Under the supervision of the Project Director, the M&E Officer leads the project team in the successful delivery of the project M&E plan.
    • Please note that the position is subject to ICI’s successful grant delivery from USDoL ILAB.

    Main responsibilities

    •  Conducting rigorous process for establishing baseline values project-specific indicators;
    •  Developing and implementing a Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP). which includes collection, entering, processing, reporting, and analysis of data on project-specific performance indicators;
    •  Developing project-specific definitions of child labor, forced labor, and/or other violations of worker rights as part of the CMEP work (as applicable);
    •  Implementing a Direct Participant Monitoring System (DPMS) to collect data to monitor the provision of education and livelihood services for all participants, and the work and education status of child participants;
    •  Collaborating on required performance evaluations and/or other learning/accountability activities.

    Required Skills or Experience

    •  Minimum of five years of professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects.
    •  Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
    •  Experience in planning and managing various studies; for example, performance evaluations, baseline studies, case studies, and gender/diversity-related studies.
    •  Experience designing and managing multiple disaggregation variables for participant monitoring and database systems, including gender and age.
    •  Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator design, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/performance monitoring plans.
    •  Experience in designing and administering 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 subrecipients.
    •  Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    Education and knowledge:

    •  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. Master’s degree or Bachelor’s plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, economics, or international development preferred.
    •  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.
    •  Fluency in English required.

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    Project Director

    ICI is recruiting a Project Director to lead the implementation of a project on Engaging Cocoa Cooperatives to Combat Child Labor, funded by the US Department of Labour (USDoL)’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). A total of 4 Million USD will fund the successful project over a period of 4.5 years. Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Project Director leads the project team to design, implement and report on activities aiming at meeting the project Outcomes:

    •  Outcome 1: Improved accountability of cocoa cooperatives to monitor child labor in the cocoa supply chain.
    •  Outcome 1.1: Strengthened capacity of enforcement agencies to enforce child labor laws within cooperatives.
    •  Outcome 1.2: Strengthened capacity of cocoa cooperatives to monitor child labor.
    •  Outcome 2: Increased support to vulnerable cocoa households within cocoa cooperatives.
    •  Outcome 2.1: Strengthened capacity of cocoa cooperatives to provide sustainable assistance and support to prevent child labor.
    •  Outcome 2.2: Increased access to social protection and child labor remediation programs.
    • Please note that the position is subject to ICI’s successful grant delivery from USDOL ILAB.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    •  Minimum of five years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, budgeting, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports), preferably in Ghana.
    •  Minimum three years of experience working in the area of child labor in supply chains, including on implementation of traceability systems.
    •  Experience working on challenges in the cocoa industry preferred.
    •  Ability to maintain working relationships with all project stakeholders, including public, private, and civil society partners and effectively build partnerships between them.
    •  Fluency in English required.
    •  Proficiency in a local language preferred.

    Method of Application

    Successful applicants must be willing to serve on the project within 45 days of award and will be asked to sign a letter of commitment.

    Please submit a resume (4 pages maximum) and a cover letter in English. Each resume must include the following information:

    •  Educational background, including highest education level attained;
    •  Work experience covering at least the last five years of employment to the present, including such information as employer name, position title, clearly defined duties, and dates of employment;
    •  Special experience, capabilities, or qualifications related to the candidate’s ability to implement the proposed strategy and perform effectively in the proposed position; and
    •  Evidence of English fluency and other relevant language skills, if required (includes speaking, listening, reading, writing). For non-native speakers, evidence of fluency may include a TOEFL test score or transcript showing completion of advanced English language coursework.

    Please send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations in English by 07 August 2020 to:

    [email protected]

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