The US Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking of Persons (the TIP office) awarded a 3-year grant beginning September 2017 to the International Labor Organization (ILO) Regional Office in Jakarta, Indonesia titled ‘The SEA Fisheries Project’. The project aims to reduce trafficking in fisheries by strengthening coordination and increasing efficiency of efforts by governments and other stakeholders through the establishment of a Southeast Asian regional coordination body. The project plans to incorporate all the ASEAN nations; it is initially focusing on Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines (and possibly Myanmar, Viet Nam and Malaysia).
In the initial year of the project, EnCompass is assessing the process used to form a regional multi-stakeholder coordination body designed to combat TIP in the Southeast Asia fisheries industry. The evaluation will assess the means used to develop the multi-stakeholder regional cooperation body and the implementation of activities intended to strengthen coordination in that partnership. By this evaluation, the TIP Office will begin the process of determining the effectiveness and efficiency of using a complex multi-stakeholder approach to address trafficking-in-persons (TIP) issues in an industry that involves several countries and diverse actors.
EnCompass is seeking an experienced, National Evaluation Specialist to be the international evaluation team representative in Philippines. This is a part-time, episodic consultancy over 8 months.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
Essential functions include:
- Work out of Manila; Maintain contact with key Philippines personnel;
- Meet with government and nongovernment officials as needed to support evaluation;
- Support design of evaluative tools and activities;
- Collect qualitative and quantitative data, e.g., literature reviews, interviews, surveys, network maps, etc.;
- Participate in field visits and virtual meetings with the international evaluation team;
- Support design and facilitation of meetings, trainings, and workshops, using appreciative, participatory, adult learning methodologies;
- Support the Lead Evaluator in conducting analyses of the data collected and presenting digestible analysis;
- Make presentations at relevant technical meetings.
- Master’s Degree and minimum of 8 years’ experience, or a PhD and a minimum of 6 years’ experience, in program evaluation, international development, international relations, or a related field.
- Strong interview and data collection skills;
- Strong technical and general writing skills;
- Experience working with governmental and intergovernmental bodies in Philippines;
- Proven track record of successful teamwork
- Presentation/facilitation and verbal and written communication skills
- Word processing, spreadsheets (Excel), and web-based program skills;
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
- Counter-TIP, labor migration and/or fisheries programming and/or evaluation experience in Indonesia and Southeast Asia;
- Familiarity with intergovernmental / multi-stakeholder mechanisms for counter-TIP, migrant labor protection and/or fisheries industry;
- Technical knowledge, skills and expertise in evaluation design, concepts, and approaches;
- Strong analytical skills to support both qualitative and quantitative research;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Filipino languages;
- Keen attention to detail;
- Ability to think strategically and integrate diverse information from varied sources
- Knowledge of policy development processes;
- Experience in or knowledge of applying appreciative inquiry and participatory approaches to qualitative data gathering and workshop designs;
- Active listening, proactive learning, and time management skills with readiness to be in a learning role;
- Familiarity with organizational structure/context of US Department of State and Embassy in Manila.
* This is a local position. Only candidates residing in Philippines will be considered.
**The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.
About the Organization
EnCompass LLC is a women-owned small business that offers innovative solutions for organizational excellence. We seek to enhance the impact and capacity of government and multilateral agencies, corporations, and nonprofits around the world through customized services in organizational and leadership development, training, technical assistance, and evaluation. EnCompass has a global and multicultural team of staff and consultants with deep expertise in a range of issues including health, HIV/AIDS, gender, democracy and governance, education, human rights, agriculture and food security.