Research, Monitoring and Learning Officer

Malaysia
Apply by 5 August 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 6 July 2018

Job Description

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Research, Monitoring and Learning Officer, The Responsible Recruitment Project

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting Malaysian applicants for the position of Research, Monitoring and Learning Officer for an anticipated US Department of Labor-funded Responsible Recruitment Project in Malaysia. The project-level objective is to reduce forced labor and human trafficking in the recruitment of workers in the palm oil industry.

In support of this objective, the project will focus on achieving four outcomes: improved understanding of the nature of forced labor and human trafficking in the recruitment of workers; improved company-led approaches to address forced labor and human trafficking in the recruitment process; improved compliance with recruitment policies and procedures by third-party recruiters; and increased action on promoting responsible recruitment policies and practices among private sector actors.

The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

GENERAL:

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

SALARY:

The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should go to https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2053478 and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Malaysia Responsible Recruitment Project Research, Monitoring and Learning Officer by July 13, 2018. Qualified Malaysian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.

Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Research, Monitoring and Learning Officer, The Responsible Recruitment Project

LOCATION: Malaysia

DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education

REPORTS TO: Project Director, The Responsible Recruitment Project

Position Summary:

The Research, Monitoring and Learning Officer will be responsible for implementing and managing the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities according to the project’s Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP), including the coordination of an externally conducted impact evaluation when required in order to deliver a high-quality, results-oriented project. The project focuses on improved understanding of the nature of forced labor and human trafficking in the recruitment of workers; improved company-led approaches to address forced labor and human trafficking in the recruitment process; improved compliance with recruitment policies and procedures by third-party recruiters; and increased action on promoting responsible recruitment policies and practices among private sector actors.

The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the position description below.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Research, Monitoring and Learning Officer will oversee the implementation of the program’s M&E and program learning activities and data reporting requirements. S/he will work in coordination with Winrock’s CSE Technical Manager for M&E to serve as the liaison and point of contact with US Department of Labor and the external evaluation contractors throughout the life of the project. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement the project’s Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP) in coordination with US Department of Labor. This includes selecting and tracking specific indicators, overseeing data collection, and regularly reporting on approved indicators using the project’s data collection instruments, schedules, analysis methods, and applied technologies;
  • Manage the monitoring and evaluation system, designed with a rigorous approach to measuring results, including systematic learning and application of M and E outcomes, using mobile and web-based technologies to monitor performance toward specific goals and objectives;
  • Oversee implementation of a required baseline study or pre-situational analysis, including review of tools and research methodology, data quality, data analysis and reporting;
  • Collaborate and liaise with external evaluation contractors to design and carry out research studies and project evaluations in accordance with the approved CMEP plan;
  • Handle the day-to-day tracking, and reporting on activities under the award;
  • Ensure reporting requirements per DOL’s obligations under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA);
  • Monitor the results of the program’s activities; design and implement systematic program learning tools and activities designed to build staff capacity in M and E and improve program performance and utilization of learnings for future programs;
  • Contribute to periodic evaluations/assessments and to dissemination of results to internal and external audiences;
  • Contribute to research design and methodology for project-related research;
  • Contribute extensively to quarterly and annual reports;
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field, or a Bachelor’s degree with an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing research, monitoring and learning activities of international development projects
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, and developing M&E and/or performance monitoring plans and data collection tools
  • Experience and ability in managing and providing oversight of complex baseline and follow-up project surveys, including writing terms of reference, reviewing and commenting on sampling and technical survey design documents, developing questionnaires and other tools reviewing training manuals and survey field protocols, overseeing training and management of enumerators/data collection staff, providing oversight to survey field work, and providing oversight on data quality checks and preparation of data sets
  • Proven track record to design and implement research activities; experience with research on labor recruitment, supply chains, human trafficking, or market-based systems preferred
  • Knowledge of USG reporting requirements, including experience designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Plans, rigorous impact evaluation design, and working with external consultants for third party evaluations
  • Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally-managed evaluations
  • Experience with translating information from research and M and E activities to support communication and dissemination of research findings and lessons learned

Skills:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge in Bahasa Malaysia is recommended
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet (preferably Microsoft Access and Excel), and presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Experience with data entry programs such as Survey 1-2-3 and data platforms such as DevResults is preferred
  • Familiarity with statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS or STATA

About the Organization

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

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