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Project Associate, CLEAR II (Burkina Faso)  

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Project Associate, CLEAR II Project - Burkina Faso

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the position of Project Associate for the US Department of Labor-funded Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labor II (CLEAR II) project (2014-2018). CLEAR II is a global project implemented in up to 8 countries, including Burkina Faso, which works to increase capacity of host governments in target countries to reduce child labor, including its worst forms. The responsibilities, duties and qualifications for this position are described in the attached position description.

GENERAL:

Winrock is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. Winrock embraces continuous quality improvement and a culture of impact, accountability and entrepreneurship.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

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

APPLICATIONS:

Interested applicants can submit their application, cover letter, and current resume to Clear2BFJobs@winrock.org by August 18, 2017. Burkina Faso local nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. EOE/AA

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Project Associate, CLEAR II Project, Burkina Faso

LOCATION: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

GROUP: Civil Society & Education

REPORTS TO: CLEAR II Burkina Faso Country Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Project Associate will be responsible for implementing and managing monitoring and evaluation activities in Burkina Faso , including coordinating data collection, supporting the development and implementation of Country Child Labor National Action Plan, a M&E Plan and contextualized results framework, liaising with government on research, data collection and child labor monitoring system needs, developing tools for data collection, and drafting a case study and post-situational analysis on changes in the Burkina Faso government's efforts to address child labor as a result of project interventions.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBLITIES:

The Project Associate will support the implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities and data reporting requirements for CLEAR II Burkina Faso. In addition, s/he will serve as a technical specialist for CLEAR II activities related to monitoring, evaluation and research. S/he will work in close cooperation with the CLEAR II Burkina Country Coordinator as well as the CLEAR II Monitoring and Evaluation Officer based at Winrock's US office. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the Country Coordinator in the design and implementation of a country-level monitoring and evaluation plan in coordination with the CLEAR II Global Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, including selection and tracking of specific indicators, developing, disseminating and managing tools for data collection, managing project databases, and regular reporting on approved indicators.

  • Support the Country Coordinator in the design and implementation of a country-level workplan and results framework contextualized to fit Burkina Faso stakeholders' needs and priorities

  • Manage data collection process and timeline for the development of country-level capacity scores.

  • Work with the Ministry of Labor and support the Country Coordinator to review and support monitoring, evaluation, and research components of the National Action Plan. Support the development of M&E for local implementation plans.

  • Coordinate with the Country Coordinator and M&E Officer to design and implement project analyses and assessments to inform project activities, such as assessments related to mainstreaming child labor into social programs, mainstreaming child labor into various line ministries

  • With support from the Country Coordinator and M&E Officer, lead the development of a Case Study plan for Burkina Faso CLEAR II activities to track progress toward targets and expected results.

  • Collaborate with government to develop or refine community-level child labor monitoring systems (CLMS) in the Burkina Faso context and develop procedures to submit data to county and national officials. Promote collaboration across various government ministries, NGOs, and private sector for data sharing and coordination.

  • Support potential country research needs related to policy or measurement of child labor in Burkina Faso, such as liaising with government stakeholders on survey and research needs, designing surveys, reviewing tools and survey methodology, training enumerators/labor inspectors, etc.

  • Lead the development of the project post-situational analysis to document changes in the country related to child labor as a result of project interventions.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement workplan and monitor the results of the program's activities and contribute to periodic evaluations/assessments of specific interventions; contribute to dissemination of results to internal and external audiences.

  • Manage M&E database, including logging project stakeholders, project trainings and meetings, attendance, policy status, and progress reports. Produce and submit requisite reports based on database information

  • Participate and contribute to virtual experience sharing with global CLEAR II team as needed, such as webinars, blog posts, etc.

  • Facilitate and liaise with the external evaluation contractor to design and carry out final performance evaluation.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Background:

Education:

  • A Master's degree in public policy, international development, Project Management, law, or related field, or a Bachelor's degree with relevant experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in a similar position responsible for implementing workplans and monitoring 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 strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, and developing M&E and/or performance monitoring plans.

  • Experience and ability in managing and providing oversight of project surveys, including writing terms of reference, reviewing and commenting on sampling and technical survey design documents, developing questionnaires, reviewing training manuals and survey field protocols, overseeing training and management of enumerators, providing oversight to survey field work, and providing oversight on data quality checks and preparation of data sets.

  • Knowledge of US Government reporting requirements, including experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation Plans, and working with external consultants for third party evaluations.

  • Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally-managed qualitative evaluations.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with Government of Burkina Faso CLEAR II stakeholders

  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge in one or more of Burkina Faso's major languages is recommended.

  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets (preferably Microsoft Access and Excel), and presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint).

  • Familiarity with Burkina Faso and its national child labor-related legislation

  • Experience working with international NGOs and government officials

  • Ability to travel in the field

 
 
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