Application Deadline: September, 13, 2021
Better Work Jordan was established in Jordan in 2008 and started operations in 2009 at the request of the Jordanian government. Better Work Jordan is a comprehensive programme bringing together all levels of the garment industry to improve working conditions and respect of labour rights for workers, and boost the competitiveness of apparent business. A key objective and strategy of Better Work is to leverage the influence and financing of buyers to improve working conditions in factories. A second goal of BW has been to promote transparency and public reporting as a tool to create further incentives for factories to improve their labour standards.
As BWJ enters the third phase of its program, it seeks to build on its successes, as well as to address the challenges that are before both the program and the garment industry in Jordan. The main outcomes that BWJ seeks to accomplish in this phase are threefold: to expand and optimize the
program’s offering of core services, to strengthen the capacity of the employers’ association and the unions and to promote processes of social dialogue at the factory level, as well is to help strengthen national institutions. Recognizing the importance of sustainability and ownership, Better Work Jordan has amplified its collaboration and capacity building efforts. As part of these efforts, this position serves to contribute to the implementation of the ILO Better Work Jordan Programme at the national level through supporting the programme’s research and strategy.
The Monitoring and Data Analytics Officer will report to the Better Work Jordan Programme Manager. The incumbent will also work closely with all members of the Better Work Jordan team, and coordinate with other ILO projects in Jordan. The overall technical backstopping is done by Better Work Global and the Decent Work Team at ILO Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS).
University degree in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences or related field.
Minimum of 3 years of progressively relevant professional work experience in supply/value chain analysis, data management and analysis, research, monitoring and evaluation, and impact studies.
Excellent command of English. A working knowledge of one or more of the ILO official languages is desirable.
1. Compile Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data from Better Work Jordan; collaborate with Better Work field staff for timely and accurate data collection. Together with the Programming Team, plan, organize and coordinate monitoring and evaluation activities and ensure analysis of available data for programme development purposes.
2. Streamline M&E and reporting to donors, ILO regional office and HQ, for Better Work Jordan. Prepare reports and presentations based on M&E data.
3. Collaborate with Better Work Jordan and Better Work global team members to implement various research projects in different stages in Jordan, including data collection, data cleaning and analysis, report reviewing and interpretation, and analytical writing.
4. Provide support to Better Work Jordan´s annual impact assessment exercises, including by providing input in the development of the scope, tools and implementation strategy as well as directly supporting in data collection, training colleagues, liaising with research partners; etc.
5. Manipulate and analyse data in order to inform Better Work Jordan tool development, current operations. Handle the Better Work Jordan compliance assessment database and perform quality assurance on data; analyse data and prepare Better Work Jordan’s annual reports, policy papers, and contribute to other communications products related to compliance reporting, evidence and research dissemination.
6. Collect inputs from the team to strengthen the use of Better Work Jordan data and knowledge to incorporate lessons learned in policies and practice; monitor the use and impact of existing and/or new systems and recommend areas for further improvement and development.
7. Assist in improving efficiency by identifying areas of common data-related infrastructure with technical advice from Better Work Global Research and Impact team. Encourage collaboration between teams responsible for different data sources. Ensure user-friendly data is available to inform Better Work Jordan operations and policy debates; produce regular updates on key performance indicators for country programmes;
8. In collaboration with the Programme Manager, generate data to be used in info graphics, presentations, publications, and other tools to facilitate the use of data for influencing purposes.
9. Assist in organising research workshops and seminars in terms of event planning, coordination with partner organizations, communications with event participants, and drafting of event proceedings.
10. Perform any other duties as required.
- Ability to use analytical tools and qualitative and quantitative research techniques, including for programme monitoring and evaluation, and related software such as R and SQL.
- Ability to manage large scale databases and use related software.
- Excellent ability to draft concise, accessible documents presenting and/or summarizing research findings and their implication for policy and programme design.
- Familiarity with some of the policy issues related to Better Work, such as the following: corporate social responsibility and global supply chains; international trade, labour standards, labour markets in developing countries; personnel economics; and international development.
- Understanding of gender equality, gender mainstreaming and equal opportunity principles and approaches, including as related to research.
- Demonstrated experience in organizing and planning events such as research conferences and seminars.
- Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.
- Good oral communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to identify problems and make recommendations .
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Good analytical skills.
- Ability to carry out assignments in accordance with instructions and guidelines.
- Ability to use analytical tools and qualitative and quantitative techniques.
- Ability to conceptualise, plan and conduct straightforward research work.
- Good computer skills.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also required.
Applicants can only attach 1 document to their application. This should include a cover letter, and must also include a 2-page statement addressing their claims against the required competencies. In doing this you should select 5 to 6 competencies which you are strong at from the competencies listed in this announcement, have a heading for each competency and explain in 2 -3 paragraphs to the selection committee how your skills and experience show that you meet this. Applicants who do not attach this statement will not be considered for interview.