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The Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) programme started operating in Cambodia in 2001 and is a partnership between the International Labour Organization and the International Finance Corporation. As part of the Better Work flagship programme, BFC engages with workers, employers and the Royal Government of Cambodia to achieve improved health and wellbeing of garment workers with knock-on effect on workers’ families’ welfare, while at the same time strengthening the national industry via increased productivity in garment factories. With a current coverage of over 550 factories and 550,000 workers, BFC collaborates closely with the industry stakeholders at multiple levels of the supply chain to create sustainable and practical solutions for all. In doing so, the programme aims to improve labour standards in global supply chains and ensuring that workers’ rights and entitlements are protected to help distribute the benefits of trade. BFC supports enterprises in implementing the ILO core international labour standards and Cambodian labour law. This helps enterprises compete in global markets where many buyers demand compliance with labour standards from their suppliers. BFC works jointly with the government to strengthen their capacity for upholding labour standards in the industry in the long term, support industry partners in creating a vision for the industry that combines both competitiveness and business strength as well as respect for labour standards, and create stronger partnerships to build capacity for dialogue and grievance resolution at the factory level.
The program’s new strategy (2023-2027) requires the programme to think beyond its impact at the workplace to give stronger emphasis on behavioural and systematic change at the enterprise level, and on its contribution to policy and institutional changes at the national and global levels. Its strategy will be accompanied by a robust framework of success, which will combine qualitative and quantitative indicators. This will support the programme to measure progress in challenging areas such as to build stronger, more capable national institutions and governance mechanisms that support garment factories in generating decent jobs and promoting innovation. Other measurement approaches will be needed to understand Better Work’s contributions to facilitate a more just transition to new technologies, addressing environmental and demographic trends, measuring the impact of knowledge and data to inform policy reforms, and understanding the impact of the programme’s indirect reach through partnerships.
The programme will therefore engage with national constituents to improve their access to and capacity to use the programme’s own and other sources of reliable data. Monitoring information will be collected to verify that important changes and assumptions marked in the theory of change are happening according to plan, and that progress occurs as expected.
The role of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) officer will be twofold: firstly, he/she will be coordinating BFC’s data collection and data reporting. The M&E officer will ensure that there are clear and understood processes for measuring the programme’s work and that M&E data is used to strengthen accountability, stimulate learning and improved performance, and facilitates organizational decision- making. Secondly, the M&E officer will coordinate BFC’s research activities, including management of researchers (external collaborators) that BFC engages with, and collaborate with the Better Work global research & impact team for any research that BFC is part of.
Supervision and Guidance
The M&E and Research Coordination Officer will report to the BFC Deputy Programme Manager based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Description of Duties
- In coordination with relevant team members, design and implement an M&E system for the programme aligned with BFC’s strategy. This includes a strategy and methodology for monitoring the programme performance, systems and tools for collecting and storing data combining qualitative and quantitative data;
- Coordinate the design and implementation of the program M&E matrix also known as performance monitoring plan (PMP);
- In collaboration with Better Work Global, develop and roll out M&E tools, strategy and procedures required to monitor and evaluate program interventions;
- Identify and create key processes for data collation for BFC’s factory level services (assessment, advisory and training), and embed these processes into practice to standardise data collection;
- Conduct analysis and assessment of indicators and other information collected to measure programme performance and achievements;
- Contribute towards project documentation that includes lessons learned, good practices and recommendations for targeted pilot activities;
- Contribute to the preparation of technical progress reports;
- Support activities related to mid-term and final evaluations;
- Establish data quality assurance mechanism to ensure data reliability, validity, timeliness of data entry and harmonization of the program data collection systems;
- Collaborate with Better Work global, and external research partners to coordinate planning and implementation of various research projects, including data collection, report reviewing and interpretation, and supporting analytical writing;
- Identify and liaise with existing and new research partners in academic and other institutions;
- Other duties as required by the supervisor.
Recognized university degree in monitoring and evaluation, economics, business management, industrial relations, international development, policy and research or other relevant fields, or equivalent in experience.
At least two years of professional experience in Monitoring and Evaluation design, implementation and data collection, and/or research coordination and data analysis in the private sector or in development organisations, on gender equality, occupational health and safety, productivity and corporate social responsibility (particularly in the field of labour standards compliance and remediation) or other relevant fields.
Excellent command of English and Khmer.
- Good communications skills, both oral and written;
- High standards of integrity, professionalism, personal discipline and impartiality
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate to collectively solve problems and make progress;
- Knowledge of results-based management (RBM) tools, quantitative and qualitative M&E methodologies, strategic planning, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures;
- Experience with database management software and statistical programming;
- Experience with data collection and data visualization tools (e.g. Excel Pivot Table);
- Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative impact assessment research methods;
- Good analytical skills, and ability to conceptualise, plan, coordinate and conduct activities;
- Good understanding of principles of gender equality and principles of equal opportunity;
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
All applicants must attach a 2-page statement explaining to the selection committee how they meet the required competencies. This document should include a heading for each competency together with justifications based on the applicant’s skills and experience. Applicants who do not attach this statement will not be considered for interview.
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