Evaluation Specialist – Workers Empowerment and Participation (WEP) Activity

Vacancy for the Post: Evaluation Specialist – Workers Empowerment and Participation (WEP) Activity

Company Name: ME&A

Job description: Summary:

Workers’ Empowerment and Participation (WEP) Activity is a four-year, $4 million labor rights activity implemented by Solidarity Center (SC). The program aims to improve conditions for workers in two critically important employment sectors in Bangladesh: ready-made garments (RMG) and shrimp and fish processing (SFP). The program objective is to strengthen the capacity of independent trade unions, trade union federations, and worker community associations in the RMG and SFP sectors to collectively advocate for their rights and interests, and to enhance constructive participation towards improving industrial relations between workers and management.

The objective of this mid-term performance evaluation is to review the progress made toward achieving intended results/outcomes, identify any lessons learned, and recommend possible programmatic adaptations at the half-way point of WEP’s implementation. The findings of the evaluation report will be used to improve SC’s implementation of WEP activity by making appropriate adjustments to the activity and to inform future labor sector programming. Its primary audiences are USAID/Bangladesh’s Office of Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) and SC.

Responsibilities:

WEP Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of the mid-term performance evaluation, including, but not limited to, the following activities and deliverables:

  • Literature Review
  • Evaluation Team planning meetings
  • Evaluation Design and Work Plan
  • Evaluation Design Matrix and Data Collection instrument
  • In-brief meeting with USAID
  • Mid-term briefing and interim meetings with USAID (as required)
  • Debriefing with USAID
  • Debriefing with Partners
  • Draft Evaluation Report

Final Report (due within two weeks after USAID provides comments on the draft report; total length, excluding references and annexes, should not exceed 30 pages.).

Qualifications:

A mid-level evaluation specialist with an advanced degree in a relevant discipline and at least five (5) years of experience. Experience in program design, management, monitoring and evaluation of workers’ rights in the ready-made garments sector, and DRG programs in developing countries, are required. Prior experience and ability to conduct evaluation and to write well in English are required. S/he will work with the Team Lead and national team members to manage focus group discussions and KIIs; quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis; analyze findings and draft the evaluation report.

All applications and CVs must be submitted in English.

ME&A, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. ME&A will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For our EEO Policy Statement and a copy of our EEO Policy Statement and information on your EEO rights under the law.

Expected salary:

Location: Dhaka

Job date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 22:14:27 GMT

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