JOB OPENING: Two key positions in Peru

World Learning seeks a Project Director and a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer for a US Department of Labor “Combating Exploitative Child Labor through Education” project in Peru.  Duration: 4 years. Peruvian nationals are encouraged to apply.  Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project.  Please transmit CV and cover letter (in English) with the appropriate
post title on the subject line explaining why you are best qualified for this position torecruitment3@worldlearning.  Only
finalist candidates will be contacted.

Background:  The project will support efforts to eliminate exploitative child labor in the Huancavelica and Huanuco regions of Peru, with a focus on reducing social exclusion and promoting economic opportunities for Peruvian households most vulnerable to the worst forms of child labor.  This effort will target rural child labor in agriculture, mining, and other hazardous work in the targeted regions. The project activities will address the needs of indigenous and other vulnerable groups who experience high rates of child labor, low rates or primary and secondary school completion, and economic and social exclusion.

The Project will seek to combat child labor through innovative, effective, and integrated approaches that involve increasing children’s access to quality education, promoting sustainable livelihoods for their households and increasing beneficiaries’ access to national social protection programs that help households overcome dependence on children working to meet basic needs. This
project will support Peru’s efforts to reduce exploitative child labor as part of an integrated and comprehensive approach to combat poverty and promote decent work.

 

Project Director

The Project Director is responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration and implementation of the requirements of the cooperative agreement. The Project Director will establish and maintain systems for project operations; ensure that all cooperative agreement deadlines are met and targets are achieved; maintain working relationships with project stakeholders (including sub grantees and/or subcontractors); and oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports to USDOL. The Project Director must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in a leadership
role in implementation of development projects relevant to this solicitation, including coalition building and public-private partnerships promotion. Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

 

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including the Direct Beneficiary Monitoring System, and will act as the liaison and point of contact between a USDOL external evaluation contractor and the project. This individual must have at least three years progressively responsible experience
in the monitoring and evaluation of international development projects or one year relevant experience combined with an advanced degree in statistics, public policy, economics, or a related field. Relevant experience can include strategic planning and performance measurement, indicator selection, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methodologies, database management,
impact evaluation, and knowledge of Government Performance and Results Act. The individual should be familiar with impact evaluations or similar research methodologies. Fluency in Spanish is required and working knowledge of English is preferred.

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