International Relations Officer

U.S. Department of Labor / Bureau of International Labor Affairs

About the organization

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT). OCFT's outputs in the area of policy engagement, technical assistance, research, reporting contribute to the adoption, implementation, and enforcement of worker rights related to child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking.

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Division works to improve the effectiveness of OCFT’s technical assistance program. The MERL Division facilitates the development of project monitoring and evaluation plans to track progress towards achieving intended results and oversees performance evaluations and project-level audits/attestation engagements.

Duties

Applies a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to assess and improve program effectiveness.

Executes job duties in support of senior team members and the Office mission while providing research and analyses of child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking issues for assigned countries for the purpose of contributing to Congressionally-mandated and Executive Order reports, engaging with foreign governments or other U.S. government officials, designing technical assistance programs, or related to other strategic interests of ILAB, or as part of analysis of trends and lessons learned that inform program evaluation, project survey, and project design activities.

Drafts and provides written feedback on documents, as assigned, including analytical assessment, concept notes and solicitations for technical assistance projects, monitoring and evaluation documents, impact and implementation evaluations and related documents, and technical survey- related documents.

Regularly prepares written communication for and on behalf of senior ILAB and DOL staff on international child and forced labor issues.

Participates in the formulation of policy or program recommendations that advance OCFT and ILAB mission, programming, and other priorities in target countries and on a global level.

Prepares senior level officials to present policy positions and program results to external groups.

Qualifications

In addition to education requirements:

To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, GS-11. Specialized experience is defined as experience leading EITHER the design OR the implementation of quantitative or mixed-methods research relating to vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations. Specialized research experience includes experience selecting and implementing research methodologies appropriate for study objectives; developing, reviewing, or testing survey instruments; reviewing or developing a sampling plan; planning, participating, or supervising data collection; and planning, conducting, or supervising data analysis.

To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, GS-12. Specialized experience is defined as experience: (1) leading both the design and implementation of quantitative or mixed-methods researching relating to vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations AND (2) providing technical oversight for research contracts, grants and/or cooperative agreements. Specialized research experience includes experience selecting and implementing research methodologies appropriate for study objectives; developing, reviewing, or testing survey instruments; reviewing or developing a sampling plan; planning, participating, or supervising data collection; and planning, conducting, or supervising data analysis.

Salary

$86,335 to $133,465 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section.

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