International Relations Specialist

Dept of Labor/Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking

About the organization

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ilab

ILAB safeguards dignity at work, both at home and abroad – by strengthening global labor standards, enforcing labor commitments among trading partners, promoting racial and gender equity, and combating international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. The 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. The Division’s research-related activities, include: child labor prevalence surveys; formative research on the measurement of forced labor and human trafficking; and impact evaluations to assess the effectiveness of a variety of interventions in reducing child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.

Duties

• 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,
• Applies a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to assess and improve program effectiveness. Ensures that key evaluation and audit findings, results of performance monitoring data analysis, and other lessons, findings, and outcomes produced by technical assistance and monitoring and evaluation and audit activities are shared with relevant stakeholders and are applied to ILAB and OCFT' s work, as applicable.
• 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.
• Plans, develops, oversees, implements and provides technical support for monitoring and evaluation and audit activities, and closes out technical assistance/cooperation initiatives; coordinates ILAB's contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements for technical assistance projects; and uses qualitative and/or quantitative methods to measure results and assess and improve program effectiveness and/or projects or systems.

Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is conducting or overseeing audits and/or evaluations of social projects or programs, including developing or reviewing audit and/or evaluation plans, methodologies, and reports to ensure they reflect stated objectives AND utilizing qualitative or quantitative analysis to measure results and improve programs, projects, and/or systems effectiveness;OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (related to the position to be filled.)ORCombination of education and experience.

To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is conducting or overseeing audits and/or evaluations of social projects or programs, including developing or reviewing audit and/or evaluation plans, methodologies, and reports to ensure they reflect stated objectives AND utilizing qualitative or quantitative analysis to measure results and improve programs, projects, and/or systems effectiveness AND participating in the formulation of policy or program recommendation

Application instructions

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