Short-term Consultant: Field-based Results Measurement Analyst for Gender Advisory Projects

Terms of Reference (TOR) for Short-term Consultant (STC)

I. Background

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. IFC promotes private sector development and economic growth as a way to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. IFC works to help achieve the World Bank Group’s overarching goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030, and stimulating shared prosperity. We work with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. In FY17, we delivered a record $19.3 billion in long-term financing for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to help end poverty and boost shared prosperity.

The IFC Gender Secretariat team works across investment and advisory services to enhance gender-smart private sector development. We help companies close gender gaps by building the capacity of colleagues and clients to drive gender-aware and inclusive business growth. The three pillars that enable us to achieve these goals are 1) providing evidence/research on the business case for gender equality, 2) providing direct client advice and investments as well as 3) creating private sector peer learning platforms that enable companies to distil best practice and learn from each other. The Gender team in East Asia and the Pacific implements the program in the region placing special emphasis on Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Myanmar. In addition, the Women’s Employment Program is a new advisory program to support to clients who seek gender-smart solutions to workplace management challenges, or who are interested in improving their performance in recruiting, retaining and promoting women as employees in order to achieve the business case benefits associated with investing in gender equality in the workplace. This program is managed in IFC’s headquarters in Washington DC and will be deployed globally in coordination with regional gender teams such as that in East Asia Pacific.

IFC has a results measurement system and a cohort of staff who specialize in helping operational colleagues understand and articulate the development impact of their projects. At the project level, IFC sets out to achieve concrete, measurable internal development targets that are specified at the design phase and, if needed, reviewed from time to time. These targets are linked to IFC’s corporate Development Goals. Progress towards achieving these targets is continuously tracked by our monitoring system, after which we employ evaluative approaches using multiple methods to assess the longer-term impact of interventions. This deliberate, systematic approach allows us to track the progress of our projects throughout their life cycle starting from project design, supervision, completion and finally post completion and incorporate lessons learned into operations to improve future goal-setting and project design. It also helps become more results-focused and improve our transparency and accountability to our stakeholders.

In light of the volume of portfolio and pipeline gender projects in East Asia Pacific (EAP) led by the Cross-Cutting Solutions (CAS) Gender Secretariat in the Region and the Women’s Employment global project led by the Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) department, IFC seeks to hire a consultant working at the Analyst level or Officer level, based in Hanoi, Vietnam (preferred).

II. Duties and responsibilities

The Consultant will primarily be responsible for providing support to the respective gender teams (EAP and MAS), in coordination with the relevant Results Measurement Specialists. The overall objectives of the assignment are the following:

  • Support and advise the EAP Gender team in the design and supervision of new and existing projects to ensure rigor and timeliness in results management.
  • Support the EAP Gender team in conducting evaluative undertakings or assessments of an on-going or completed projects to ensure the accountability towards donors and stakeholders, and to provide lessons learnt that will generate actionable recommendations
  • Work with the regional gender lead to review and analyze IFC Advisory and Investment data on gender-flagged projects across EAP, with the objective of developing regional reports, strategies, and resources to support IFC staff to better incorporate gender smart design.
  • Support and advise the MAS Women’s Employment team leader in the supervision, and evaluation of the project to ensure rigor and timeliness in results management.
  • Support data analysis for individual client engagements under the MAS Women’s Employment Program to effectively calculate cost-benefit analyses and other business case impact measurements for client reports.

Specific tasks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work with Results Measurement colleagues and gender teams to develop theory of change, project-level results frameworks and articulate development impact at inception/design stage and update and adapt at 6-monthly project supervision;
  • Work with Results Measurement colleagues to develop standard results framework across all Gender projects in EAP at the programmatic level
  • Support EAP Gender team and Results Measurement colleagues to conduct and manage evaluative exercises and performance assessments at the project and programmatic level as needed
  • Aggregate and validate results as needed, for donor reporting, World Bank Group Country Partnership Frameworks, and other corporate reporting requirements;
  • Conduct data analysis which may include statistical analysis of results feeding into reports, presentations, and operational tools and research;
  • Ensure the quality of deliverables related to project evaluations and impact assessment studies (Terms of Reference, firm selection, inception and final report);
  • Collaborate with gender specialists and other colleagues to ensure the rigor and accuracy of all data presented to clients and other stakeholders;
  • Draft reports and PowerPoint presentations focused on the development impact of Gender AS projects and gender-flagged projects throughout the EAP region and the MAS Women’s Employment Program;

III. Contract duration, remuneration, reporting lines, and location

The initial scope of the contract will be 30 working days over on a trial period of maximum three months. Subject to satisfactory performance of the candidate, the contract period and number of days will be extended to a maximum of 150 working days over 12 months (including the trial period). The daily rate will be determined based on the candidate’s seniority and prior experience.

The primary reporting line will be to the EAP Regional Gender Lead based in Hanoi. Secondary reporting lines will be to the Women’s Employment Global Lead based in Washington, DC, and the EAP Regional Results Management Specialist based in Hong Kong. The consultant will be based in Hanoi, VN. Limited travel within the region may be required.

IV. Qualifications and competencies

The assignment requires an individual with:

  • Master degree in Economics, Social Science, Business, Development Planning, Statistics, Information Management, or related technical field;
  • Minimum of two years relevant experience in the design and implementation of household/client surveys, performance monitoring and evaluation frameworks and systems;
  • Good understanding of the basic concepts of monitoring evaluation. results measurement (logical frameworks, indicators, data collection methods and tools, evaluation design etc.);
  • Good understanding of the basic concepts of gender and private sector development, including the business case for gender equality;
  • Strong skills in research and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, using Excel and/or other statistical packages (Stata, SPSS, R);
  • Experience with Human Resources data analytics a plus/ preferred
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills in English (in addition, knowledge of one or more Asian languages would be an asset. Note that Vietnamese language is not a requirement);
  • Research and working experience in the energy sector, investment banking, and/or development financing are an explicit asset;
  • Willingness to understand and learn to navigate IFC internal systems, processes, standards and procedures, and accept a contract based in Vietnam paid in local currency (based on USD salary scale for Vietnam).

Please submit your application by email to Ha My Le Phan ([email protected]) by 15 May, 2018. Note that only applications that meet below criteria will be considered:

  • Application must include both CV and Cover Letter.
  • The first paragraph of the Cover Letter must indicate the candidate’s
    • Years and nature of experience in monitoring evaluation/results measurement;
    • Years and nature of experience in gender
    • Willingness to be based in Hanoi, Vietnam
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Tue, 2018-05-15