Strengthening the ILO staff capacity in managing credible evaluations
According to ILO Development Cooperation Dashboard, the region currently has 170 on-going development cooperation projects (as of July 2019). All of these projects are subject to evaluations, either self, internal, or independent evaluation. The large number of project evaluations precludes the staff of the ILO’s Evaluation Ofﬁce (EVAL) from managing all of them in-house. Most of the project evaluations are, therefore, managed by ILO staff who have received training. These staff volunteer to perform this task in the interest of the organization, with guidance provided by the Regional Evaluation Ofﬁcer or Departmental Evaluation Focal Point and oversight by EVAL. Strengthening the ILO staff capacity in managing credible evaluations would undeniably contribute to enhancing evaluation culture and learning and accountability of the Organization.
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The EMCP is open to ofﬁcials at the professional level: e.g. programme ofﬁcers, monitoring and evaluation ofﬁcers, DWT specialists and under exceptional circumstances project staff at the professional level. The certiﬁcation programme has been designed to equip ILO ofﬁcials with theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can readily be applied in assisting with the evaluation process of projects. In principle in order to be eligible, participants shall work in the Africa Region (ROAF).
Certiﬁcation for Evaluation Managers has been designed by EVAL in order to develop competencies of the ILO staff. Core competencies are identiﬁed to provide staff with professional skills to manage evaluations. They will also strengthen their understanding of the relevance of evaluation to project design, management, and broader organizational objectives.
The Evaluation Manager Certiﬁcation Programme (EMCP) is made up of three stages:
Upon successful completion of all phases, participants will be awarded with an ofﬁcial Evaluation Manager Certiﬁcate signed by the ILO Director General.
Participants involved in the ILO Evaluation Manager Certiﬁcation Programme will enjoy many beneﬁts, including:
A fully participatory action-oriented approach will be adopted, drawing as much as possible on the practical experience of participants. The training will be a combination of interactive subject-matter presentations with group assignments designed to enhance team work. It will allow practical applications of the tools and techniques and to continuously measure learning achievement. The facilitators will help to create an environment conducive to dialogue, experience-sharing and partnership building.
Facilitators will also monitor the learning process and introduce remedies, if needed (e.g. complementary sessions or speciﬁc support will also be given during both phases of the programme).
Participants will be provided with background information prior to the training phase and will receive the training material and instructions through the ITCILO E-campus platform.
The programme has been sponsored by the Regional Office for Africa.