The Position is Open to Ethiopian Nationals Only
Vacancy no.: DC/ADDIS ABABA/NO/2020/03
Publication date: 25 March 2020
Application deadline (midnight local time): 24 April 2020
Job ID: 2823
Organization Unit: CO-Addis Ababa
Location: Addis Ababa
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 1 year with possibility of extension
Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.
In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.
The following are eligible to apply:
*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.
Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.
*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade.
The FAIRWAY Program, funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation, is a four-year inter-regional development cooperation initiative that aims to improve conditions of labour migration across migration pathways from Africa to Arab States and better protect all migrant workers in vulnerable situations within the Arab states region, thereby enabling migrant workers to contribute more fully to sustainable development in both countries of origin and destination.
Focusing primarily on key sectors in which migrant workers in vulnerable situations are engaged (including the domestic work and construction sectors) the project seeks to address the interlinked structural, behavioural and practical barriers to improved labour migration outcomes through four objectives:
(1) Private sector, employers’ and workers’ organizations engaged for decent work for migrant workers;
(2) Gender-responsive policy frameworks are developed or strengthened for fair recruitment and decent work and regulatory compliance;
(3) Discriminatory attitudes towards women and men migrant workers are diminished; and
(4) Migrant workers have improved access to information and support services throughout the migration cycle.
Key to leveraging the economic opportunities opened by low- and medium skilled labour migration from Africa to Arab States is ensuring that migrant workers are in safe situations and decent work throughout the migration cycle. The project will address underlying causes of decent work deficits at their source through national-level interventions in selected countries of origin in East (Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda), West (Nigeria) and North Africa (Morocco). In addition, sub-regional and inter-regional interventions will serve to identify areas of common interest and improve understanding of key stakeholders’ respective needs, creating an environment conducive to cooperation across labour migration corridors.
The ILO is therefore seeking to recruit a National Project Coordinator who will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of activities in Ethiopia. The incumbent will be responsible to liaise with the project’s partners in Ethiopia (government, social partners, SDC, among others to ensure completion of activities according to the project’s work plan for the country and the participation of national beneficiaries to sub-regional activities.
Within the policy and procedural requirements established by the ILO and the project, the National Project Coordinator for Ethiopia will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project at the national level and in collaboration with the ILO Project Manager (Africa component) based in Nairobi, Kenya, the ILO Regional Office for Africa (Abidjan), and with the donor and headquarters. The incumbent will ensure that the objectives stated in the project document for Ethiopia are attained within the stated time frame and budget and ensure compliance with the ILO and the Project/Program's financial and operating procedures. Through the backstopping of ILO specialists in different policy areas, the incumbent will promote ILO policies in the project related technical areas and other components of the ILO Decent Work Agenda , in line with the priorities identified by the constituents through the relevant Decent work country programmes (DWCPs).
The National Project Coordinator (NPC) will work under overall responsibility and the direct supervision of the Director of the ILO/CO-Addis Ababa Office and will receive operational guidance from the FAIRWAY Program Manager (Africa component) based in Nairobi, Kenya. They may liaise with and receive technical support from the Regional Labour Migration Specialist at the Regional Office for Africa (Abidjan), the Labour Migration Branch MIGRANT (Conditions of Work and Equality Department), and the technical specialists of the Decent Work Teams in the fields of migration, skills, employment, ACTRAV (workers organizations) and ACT/EMP (employers organizations) and with other specialists in the fields of statistics and regional migration.
The incumbent will ensure operational coordination of activities and will be responsible for project implementation and results in Ethiopia. He/She will also be responsible for overseeing the work of the project’s Administrative staff in Ethiopia as well as the hiring and coordination of the work of external collaborators for national activities. The NPC will facilitate coordination with the donor at the national level.
Description of Duties
Job Required qualifications
First level of University degree in law, economics, management, international development, social sciences or a related field. Advanced University Degree in the mentioned fields would be considered as an advantage.
At least three years of relevant professional experience, preferably in relation with labour migration issues including experience working with officials of ministries of labour, foreign affairs, social partners and migration institutions and associations. Record of familiarity with ILO policies and procedures, including development cooperation procedures. Experience managing and implementing ILO DC projects would be an advantage.
Excellent spoken and written knowledge of English; and good knowledge of amharic.
Job Recruitment Process
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable but not selected for this position can also be offered to be assigned on another temporary position at the same or at a lower grade provided that said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position.