Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/NO/2021/7
Publication date: 07 April 2021
Application deadline (midnight local time Nairobi, Kenya): 06 May 2021
Job ID: 5878
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension subject to performance and availability of fund)
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
While forcibly displaced persons face specific vulnerabilities, including psychological trauma, lack of opportunity and protection risks, host communities also struggle to pursue their own development efforts in an environment that has been transformed by a large influx of newcomers. As displacement has become increasingly protracted, responses are focusing more on durable solutions backed by more dignified, inclusive and comprehensive programmes for refugees and the communities that host them.
In response to the challenges facing both host communities and refugees, a new partnership initiative titled: ‘PROSPECTS - Partnership for improving Prospects for host communities and forcibly displaced persons’, has been launched by the Government of the Netherlands that brings together the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank. The Partnership has a four-year initial time horizon (2019-2023) where partners will join their efforts to develop a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises in 8 countries (Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Sudan, and Uganda).
The overall objective of PROSPECTS in Kenya is to improve the living standards and inclusiveness of refugees, asylum-seekers and vulnerable host communities, by contributing to the expansion of socio-economic opportunities through better education and mainstreamed protection interventions.
With a geographical focus on Turkana and Garissa Counties, PROSPECTS Kenya will work under three main pillars. The first pillar, Education and Learning focuses on increasing the number of forcibly displaced persons and host communities with quality education and training. The second pillar on Employment with Dignity seeks to increase the number of forcibly displaced persons and host communities with enhanced livelihoods and/or employment in decent work through improvements in labour market governance supporting transition to and entry into employment and formalisation. The third pillar on Protection and Inclusion aims at increasing protection, social protection and inclusion for forcibly displaced persons and host communities through strengthening of legal, policy and enabling environment for protection, social protection and inclusion.
The incumbent will perform his/her duties under the direct supervision of PROSPECTS Kenya Programme Manager and the overall guidance of the Country Director Dar-es salaam. He/she will liaise closely with the Department of Communication at HQ and the Africa Regional Communication Officer.
Description of DutiesRequired Qualifications
First level University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in Communications, Journalism or a field relevant to the job.
Excellent command of English an d goo d k no w l edg e o f ano t he r o ff i c i a l l anguag e o f t h e du t y s t a t i o n o r i n t h e t a r ge t e d a r ea s o f f i e l d ope r a t i on s . Working knowledge of French is an asset.
Good knowledge of PC software (including word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software) such as Microsoft Office
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