Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/P/2019/04
Publication date: 15 August 2019
Application deadline (midnight local time in Nairobi, Kenya): 16 September 2019
Job ID: 1678
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 1 Year
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 present vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their candidature online by the above date.
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 subject to final approval and receipt of technical cooperation funds. 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.
The Following Are Eligible To Apply
Large mixed migration movements continue to top the global political agenda, as reflected in the 2016 UN New York Declaration, and remain at the forefront of concerns, discussions and collaboration across the multilateral system and beyond. These movements create considerable challenges for countries of first asylum, transit and destination, as well as countries of origin, including through impact on socio-economic environments, such as labour markets of host countries, particularly where these may have already been under pressure and there is high unemployment. The majority of refugee populations are hosted by low- and middle-income countries. As displacement has become increasingly protracted, responses are becoming more focused on durable solutions to support more dignified, inclusive and comprehensive programmes for refugees and the communities that host them to facilitate self-reliance and empowerment and strengthen social cohesion. It is paralleled by regional and country-level efforts in several areas, including in the Middle East and North Africa region and in the Horn of Africa.
In this context, the Government of the Netherlands has launched a new partnership initiative – the PROSPECTS Partnership Programme (hereafter referred to as the “programme”) – built on the combined strengths, experience and values of specific development and humanitarian organizations to develop a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises. The partners include: the Government of the Netherlands, the International Finance Corporation, the ILO, the UNHCR, UNICEF and the World Bank. The programme aims to help transform the way governments and other stakeholders, including the private sector, respond to forced displacement crises and in particular: (1) to enhance the enabling environment for the socio-economic inclusion of forcibly displaced persons (to mitigate their plight during years of exile and to best prepare them for their return); (2) to enhance access to education and child protection for vulnerable children on the move; and (3) to strengthen the resilience of host communities through inclusive socio-economic development that also benefits forcibly displaced persons.
The programme will be grounded on results-based and country-led approaches (“bottom up”) in two identified regions: MENA, including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, and the Horn of Africa, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan. It aims to accelerate efforts to find sustainable solutions for countries confronted with large influxes of refugees. It will also aim to develop and implement evidence-based solutions, tailored to each context – as well as to test, and learn from, innovative operational solutions, including improving the availability, collection and use of data and evidence. The overall ILO’s vision within the programme is to strengthen decent work in countries impacted by forced displacement to mitigate stress factors at all levels and support inclusive socio-economic enablers for access to labour markets and empowerment of host communities and of forcibly displaced populations.
The ILO will bring to the programme significant expertise and experience in supporting enabling environments to underpin inclusive socio-economic growth and decent work, strengthen labour markets and promote access to improved working conditions and fundamental rights at work, including through the involvement of its tripartite national constituents The ILO will stimulate labour market demand and immediate job creation through employment-intensive investment, local economic and business development and promotion of specific value chains and market systems.
Within the policy and procedural requirements established by the ILO, the Technical Specialist for Enterprise and Market Systems Development will support programme implementation in the specified technical areas across the ILO’s country programmes in the context of the Partnership in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan. S/he will also provide technical inputs and advisory services towards development of future programmes in line with ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.
The incumbent will report directly to the Deputy Regional Director of the ILO Regional Office for Africa (ROAF) for operational and administrative issues and will be under the overall guidance of the Global Programme Manager in Geneva for all relevant outputs and overall implementation. S/he will receive technical guidance and advice from the Global Coordinator for Value Chain Development and Entrepreneurship, and the Cooperative Development and Social Finance Specialists in the ENTERPRISES Department at the ILO headquarters in Geneva and the Employment Specialist in the ILO Country Office in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, ensuring the delivery of technical-related outputs. S/he will also coordinate closely with Enterprise Specialists in ILO Dar-es-Salaam and Decent Work Teams for North Africa (ILO Cairo) and for Eastern and Southern Africa (ILO Pretoria). The incumbent will work closely with other specialists supporting the programme as relevant.
Description Of Duties
Advanced university degree in development, business management, social science, economics, labour, technical and vocational education or a related discipline/field.
Excellent knowledge and command of English. Good working knowledge of an additional official would be an advantage.
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