Vacancy no.: ABUJA/DC/NO/2020/03
Publication date: 06 Nov 2020
Application deadline (midnight local time): 20 Nov 2020
Job ID: 4952
Organization Unit: CO-Abuja
Contract type: Fixed Term
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 project “Trade for Decent Work” is carried out with funding by the EU and targets five ILO member States that are also trading partners/beneficiaries of the GSP+ scheme of the EU, including Ghana. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improving compliance with the eight fundamental ILO Conventions, with a view to reducing and progressively eliminating discrimination in employment and occupation, forced labour, child labour, and violations of freedom of association. The strategy will act on several fronts with the aim of achieving closer compliance with ratified fundamental Conventions. The project also aims at promoting the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration).
In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important that there is no regression as regards the decent work principles in International Labour Standards (ILS), but that they are part of the response. It is to be expected that the issues of child labour, irregular migration and human trafficking which were already existing in the country, will increase worldwide as a result of the crisis. In this context, the project will work towards addressing the comments made by the ILO supervisory bodies concerning measures to be taken by Ghana in law and practice under the relevant ILO Conventions, with a view to combatting child labour and forced labour.
Reporting Line: The incumbent will report to the Director, ILO CO-Abuja, and be under the technical supervision of the technical specialists as indicated below.
Description of Duties Contd.
5.Support training activities and identify or adapt training materials to the national context for capacity-building and knowledge sharing, and participate in the production of publications;
6.Ensure project visibility and communication at the national, regional and international level, including through the appropriate media and web channels, in compliance with the guidelines in the Communication and Visibility Manual for European Union External Actions (updated version 2018) and project communication and visibility plan;
7. Organize the publication and dissemination of various project outputs; ensure the quality of such outputs, including through the editing of project materials. Draft press releases and local news releases, official correspondence, statements and speeches and other public information material. Contribute information (news, project updates) to the various ILO knowledge sharing platforms;
8. Participate actively in periodical coordination meetings via skype/phone with colleagues in the DWT-Dakar and Geneva;
9. Ensure speedy follow-up of financial and other administrative procedures in accordance with relevant procurement and financial rules in coordination with the Finance and Administration Unit in Abuja. Assist in the programming and control of resources, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring the situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations for remedial action where necessary;
10. Keep him/herself informed, and inform the Office, in particular the International Labour Standards and Labour Law Specialist, of discussions related to labour standards and labour law in Ghana, and perform any other duties as may be assigned.
First level university degree in law, international relations, social sciences, or another area relevant to the project.
At least three years of professional experience at the national level working with the Government or social partners in a relevant area, such as labour law, human rights or labour administration. Professional experience in international project management. Experience working with international organisations or the EU would be an asset.
Excellent knowledge of English
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.
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Please note that this position is subject to availability of funding.
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