|Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in development 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 curriculum vitae online by the above date (midnight Geneva time).
Development 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 development 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:
– ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
– External candidates
This position is currently advertised subject to the final confirmation of the resources being made available for this project and signing of the agreement with the Government of Denmark.
The position is located in Kiev, Ukraine, being part of the ILO Decent Work Team/Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe (DWT/CO-Budapest). DWT/CO-Budapest provides technical support and guidance related to the ILO agenda in 18 countries of Central and South Eastern Europe (for more see http://www.ilo.org/budapest).
Within the framework of the Danish Neighbourhood Programme (DANEP) 2017-2021, the Government of Denmark is providing support to the Government of Ukraine to implement a thematic programme on Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Development. In this context, the ILO will implement a project aimed at positively impacting the inclusiveness of the Ukrainian labour market. Entitled “Inclusive Labour Markets for Job Creation”, the project aims at supporting the public employment service agency and other labour market stakeholders in modernising their services and putting in place local partnerships for employment; working with the relevant national institutions and the social partners to address the skills mismatch and promote entrepreneurship development; supporting social dialogue mechanisms at the central and local levels concerning critical issues on the labour market, such as wages, undeclared work, and gender discrimination; and building the capacity of social partners in a systematic and strategic way.
Description of Duties
The position reports to the Director of DWT/CO-Budapest. The incumbent will receive guidance and technical advice from the Specialist on Employment, from other relevant specialists in the DWT/CO-Budapest, the National Coordinator of the ILO in Ukraine, and the Employment and the Enterprises Department in Geneva. S/he will be part of the office-wide Global Technical Team on Employment.
S/he supervises the work of the project staff as well as the contributions of external collaborators and service providers to be hired in the context of the implementation of activities.
Main duties and responsibilities:
– Lead and manage ILO’s technical assistance to the public employment service agency of Ukraine (State Employment Service, SES) in the implementation of the recommendations of the functional assessment carried out in 2016/17, including technical support to the design and introduction of innovative measures and services (with a focus on youth and women), monitoring and evaluation procedures, and performance indicators;
– Lead and manage the ILO’s technical support to the SES in the design and implementation of Local Employment Partnerships, based on territorial diagnostics, local concertation and participation of all relevant stakeholders, with a focus on creating more decent jobs for young people;
– Lead and coordinate the interventions to support the introduction of youth entrepreneurship development in the curriculum of TVET institutions, facilitate the organization of relevant trainings, and coordinate the contribution of different experts;
– Provide advice and support to the SES in the mobilization of additional internal and external resources for scaling up its services, measures and interventions after pilots have been reviewed;
– Lead and coordinate ILO’s technical support to National and Regional Tripartite Social and Economic Councils, with an emphasis on building the institutional capacities for the provision of policy advisory services and guidance on issues such as decent jobs for youth, wages and income policies, undeclared work, gender pay gap, etc;
– Provide ILO’s technical assistance to the social partners in view of systematically building their capacities to contribute and take actions on enhancing the inclusiveness of the Ukrainian labour market, particularly for young people;
– Provide technical advice to labour market institutions and all project stakeholders in order to assure the sustainability of the main results achieved by the Development Engagement with the Government of Denmark, bridging interventions with existing and new programmes to be developed in the upcoming years;
– Manage the work of consultants recruited by the ILO in the framework of the assignment;
– Prepare and submit progress report, summaries, technical briefs, and any other notes as requested by project stakeholders in view of improving information, communication and coordination of project interventions; Responsible for the effective management of funds/budget assigned to the project.
– Provide relevant technical inputs for the monitoring, review, and formulation of the Decent Work Country Programme in the areas of her/his expertise;
– Coordinate with relevant UN organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies involved in the employment and social policy sectors in Ukraine and ensure visibility of the project interventions;
– Manage efficiently the human resources of the project / program including recruitment, performance and talent management aspects;
– Perform any additional relevant duty as requested by the DWT/CO Director.
Advanced university degree in social sciences with demonstrated expertise in employment and skills development.
At least ten years’ experience, of which at least seven years in project management positions at the international level, in the fields of employment promotion, implementation of active labour market policies, employment services, vocational education and training policy and system development. Sound knowledge of labour market institutions and vocational education and training systems in Ukraine and /or the South Eastern Europe would be an advantage. Previous experience in dealing with social dialogue mechanisms at national and local level would be considered an asset. Prior engagements in management positions with UN and ILO projects would be given special consideration.
Excellent command of English. Knowledge of Ukrainian would be considered an asset.
Ability to: synthesize research and reach empirically based conclusions on related subjects; provide seasoned advice on best practices, to address broader issues outside the field of specialization; formulate new concepts and methodologies; develop training materials, alternative courses of action, policy and present them to the relevant national institutions; produce reports (e.g. national strategies, technical publications, training manuals). Demonstrated and recognized technical and /or managerial leadership in carrying out the objectives and outputs of the programme; demonstrated technical expertise to devise new methods, concepts, approaches and techniques; ability to prepare ILO strategy reports in the related field for programme development; ability to provide policy advice to member states in the field of employment and skills policies; ability to manage projects as well as to coordinate activities among projects; ability to apply and train others on results-based management. Excellent computer skills. Ability to use analytical tools and qualitative and quantitative techniques.
The ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also required. Excellent trouble-shooting and problem solving skills; Ability to plan and organize work, to lead and supervise to work of collaborators and to provide guidance and training to staff members; excellent communication skills.
|Closing date:||October 12, 2017|