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. 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:
- ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
- External candidates.
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The ILO, in collaboration with UNDP, FAO and WFP, is implementing the Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security in Yemen Joint Programme- phase three (ERRY III). The joint programme, financed by the EU, will be implemented in vulnerable and food insecure governorates, maintaining five governorates targeted by the current ERRY Joint Programme: Abyan, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahj and Taiz. The overall objective of the Programme is to contribute to reduced vulnerability and strengthened resilience of crisis-affected communities in Yemen through the creation of sustainable livelihoods and improving access to basic services. The ILO work will focus on skills development, entrepreneurship, and cooperatives.
The CTA will be responsible for effective implementation of the aforementioned programmes and achievement of the planned results. They will also facilitate and promote coordination and collaboration with other actors in the sector, both at national and international levels.
The incumbent will report directly to the Deputy Regional Director of the ILO Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) and will be backstopped by the Resilience and Crisis Response Specialist. S/he will coordinate with and receive technical guidance and advice from relevant technical specialists in the ROAS Decent Work Technical Support Team (DWT), and will also work in close consultation and coordination with the Regional Programme Unit and the Regional Administrative Services Unit. The CTA will maintain a fluid exchange of information, coordinate, and link with the UNDP and other ERRY Participating UN Organizations (PUNOs). The CTA will also work in close consultation with the National Project Officers, the ILO National Coordinator, the Joint Coordination Unit (JCU), the EU, and other international and national partners to successfully implement all the programmes’ activities.
Description of Duties
1. Programme management:
Responsible for effective management, coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all project activities in conformity with ILO policies and project strategies, and in accordance with ILO programming guidelines and country/action programmes, and administrative and financial procedures, in consultation with concerned units of the Regional Office for Arab States. Specifically, the incumbent will:
- Plan the activities of the programmes and monitor progress in achieving results at the output, outcome and impact levels;
- Develop an effective monitoring and evaluation system for regular reporting to national stakeholders PUNOS and donors that takes into account monitoring of risks in a constantly evolving fragile environment;
- Undertake exploratory and monitoring missions in all relevant areas of Yemen, after they are cleared by UNDSS and supervisor;
- Ensure timely sequencing, cohesion and coordination between different activities of the programmes to maximize efficiency;
- Continuously review the programmes status and provide strategic and policy advice to the relevant Steering Committees on required follow up and/or alternatives for corrective action;
- Address in a timely manner obstacles and challenges identified in the implementation of the programmes;
- Ensure good coordination and collaboration with ILO constituents, PUNOS, donors, and other key stakeholders.
- Ensure gender sensitive activities are integrated in the programme’s plan and implementation strategy.
2. Manage funds/budgets allocated to the project and ensure the preparation of periodic progress reports for submission in accordance with the established rules and procedures.
3. Manage efficiently the human resources of the project / programme including recruitment and performance management.
4. Policy advice – Provide technical expertise and advice to the project team and when required to the stakeholders of the project, including relevant government agencies and other key institutions. Ensure that technical interventions and decisions are well founded and take into account the specific nature of the project/programme objectives. in close coordination with relevant ILO Specialists, provide technical policy advice and prepare strategic policy papers, for technical support to government and social partners on skills development and employability (including apprenticeship), enterprise development and access to finance, as well as on Employment Intensive Investment Programmes.
5. Representation – Represent the Organization at inter-agency (United Nations Country Team) and donor meetings, provide advice on policies and procedures and present reports, policy documents and project proposals.
6. Resource mobilisation – Represent the organization in national inter-agency coordination committees and in donor meetings for resource mobilization:
- Develop and draft concept notes and project proposals in consultation with the technical specialists in ROAS focusing on the ILO’s mandate and technical expertise in conflict and crisis contexts.
- Maintain close relations with donor agencies and other international agencies.
- Mobilize resources in support of the ILO’s objectives and development cooperation activities.
- Negotiate conditions and terms; justify financing inputs and follow up until agreement is reached.
- Initiate resource mobilization approaches for the acceptance, funding and implementation of projects and programmes.
7. Undertake other duties as requested by supervisor.
Advanced university degree in social sciences, international studies, or a related field.
At least ten years of relevant experience in the management of development cooperation activities, of which at least seven years at the international level.
Familiarity with ILO policies, technical programmes and procedures and professional experience in the region would be an advantage, as would experience of working in crisis settings.
Excellent command of English. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
- Proven ability to take ownership of a wide range of responsibilities, to act with integrity and transparency by maintaining social, ethical and organisational norms, and to meet all commitments within the prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
- Ability to develop clear strategic goals consistent with the Partnership’s objectives, and to design and synthesise strategies for programme development.
- Ability to advocate and provide impactful policy advice.
- Excellent leadership skills, ability to work effectively in a team and excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to promote a knowledge-sharing and learning culture, and to focus and guide others to meet objectives at individual and group level.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write accurate reports and to build networks to obtain cooperation with partners.
- Excellent computer/information application skills, including word processing, excel, powerpoint, etc.
- Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or environment, and to adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
- Willingness and ability to work in a fragile context.
- Ability to develop training strategies and design training materials.
- Ability to formulate project proposals, policy documents and procedural matters.
- Proven capacity to initiate and implement development cooperation project/program activities with partners.
- Excellent negotiation skills and ability to provide high quality services.
- Ability to plan and support the development of individual’s skills and abilities for a more effective fulfilment of job/role responsibilities;
- Drive to seek or encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to organisation challenges and opportunities for improvement.
Conditions of employment
- Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to ILO Staff Regulations and other relevant internal rules. Any offer of employment with the ILO is conditional upon certification by the ILO Medical Adviser that the person concerned is medically fit to perform the specific inherent requirements of the position offered. In order to confirm an offer from the ILO the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination.
- Any extension 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.
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