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:
- ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
- External candidates*
*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.
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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.
PROMISE II IMPACT
PROMISE II IMPACT, a project funded by SECO proposes to strengthen the enabling environment to drive a more inclusive and digital financial sector for SMEs, which will in turn generate more economic growth and improved employment outcome post pandemic.
There are three expected outcomes which will contribute to the overall development goal. The first, is on demand of financial services and is centred around building capacities and markets for SMEs and their supply chains. The second is on supply of bundled financial services and is centred on the financial services providers (FSPs) and BDS providers with a strong focus on digital financial services and banking services for SMEs. The last is on policy and advocacy, involving the Financial Service Authorities (OJK), National Financial Inclusion Body (DNKI) and the Regional Financial Access Acceleration Team (TPKAD).
The combined changes will result in “A comprehensive, multi-stakeholders intervention for financial inclusion that could potentially be replicated, scaled up, and institutionalized by policy makers” . And furthermore contributes to the development objective of the project.
Within the policy and procedural requirements established by the ILO, a National Project Officer (NPO) will be hired for the overall coordination and implementation of all aspects of the project including the monitoring and reporting of the project. The incumbent will also need to liaise actively with the stakeholders of the project, including the ILO’s social partners and promote ILO policies in the technical areas related to the project.
Digital Wages for Decent Work in Indonesia
The ILO has established a Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work. The Centre addresses the challenges of cash wages and informality through interventions in 6 selected countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America (Kenya, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Peru) and global activities. It promotes the transition from cash to responsible digital wage payments through research, evidence-based advocacy, capacity building of both employers and workers, and the development of inclusive digital payment ecosystems. It is hosted in the Social Finance Programme at the ILO Geneva headquarters. The Global Centre seeks to enable millions of male and female workers around the world to receive their correct wages, paid digitally into bank accounts or mobile money wallets and make the most out of them for better resilience and economic opportunities. The interventions will enable small, medium-sized and large enterprises in various economic sectors to better respect workers’ rights and formalize employment, and to be more sustainable. In 2021, a rapid assessment to study the prospects for responsible digital wage payments in Indonesia was conducted and associated opportunities and challenges have been identified for employers in selected sectors, their workers, financial services providers and other stakeholders. The rapid assessment provided a set of recommendations and actionable insights to facilitate the responsible transition. A consultation and validation workshop will be organized in March/April 2022 to present and validate the findings and engage with the stakeholders to design the detailed interventions to be implemented in 2022 and 2023.
The NPO will also work together with 3 other national staff members (professional and administrative) and reporting to the Project Manager (PM) of the project. He/ She will support the PM to execute the “PROMISE II IMPACTS ” project funded by SECO (50%), and a global project on Digital Wages for Decent Work in Indonesia (50%).
The NPO will work under direct supervision of the PM and under general guidance from the Director of ILO Jakarta. He/ She will receive technical guidance, support from Social Finance Programme unit in the Enterprises Department (ENT/SFP) in ILO HQ (primary technical backstopping unit of the PROMISE II IMPACT project and responsible unit of the Global Centre on Digital wages for decent work) in close coordination with relevant technical specialists in DWT Bangkok. The incumbent will work closely with ILO constituents and other relevant on-going ILO projects and programmes in Indonesia.
Description of Duties
1. Contribute to BPRs / BPDs trainings on loan analysis, leveraging of core banking system for credit scoring, training of FSPs’ managers on product diversification for SMEs and on credit risk management .
2. Contribute to identifying the gaps in digital delivery of financial services by the partner FSPs and the technical solutions to overcome them and facilitate partnerships and linkages with the credit bureau.
3. Assist the CTA in developing the digital marketplace and its linkages to credit bureau and credit scoring by partner FSPs.
4. Support the CTA and the global center team in effective coordination and planning, implementation, communication strategy monitoring and evaluation of the projects activities, in conformity with ILO policies and project strategies, and in accordance with ILO programming guidelines and country/action programs, and administrative and financial procedures, in consultation with the responsible units/field office.
5. Assist the CTA and the global center team in programming of the projects resource, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring the situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendation for remedial action.
6. Assist in engaging with and building capacities of the project team and of the stakeholders of the projects including relevant FSPs, SMEs, business development services, regulators, government agencies, FSPs’ networks, employers and workers’ organizations and other key constituents and institutions on topics of importance for both projects.
7. Assist the CTA in setting up an adequate monitoring and results measurement system.
8. Establish and maintain effective working relations with relevant ministries, provincial governments, financial sector’s regulators, the employers’ and workers’ organizations, financial sector stakeholders, non-governmental organizations, target groups and donors. Promote opportunities for collaboration towards planning and implementation of programme activities.
9. Liaise with the other agencies counterparts to promote ILO’s values, increase the projects’ visibility and facilitate the scaling-up of the projects’ interventions. Ensure effective coordination with other relevant ILO projects and activities (financial inclusion, entrepreneurship development, working conditions and sustainable business practices, formalization, wages, fundamental principles and rights at work)and including those being undertaken by other agencies. Ensure coordination with other relevant projects funded by the same donors (in particular the project implemented by IFC and World Bank and other micro finance advisory services project).
10. Promote ILO policies in the related technical areas of the projects.
11. Contribute to the periodic and ad hoc reporting on the status of program planning and implementation and establish coordination with concerned ILO departments and programs.
12. For the Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work: (1) Coordinate research work on the impact of digital wage payments on financial inclusion of workers, gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, respect of labour rights, formalisation, business productivity; (2) Prepare briefs and periodical reports on progress of the activities and contribute to the development of knowledge products including reports, working papers, briefs, case studies, blogs, etc.
13. Any other duties requested by the CTA and/or the Director of ILO Jakarta.
University degree with relevant experience in finance, economics, management, social science or another related field with demonstrated expertise in the technical areas covered by the project.
Two years of professional experience with strong technical (work related) background in financial inclusion, SME/ business development, digitalization, SME finance.
Excellent command of English and Bahasa Indonesia.
- Proven ability 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;
- Demonstrated skills and ability to perform complex analyses on a wide range of factors, policies and priorities for the assessment and implementation of the project.
- Ability to promote knowledge sharing and learning culture, and to focus and guide others to meet objectives at individual and group level;
- Ability to plan and support the development of individual’s skills and abilities for a more effective fulfilment of current or future job/role responsibilities;
- Excellent report-writing skills both in English and Bahasa Indonesia, communication skills and ability to build networks to obtain cooperation with partners;
- Shares knowledge – Shares important or relevant knowledge and information formally (e.g. workshops, seminars) or informally (e.g. conversations with colleagues); promotes knowledge transfer.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
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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