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.
Staff members with at least five years of continuous service with the Office are encouraged to apply and will be given special consideration at the screening and evaluation stage.
Applications from officials who have reached, or will reach their age of retirement as defined in Article 11.3 of the Staff Regulations on or before 31 December 2017, or who have already separated from ILO service upon retirement or early retirement, will not be considered.
In accordance with the Staff Regulations and letters of appointment, successful candidates for positions in the Professional category would be expected to take up different assignments (field and Headquarters) during their career, the desirable length of an assignment in any specific position being two to five years, following which the incumbent should be willing to move to another assignment and/or duty station.
Within the context of the Office’s renewed efforts to promote mobility, staff members seeking mobility are encouraged to apply to vacancies. Mobility will be given special consideration at the screening and evaluation stages.
The ILO values diversity among its staff. We welcome applicants from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to email@example.com.
Applications from qualified candidates from non- or under-represented member States, or from those member States which staffing forecasts indicate will become non- or under-represented in the near future, would be particularly welcome. A list of these countries is in Appendix I.
Successful completion of the Assessment Centre is required for all external candidates.
Conditions of employment are described in Appendix II.
The position is located in the Skills and Employability Branch (SKILLS) of the Employment Policy Department (EMPLOYMENT). SKILLS conducts comparative research and provides policy guidelines and technical assistance to support constituents in integrating skills development into national and sector development strategies. It works in close collaboration with other branches in EMPLOYMENT to include skills development policies in coherent national employment frameworks and supports ILO field offices in the development and implementation of skills development components as part of their Decent Work Country Programmes and agendas.
The main role of the position is to provide policy advisory services under the thematic area of skills for social inclusion with a view to improving the labour market prospects and quality of work for those disadvantaged in the labour market. This work will involve project management, research and resource mobilization to support the Branch’s research and capacity building agenda.
The position will report to the Chief of the Skills and Employability Branch.
Description of Duties
1.Update and/or develop policy and programme tools and knowledge products that support ILO constituents in improving the outreach of quality education and training to disadvantaged groups including workers and operators in the informal economy and rural areas, persons with disabilities, women, youth, migrant workers and refugees, guided by the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation, 2015 (No. 204) and the Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation, 2017 (No. 205), amongst other relevant ILO instruments.
2.In cooperation with field specialists, support constituents in applying ILO knowledge products and tools which address the skills and employability issues confronting disadvantaged groups.
3.Support ILO constituents and skills and employment specialists in facilitating the effective participation of employers’ organizations and trade unions in improving the inclusiveness of skill development systems.
4.Provide advice on the design and implementation of active labour market programmes (ALMPs) and other strategies that enhance the employability of disadvantaged groups and facilitate transitions to decent work.
5.Contribute to office-wide efforts to research, analyse, document and disseminate good practice of national and sectoral skills policies and local initiatives on skills development and employment strategies that address the needs of disadvantaged groups as part of regional and global knowledge management systems.
6.Contribute to regional and global activities including workshops, training academies and other capacity building activities on skills for social inclusion and contribute to the effective functioning of the online Skills for Employment Knowledge Sharing Platform (Global KSP) to ensure it effectively addresses the issue of skills for social inclusion.
7.Provide policy and programme advice on skills development issues to ILO constituents on enhancing youth employability and facilitating school to work transitions, in collaboration with the Youth Employment Programme (YEP).
8.Support the mainstreaming of gender issues into national skills development policies and systems and, where appropriate, promote policies and programmes targeting women’s access to quality and relevant training.
9.Perform other relevant duties as assigned.
These specific duties are aligned with the relevant ILO generic job description, which includes the following generic duties:
1.Design and promote a wide range of special subject-matter-related programmes, This involves: re-analysis of complex or conflicting data, statistics, information or policy guidelines in a manner requiring the advanced application of principles of a recognized technical specialization.
2.Develop and review an institutional framework, in which social partners can best improve, implement and evaluate efficient and equitable ILO action programmes.
3.Provide policy advice to ILO’s constituents on institutional strengthening, the application of ILO standards and the promotion of development cooperation activities.
4.Formulate and submit project proposals and seek funding.
5.Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the project activities.
6.Undertake technical advisory missions independently or in collaboration with other specialists.
7.Conduct seminars, workshops, technical meetings and training courses.
8.Prepare draft recommendations and guidelines for discussion and adoption as ILO Recommendations or Conventions on related technical fields.
9.Write manuals and training guides on related topics.
10.Disseminate information on programmes through publications and press releases as well as ensuring representation at donors’ meetings, international, regional and national fora and advocacy campaigns.
11.Monitor and coordinate research carried out by junior technical officers and external collaborators.
12.Provide technical inputs to office documents (sectoral meetings, technical committees, regional meetings and conference reports).
13.Participate in tripartite reviews on development cooperation activities and international meetings and conferences.
Advanced university degree in vocational education and training, human resources development, labour economics or other social sciences with demonstrated expertise in the relevant technical field.
Eight years’ experience at the national level or five years at the international level in human resources development, vocational education and training and skills development policies and programme implementation, including for the informal economy and on youth employment.
Excellent command of one working language (English, French, Spanish) of the Organization. Working knowledge of a second working language would be an advantage.
In addition to the ILO core competencies, this position requires:
Evaluation (which may include one or several written tests and a pre-interview competency-based assessment centre) and the interviews will tentatively take place between November 2017 and March 2018. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be short listed for further consideration.
|Closing date:||November 13, 2017|