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.
The position is located within the Social Protection Department (SOCPRO). The Department is responsible for promoting enhanced coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all through comprehensive, efficient and sustainable national social protection systems, including floors, in line with provisions of Recommendation concerning national floors of social protection, 2012 (No. 202), the Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102) and other ILO social security standards, and reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals. It provides, at the request of member States, technical advice for the formulation of national policies, the design of social protection systems, including floors, as well as for their implementation and monitoring. The SOCPRO Department consists of four units: the Social Policy Unit, the Programming, Partnerships and Knowledge-sharing Unit (SOC/PPKS), the Public Finance, Statistics and Actuarial Services unit (SOC/PFACTS), the Social Policy unit (SOC/POLICY) and the Actuarial Services unit (SOC/ASU).
Within the framework of the Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All, the incumbent will contribute to the extension of social protection in developing countries, by providing administrative and technical management for the implementation of:
1. The European Union funded Project on Improving synergies between social protection and Public Finance Management (GLO/19/53/EU) (www.socialprotection-pfm.org) (hereafter SP&PFM Project). Establishing financially sustainable social protection systems requires sound legal frameworks that will guarantee the right to social security and apply the international standards related to social security. The SP&PFM Project is implemented jointly by the ILO, UNICEF and the Global Coalition on Social Protection Floors, in close coordination with the European Commission and the EU Delegations at country level (70% of the time).
2. The Irish Aid/ILO Project on Building Social Protection Floors (GLO/16/63/IRL), that aims to assist national governments to use appropriate, well-designed and well-managed social protection measures to promote resilience, access to services and employment opportunities for poor and vulnerable people, thereby contributing to inclusive economic growth (15% of the time).
3. The ILO and the Government of France project (GLO/20/59/FRA) which aims to strengthen universal access to financially sustainable, resilient social protection systems in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire as well as to improve safety and health of workers employed along the value chain in the construction sector in Madagascar (15% of the time).
The incumbent will contribute to increasing universal social protection coverage in partner countries, by administering and monitoring the implementation of the projects, communicating and bringing visibility to the interventions and results, ensuring sound reporting, developing and disseminating knowledge produced by all three projects.
The incumbent will report directly to the Chief Technical Adviser of the SP&PFM Project. For the GLO/16/63/IRL, GLO/20/59/FRA projects, he/she will be provided with technical guidance by the Social Protection Technical Specialist of the projects and will be supervised by the Head of Programming, Partnerships and Knowledge-sharing Unit (SOC/PPKS) of SOCPRO. The incumbent will ultimately report to the Director of SOCPRO through the Deputy Director. He/she will also work closely with the Public Finance, Statistics and Actuarial Services unit (SOC/PFACTS), the Social Policy unit (SOC/POLICY) and the Actuarial Services unit (SOC/ASU) as well as engage with the Department of Communication (DCOMM) for communication activities and with the Department of Evaluation (EVAL) for M&E. The incumbent will also collaborate with the Global Technical Team (GTT) on social protection, and in particular closely with the country teams of the SP&PFM Project, which includes ILO field specialists and colleagues, as well as ILO country office staff
Description of Duties
In the context of the three development cooperation projects, the incumbent will:
- Monitor budget implementation, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts and propose allocation changes with justification.
- Prepare progress reports on status of projects, coordinate the preparation and consolidate country progress reports.
- Strengthen the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework, including indicators and targets, of the EU funded project including country interventions, based on the results of the evaluability assessment.
- Monitor the projects’ results against the logical framework, coordinate with project countries to send indicators and information on results, consolidate the global monitoring matrix.
- Update, populate and disseminate the ILO’s Results Monitoring Tool and the Digital Thematic and Country Map. This includes also providing training to project staff and other stakeholders as required, as well as preparing country and thematic pages and liaising with relevant experts on their finalization and update.
- Support the mid-term and final evaluation of the overall projects, including the coordination of the evaluations with the country teams, as well as the development of the new project document under the IrishAid partnership.
- Monitor activities and resources and update information. This includes also supporting the preparation of terms of reference for consultants, service providers and following up with the suppliers for the delivery of the products.
- Implement the SP&PFM Project’s communication and visibility strategy in coordination with UNICEF and the GCSPF. This includes liaising with country teams to regularly update the SP&PFM project’s website and ILO other websites, managing the web-content, producing regular newsletters based on the country information, posting news about the SP&PFM Project’s activities and results on social media, supporting and guiding country teams to increase the communication and visibility of their projects, producing factsheets, summary progress reports, and other support material to increase visibility of the SP&PFM Project.
- Support country teams in documenting and disseminating relevant practices related to social protection and public finance, under the format of country or policy briefs, technical notes, fact sheets, or other supports. Support the application of the research action of the SP&PFM Project on investing more and better in social protection through supporting the establishment of a dedicated dashboard, coordinating and documenting technical advisory support in countries, capitalizing on lessons learned, devising and supporting the implementation of corrective actions, and measuring impact. This includes also planning and organizing knowledge sharing sessions among the country teams, including with UNICEF, GCSFP, EU Delegations and in some cases with the Global Technical Team on Social Protection.
- Support the organization of regional and global events of the SP&PFM Project, including the final conference to close the project.
- Assist in the administrative backstopping of the projects as required by the Projects’ managers.
- Participate in the Department’s efforts in mobilizing resources for development cooperation as part of the ILO Flagship programme on Social Protection.
- Perform other relevant duties as assigned
Advanced university degree in communication, social sciences, economics, development studies, business administration or a relevant field.
At least five years of national or international experience. Experience with the International Labour Organization or another international organization in the field of social protection would be an advantage.
Excellent command of English and good knowledge of a second working language (preferably French, or Spanish).
The ability to participate effectively in technical missions and multi-disciplinary teams; capacity to provide first-line technical advice in the area of specialisation; the ability to conceptualise and design research techniques and analyse complex cross-national practices and data sets covering a wide range of issues in the specialised technical field; capability to guide and co-ordinate the work of external collaborators, general service staff or young professionals; ability to prepare reports and publications of a high quality, technically sound with conclusions leading to an action plan and programme development and ability to provide credible implementation assistance to senior specialists in carrying out research, project formulation and implementation.
Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non discriminatory behaviour and attitudes, ability to work in a team and to establish good working relations
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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