National Programme Officer-NOB (DC)

  • Added Date: Friday, 14 September 2018
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 23 September 2018

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Grade: NOB

Publication date: 13 September 2018
Application deadline (midnight local time): 23 September 2018

Vacancy no.: DC/Dhaka/NO-B/2018/05

Job ID: 655
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific
Organization Unit: CO-Dhaka
Location: Dhaka
Contract type: Fixed Term


The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to local recruitment regulations and Article 4.3 of the ILO Staff Regulations. The ILO offer a contract to persons who have a valid residency status in Bangladesh.

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 ILO values diversity among its staff. We welcome applications 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 ilojobs@ilo.org.

Introduction

Skills Development is high on the development agenda of Bangladesh and is reflected in its Seventh Five Year Plan covering 2016-20 (7FYP) as well as in the country submission to the UN on the post-2015 development agenda.

The ILO has supported the Government of Bangladesh in reforming its Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system through partnership with the EC. The overall objective of the ILO’s partnership in improving the education and training sector is to better link education and training to current and emerging specific demands in national employment and to development objectives.

Skills 21 is a four-year project intended as a catalyst towards realizing a quality, private-sector driven, inclusive training system for Bangladesh. It builds on successful past projects that built the policy and governance structures needed to manage a comprehensive system that is responsive to market needs and ensures access and inclusion for all. Its overallobjective is to increase productivity and better employment opportunities through an inclusive, demand-driven, and interlinked skills development system responding to the needs of the labour market. Its three result areas are:

  1. Improved Quality of the TVET / skills development system
  2. Improved Access to and Equity within the TVET / skills development system through TVET model institutions
  3. An enabled environment through improved Governance and Management of the TVET / skills development systemThe Programme Officer will report to the Policy Development Governance and SWAp Specialist and work primarily on Result Area No. 3 and will assist in the interaction with the government, donor and other key partners.

Description of Duties

Development of SWAP

  • Provide support the International expert to advise Technical and Madrasa Education Division (TMED) and other Government institutions on the establishment of a SWAp coordination committee that will include key development partners.
  • Assist TMED to prepare the design and structure of the building blocks of the SWAp intervention;
  • Support TMED to prepare the design of institutional responsibilities and key actions for SWAp definition, implementation and monitoring;
  • Develop mechanism and procedures for strengthening Government-led donor coordination involving National Skills Development Council (NSDC)/relevant authority, ELCG sub-group on skills development, concerned line ministries.
  • Provide technical support the TMED and other institutions in the development of a Sector-wide strategy (SWAp) and action plans (or build on existing plans) for the implementation of their TVET / skills development policies.
  • Support the TMED and other Government institutions in updating relevant TVET / skills development policies and instruments including Vision 21, 7th Five Year Plan, National Skills Development Policy (NSDP) 2011, National Education Policy (NEP) 2010) to enhance coherence.
  • Support and strengthen the TMED and other Government institutions in policy dialogue about TVET / skills development policies through regular workshops, events, newsletters, publications showcasing achievements and lessons learned.
  • Support the TMED (including Directorate Technical Education-DTE, BANBEIS, BTEB, Technical Teachers Training College -TTTC, Vocational Teachers Training Institute-VTTI) and other Government institutions in the assessment of their institutional capacity.
  • Support the TMED and other Government institutions in the design and implementation of capacity building plans related to the skills development sector.
  • Strengthen the capacity of BTEB and NSDC in identifying and engaging with the EU member states with whom Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) could be established on comparability of trainers’ and assessors’ competencies and qualifications.
  • Strengthen the capacity of BMET and MOEWOE in identifying and engaging with countries of destination with whom a MRA could be established for comparability of qualifications.
  • Monitor progress of the Project and activities by reviewing, verifying and analysing work-plans, progress reports, final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness;
  • Undertake missions to Project sites independently or accompanying other officials;
  • Supervise the work of support staff

Required qualifications

Education

University Degree in in Economics, Education, Business Administration, Social Science, or other related fields.

Experience

  • At least 3 years of progressively relevant experience at the national or international level in development projects, preferably in Bangladesh, providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies and programmes and establishing inter-relationships among international organizations and national governments specifically in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and
  • Experience in the development and implementation of SWAp, TVET Financing and Donor Coordination;
  • Prior experience in the ILO/ UN System will be an asset

Languages

Excellent English and Bangla.

Competencies

The applicant should have the following ILO core competencies as they relate to the job:

  • Management of human and financial resources, including transparent communication and conflict resolution
  • Collaboration – work effectively with a large team of the international and national professionals, various government agencies, funding and development partners, such as the EC, Global Affairs Canada, Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, etc., NGOs, and ILO technical units
  • Communication – write and edit reports and publications; lead workshops, conferences and working teams
  • Client orientation – understand and respond to needs of various government agencies, representatives of employers and of trade unions, other international agencies, NGOs, and financial partnersIn addition to the ILO core competencies, this position requires:
  • Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Good computer applications skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to supervise staff

Recruitment process

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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