Vacancy no.: ABUJA/DC/NO/2019/01
Publication date: 08 February 2019
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 25 February 2019
Job ID: 1044
Organization Unit: CO-Abuja
Contract type: Fixed Term
Under article 4.2, paragraphs (d) and (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of technical cooperation vacancies 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 (midnight Geneva time).
The following are eligible to apply:
*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria in accordance with the ILO Staff Regulations.The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who have a valid residency status and work permit in Sierra Leone.*
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 position will be located in the ILO Country Office in Abuja. The main objectives of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Africa are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
The project is centrally managed by the ILO Regional Office in Africa. The ROAF has overall political and management responsibilities for the promotion of ILO principles, policies and decent work priorities in the region as well as provides strategic guidance and support to all country offices and Decent Work Technical Support Teams (DWTs) in Africa. Furthermore, the ROAF is responsible for promoting collaboration on decent work issues with continental institutions like the African Union, African Development Bank and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The main objectives of the ILO in Africa are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
Africa’s population is rising the fastest. The pressure to provide decent work opportunities for new labour market entrants will be particularly acute in Africa. The ILO in the region has given priority to promoting employment in the rural and informal economies, and underscored the need for action to tackle youth unemployment. Building the capacity of its constituents to contribute more effectively to the achievement of equitable and inclusive growth is a major urgency.
The National Project Coordinator will work on the “Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in Africa” project. This four year project has the overarching goal to accelerate the elimination of child labour in Africa, through targeted actions in selected supply chains in Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda. It will address child labour in a multi-country and multi-sectoral approach, enhancing synergies and developing innovative and evidence-based solutions in contexts where more than one prominent driver of child labour coexist. The outcome of the project will go beyond the targeted countries, thus benefiting the whole region through the promotion of partnerships and knowledge sharing.
Under the overall guidance of the Chief Technical Advisor of the Project and within the policy and procedural requirements established by the ILO, the National Project Coordinator (NPC) will be responsible for the project implementation at national level, contributing to the timely and effective delivery of activities and outputs of the Project. The incumbent will promote ILO policies in the project related technical areas and other components of the ILO Decent Work Agenda.
Description of Duties
First level university degree in economics, social sciences, or related field and strong knowledge on development issues particularly in Nigeria
At least three years of experience in project management, supervision, administration and implementation of grant/cooperative agreement requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to the project donor).
Work experience in the field of labor law and/or human rights or a relevant field at national level.
Excellent command of English.
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.
The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - @ilo.org - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.
This vacancy is archived.
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