Vacancy no.: [[CAIRO/DC/NO/2018/16]]
Publication date: 25 November, 2018
Application deadline (midnight local time): 24 December, 2018
Organization Unit: [[DWT/CO-Cairo]]
Location: [[Cairo, Egypt]]
Contract type: [[FT (50%)]]
Contract duration: [[One year (with possibility of Extension based on funding availability and performance)]]
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:
*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.
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.
Egyptian youth have taken the brunt of the economic pain since 2011. Today, while the worst of the jobs crisis is behind us, about a third of the youth remain unemployed and many more are in precarious jobs. Taking a broader view, economic growth in Egypt has not been sufficiently job-rich at least since the 70s. These short term challenges and structural inefficiencies need to be addressed as part of a comprehensive, ambitious national endeavour
Egypt’s Youth Employment Programme (EYE) will first ensure that current demand for labour is fulfilled more effectively. The EYE programme will also work to support youth to succeed in business training programmes and will support their scaling up for youth to be able to make use of available financing opportunities. Several projects have been mobilised under the EYE programme: EYE: Working together in Qalyoubia and Menoufia ; and EYE: Jobs and Private Sector Development in Rural Egypt”. Egypt Increasing the private-sector investment rate is key precondition for the development and growth of Egypt’s rural economy. But, as is the case in rural areas of many countries, Egypt’s rural areas are not always viewed as a first choice for investment, not only due to their remoteness and poor infrastructure, but also owing to the lack of awareness among rural communities about their economic potential and capacities. Indeed rural communities in Egypt face serious obstacles in accessing education and training opportunities, as well as credit, by cause of the inadequate provision of public and private services. For that purpose development programmes aimed at enabling an increase in the overall investment rate should encompass and consider those aspects as priorities. The rural economy can be an important source of employment if the right interventions are in place to ensure that these jobs are decent, environmentally sustainable and meet the aspirations of the Egyptian youth.
Against this backdrop, the programme EYE aims, among others, to promote decent private-sector employment in rural Egypt through increased opportunities for employment within large enterprises and also within rural MSMEs along value chains of highest employability and growth potentials. The project is intended to capitalize on ILO’s expertise and experience in the promotion of decent employment in the rural economy and to build on past rural-focused initiatives implemented in Egypt and other countries.
The project strategy:
The project adopts a two-pronged strategy combining 1) the direct support component, reflected in carefully-designed value-chain-development interventions in selected economic (sub)-sectors, with 2) an institutional and capacity development element, embodied in several training and skills development initiatives, using ILO well-renowned enterprise and entrepreneurship tools, that will further enable and reinforce the value-chain interventions to realize their objectives.
The project is based on three main approaches:
Description of Duties
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the ILO Cairo Office Director and the direct supervision of the project’s Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), the Communication Officer will contribute to the implementation of the project in the areas of his/her competency. The Communication Officer will work closely with National Project Coordinator and other relevant team members to design and implement communication-based intervention to support and enhance the implementation of the project’s activities and to ensure that the project maintains its strategic vision, and that its activities result in the achievement of its intended outputs.
First level university degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field
At least one or two years of professional experience in communication and advocacy within the international development context.
- Experience in a non-governmental organization or in the United Nations (desirable)
- Capacity to produce high-quality briefs and reports in both Arabic and English
- Proficient in using state-of-art media technologies, web-based media outlets and social media networks.
Excellent written and verbal command of English and good knowledge of Arabic language.
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.
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