Vacancy no.: DC/KABUL/P/2019/01
Publication date: 06-Jan-2019
Application deadline (midnight Kabul time): 27-Jan-2019
Job ID: 926
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific
Organization Unit: ILO-Kabul
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 12 months (with possibility of renewal)
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 (midnight Geneva time).
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:
THINK SDG! ACT DWCP! is the motto adopted by the constituents for the recently approved DWCP (2018-22). The Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) is the lead institution for 6 Afghanistan SDGs, 11 Targets and 16 Indicators, and this and future DWCPs will support their efforts.
Afghanistan is struggling to emerge from an environment where governance and the rule of law has been significantly undermined and foreign investors discouraged by the security situation. It is recognised, as articulated in various dialogue forums, that improvements in the rule of law and governance underpin social and economic development, and are needed to build the confidence of the Afghan people in their own future. It is seen as integral to expanding employment opportunities, reintegrating displaced groups (internal and external) and facilitating a return to normalcy.
This project primarily contributes to DWCP Priority 3 – Institutional capacities strengthened, social dialogue enhanced and fundamental Conventions and other international labour standards applied - and which focuses on building the capacities of the Government, Employers’ and Workers’ institutions to be effective stimuli for decent work for all. It will focus on achieving results under AFG826, AFG801 and AFG802.
This project responds specifically to a request from the tripartite constituents for ILO Office support for capacity building, education and awareness of their management and membership, and the wider public of the Decent Work Agenda and the DWCP. Its purpose is to strengthen social dialogue, reduce gaps in application of ratified Conventions, prepare the ground for the ratification of other relevant instruments, improve reporting to the supervisory bodies and effectively deliver the DWCP in support of achieving the Afghanistan SDGs.
The ILO will draw on its extensive portfolio of development cooperation on improving labour market governance, and in particular by enhancing compliance of labour policies, laws and regulations. This project will also assist the tripartite constituents to work collaboratively to review and revise labour legislation in line with international labour standards, and in response to comments of the ILO supervisory bodies in a way which is evidence based, forward looking and supportive of investment, job creation and decent work. Work will also begin on revamping the labour administration system for effective policy implementation, and the promotion of ratification of the remaining un-ratified fundamental Conventions and selected technical Conventions.
Theory of Change:
IF by 2020 the knowledge and skills of the Government, employers’ and workers’ organisations has been successfully built in a number of areas of DW, and IF this has resulted in labour laws and regulations being collaboratively revised in line with ILS, then it is more likely that the labour administration system can be a strong mechanism to support inclusion (SDG 10), social protection (SDG 1), skills and employment for all, especially youth and migrant workers, in safe workplaces (SDG 4, 8), reduce gender inequalities (SDG 5), eradicate unacceptable forms of work, especially child labour (SDG 8, 16).
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Within the policy and procedural requirements established by the ILO and the project, the Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation management, including its operational, financial, administrative and human resources management, and will provide technical advisory services for the development of any future related or follow-on projects/programmes to be developed. S/He will ensure that the project’s results are attained within the stated time frame and budget and will ensure compliance will the ILO, and the project’s financial and operating procedures. The incumbent will promote ILO policies in the project related technical areas.
The Project Manager will report to, and work under the direct supervision of the Senior Coordinator of the ILO Kabul Office, and will receive technical support from ROAP and specialists in the Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia (DWT New Delhi) and relevant HQ technical units; NORMES, ACT/EMP, ACTRAV, LABADMIN/OSH, GED, DIALOGUE and ENTERPRISES.
S/He will also oversee the work of a Project Assistant, and any other international and locally recruited consultants hired during the course of the project.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Technical leadership and advice:
Advocacy, networking and partnership:
Mobilization of resources:
Knowledge management and sharing:
Advanced university degree in economics, business, management, social science or a related field.
Seven years' experience in programme and/or development cooperation activities, of which at least three years at the international level.
Proven management experience, preferably with the ILO or a UN agency, with sound knowledge and experience in all aspects of programme and/or project cycle management, i.e. results-oriented design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and with demonstrated ability to mainstream gender across the project cycle. Demonstrable experience in partnership building and networking and in effective fundraising, resource mobilization and donor relations.
Familiarity with ILO policies and procedures including experience working with ministries responsible for labour issues, and employers’ and workers’ organisations would be an advantage.
Excellent command of English and good working knowledge of another ILO language of the Office.
In addition to the ILO core competencies, this position requires:
Conditions of employment
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This vacancy is archived.
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