Vacancy no.: DC/BEIRUT/P/2018/02
Publication date: 30 November 2018
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 14 December 2018
Job ID: 851
Department: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut
Organization Unit: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: One year (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:
More than seven years have passed since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. The scale of the refugee crisis is unprecedented in the region. In Lebanon refugees now constitute at least 25 per cent of the total population. This influx has exacerbated the country’s pre-existing socio-economic challenges, including deep-rooted pockets of poverty, weak infrastructure and an underperforming labour market. The high prevalence of Syrian refugees in already under-served areas has increased social tensions between different communities, mostly over perceived competition for jobs and access to resources and basic services such as water, energy, sanitation and solid waste collection.
Within the framework of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees. The ILO strategy builds on its core mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and rights at work through three key pillars:
The TVET portfolio aims to help Lebanese and refugee youth to enter the labour market by improving access to and capacities to deliver market relevant Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The ILO supports Lebanese formal TVET as well as non-formal vocational training providers as part of the Lebanon crisis response to improve the quality and market relevance of skills training, through three separate projects described below:
1. Towards improved formal and non-formal technical and vocational education and training in Lebanon (LBN/16/08/CEF) funded by UNICEF
The collaboration agreement with UNICEF is the largest and most comprehensive of the three projects. This envisaged project outcome is to ensure that TVET curricula for youth are relevant to identified labour market needs. As such, the project will support the production of labour market information and analysis, the development and implementation of competency based training (CBT) curricula, and the capacity development of TVET providers. In addition, in order to contribute to the project’s sustainability, activities will include conducting a TVET mapping, drafting a TVET strategy and roadmap for Lebanon.
2. Improved and market-based provision of vocational training for Lebanese and refugees (LBN/18/04/ITA) funded by the Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (Italian Agency for Development Cooperation)
Complementary to the UNICEF project, this project’s intended outcome is improved and market-based provision of vocational training for Lebanese and refugees. It works closely with Italian funded NGOs under the Lebanon crisis response to support post-training support to beneficiaries and support the development of these services through training, mentoring and coaching of NGOs that are providing vocational training.
3. Improved access to employment opportunities for Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon (LBN/16/09/FAO) funded by the FAO through the FAO’s project “Upgrading the technical agriculture education system in Lebanon”, implemented with funding from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The project is designed to improve access to quality vocational training and on-the-job-training opportunities in agriculture. This project’s activities are part of the FAO project “Upgrading the technical agriculture education system in Lebanon”, which is jointly implemented by FAO, AVSI and ILO, in collaboration with UNICEF. The project will establish a mechanism between the private sector and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to ensure MoA’s Baccalaureat Technique course meets the private sector’s skills requirements. The project will furthermore increase the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture’s teachers and related management departments with regards to decent work issues pertaining to agriculture, including the competency based training.
The team of the Lebanon TVET portfolio will be comprised by the Socio-Economic Recovery Expert /Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), a Skills Development Officer, a National Project Coordinator and an Administrative Assistant.
The incumbent will report to the Chief Technical Advisor overseeing the project implementation, and will receive technical guidance from the Senior Skills and Employability Specialist of DWT Beirut. He will work in close coordination with the Regional Programming Unit and the Administrative and Financial Unit for the implementation of the project activities.
Description of Duties
Advanced university degree in social sciences, public administration and governance, education, business administration or other relevant technical fields.
Excellent command of English and Arabic (oral and writing skills).
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