Position number: DC / ANTANARIVO / NO / 2023/03 Publication date: May 24, 2023 Closing date ( midnight, local time ): June 09, 2023
Job ID: 10869 Departure: BR-Africa Unit: BP-Antananarivo Place of employment: Antananarivo Type of contract: Determined duration
Duration of the contract: 1 year
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From information to action ( EvA project ): increasing the impact of research on mobilization against forced labor in Argentina and Madagascar.
This project responds to the need to develop solid and reproducible approaches to the collection and analysis of forced labor data, which will serve as a starting point for the development of evidence-based intervention measures. Based on the guidelines of the International Conference of Labor Statisticians ( CIST ) on the measurement of forced labor, this project will provide important new information on the extent, the characteristics and causes of forced labor in the clothing sector in Madagascar and Argentina, will contribute to strengthening the capacity of national research institutions, public authorities and civil society organizations to undertake and use research studies to prevent,identifying and combating forced labor will provide relevant global examples and an assessment of forced labor investigative tools, encourage a large group of stakeholders to follow up on the results of research work and thus establish a link between the data collected and the action to be taken.
The project focuses on the clothing sector due to the global reach and importance of this sector as well as the high concentration of vulnerable workers found there, in particular migrant workers and workers. The production of clothing in Madagascar is not on the list of goods produced using child labor or forced labor from the United States Department of Labor ( List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor ) or the list of products whose manufacturers employ children or use forced child labor ( Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor ), although the presence of vulnerable migrants and signs of forced labor have been observed.This project will tend to provide new information on the nature and extent of forced labor in the country. With regard to Argentina, although the country’s clothing sector is currently on the above lists, the research will offer a broader and up-to-date perspective on existing knowledge in this area, filling the most serious gaps in knowledge relating to scope, characteristics, risk factors and consequences of forced labor in the clothing and textile value chain. the research will offer a broader and up-to-date perspective on existing knowledge in this area, filling the most serious gaps in knowledge relating to scope, characteristics, risk factors and consequences of forced labor in the clothing and textile value chain. the research will offer a broader and up-to-date perspective on existing knowledge in this area, filling the most serious gaps in knowledge relating to scope, characteristics, risk factors and consequences of forced labor in the clothing and textile value chain.
The objective of the project as a whole is to increase the use of forced labor research for decision-making on policy and programs, in order to eliminate forced labor around the world. To achieve this, two complementary results must be achieved: increasing the knowledge that can be used through solid research studies and dialogue, and encourage decision-makers and stakeholders to use the results of this research to overcome forced labor. Using tested models of the actual use of research, stakeholders will be involved in the development and execution of research programs through national committees and through capacity building activities,but also as technical partners ensuring the execution of these programs. This strategy aims to strengthen dialogue, country ownership of the project and the participation of national actors, as well as the capacity to further expand the application of a research and evidence-based approach to the assessment and response to forced labor. assessment of forced labor and the fight against this phenomenon. assessment of forced labor and the fight against this phenomenon.
The ILO thus intends to recruit a ( e ) Coordinator/national trice ( e ) Project ( CNP ) in Madagascar who will be responsible for coordinating and implementing activities within the framework of these interventions. The CNP should work closely with other project staff, the Country Office, ILO technical specialists, national and implementing partners.
The CNP will be based ( e ) in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
The national coordinator / project coordinator ( CNP ) will work under the direct supervision of the Director of the ILO country office for Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles. The CNP will also work under the supervision, and will receive technical support and additional advice from the EvA Project Coordinator, implemented by the Research and Evaluation Unit of the Service of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work ( FUNDAMENTALS ) based in Geneva in its global component.
Main tasks and responsibilities
1. Coordinate the effective implementation of the project with criteria of speed, quality and efficiency, ensuring the achievement of the expected results on time and budget and in accordance with the overall requirements of the project and the policies, values and procedures of the ILO. 2. Coordinate and facilitate the ILO’s engagement with national partners in the public and private sectors targeted by the project, including the national ministries concerned, workers ‘and employers’ organizations and all stakeholders 3. Develop the project work plan on the basis of the project document in consultation with the constituents and all stakeholders.Ensure the establishment and operationalization of the project steering committee through periodic planning and monitoring meetings. 4. Support the systematization, analysis and dissemination of institutional and statistical data relating to forced labor. 5. Support the implementation, coordination and monitoring of the preparation of studies and diagnoses on issues related to forced labor. 6. Participate in the preparation and conduct of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and consultation meetings. 7. At the request of the supervisor, in coordination with the Project team and the Communication teams of the Country Office, disseminate information through publications and the press, and participate in local and national forums. 8. Analyze the experiences of the’clothing in other countries and regions ( on issues of interest to the Project ) in order to identify intelligent practices for finding solutions to the problems that arise. 9. Promote international labor standards relating to forced labor and in particular: the Forced Labor Convention, 1930 ( n ° 29 ) ; the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labor Convention, 1930; the ( n ° 105 ) Convention on the Abolition of Forced Labor, 1957, and ; recommendation ( n ° 203 ) on forced labor ( additional measures ), 2014. 10. Participate and represent the ILO in conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings as required. 11. Provide technical support to relevant government agencies, workers ‘and workers’ organizations’employers and other relevant stakeholders, on forced labor issues and in accordance with international labor standards and in coordination with specialists from the ( Office, for example, FUNDAMENTALS, ACTRAV, ACTEMP, Standards, Employment, Enterprises … ). 12. Identify the problems of project implementation, propose solutions and actions to remedy this and ensure follow-up with the ILO departments at headquarters and the ILO regional office for Africa, the constituents, to accelerate the implementation of the project and achieve objectives 13. Support project monitoring and evaluation activities, including the production of technical progress reports ( TPR ), prepare briefings, notes, in addition to periodic and technical reports – including annual work plans and budget.Prepare periodic activity reports consolidating the results achieved, constraints, lessons learned and relevant recommendations.
14. Control project resources, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analyzing and controlling expenditure in relation to planned activities and making recommendations for corrective measures. Identify problems, propose solutions and actions. 15. Help identify and recruit external collaborators and then supervise and evaluate them. 16. Carry out missions to intervention sites independently or with the participation of ILO staff or partners; 17. Brief ILO staff and visiting officials, consultants and project partners and provide relevant information on the opportunities and challenges of project development. 18. Write or translate technical documents,press releases, official correspondence, statements, speeches and other public information materials. 19. Perform other tasks that can be assigned by the Director.
First level university degree ( license or equivalent ) in management sciences, public policies, economics, political science, related social sciences, development studies, or in a relevant field.
- At least two years of professional experience at national level in the fields of project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
- Proven experience in the areas of forced labor, human trafficking, social protection, with an emphasis on vulnerable populations as well as on women and migrants and / or refugees is required.
- Collaboration experience with the ILO, other United Nations agencies, government, social partners, civil society and other stakeholders in the area concerned will be an advantage.
- Knowledge of policy, strategy or action plans as well as tripartite consultation would also be an advantage.
Master of French and English written and spoken. Knowledge of Malagasy would be an asset.
- Knowledge of the program and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures.
- Knowledge of the mandate and structure of labor market institutions in Madagascar.
- Knowledge of financial rules and regulations used by international organizations or public administrations.
- Strong analytical skills and ability to justify the requirements and approaches to problem solving.
- Good feedback skills.
- Good ability to interpret information about the project and to identify and analyze implementation problems.
- Ability to communicate effectively to oral and written.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to adopt non-discriminatory behavior that is gender sensitive .
- Ability to work independently, quickly, precisely, to take initiatives and responsibilities.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Master of Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, web browsers and database applications.
- Ability to interact with people with tact and diplomacy.
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