National Project Officer – NOA (DC), Nairobi, Kenya At International Labour Organization (ILO)


the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Closing date: Tuesday, 13 June 2023

Grade: NOA

Publication date: 29 May 2023 Application deadline (midnight Nairobi, Kenya local time): 13 June 2023

Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/NO/2023/02

Job ID: 10880 Department: RO-Africa Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam Location: Nairobi Contract type: Fixed Term

The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.

The following are eligible to apply:

  •  ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  •  External candidates

The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to ilojobs@ilo.org.

*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. The entry level salary for this position is 4,195,402 (Kenyan Shilling) yearly.

Introduction

Disclaimer: This position will be effective subject to the donor’s final approval of the Project.

The position will be located in the ILO’s project office in Nairobi. 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. Therefore, 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 Officer will work on the 2nd phase of “Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in Africa” project. The 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, Ghana, Kenya, 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.

The post of National Project Officer (NPO) for Kenya with the ACCEL Africa project is based at the ILO Kenya Project Office, in Nairobi, under the ILO Country Office for the United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda (CO-Dar es Salaam).

Reporting Lines Under the overall responsibility of the Director of the ILO Country Office for the United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, the National Project Officer will work under the direct supervision of the National Project Coordinator of the ACCEL Africa project.

Description of Duties

  •  Support effective implementation of the project through efficient and timely execution of technical tasks in accordance with the policies and procedures of the ILO, the strategies of the project and the schedule of activities and ensure that gender is mainstreamed in project implementation.
  •  Foster, sustain and facilitate cooperation with ILO constituents (i.e. workers’ organizations, employers’ organizations, and the government), UN agencies, and other key stakeholders to ensure the smooth and timely delivery of project activities and its coherence with other development projects/programmes in the country.
  •  Support project monitoring through an RBM framework and regularly deliver updates on project activities’ progress and results to the regional M&E Officer.
  •  Review, verify and analyse workplans, progress reports and data provided by implementing partners and ensure quality vis-à-vis the projects M&E framework. Follow-up on delayed documents, clarify information, and answer questions about clearance and processing requirements to support successful completion of agreed activities.
  •  Provide support to the organization of project evaluations, including ensuring that all project documentation is correctly storage and available and coordinating timely reviews and comments as per agreed deadlines.
  •  Support organization of training programmes, seminars, workshops, and meetings, and represent the project as delegated, including by delivering training.
  •  Organize and conduct technical field missions, guide, and advise national and international staff and consultants, and ensure the proper and effective use of project resources.
  •  Assist in coordination, monitoring, and reporting of project activities carried out by consultants, ensuring that the deliverable meet ILO standard procedures and follow ILO methodologies.
  •  Support development and dissemination of project communications items by drafting materials, publications and press releases and by ensuring effective communication with project stakeholders.
  •  Prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring the situation of resources as compared to planned activities and by making recommendations for remedial action.
  •  Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required qualifications

Education

First level university degree in law, economics, social sciences, development studies or a closely related field.

Experience

At least two years of experience in the implementation of child labour interventions, or interventions to address closely related issues is required. Experience in the administration of partnership agreements is desirable. Experience working with cooperatives, trusts, associations, government authorities and/or trade unions, especially in the context of child labour, working conditions and/or rural livelihoods, is desirable.

Languages

Excellent command of spoken and written English. Knowledge of another language of spoken in the country of assignment will be considered an asset.

Competencies

  •  Sound knowledge of programme and budget, project formulation, management, administration and monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
  •  Proven ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and negotiate effectively with government officials, representatives of civil society, representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations, and academia.
  •  Capacity and interest to work in international, multicultural teams.
  •  Excellent time management abilities, teamwork, and organizational skills.
  •  Demonstrated ability to effectively incorporate gender in the implementation of projects.
  •  Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  •  Strong written communication skills, including proven ability to create high-quality written documents.
  •  Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and communications tools (internet and email).
  •  Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools and methods.
  •  Working knowledge of the ILO and/or UN procedures and systems would be an asset.
  •  Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes

Substitution of experience for university degree

Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a University degree in accordance with the table below.

Education required

Equivalency for applicants who do not possess a university degree or post-secondary diploma

Equivalency for applicants who do not possess a university degree but who possess a post-secondary diploma

University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in a field relevant to the job

Completion of secondary school

+

Six years of relevant work experience (in addition to the number of years of experience required in the job description)

Completion of secondary school

+

Diploma/certificate from post-secondary education

+

Four years of relevant work experience (in addition to the number of years of experience required in the job description)

Recruitment process

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.

Fraud warning

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.

Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable but not selected for this position can also be offered to be assigned on another temporary position at the same or at a lower grade provided that said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position

The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities.

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