National Programme Officer (ILO)

Job Summary

  • Location : KhartoumSudan
  • Ending : Unspecified
  • Posted : 20 Aug 2020, Thursday

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:

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

*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. Introduction

The ILO Country Office of Addis Ababa covers five Eastern African countries namely, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. The Country Office provides support to its constituents through developing a national framework programme called Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) that addresses country priorities identified by constituents in collaboration with ILO Country Office. As one of the countries covered, the CO Addis Ababa supported the constituents in Sudan in the formulation of the draft DWCP (2017-2020).

To support the achievement of Outcome 1.1 of the draft DWCP: Employment opportunities promoted for poverty reduction and peace building, the ILO has allocated resources from Regular Budget Supplementary Allocation (RBSA) for implementation of the related Country Programme Outcome (CPO), SDN109: Decent work principles are integrated in Sudan’s national development framework through better capacities of stakeholders in the areas of labour market and employment policiesThrough the RBSA initiative –COVID-19 response plan and revised National Employment Policy in SUDAN, the ILO intends to support the constituents in Sudan to update the draft National Employment Policy (NEP), which was designed in 2016 with the support of the ILO.

In order to facilitate the implementation of the RBSA initiative, the ILO CO-Addis Ababa is seeking to hire a national programme officer (NOA), who will be based in Khartoum and closely liaise with ILO constituents.  The National Programme Officer will work under the Director of the Country Office to provide programmatic, administrative, research and analysis assistance in this capacity.

Reporting lines

Under the overall responsibility and supervision of the Director of the Country Office for Addis Ababa, the National Programme Officer will work in collaboration with the Programme Staff of the CO Addis Ababa and with technical support for the DWST in Cairo. S/he will undertake the following duties:Description of Duties

  • Support the coordination of relations with the Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MOLSD), the social partners and other key government institutions in Sudan.
  • With technical support from specialists, ILO units, identify needs and to propose solutions in relation to employment impact assessments and policy development
  • Examine and provide technical comments, with support from ILO specialists, on programs, policies and tools dealing with the drafting of the National Employment Policy
  • Provide support for the development, implementation and monitoring of work plans on the policy
  • Liaise with national institute of statistics to initiate process to gather labour market information
  • Prepare and present, in cooperation with specialists, stakeholders, training materials and advocacy tools on the policy
  • Report on the project administrative and financial work.
  • Follow up with ILO Units, relevant UN Agencies, Government and other non-government institutions in Sudan to expedite project implementation.
  • Monitor agreed schedules, organize and participate in meetings with the Government and social partners in Sudan.
  • Actively contribute to resource mobilization and development of country programming objectives in collaboration with ILO team in the country.
  • Actively participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, training workshops and meetings.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Supervisor

Required qualificationsEducation

First level University Degree in Social Science or a field relevant to the job.Experience

At least two years of professional experience in an international development setting particularly in programmatic work.Languages

Excellent command of English and good knowledge of Arabic.Competencies

  • Knowledge of results based planning and programme cycle; analytical skills;
  • Good computer application knowledge; Good drafting skills; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Organizational skills and ability to work on own initiative and as a team member.
  • Ability to clarify information
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to supervise staff

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.

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.

Fraud warning

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