Technical Officer

International Labour Organization

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the UN specialized agency dealing with work and workplace issues, and related rights and standards. Its overarching goal is to achieve decent work for all so everyone benefits from working conditions that offer freedom, equity, security and human dignity Nepal joined the ILO in 1966.  In view of the increasing need for support in Nepal…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 5 year
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Apr 27, 2021

Job Description

Within the policy and procedural requirements established by the ILO, the Project Coordinator/Technical Officer will be responsible for managing the day-to-day implementation and coordination of activities to ensure the delivery of outputs towards the achievement of the Programme objectives. The Project Coordinator/Technical Officer will maintain close contacts with relevant representatives of the government, employers’ and workers’ organizations in the Programme countries and provide technical support in promoting decent work through formalization. Promoting gender equality in all Progamme activities will be a key element of the Programme.
Manage the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of the activities by providing technical guidance and closely coordinating with the project staff in all Programme countries, while ensuring conformity with ILO policies and procedures.

  1. Provide technical advice and support to project staff and national partners in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the gender-responsive project activities, in coordination with the ILO’s Decent Work Technical Team, Country Offices, and HQ.
  2. Develop training materials and conduct seminars and workshops to ensure the promotion of Decent Work Agenda in all project activities, with stronger emphasis to promote gender equality.
  3. Under the guidance of the supervisor, maintain close liaison with governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and non-governmental organizations, to discuss matters and follow up on a range of activities in Programme. Maintain close communication with the Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO/Japan Multi-Bilateral Programme to ensure conformity with the donor requirements.
  4. Conduct research and integrate technical inputs for regional and country analyses, reports and publications related to the project and prepare discussion notes.
  5. Plan and organize knowledge sharing meetings with relevant stakeholders at the country and/or sub-regional levels.
  6. Promote the integration of gender-specific considerations in all activities and strategies in the programme.
  7. Work closely with National Project Coordinators/Consultants in country offices in South Asia to ensure regional/national linkages and vice-versa where relevant, in the implementation of the programme.
  8. Prepare technical and financial progress and final reports on programme delivery.
  9. Under the guidance of supervisor, participate in relevant meetings to share the knowledge and experiences from the Programme and collaborate with relevant organizations for the efficient implementation of the Programme.
  10. Promote the application of relevant international labour standards in the implementation of the Programme.
  11. Co-ordinate, promote linkages and share best practices and lessons learnt with other relevant ILO projects/programs, ILO units and external stakeholders.
  12. Undertake missions in relation to project implementation as appropriate/conditions permitting.
  13. Undertake other duties as required.

Required Qualification & Experience

Advanced university degree in international relations, development studies, economics, geography, demography, or the relevant field.

Experience

  • At least five years of relevant professional experience, including three years at the international level
  • Strong background in successfully managing projects that involve the implementation of activities at both grassroots and policy levels.
  • Proven experience in addressing inequalities and promoting gender equality in programmes/projects.
  • Familiarity with ILO policies and procedures would be an advantage.

Languages

Excellent knowledge of English.

Competencies

  • Excellent organizational and management skills to prepare, implement and monitor various activities with various partners and in various geographical areas.
  • Ability to provide effective guidance in preparing and finalizing contracts with project partners according to the ILO policies and procedures to initiate the smooth project implementation at the grassroots level in a timely manner.
  • Ability to provide technical advice and to guide and coordinate the work of National Project Coordinators/external collaborators, and general service staff in the area of specialization.
  • Excellent communication skills to develop and maintain good working relations with partners.
  • Ability to work amicably with people in an honest and straightforward manner and with commitment to the ILO’s mandate.
  • Ability to draft high-quality reports and prepare guidelines relating to programme development and implementation.
  • Ability to use basic software to support project implementation, monitoring and evaluation and report writing.
  • Ability to develop training materials and carry out training sessions to promote decent work agenda, with strong focus to promote gender equality.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment by respecting the perspectives and interests of people from diverse backgrounds.

 

Conditions of employment

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to ILO Staff Regulations and other relevant internal rules. Any offer of employment with the ILO is conditional upon certification by the ILO Medical Adviser that the person concerned is medically fit to perform the specific inherent requirements of the position offered. In order to confirm an offer from the ILO the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination.
  • Any extension 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.

For more information on conditions of employment, please visit: https://jobs.ilo.org/content/International/?locale=en_GB

How to Apply

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit ILO Jobs. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for a written test and/or an interview.

Depending on the location and availability of candidates, assessors and interview panel members, the ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including technical tests or interviews.

 

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