National Project Officer, Dar es Salaam ILO – International Labour Organization

By | September 19, 2018

National Project Officer – NOA (DC)
Grade: NOA
Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/NO/2018/05
Publication date: 18 September 2018
Application deadline 17 October 2018 (midnight local time): Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Job ID: 649
Department: RO-Africa
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam
Location: Dar es Salaam
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 1 Year
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 criteria.The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who are Tanzanian.
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. The entry level salary for this position is 74,865,000 yearly.
The International Labour Organization is devoted to promoting Social Justice and internationally recognized Human and labour rights. Today, the ILO helps advance the creation of decent work and the economic and working conditions that give working people and business people a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress. Its tripartite structure provides a unique platform for promoting decent work for all women and men. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
At the International Labour Conference (ILC) in 2008, it was stressed that education, training, and lifelong learning foster a virtuous circle of higher productivity, more employment of better quality, income growth, and development. Skills development is therefore, an essential prerequisite for sustainable development.
In Tanzania, skills systems and institutions face many challenges including low capacity by TVET institutions to deliver effective and efficient trainings. Many young people are not able to access skills development due to inadequate number of TVET centres, restrictive conditions such as fees, entry qualifications etc. As a result thousands of young people resort to informal apprenticeships as a means for skills acquisitions. For those who receive trainings, often the skills and competency levels do not match labour market requirements hence longer transitions periods and growing unemployment among graduates.
In response, the ILO country office Dar es Salaam is supporting skills development strategies and policy initiatives that promotes employability, reduces transition periods from school to work, promotes training partnerships with companies and enterprises, ensure inclusion of marginalized groups and strengthen capacity of TVET institutions to provide relevant trainings. Support on skills development initiatives is provided through active collaboration and involvement of our social partners (government, Workers and Employers). In particular our strategy is to provide technical assistance in promoting work based trainings programmes such as Quality Apprenticeships including Informal Apprenticeships; strengthen capacity of social partners and training institutions to link skills supply and demand and develop training programmes that respond to export trade aid demand for rural economic empowerment.
For the past 5 years, ILO has supported skills initiatives, strategies and national frameworks in both main land and Zanzibar. These programmes have provided some good results and have helped generate some valuable lessons that are worth noting for future reference and current improvements of ongoing support. However documentation, generation and dissemination of this relevant information has not been well done. Neither has the current information and communication access been fully utilized to promote good case studies or help increase awareness of the programmes so far supported. This position require some one suitable to fill that role in addition to supporting project implementation.
Reporting Lines
Under the overall supervision of the director of the ILO Country Office for United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, the Programme Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager Skills Development. The overall technical backstopping will be done by the Senior Skills and employment Specialist from DWCT-Pretoria.
Description of Duties
The main objectives of the position is to support implementation, coordination, monitoring, and dissemination of project results and activities through increasing project visibility in all media platforms. In particular, the roles will be:
Support the project with articulations, monitoring and clarity of the agreed targets
Assist in the development and implementation of a project communication and visibility strategy
Prepare Project data base for successful cases studies; capacity development activities; and all other data related to project interventions targeting beneficiaries and implementing partners
Prepare project infographics, digital and print on project results and key milestones
Work with relevant units within the office (both locally and internationally) to ensure project results visibility particularly reportable results are communicated timely and disseminated across all the available platforms
Respond to requests for specific information material and ensure that requests conform with established instructions
Edit, write or rewrite articles, newsletters or other information materials as required
Assist with coordination and organization of project workshops, trainings and special events with special attention to ensuring that the event is effectively covered on all media platforms
Assist with the production of audio/video projects by conducting research, acquiring
Copyright and other clearances, and arranging for editing and audio mixing Participate in the development and maintenance of web-sites
Establish and maintain clear and functional partnerships with other UN communication group and platforms so as to disseminate project results and activities
Form part of and contribute to the office’s communication team
Coordinate projects print and commutation and information materials
Contribute to the attainment of project delivery of results and activities implementation
Prepare tracking mechanism for project beneficiaries both current and previous to monitor how there is changing and report the good results coming as a result of project intervention
Support evaluation and tracer study activities for the project
Contribute to the writing of the project implementation reports
Coordinate translation of both print and digital materials
Assist in the organization of promotional events and exhibits, book fairs, press conferences
Provide programming and administrative support to programmes and project in areas of responsibility assigned Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the country director
Perform other related duties as required by the supervisor.
Required qualifications
First level University Degree (or equivalent) in in Communication, Public relations, development studies, Education, social sciences, development studies.
One or two years of work experience of programme/project implementations in the area of communication; Monitoring and evaluation, , knowledge management, digital communication platforms, infographics, graphic design, Education, TVET development; entrepreneurial and skills development, poverty reduction, micro finance, applied research or social work. Experience in implementing development projects is an asset.
Excellent written and spoken command of English. Good knowledge of Swahili
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to organize and meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
Ability to work proactively in the spirit of team work.
Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship with international and national colleagues working in the same field.
Excellent verbal and written English and Swahili
Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures.
Ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyse problems with implementations
Good drafting skills
Ability to organize own work
Ability to work with different computer software and databases
Must demonstrate responsible behaviour and attention to detail
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 the said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position.
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