Vacancy no.: BEY/DC/2022/09
Publication date: 11 March 2022
Application deadline (midnight local time): 28 March 2022
Job ID: 7837
Department: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut
Organization Unit: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: One 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.
*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.
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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 29,738.- JOD yearly.
Better Work Jordan strives to accelerate improvements in working conditions and business competitiveness in Jordan’s garment industry as well as the exporting industrial sector at large. It also boosts the scalability and sustainability of impact by strengthening the capacity of national stakeholders, aligning new strategic and operational partnerships, and shaping national policies.
However, there are several challenges to the full inclusion of all workers in the Jordanian garment sector, particularly migrant workers, women, and workers with disabilities. Sexual harassment is a problem in the sector, with 21 per cent of workers reporting concerns with sexual harassment in a 2021 survey conducted by Better Work Jordan. Workers with disabilities are employed in the sector to meet government-set quotas, but only Jordanian workers with disabilities are employed and there are very few accommodations made so that they can contribute productively to the workplace. Social dialogue and lack of effective union representation remains a challenge and the union needs increased capacity to address the lack of inclusivity as well as other issues pertinent to workers in the sector.
By creating a more inclusive and fair working environment in the Jordanian garment sector, Better Work Jordan builds on the success of the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) funded project to support trade union capacity and enhance social dialogue in the garment sector. Workers in Jordan’s garment sector, especially women, migrant workers, and workers with disabilities are the main beneficiaries. Through two key lenses – gender and disability – Better Work Jordan and stakeholders, particularly the union, will build a more inclusive working environment, while also tailoring activities to the specific requirements of migrant workers and intersectional forms of discrimination.
The main purpose of the position is to ensure effective programme implementation, reporting and evaluation.
The National Programme Officer will report to the Better Work Jordan Programme Manager through the National Project Coordinator- Workers’ Voice. The National Programme Officer will also work closely with all members of the Better Work Jordan team. The overall technical backstopping is done by Better Work Global and the ILO Regional Officer for Arab States (ROAS).
Description of Duties
1. Support a range of activities to ensure effective implementation of project objectives, in conformity with ILO policies and project strategies and in accordance with ILO programming guidelines and administrative and financial procedures;
2. Plan and conduct capacity-building activities which can include training and guidance material, training workshops, and online training targeting Trad Union staff, representatives, and workers.
3. Support the programme in preparing and presenting project materials and relevant documents for conferences, seminars, workshops, and other project events;
4. Support effective implementation of the Workers’ Voice project through: the provision of inputs, the delivery of outputs, and the planning, monitoring and evaluation of activities. Support efforts for the effective management of funds/budgets allocated to the project.
5. Establish and maintain monitoring data aimed at tracking progress and results.
6. Prepare technical progress reports and donor reports, new project documents, ILO outcome-based work plan reporting in collaboration with the Programme Manager and National Project Coordinator- Workers’ Voice.
Description of Duties (Continued)
7. Provide inputs for budget preparation and revisions, expenditure forecasts and allocation of resources;
8. Under the supervison of the manager liaise and follow-up with relevant departments at executing agencies, government partners, constituents and other organizations to expedite activities and ensure targets are met;
9. Assist in conceptualising and producing public information products, including print and promotional materials, social media content, and audio-visual materials such as videos and photographs;
10. Other duties as required by the supervisor.
First level university degree in economics, management, social science or a related field complemented with demonstrated expertise in international development and migration. An advanced university degree would be an asset.
At least two years of relevant professional experience in the development and implementation of technical cooperation project. Prior work on social dialogue, global supply chain, corporate social responsibility and/or gender initiatives would be an advantage.
Familiarity with ILO and/or UN policies and procedures would also be an advantage.
Excellent written and verbal command of both English and Arabic. Proven experience of drafting research and technical reports or articles and making presentations effectively English is required.
Ability to implement strategic goals;
Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
Ability to work effectively in a team and excellent interpersonal skills;
Ability to synthesise research and reach empirically based conclusions on related subjects by understanding both the qualitative and quantitative approaches in social science research;
Ability to develop and present alternative courses of action, project proposals, policy and procedural matters;
Ability to promote knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office;
Should be open to and able to make changes to accommodate culture and gender differences in order to interact effectively with individuals;
Proven capacity to support the implementation of technical co-operation programmes and activities with ILO constituents and NGOs, including negotiation skills with governments, social partners and other national and international partners and to mobilise the support of international donor agencies and provide quality services;
Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or environment, and to adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures;
Excellent computer/information application skills, including word processing, excel, power point etc.
Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
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Candidates assessed by the Panel and considered to be eligible for appointment but who are not selected for this vacant post may be offered an assignment to another position at the same or lower grade provided that they meet the minimum qualifications required.
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