International Labour Organization (ILO)

National Project Coordinator

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Job Description

Grade: NOB Vacancy no.: DC/Dhaka/NO-B/2019/14 Publication date: 14 November 2019 Application deadline (midnight local time): 25 November 2019 Job ID: 2022 Department: RO-Asia and The Pacific Organization Unit: CO-Dhaka Location: Dhaka Contract type: Fixed Term Contract duration: One year (with the posibility of extension) 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-DFID Asia Regional Child Labour Programme (here below, the Programme)- is an ILO programme aiming to reduce child labour with a particular focus on the Worst Forms in South and South-East Asia funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The Programme aims at eliminating child labour in six countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, focusing on the worst forms of child labour. The Programme also aims at targeting hazardous sectors, where child labour is found. The Programme is managed by a Chief Technical Adviser based in ILO Delhi Office. In each country, a National Programme Coordinator implements the country component of the programme together with project partners and constituents. The Programme has four thematic approaches to protect children’s rights and address child labour : (1) Child Labour and Poverty, (2) Child Labour and Education, (3) Social norms and values that trigger child labour, and a (4) Legal and Business Environment in reducing child labour. In addition the project has a knowledge management component in which several surveys, studies and assessments are expected to be carried out. The project will intervene in each country through the approaches of partnership, research and Capacity Building of key actors, with a specific country strategy. Reporting lines The National Project Coordinator (NPC) will be responsible for the overall implementation of the project and will report directly to the Country Director of ILO-CO-Dhaka and technically to the Chief Technical Adviser based in New Delhi, India. The NPC Will work in close collaboration with the project’s Research Officer  in Delhi, ILO FUNDAMENTALS Branch in Geneva; the ILO Specialist on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) in Delhi Decent Work Team; relevant specialists in the DWT Delhi Office and ILO projects in Bangladesh. Description of Duties 1. Lead the project’s timely implementation through management functions, including provision of required technical and administrative  support to the project in line with ILO policies, rules and regulations and according to the final PRODOC. 2. Prepare detailed work plans with corresponding budget in consultation with CTA, ensure timely disbursement and settlement of funds, hiring of external collaborators and service providers and timely procurement of goods and services. 3. Develop, facilitate approval  and signing of the Project related MOU  with the government and organize PSC and other meetings as required with the constituents. 4. Review and analyse the evolving context of child labour in Bangladesh, related policies and legislation and research and identify interventions that can sustainably contribute to address them and share Analysis with management. 5. Keep abreast of other FPRW related activities of the ILO and other organisations and identify either synergies or communication strategies in relation to them. 6. Assemble and edit basic data required for planning and negotiation of project activities, considering different approaches and alternative methods for project design, management, problem identification and problem resolution; consider project partners’ suggestions and needs in updating activities and work plan. Draft terms of reference for partnership agreements, consultants or service providers. 7. Identify problems, propose solutions and action and follow-up with relevant departments at headquarters and regional office, executing agencies, government offices, constituents and other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets. Develop and maintain strong links with ILO specialists within the ILO Decent Work Team in New Delhi 8. Provide or ensure access to legal and policy advice to the government and the social partners on issues related to the effective implementation of the fundamental principles and rights at work. Optional section (if needed) 9. Advocate to the government, social partners and stakeholders in Bangladesh to achieve SDG Target 8.7 and encourage Bangladesh’s enrolment as an Alliance 8.7 Pathfinder country. 10. Organize training programmes and awareness raising activities to improve understanding on child labour. 11. Ensure the delivery of quality technical inputs, including qualitative and quantitative research in line with ILO core conventions on fundamental rights at work. 12. Provide support as required to national authorities on issues related to child labour elimination  policies and programmes. 13. Periodically report, monitor and facilitate the evaluation of all project’s components according to the project’s document and work plan. Prepare required technical progress reports and ad hoc reports on the status of project planning and implementation for submission to the ILO and the donor. 14. Ensure effective communication to increase project’s visibility at the national and international levels. This includes the responsibility to liaise with other UN agencies, and other key stakeholders, to ensure effective Coordination with relevant national strategies and related technical projects. Under direct guidance of CO-Kahmandu, maintain relations with mass media and concerned media groups in order to increase the impact of the project in society as a whole. 15. Take the lead, coordinate and participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings. Serve as a resource person to the project’s partners and during conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings. Draft in, or translate into, local language(s) news releases, official correspondence, statements and speeches and other public information material. 16. Undertake missions to project sites, normally accompanying other officials. 17. Other related duties as assigned. Required qualifications Education First level university degree in economics, social sciences, or related field Experience At least three years of professional experience managing programmes on child labour, forced labour, Child Protection, trafficking or an area directly related to the project. Technical requirements: Good knowledge and experience of policies, legislation and programmes on child labour and related issues, including poverty reduction, education and social policies. Knowledge of the policy making process. Languages Excellent command of English and Bangla languages. Competencies
  • Good knowledge about social, economic development, including labor and employment, trends in the country

  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with all project stakeholders, and establish and maintain systems within project operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage technical co-operation projects of international organizations, and understand and effectively work with Government, workers and employers organizations, non-government organizations and UN agencies.

  • Ability to conduct action oriented research and write analytical technical report in English, and conduct policy discussion and high-level political processes.

  • Good communication skills, to successfully advocate for and mobilize action to promote freedom of association and right to collective bargaining principles.

  • Clear commitment to mainstream gender into project activities.

  • Ability to lead and work in a team and good interpersonal relations, train & guide personnel, and work under time pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

  • Proficient in basic Computer Software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Reader) and ability to use other software packages required by the Office.

  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.

Recruitment process Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit ILO 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.
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