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Grade: NOA Vacancy no.: LUSAKA/DC/NO/2019/26 Publication date: 21 NOVEMBER 2019 Application deadline (midnight Zambian local time): 6 DECEMBER 2019 Job ID: 2041 Department: RO-Africa Organization Unit: CO-Lusaka Location: Lusaka 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 and eligibility criteria. The ILO may only offer contracts to Zambian Nationals. 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 K358,407 ( Zambian Kwacha) yearly. Introduction The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and United Nations (UN) Gender based Violence (GBV) Joint Programme  (JP) aims to assist the Government of Zambia to implement some of the inclusions of the Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) particularly on Gender Based Violence against women as highlighted by CEDAW of July 2011 and violence in the workplace. The Joint Programme is guided by Zambia’s Seventh National Development Programme of 2017-2021 which recognizes gender as one of the cross cutting themes. The goal for the Government of Zambia and UN Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence is to contribute to the reduction of Gender Based Violence in Zambia. The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to strengthening GBV prevention and response systems in Zambia in line with provisions of the Anti-Gender Based Violence Act and raise awareness on C190 on Harassment and Violence in the workplace. The programme will be implemented in collaboration with other UN agencies (UNICEF, IOM, UNDP & UNFPA) including the International labour Organization (ILO) will be involved in implementing various activities for the programme in collaboration with national implementing partners from both the government and private sector organizations and Non-Governmental organization (NGOs). The ILO’s contribution will contribute towards achieving outcome 2: GBV survivors, those atrisk and communities are empowered to break the cycle of abuse. The ILO will be implementing economic empowerment interventions aimed at providing economic empowerment services to survivors of GBV and those at risk.The ILO will work with trainers from national partners identified by the Government of Zambia and the UN Systems in implementing the Capacity Building programmes. In order to empower the national partners, the ILO will also use some of its resources to certify some of the trainers that have been trained in some of the ILO tools so that these trainers will continues reaching out to more GBV survivors after the ILO project. Reporting lines Under the overall responsibility of the ILO Country Office Director for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, the National Project Officer (NPO) will report and work under the direct supervision of the Director. He/ she will have technical backstopping from the Gender specialist in DWT/Pretoria Office. Description of Duties 1. Facilitating linkages between GBV survivors and support institutions and organizations that provide both financial and non-financial services that can assist in empowering target groups economically and socially 2.Coordinating the activities of the GBV JP under ILOs component (Economic Empowerment Component) and Prepare Work plans, budgets and progress reports for the project activities 3.Carrying out a training needs assessment for the GBV survivors and those at risk in selected areas where the activities will be implemented 4.Implementing Capacity Building training programmes for GBV survivors in collaboration with some of the partners for the GBV JP. ILO tools such as Gender and Entrepreneurship Together (GET) Ahead, Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB), Improve Your Exhibition Skills (IYES), Women Entrepreneurs’ Associations (WEAs) Capacity Building etc will be used, 5. Review and analyse country specific Development Plans and priorities, socio-economic data, reports and other relevant information; identify potential technical cooperation project areas and provide written Analysis on the findings to management; 6. Facilitating and sourcing trainers for the provision of skills in areas such as financial literacy, Access to Finance, HIV and AIDS, negotiation skills, women’s rights, cooperatives and skills that will empower GBV survivors economically and socially (duties continued) 7. Facilitating and sourcing trainers for technical skills for Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) that GBV survivors may be interested to undertake 8. Facilitating linkages between GBV survivors and support institutions and organizations that provide both financial and non-financial services that can assist in empowering target groups economically and socially 9. Assist in the preparation and facilitation of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions, and consultative meetings. 10. Conduct Resource Mobilization efforts in the area of gender 11. Undertake missions to project sites independently or jointly with partners; 12. Follow-up with relevant technical officers with counterparts in organizations and line ministries at national level, partner and executing agencies, government offices, constituents and in other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets; 13. Lead in the preparation of briefs, background information, technical reports and periodic progress reports and statistical data on status of the overall activities of the project; 14. Participating in the GBV JP inter agency meetings, workshops, field missions etc on behalf of the ILO1 15. Carrying out Administration work for the project such as accounting for the funds used for the project activities, making requests for funds for the projects and monitoring project progress and activities 16. Performing any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisor Required qualifications Education First level university degree in economics, public policies, development studies or a relevant field. An advanced degree on studies would be a strong advantage. Experience At least two of professional experience in Gender related projects, conducting training, working with partner organizations and other stakeholders in the field of GBV and ability to work with women, men and youth.  Experience in the management of Development Projects is an added advantage. Familiarity with ILO policies and procedures including experience working with officials of ministries of labour and/or Community Development would be an advantage. Languages Excellent knowledge of the working language of the duty station and a good knowledge of English. Competencies Candidates interested in the position should consider that the nine core competencies of the ILO, listed below, may be evaluated during the selection process: Integrity and transparency, Sensitivity to diversity, Orientation to learning and knowledge sharing, Client orientation, Communication, Orientation to change, Takes responsibility for performance, Quality orientation and Collaboration. Among these nine competences, the following are of particular importance for this position: Customer Orientation, Communications, Collaboration, Takes responsbility for performance , Integrity and transparency, Orientation to learning and knowledge sharing Technical competencies
  • Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures and of the mandate and structure of labour market institutions in Zambia.

  • Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations

  • Good knowledge of the context and challenges for the project areas of expertise

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution and good drafting skills

  • Good ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyze problems with implementation

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to clarify information

  • Demonstrate collaborative and team work experience and ability to work effectively with a multicultural and interdisciplinary team as well as work on his/her own initiative

  • Ability to work independently, quickly, precisely, and take initiative and responsibility

  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet the deadline

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, web-browsers and database applications

  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED. “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”. 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. 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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