Posted 6 months ago
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations agency for the world of work. We bring together governments, employers and workers to drive a human-centred approach to the future of work through employment creation, rights at work, social protection and social dialogue.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: National Project Officer – NOA (DC)
Job ID: 9632
Vacancy no.: ABUJA/DC/NO/2022/10
Organization Unit: CO-Abuja
Contract type: Fixed Term
- The ILO seeks to recruit a National Project Officer at NO-A level to support the implementation of the project on Elevating Women’s Participation in the Workplace in West Africa, funded by the US Department of Labour’s Bureau of International Labour Affairs (ILAB). The position will be located in the ILO Abuja Office, which maintains overall responsibility for the ILO’s presence and activities in four Anglophone Countries of West Africa: Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. It also serves as the liaison office for Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It supports its constituents in defining programme priorities, activities, monitoring, and overall programme delivery.
- The National Project Officer will be based in Abuja (Nigeria) and will support the implementation of the project on Elevating Women’s Participation in the Workplace in West Africa. The project aims at achieving the following Outcomes:
- Outcome 1: Increased capacity of individuals, communities, and/or institutions to address discrimination and Gender-Based Violence and Harassment ( GBVH ) n the world of work.
- Outcome 2: Strengthened networks among individuals, communities, and/or institutions to address discrimination and GBVH in the world of work.
- The project will increase the capacity of stakeholders, including individuals, communities, and institutions to address discrimination and GBVH issues in the world of work. It will also strengthen existing networks to address discrimination and GBVH in the world of work that include government entities at all levels, businesses, communities, civil society organizations, worker organizations, and other social partners. In addition, the project will facilitate communication between and across stakeholders and promote collective action to address discrimination and GBVH in the world of work.
- Under the overall responsibility of the Country Director of ILO CO-Abuja, the National Project Officer will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the projects activities in the country of implementation.
- The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and receive technical guidance and support from ROAF, the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch (FUNDAMENTALS) and the Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Branch (GEDI).
Description of Duties
- Provide timely, accurate and pertinent information on programme and budget matters for operational decision-making purposes through the strategic use of the results-based management.
- Use baselines, milestones and indicators to measure, analyze and report on performance. Monitor and verify accuracy of data.
- Review and analyse Nigeria’s social and economic development plans and policies, legislation, socio-economic data, national development strategies, reports and other information relevant to the implementation of the project activities, with emphasis on the policies and regulations relevant to the fight against GBVH in the world of work. Provide written analysis of the findings to the Project Director and regularly prepare brief to reflect updates, changes and current situation.
- Prepare periodic and ad-hoc progress notes on the status of the Project’s implementation and coordinate with concerned tripartite and other partners in the country, relevant UN agencies to ensure strong sustainability of the outputs.
- Contribute to the development or adjustment of training material, particularly by providing
- information and recommendations on the local context and challenges. Promote ILO principles and standards during this development.
- Prepare terms of references for external collaborators, identify consultants for conducting certain project activities, prepare cost estimation and provide support for preparing contracts and provide guidance and assess their work.
- Monitor the implementation and ensure the completion of contracts; identify difficulties and propose solutions based on reports and undertake field missions in relation to project implementation.
- Undertake regular and ad-hoc visits to monitor project activities and ensure quality delivery and compliance with ILO guidance.
- Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
- Required qualifications
- First-level university degree or similar professional qualification in public policy, international development, social science, anthropology, education, economics, or related field is preferred.
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience in leading Gender Based Violence-related projects, in Nigeria, including providing technical assistance to national constituents for policy implementation, strengthening the legal frameworks and enforcement mechanisms for combating Gender-Based Violence and Harassment , developing and implementing Community Action Plans, and/or providing education, livelihood, and social protection services.
- Experience contributing to the implementation of project activities and contributing to project management and administration such as meeting deadlines, achieving targets, budgeting, and preparing required technical and financial reports.
- Excellent command of English (written and spoken) required and working knowledge of a local language of the duty station
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and negotiate effectively with government officials, representatives of civil society, representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations, and academia.
- Excellent time management abilities, teamwork, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively incorporate gender in the implementation of projects.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Strong written communication skills, including proven ability to create high-quality written documents.
- 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
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and communications tools (internet and email).
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviours and attitudes
- Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) would be an asset.
- Working knowledge of the ILO and/or UN procedures and systems would be an asset.
- Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.