Publication date: 1 July 2019
Application deadline (midnight local time in Dar es salaam, Tanzania): 8 July 2019
Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/NO/2019/10
Job ID: 1565
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam
Location: Dar es Salaam
Contract type: Fixed Term
The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria. ILO may only offer a contract to persons who are Tanzanian
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
*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 (Tanzanian Shilling) yearly.
Following several discussions in 2017 and 2018 of a document entitled “ILO cooperation with the tobacco industry in the pursuit of the Organization’s social mandate”, the ILO Governing Body, at the end of its 334th session in November 2019, welcomed the Integrated Strategy to address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector 2019/2022 submitted by the Director General and requested its further development. It further requested the Office to a) organize a tripartite meeting with directly affected countries (among others) and social partners in the tobacco sector; b) present an update on the costed and time bound integrated strategy to the 337th GB session in November 2019; c) continue the on-going project-based efforts to eliminate child labour using RBSA funds and other public funds in the short term; and d) continue efforts to mobilize various sustainable sources of funding from the public and private sector with appropriate safeguards.
The project “Decent Work Deficits in Tobacco Sector in Tanzania and Tanzania addressed” aims to support the implementation of the Integrated Strategy above through four inter-related outcomes:
(1) Policy coherence and support to decent work in the agriculture sector enhanced
(2) Social partners with strengthened capacity to promote social dialogue
(3) Tobacco-growing communities are assisted to address decent work deficits, including child labour, and to transition to alternative livelihoods
(4) Partnerships are promoted for a sustained implementation of the ILO Integrated strategy to address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector
This project will respond to the final decision above of the Governing Body and comments from the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR), and will follow up on the conclusions of country-level consultations held by the ILO during the first semester 2019 in the Tanzania and in Tanzania. As such, the project seeks to strengthen the virtuous cycle between ILO’s normative action and technical assistance and will further strengthen constituents’ capacity to respond to the SDG Agenda, in particular to goals 8 and 2.The project will also continue to build on the lessons learnt from previous child labour projects including the Public-Private Partnerships between the ILO and Japan Tobacco International (JTI/ARISE II) and the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Foundation (ECLT).
A National Project Officer will be hired for twelve months by the ILO and will support the management and implementation of the project in Tanzania.
Under the overall responsibility of the ILO Country Office Director for United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi, the National Project Officer (NPO) will work under the supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor and the close guidance of the NPC. Based in Dar ès Salaam, the official will support the implementation of policy and field level activities of the project, and will act as project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) focal person in Tanzania.
- Initiate, sustain and guide cooperation with key partners, in close collaboration with the National Project Coordinator (NPC) and relevant ILO technical specialists to ensure the performance and results of the project; and ensuring that gender is mainstreamed in project planning and implementation.
- Draft work plans, progress and final reports, M&E and other technical documents;
- Monitor the progress of activities of Project implementing partners and follow-up on delayed documents, payments, disbursements on implementation agreements and other contracts and on pending requests to support successful completion of agreed activities.
- Support the organization of meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops and participate in relevant training sessions and meeting relating to project activities;
- In collaboration with the NPC, organize and/or conduct monitoring visits in target areas and communities.
- Assist in the monitoring and coordination of research carried out by external collaborators.
- Prepare regular and comprehensive information on the status of the project activities, support the dissemination of project information through publications and press releases and ensure good communication with project partners and beneficiaries.
- In close collaboration with the NPC, establish and maintain productive working relations with the ILO’s tripartite constituents and other relevant stakeholders in the pilot districts.
- In collaboration with the NPC, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analyzing and monitoring the situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations for remedial actions.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the NPC, CTA & the Director of the Office as part of the implementation of the project.
First level university degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Development studies or related field and knowledge on development issues, particularly in Tanzania.
At least two years of experience in project monitoring and evaluation, agricultural supply chains, cooperative development, organizing rural workers and producers, rural and informal economy, child labour and policy development.
Excellent knowledge of English and good knowledge of one working language of the duty station.
- Proven ability in project planning and management of financial and monitoring procedures.
- Ability to establish and maintain relationships and negotiate with government officials, representative(s) of civil society, representatives of workers ‘and employers’ organizations and academics.
- Ability to lead work teams to the achievement of objectives and results.
- Knowledge of the ILO regulations and procedures of system and / or the United Nations would be an asset.
- Excellent ability to time management and good organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to incorporate gender analysis in the implementation of the project.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Ability to write reports on the organization’s strategy in the field of Child Labour protection and employment generated by employment-intensive investment or for the implementation of the project.
- Good knowledge of methods of monitoring and evaluation.
- Good knowledge of common office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and communication (internet and email).
- Proving experience of drafting research reports.
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 a lower grade provided that the said candidate possesses the minimum qualifications for this position.
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