National Project Coordinator, New Delhi

Organization: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Country: India

City: New Delhi, India

Office: ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India

Closing date: Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Grade: NOB

Vacancy no.: DC/NEWDELHI/NO/2020/02

Publication date: 19 August 2020

Application deadline (midnight India time): 2 September 2020

Job ID: 4053

Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific

Organization Unit: DWT/CO-New Delhi

Location: New Delhi

Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract duration: 1 Year

Under article

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. The entry level salary for this position is INR 2,275,397 yearly, less deduction for medical and pension.

Introduction

ILO is implementing MAP 16, a global project funded by the US Department of Labor (USDOL), that aims to increase the knowledge base, raise awareness, strengthen capacity, and conduct policy engagement in support of international efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal Target (SDG)

7. The project implementation is framed within a combined strategy involving improved research methods and tools, empirical research, data-driven awareness raising and policy engagement. It is directed towards achieving four inter-related strategic outcomes:

Outcome 1 - Improved knowledge base on child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking through the development of new survey methodologies and research, including data collection and analysis.

Outcome 2 - Awareness of child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking raised by using data-driven techniques.

Outcome 3 - Strengthened policies and improved capacity of governments, national authorities, workers‘ and employers‘ organizations, and other relevant entities to combat child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking through national, regional, and global initiatives.

Outcome 4 -Concerted global action developed, in collaboration with other United Nations organizations, to accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)

7.

The project aims at a a multi-pronged approach to ensure decent work for adults, recognizeg the needs and rights of children, social protection, universal education, respect for labour standards and seamless convergence of policies and action with strong focus on prevention of child labour using a collaborative multi-stakeholder partnership approach. The process includes consultations at various levels with and amongst government agencies, social partners, civil society and other relevant platforms - including those on child labour, education, social welfare, and law enforcement. It also entails developing/updating/strengthening state level action plans, strengthening collaboration, roles and responsibilities of stakeholders.

Reporting lines

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO, India, the incumbent will work in collaboration with the ILO FUNDAMENTALS Branch in Geneva; Specialist on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) in ILO DWT/CO Delhi; relevant specialists in the DWT Delhi Office, National Programme Officer assigned to FPRW work in the CO-Delhi office and ILO projects on FPRW in India.

Description of Duties

The National Project Manager (NPM) will be responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the project in accordance with the project document and work plan. S/he will technical liaise with stakeholders on project activities, coordinate with other key actors including UN agencies, Child Protection Working Groups and government authorities. S/he will also ensure timely reporting and appropriate visibility of the project in different forums. The National Project Manager will have the following responsibilities:

1. Ensure the management, implementation, monitoring and budgeting of all project activities. Prepare and analyse workplans, technical progress reports and any other data through timely provision of inputs, effective backstopping, and efficient delivery of outputs, in conformity with ILO policies, programming guidelines and administrative and financial procedures.

2. 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.

3. Coordinate and build strong partnerships with the relevant national stakeholders, ILO constituents NGOs, UN agencies, and donors active in the area of child labour and FPRW in pursuance of the project’s objectives and ILO’s mandate.

4. Initiate and process contracts with consultants, sub-contracts with implementing partners (government, workers‘ and employers‘ organizations, NGOs and others), and procurement issues; coordinate and monitor their activities; and ensure timely and high quality delivery of outputs.

5. Support the project in the designing and implementation of capacity-building programmes at the legislative and policy level, child labour monitoring and awareness-raising programmes, using ILO tools, good practices and lessons learnt.

6. Prepare briefs, periodical reports and statistical data on status of programmes /projects activities.

7. Assemble and edit basic data and trends required for planning and negotiation of programme / project activities, considering different approaches and alternative methods for project design, management, problem identification and problem resolution.

8. Monitor, evaluate and report on all project activities, building the information systems to ensure effective and timely progress and delivery. This includes the preparation and monitoring of the project monitoring plan (PMP) and system, as well as the Project annual work plan, including when action programmes and individual components have to be developed and implemented, in accordance with the ILO Development Cooperation Manual and the ILO/IPEC Programme & Operations Manual.

9. As part of the overall monitoring and evaluation of the project, establish detailed monitoring and evaluation processes as appropriate for specific components and activities of the project, and prepare and submit (or provide inputs to) technical and financial progress reports as required, in a timely manner.

10. Liaise closely with ILO Decent Work Team-Delhi and FUNDAMENTALS on knowledge management, communications and M&E efforts including through submission of timely information, regular reporting on achievements and highlights of best practice and lessons learned.

Required qualifications

Education

First level university degree in economics, social sciences, or related field and strong knowledge on development issues particularly in India

Experience

At least three years relevant experience working in the development field with strong project management skills. Experience of working on the issue of child labour will be an added advantage:

Field work and experience coordinating with local, national and other key stakeholders;
Previous experience and knowledge on child labour issues;
Knowledge and familiarity with development issues in India and the national context;
Experience in research and analysis, policy and advocacy work will be a distinct advantage.

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Familiarity and previous work experience with the ILO or other UN agencies would be an added advantage.

Technical requirements: Good knowledge of labour economics as well as economic developments, poverty reduction, and social policies. Knowledge of the policy making process.

Languages

Excellent knowledge of English and Hindi.

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.

Ability to establish and maintain systems within project operations.

Demonstrated ability to manage technical co-operation projects of international organizations.

Ability to 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.

Ability to conduct policy discussion and high-level political processes.

Good communication skills, both written and verbal, 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.

Ability to train and guide personnel.

Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines.

Ability to work in diversified environments.

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 the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

ILO is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates,irresepctive of gender, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.

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