Programme and Administrative Assistant, Manila
Organization: International Labour Organization (ILO)
City: Manila, Philippines
Office: ILO in Manila, Philippines
Vacancy no.: DC/MANILA/GS/2020/17
Publication date: 10 November 2020
Application deadline (midnight Manila time): 09 December 2020
Job ID: 4959
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific
Organization Unit: CO-Manila
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 12 months
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.
*The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment 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 603,027.00 (Philippine Peso) yearly.
Given the recent developments, and recognizing that the fishing and seafood processing sectors in major producing countries in South East Asia will grow as well as that labour migration will continue and likely grow, there is the need for a project that addresses the need for migration governance that responds to the sectoral characteristics of fishing and seafood processing sectors, particularly concerning migrant fishers.
The project will build on the achievements of the EU funded Ship to Shore Rights project implemented by the ILO. There is potential consolidate and further advance the positive achievements by deepening engagement with Myanmar, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Viet Nam, Philippines and Indonesia on sectoral issues and labour migration management in SEA.
This project will promote gender-responsive labour migration laws, policies, practices and services that address the characteristics of working in fishing and seafood processing sectors. It will support the organization and representation of migrant workers in these sectors, including in the protection of fundamental principles. It will address the legal, policy and institutional gaps and barriers faced by migrant workers in these sectors including in the protection of fundamental principles and rights at work as well as enhance their access to safe, orderly and regular migration by addressing exploitation, forced labour and trafficking.
The project will work in close cooperation with governments and social partners to achieve its overall objective: promote regular and safe labour migration among South East Asian Countries, in particular in the fishing and seafood processing industry. The action shall be carried out in South East Asia, in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao people’s Democratic Republic, Philippines, Viet Nam and Indonesia. Regional activities will cover these countries as well as Malaysia and structures in the sub-region as deemed necessary. A project team consists of National Project Coordinator (NOB) and Programme and Administrative Assistant (G5) will be based in the ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila).
The Programme and Administrative Assistant (G5) is responsible for providing programming, administrative and financial support to the Ship to Shore Rights SEA programme and will report to the National Project Coordinator (NO-B) with administrative and financial guidance provided by the Operations Officer - ILO Country Office for the Philippines. She / he is required to work in close collaboration with other ILO staff members.
Description of Duties
Assist in monitoring the development plans and priorities, reports and other relevant information of project implementing partners with a view of identifying potential areas for cooperation.
Provide programming and administrative support to activities undertaken by the implementing partners and prepare briefs, periodical reports and statistical data on status of project activities, to contribute to the preparation of technical and progress reports of Ship to Shore Rights SEA programme.
Draft correspondence, faxes, memoranda and reports on administrative matters in accordance with standard office procedures.
Responsible for all administrative tasks, including logistical support to the project personnel, travel arrangements, visas, hotel reservation, etc. and provide logistics arrangements for conferences, seminars, workshops and meetings.
Assist the NPC in the programming and preparation of budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring the situation of resources as compared to planned activities.
Maintain an overview of the financial situation of the Project, to ensure that timely administrative support is provided in general and particular areas. Prepare and modify budget code and budget data such as budget proposals, budget revision, and re-phasing.
Assist the NPC in maintaining project financial transaction and reporting systems in accordance with the ILO financial rules and regulations. Prepare administrative and finance related briefing materials for the NPC for reporting purposes and meetings with donors. Keep abreast of the progress report requirements and timetable for the preparation of the submission.
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Provide information to project’s Implementing Partners on ILO administrative and financial procedures. Inform the NPC of potential difficulties that may arise from the administrative and finance management capacity and competence of implementing partners to address the problem in timely manner.
Provide interpretation as well as informal and formal translation.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the NPC and/or the Country Director.
Completion of secondary school education.
Five years of progressively responsible administrative and programming work, and some training in an administrative field. Proven experience of supporting implementation of technical cooperation projects and working effectively with government bodies in charge of policy making and with development partners would be an asset.
Excellent knowledge of the working language of the duty station and a good knowledge of English.
Knowledge of programme and budget and through understanding of wide range of administrative policies and procedures.
Ability to work with word processing, spread sheet, web-browser, as well as other computer software packages required for work.
Knowledge of in-house procedures for the preparation of documents and administrative forms, and for the creation and maintenance of filing systems.
Ability to prepare preliminary reports and to draft correspondence.
Good communication skills, both orally and in writing and ability to communicate with people in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner.
Ability to organize own work and to work independently as well as work in a team.
Ability to work under pressure and to meet the deadline.
Must demonstrate responsible behaviour and attention to details.
Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
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.
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