Programme Analyst, P2


Grade: P2 

Vacancy no.: DC/ABIDJAN/P/2024/03
Publication date: 01 July 2024
Application deadline (midnight Abidjan time): 15 July 2024


Job ID: 12102 
Department: RO-Africa 
Organization Unit: RO-Africa 
Location: Abidjan   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: One year (non-renewable) 


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 present vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their candidature online by the above date.


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.


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.


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The position is located in the ILO Regional Office for Africa (RO-Africa), working with the Regional Programming Unit (RPU) and will be based in Abidjan. The main purpose of the position is to support RO-Africa’s strategic and results-based programming function, especially in relation to the integration of development cooperation projects and programmes in regional programmes on decent work, sub-regional Decent Work Programmes (SRDWPs), Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs), and Outcome Based Work Plans (OBWs).
The Regional Programming Unit (RPU) of RO-Africa has overall responsibility, amongst others, of assisting regional management and field offices in the region in programming resources for all sources of funds, supporting the coordination, monitoring and reporting on ILO’s activities in the region, including an effective implementation of ILO projects, programmes and activities in all the 54 countries of Africa. RO-Africa works with key regional institutions like the African Union (AU), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and African Development Bank (AfDB). It supports the development, implementation, resourcing, monitoring and evaluation of regional decent work programmes anchored on the decisions of the Africa Regional Meetings as well as relevant Africa Union Summit outcomes. The Office administers a portfolio of considerable importance and complexity with a significant volume of a wide range of technical cooperation programmes, as well as supports all the offices in the region for the development, implementation and monitoring of Decent Work Country Programmes.

The role entails providing support for the review and monitoring of DWCPs and development cooperation projects and programmes in the region in line with results-based management (RBM) principles. 
The position reports directly to the Chief of the RPU and is under the general responsibility of the Deputy Regional Director.
The Programme Analyst will work as a part of the RPU team and work closely with Programme Officers in the Decent Work Technical Support Teams (DWTs) and Country Offices (COs) in the Region.

Description of Duties

1.    Provide timely information on implementation of projects/programmes in the region, in conformity with ILO policies and project strategies, and in accordance with ILO programming guidelines and with particular attention to gender responsiveness.
2.    Select and summarize background information to describe the overall context and budget-related background relevant to a specific programme proposal. 
3.    Undertake research and analysis for specific sections and/or components of programme proposals. 
4.     Draft sections of project documents such as background or justification.
5.    Analyze and interpret background documentation and resource allocation trends, identify and document significant programme achievements, deviations and operating decisions, and compile information and data required for decision making. 
6.    Draft sections of reports and documents such as programme briefs and resource allocation comparisons. 
7.    Monitor implementation of approved programmes, propose changes to priorities, approach and allocation of resources. Evaluate and recommend approval of programme changes. Participate in resources adjustment and review exercises.
8.    Draft administrative decisions and recommendations for acceptance or revision of budget proposals on the basis of instructions from the supervisor. 
9.    Review programme monitoring reports and draft comments on designated aspects. 
10.    Carry out other duties as may be assigned under the activities pertaining to the Regional Programming Unit.

Required qualifications


First-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in a relevant field such as in economics, business or public administration, social science or other related field.


At least three (3) years of relevant professional experience in programme management.​​​​​​


Excellent command of one ILO working language (French or English) and good knowledge of a second (French or English).


⦁    Ability to draft clearly and concisely, and prepare project proposals, reports and studies. 
⦁    Ability to identify problems and make recommendations.  
⦁    Good interpersonal and communication skills. 
⦁    Good analytical skills. 
⦁    Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team. 
⦁    Ability to carry out assignments in accordance with instructions and guidelines.
⦁    Ability to use analytical tools and qualitative and quantitative techniques.
⦁    Ability to conceptualise, plan and conduct straightforward research work.
⦁    Good computer skills.
⦁    Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes are also required.
In addition to the ILO core competencies, the following is required:
Knowledge and technical/behavioural competencies 
Knowledge of UN system evaluation methods, techniques, RBM principles, and concepts.
Knowledge of international evaluation standards, methodologies and terminology and ability to interpret and work within applicable policies, regulations and procedures.
Knowledge of the programming cycle.


Conditions of employment

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to ILO Staff Regulations and other relevant internal rules. Any offer of employment with the ILO is conditional upon certification by the ILO Medical Adviser that the person concerned is medically fit to perform the specific inherent requirements of the position offered. In order to confirm an offer from the ILO the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination.
  • Any extension 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.

For more information on conditions of employment, please visit the ILO Jobs International Recruitment page.


Recruitment process

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