Enterprise Adviser - Team Lead

 

Grade: NOB 

Vacancy no.: DC/Lahore/NO/2024/07
Publication date: 10-July-2024
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 24-July-2024

 

Job ID: 12151 
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific 
Organization Unit: CO-Islamabad 
Location: Lahore   
Contract type: Fixed Term 


 

The ILO is issuing a call for expression of interest for the above position. The selection process is not subject to the rules and procedures defined in Annex I of the ILO Staff Regulations

 

The following are eligible to apply:

  • Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations. 
  • External candidates

 

The ILO values diversity among its staff. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to ilojobs@ilo.org.

 

Applications from qualified candidates from non- or under-represented member States, or from those member States which staffing forecasts indicate will become non- or under-represented in the near future, would be particularly welcome. A list of these countries can be found here: ILO Jobs: Non- and under-represented Member States

Introduction

We mobilize global brands, governments, factory owners and workers to improve working conditions, drive

competitiveness and create a more equitable, more prosperous world.

The Power of Convening

As a partnership between the UN’s International Labour Organization and the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation, we know how to bring diverse groups together to create positive action that improves working conditions while stimulating productivity and competitiveness.

A Proven Approach

We create lasting, measurable change by empowering factories to improve the working conditions in their facilities. Our assessments are the global gold standard for rigour and integrity. Our training programs and advisory services change attitudes as well as behaviours.

National Action/ Global Influence

Through our comprehensive, university-led research, and by sharing best practices from our on-the-ground

experience, we are able to shape the agenda well beyond the countries in which we work, influencing governments, brands and policy makers to make improving working conditions a top priority

Purpose

Our work and our research have demonstrated – to employers, unions, global brands and governments – that improving working conditions and defending the rights of workers benefits all of us. We’ve improved the lives of more than 3 million workers, and millions more family members, while enhancing the profitability of their employers. There is no trade-off between better work and better business.

For more information about Better Work please see www.betterwork.org

Function

In order to address these challenges, BWP aims at building the necessary capacity so that stakeholders are able to identify, prevent, and address relevant problems. In practical terms, this means that BWP operates on two levels: (1) Factory-level: build in-factory capacity to improve working conditions and establish management systems, and (2) institutional level: assist in building constituent capacity to achieve structural, sustainable change in labour administration, industrial relations and social dialogue systems.

For more information about the project, please visit: https://betterwork.org/pakistan/

Supervision and Guidance

The positions will work under the direct supervision of the Programme & Operations Officer of Better Work Pakistan. The Better Work Pakistan Programme Manager is the Responsible Chief, and the Country Director of CO-Islamabad, RO-Asia and the Pacific is the Higher-Level Chief.

Description of Duties

  • Line manage and supervise the work of the Enterprise Advisers, Training Officers, as well as administrative staff falling under his/her supervision;
  • Using Better Work’s Compliance Assessment Tool, independently conduct assessments of enterprises’ labour standards and management systems;
  • Provide high-quality, enterprise-level advisory services designed to improve enterprise performance;
  • Review the reports of other advisors as part of the Better Work quality assurance system;
  • Undertake supervisory duties and in-depth consultancy services on the basis of initial work done by NO-A Enterprise Advisers. Responsibilities will include coaching, facilitating management and worker management improvement committees, providing technical advice and conducting classroom-based training;
  • Supervise Enterprise Advisers NO-A officials to produce high-standard reports in English on (i) assessment findings, (ii) recommendations for improvement, (iii) enterprise improvement plans, (iv) progress reports, (v) reports to higher-level managers as a senior member of assessment teams;
  • Collaborate with technical specialists and consultants on various project activities;
  • Contribute creative ideas for programme development and serve as a senior national programme officer to the Programme Manager; draft portions of programme and budget proposals, objectives, programme reviews and evaluation. Monitor the progress of the programme by reviewing, verifying and analysing work plans, progress reports, final reports and other data relevant to Better Work Pakistan expansion and sustainability;
  • Plan, organize and facilitate consultative meetings, seminars and workshops with stakeholders, international and local buyer representatives, employer representatives, unions, donors and others;
  • Select, adapt and contextualize Better Work products for use at the individual enterprise level based on needs;
  • Provide technical advice and input into the development of Better Work research, products and strategies;
  • Provide leadership for the project’s monitoring and evaluation strategy, research agenda and knowledge management strategy;
  • Contribute to the financial sustainability strategy of the project, including encouraging the participation of enterprises and buyers in project activities, monitoring the situation of budget expenditures and revenues and making programmatic recommendations to Management for any revisions in strategy;
  • Manage all matters related to factory operations for Better Work in Punjab province under the supervision of the Better Work Pakistan operations manager in Karachi;
  • Other duties as required by the supervisor.

Education

University degree in human resource management, adult education, international development, law or other relevant fields, or equivalent in experience.

Experience

At least three years of professional experience in social dialogue, capacity building in the private sector in developing countries, corporate social responsibility (particularly in the field of labour standards compliance and remediation) or other relevant fields.

Languages

Excellent English and Urdu. Other native languages will be an added advantage.

Nationality

Pakistani

Salary and Benefits

Grade: NO-B

Gross salary PKR 84,95,054.00 (minimum) rising to PKR 145,24,711.00 (maximum)

Please note that the above salary levels are determined according to the criteria established by the International Civil Service Commission. The ILO is an international public sector employer, and salary and other employment conditions are not negotiable.

Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment:

• Children's allowance (within age 21)

• Pension and Health Insurance (family) schemes;

• 30 working days' annual leave;

Salaries and emoluments are exempt from taxation by the Swiss authorities and, on the basis of international agreements or national law relating to presence or residence abroad, are generally exempt from taxation by other governments. In the absence of an exemption, in most cases, the tax paid will be reimbursed in accordance with an ILO document, which will be supplied upon request.

Application Instructions

Applicants can only attach 1 document to their application. This should include a cover letter, and must also include a 2-page statement addressing their claims against the required competencies.

 

In doing this, the applicant should select 5 to 6 competencies in which they are strong from the competencies listed in this announcement, have a heading for each competency, and explain in 2-3 paragraphs how their skills and experience show that they meet this.

 

Applicants who do not attach this statement will not be considered for interview.

 

Better Work, as part of the ILO, values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.

For more information, please contact recruitment@betterwork.org and islamabad@ilo.org

Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit ILO People. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

 

Evaluation (which may include one or several written tests and a pre-interview competency-based assessment centre) and the interviews will tentatively take place during the 3 to 4 months following the application deadline. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be short-listed for further consideration.

 

While the successful candidate will be initially working in Karachi, they may be assigned to any duty station designated by the Director-General of the ILO.

 

The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process in addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

 

Depending on the location and availability of candidates, assessors and interview panel members, the ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including assessment centres, technical tests or interviews.

Competencies

i.    Good team management skills, with a strong focus on building staff skills through a par-ticipatory approach. Ability to solve complex operational problems through negotiation and conflict resolution.

ii.    Good communications skills, both oral and written and ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.

iii.    Good analytical skills. 

iv.    Good knowledge of the national labour-related laws and regulations. 

v.    Good group facilitation, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and capacity to deliver classroom training. Experience in industrial relations and building social dialogue be-tween management and worker representatives at the workplace is an advantage. 

vi.    Understanding of enterprise-level human resource, production and quality systems. 

vii.    Good understanding of corporate social responsibility and labour compliance issues in global supply chains. 

viii.    Ability to monitor the effectiveness of training and capacity-building initiatives undertak-en by partner organizations/ consultants.

ix.    Good understanding of principles of gender equality and principles of equal opportunity and how these can be promoted as part of the responsibilities of the position. 

x.    Self-motivated and ability to work independently in an outcomes-based work culture as well as contributing to the work of a team. 

xi.    Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

xii.    Capacity to sensitively liaise and network with a range of stakeholders, including staff, donors, international buyers, government officials, management, unions and NGOs.
 


 

Recruitment process

 

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit ILO Jobs. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

 

Evaluation (which may include one or several written tests and a pre-interview competency-based assessment centre) and the interviews will tentatively take place during the 3 to 4 months following the application deadline. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be short listed for further consideration.

 

Depending on the location and availability of candidates, assessors and interview panel members, the ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including assessment centres, technical tests or interviews.

 

Fraud warning

 

The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - @ilo.org - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.