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National Programme Coordinator - NOC (DC)

 

Grade: NOC  

Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/NO/2019/11
Publication date: 11 September 2019
Application deadline (midnight local time in Nairobi, Kenya): 10 October 2019

 

Job ID: 1727 
Department: RO-Africa 
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam 
Location: Nairobi   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: 1 Years 


 

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.
  • External candidates* 

*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who are Kenyan.

 

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 6,418,012(Kenyan Shilling) yearly.

Introduction

The available data in Kenya suggests that unemployment rates for people with disabilities are higher than those for people without disabilities. Further, men with disabilities are more likely to work than women with disabilities. In Kenya, 54% of persons with disabilities reported a difficulty in engaging in economic activity compared to 38.7% of persons without disabilities. 14% of men with disabilities and 6.6% of women with disabilities had worked for a wage. The higher rates of self-employment of persons with disabilities suggest a multitude of barriers to waged employment, including in the private sector.

 

Reliable and up-to-date data on the employment and social protection of persons with disabilities is lacking. Increased capacity of the Ministry of Labour in as well as the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) on the disaggregation of labour market statistics by people's disability status is key to design, implement and evaluate interventions aimed at promoting decent work for persons with disabilities.

 

Spearheaded by the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, the ILO has engaged business champions on disability inclusion around the world to promote the formal private sector employment of persons with disabilities. Channelling different initiatives on engaging the business sector on disability inclusion in Kenya, the ILO supports the establishment of a Kenya Business and Disability Network (KBDN).

 

Consequently, the ILO has joined the Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) programme which is delivered through a consortium, bringing together a diverse and complimentary group of partners. The consortium is led by Leonard Cheshire Disability, and includes - in addition to the ILO - Action Network for the Disabled Kenya (ANDY), Bangladesh Business and Disability Network, CBM, European Disability Forum (EDF), London School of Tropical Health and Medicine (LSTHM), Global Disability Innovation Hub, World Bank and Plan International.

 

The ILO is leading on the implementation of the i2i programme component on disability-disaggregated labour market statistics in Kenya as well as on the engagement of the private sector in Kenya with the aim to establish a KBDN.

Reporting Lines

The National Programme Coordinator (NPC) will report directly to the Director of the ILO Country Office for United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Ugandafor operational and administrative issues and will be under the technical guidance of the i2i Programme Manager in the Gender, Equality and Diversity branch (GED) at HQ for all technical-related outputs and overall project implementation. Additional technical support and collaboration will be coordinated with key technical units in the Decent Work Team (DWT) in Pretoria, the ILO Regional Office for Africa (ROAF) in Abidjan and the relevant HQ departments, including STATISTICS.

S/he will support and guide the work of international and local consultants hired during the course of the programme.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

       Project management:

  • Support effective implementation of the i2i programme through: the provision of inputs, the delivery of outputs, and the planning, monitoring and evaluation of activities, active participation in the i2i programme technical committee for Kenya. Deliveries and outcomes must be in conformity with ILO policies and project strategies and in accordance with ILO programming guidelines and country/action programmes, and the administrative and financial procedures in consultation with CO Dar-es-Salaam.
  • Support the effective management of funds/budgets allocated to the i2i programme, in accordance with ILO rules and regulations.

      Technical leadership and advice:

  • Provide support to relevant government ministries, social partners, including the Federation of Kenya Employers, KNBS and other key national and international partners, in close collaboration with the i2i Programme Manager in GED, CO Dar-es-Salaam, the Decent Work Team in Pretoria and HQ units as relevant.
  • Lead on the coordination and facilitation of ILO’s work on disability-disaggregated labour market statistics, including the organization of capacity building workshops, and on the engagement of private sector employers on the recruitment, retention and promotion of persons with disabilities, including through the establishment and sustainable management of a KBDN.
  • Lead on the mainstreaming of disability inclusion issues in ILO projects and programmes managed by CO Dar-es-Salaam, including those related to skills development, livelihoods for refugees and youth employment, in collaboration with the respective project and programme managers and in consultation with the i2i Programme Manager in GED.

       Advocacy, networking and partnership:

  • Support efforts to strengthen relationships to cooperate and coordinate with government ministries, employers' and workers' organizations, non-governmental organizations, organizations of persons with disabilities, other development organizations, target groups and donors in the planning and implementation of programme activities.
  • In consultation with the i2i Programme Manager in GED, liaise with other UN counterparts to promote ILO's values, increase the programme's visibility and facilitate the scaling-up of the ILO's interventions.
  • Advocate for and lead on a UN Country Team (UNCT) mechanism to facilitate exchange on disability inclusion issues and to provide strategic guidance and support for the UN System in Kenya on disability.
  • Promote ILO policies in the related technical areas of the programme, other fundamental rights at work and the relevant International Labour Standards in collaboration with other technical/labour standards specialists.
  • Support efforts as required and in consultation with the i2i Programme Manager to ensure the meaningful engagement of the ILO in areas of implementation and follow-up to the adoption of the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS), including through the implementation of the respective ILO-wide disability inclusion strategy, at country and regional level.
Duties and Responsibilities Continue

     Project management:

  • Support effective implementation of the i2i programme through: the provision of inputs, the delivery of outputs, and the planning, monitoring and evaluation of activities, active participation in the i2i programme technical committee for Kenya. Deliveries and outcomes must be in conformity with ILO policies and project strategies and in accordance with ILO programming guidelines and country/action programmes, and the administrative and financial procedures in consultation with CO Dar-es-Salaam.
  • Support the effective management of funds/budgets allocated to the i2i programme, in accordance with ILO rules and regulations.

Technical leadership and advice:

  • Provide support to relevant government ministries, social partners, including the Federation of Kenya Employers, KNBS and other key national and international partners, in close collaboration with the i2i Programme Manager in GED, CO Dar-es-Salaam, the Decent Work Team in Pretoria and HQ units as relevant.
  • Lead on the coordination and facilitation of ILO’s work on disability-disaggregated labour market statistics, including the organization of capacity building workshops, and on the engagement of private sector employers on the recruitment, retention and promotion of persons with disabilities, including through the establishment and sustainable management of a KBDN
  • Lead on the mainstreaming of disability inclusion issues in ILO projects and programmes managed by CO Dar-es-Salaam, including those related to skills development, livelihoods for refugees and youth employment, in collaboration with the respective project and programme managers and in consultation with the i2i Programme Manager in GED.
Required qualifications
Education

First level university degree in development, social sciences, business administration, economics, labour, technical and vocational education, disability studies or a related discipline/field.

Experience

At least five years of professional experience in the area of promotion of decent work for people with disabilities, project design, management and implementation. Familiarity with ILO policies, technical programmes and procedures, including experience working with officials of ministries of labour, national statistical offices and private sector employers would be an advantage.

Languages

Excellent command of English and good knowledge of another official language of the duty station.

Competencies
  • Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities, to act with integrity and transparency by maintaining social, ethical and organisational norms, and to meet all commitments within the prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
  • Ability to develop clear strategic goals consistent with the programme’s objectives, and to design and synthesise strategies for programme development.
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to synthesise research and reach empirically based conclusions on related subjects by understanding both the qualitative and quantitative approaches in social science research.
  • Ability to promote a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the office.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write accurate reports and to build networks to obtain cooperation with partners.
  • Excellent computer/information application skills, including word processing, excel, power point, etc.
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or environment, and to adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
  • Drive to seek or encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to organisational challenges and opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
  • Good knowledge of ILO programme and budget, project formulation and evaluation techniques and practices.

 

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.

 

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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