Gender Officer, Addis Ababa

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Contract
Addis Ababa
Posted 3 days ago

Job Features

Job CategoryProject Management(NGO/International Org)

POSITION OPEN TO ETHIOPIAN NATIONALS ONLY

Grade: NOB

Vacancy no.: DC/ADDIS ABABA/NO/2021/01

Publication date: 19 February 2021

Application deadline (midnight local time): 05 March 2021

Job ID: 5648

Department: RO-Africa

Organization Unit: CO-Addis Ababa

Location: Addis Ababa

Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract duration: 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.

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.
    • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
    • External candidates*
    • Leadership skills development and empowerment: advancing women in the workforce by improving access to education and skills training with the objective of making women ready for managerial level tasks;
    • Fair and equal treatment and non-discrimination: Creating an enabling environment by identifying and reducing barriers that constrain women’s full and free participation in the garment and textile industry.
    • Paid work and care: workers’ wellbeing access to pregnancy-related health care and nutrition maternity protection breastfeeding and child-care;
    • Provision of policy options and high quality advisory inputs to Advancing Decent Work programme and activities to ensure to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.
    • Facilitate the development of gender strategy for the programme and the garment and textile industry
    • Contribution to national regional factory level and inter-agency initiatives related to gender issues.
    • Mainstreaming gender in the Advancing Decent Work programme and provide technical support to national stakeholders and factories to mainstream gender
    • Develop in collaboration with Gender and other Specialists training materials for the project including inventories of good practices peer-reviewed technical training packages guidelines and tools and awareness-raising campaigns based on thorough stock-taking and adaption of available ILO tools and materials making use also of the other ILO technical units as needed.
    • Ensure programme’s component on Gender equality and women’s empowerment are implemented implanted according to the workplan as outlined in the Project Document (ProDoc) of the programme as well as in line with ILO rules and regulations focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the intended results.
    • Prepare technical progress reports case studies and other documents with a specific focus on issues related to gender equality and women’s empowerment including project briefs updates and donor proposals as required.
    • Support in close collaboration with M&E officer the development/revision of gender sensitive M&E frameworks and data collection tools
    • Collaboration and Coordination
      • Work closely with colleagues in the other components of Advancing Decent Work programme to ensure coordination in the different components of the programme so to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall intervention.
      • Liaise with Gender and other specialists to ensure effective technical support coordination and collaboration
      • Participate in the Programme’s Advisory Committee (PAC) the Tripartite Technical Working Groups (TWGs) the Development Partners’ Coordination Platform as well as trade unions employers’ organizations factories and in different working groups.
      • Build relationships with project stakeholders and respond to regular meeting requests by providing updates and fulfilling other information needs.
    • Support the Head of the ILO apparel and textile programme and the ILO Office in Addis Ababa to meet the expectations of national regional and international stakeholders within the overall context of the ILO apparel and textile programme in Ethiopia.
    • Any other duties assigned by the Country Office Director or Head of the Programme
    • Work closely with colleagues in the other components of Advancing Decent Work programme to ensure coordination in the different components of the programme so to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall intervention.
    • Liaise with Gender and other specialists to ensure effective technical support coordination and collaboration
    • Participate in the Programme’s Advisory Committee (PAC) the Tripartite Technical Working Groups (TWGs) the Development Partners’ Coordination Platform as well as trade unions employers’ organizations factories and in different working groups.
    • Build relationships with project stakeholders and respond to regular meeting requests by providing updates and fulfilling other information needs.
    • Wide knowledge of the work of the ILO including International Labour Standards relevant to gender equality and women’s economic empowerment including regarding project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures.
    • Vast knowledge of the relevant national legal and policy frame work related to gender equality and empowerment
    • High level of technical knowledge of gender policy issues and labour market governance gender mainstreaming and equal opportunity principles and approaches women’s empowerment in the garment and textile’s global supply chains and more specifically familiarity with the challenges faced by garment and textile industry in Ethiopia.
    • Track record in understanding ILO constituency liaising and working effectively with government officials representatives from trade unions and employers’ organisations as well as with a range of external stakeholders including UN staff development partners global brands and other organisations.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop adapt and implement education activities trainings and capacity building programmes.
    • Excellent problem solving skills and capacity to define and resolve complex issues in a manner that
    • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as demonstrated advocacy and negotiation capacities aimed to positively influence stakeholders and mobilize support of governments social partners and other actors.
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
    • Ability to work under time and political pressure to meet deadlines.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.
    • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
    • Ability to supervise staff.

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