International Labour Organisation Recruitment 2011 - Jobs in Ghana

International Labour Organisation Recruitment 2011

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18 Jul, 2011

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The International Labour Organization on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), a programme of the International Labour Organization, is operational in over 80 countries worldwide and supported by more than 20 donors. Its objective is the effective abolition of child labour, assisting member States in designing and implementing policies and programmes to prevent and eliminate child labour, including a focus on the elimination of the worst forms of child labour as a matter of urgency.

Job Title: Position number 14: Field Coordinator 3 Ghana

IPEC works to enhance the awareness of member States, workers’ and employers’ organizations, the international community and a wide range of actors about the problem of child labour. It assists countries in implementing International labour standards on child labour and in taking the necessary comprehensive and integrated measures for sustained and effective action.

IPEC is implemented through national, sub-regional and regional programmes, which include country-based and regional technical cooperation projects. IPEC provides assistance through technical advisory services to ILO Constituents; direct action for the withdrawal, prevention and protection of child labourers; institutions and capacity building; policy and legal reform; training; advocacy; development of tools and methodologies; research and statistical surveys; and regular sharing of good practice and collection and dissemination of information. It promotes a worldwide movement to advocate for and provide resources to support national action and works through various interagency partnerships and task forces.

The Project named “Towards child labour free cocoa growing communities in Cote d’ Ivoire and Ghana through an integrated area based approach” (hereafter “the Project”) proposes an Integrated Area-Based (IAB) approach in which – recognizing that poverty and decent work deficits are among the primary root causes of child labour – eliminating child labour in cocoa growing communities is managed as a process embedded in the wider national strategies for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour, the promotion of education and decent work and the reduction of poverty. This integrated approach aims to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of IPEC interventions by creating an environment in which children do not simply shift from one hazardous sector or occupation to another, in which vulnerable families and communities are empowered to address their livelihood and economic situation and thus one of the root causes of child labour, and in which the necessary consensus at both community and national levels is generated to gamer the ownership needed to support long-term change

In order to improve the effectiveness of anti-child labour interventions in cocoa-growing districts in the country, it is necessary to recruit a field coordinator who will be responsible for the routine monitoring of the implementation of the Project in the areas covered by the position as well as the mainstreaming of the interventions in the development plans of the district

Job Description

Coverage Duty Station: Wassa Amenfi West District (Western Region) Asankrangua (Wassa Amenfi West District)


Under the overall guidance of the Director of ILO Office in Abuja, the Field Coordinator of the Project will work under the overall supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) and the direct supervision of the International Programme Manager of the Project and in collaboration with the other Project staff. He/she will act as the Field Coordinator for the Ghana component of the Project at district level.

Oversee implementation of the project through timely provision of inputs, effective backstopping, timely and efficient delivery of outputs, and monitoring and evaluation of the project activities, in conformity with ILO policies, agreement with the donor and project strategies, and in accordance with ILO administrative and financial procedures and IPEC programming
Support the relevant local authorities in the implementation of the Child labour Monitoring System;
Liaising with the District Authorities in order to promote the mainstreaming of the Project activities in the relevant local development plans;
Monitor closely the Action Programmes implemented in the areas covered by the position;
Prepare periodic and ad hoc reports on the status of programme planning and implementation, and establish coordination with concerned ILO field offices and projects. Participate in the preparation of the project’s technical progress reports;
Liaise with ILO offices in the project countries, particularly to establish working procedures and resolve bottlenecks. Liaise and consult with staff of other IPEC projects in the countries and the Child Labour Specialists in Addis Ababa and Dakar;
Provide training to project staff;
Contribute to IPEC’s global knowledge base on child labour and education by analysing and sharing experiences from Africa;
Assist National Project Officers participate and contribute to national and regional networks;
Promote ILO policies regarding child labour, equality of opportunity and treatment of women and men, and the relevant International Labour Standards;
Lead or participate in technical advisory and programming missions to project countries in Africa;
Provide thematic support to IPEC as needed

Required Skills or Experience

First level university / degree in a relevant field
Minimum 5 years of professional experience in project management, social development, child protection or related field
Excellent command of English and of local languages of the duty station (Twi, Akan, Ewe, Ga Adangbe, etc). Working knowledge of French an asset
Good knowledge of the office administrative and personnel rules, regulations, practices and procedures. Good knowledge of national/local laws and regulations pertinent to child labour. Good knowledge of the office’s programming matters and activities
Excellent analytical skills
Ability to clarify information
Good computer applications skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access)
Proven ability to deal with confidential and sensitive matters
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
Must display a high standard of ethical conduct and exhibit honesty and integrity
Ability to supervise staff. Motorcycle licence and riding experience (asset)

How To Apply

Qualified candidates are requested to send their application marked either “Position number 14: Field Coordinator 3 Ghana” a supporting resume, a one page synopsis, relevant certificates, telephone numbers and email address to the address below:

The Chief Technical Advisor
International Labour Organisation
P.M.B., Ministries Post Office

Offer valid till: 28 Jul, 2011

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