Posted on :
15 Mar, 2011
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 foucs on the elimination of the worst forms of child labour as a matter of urgency.
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 nationa, sub-regional and regional programmes, which include country-based and regional technical cooperation projects. IPEC provides assistance through technical advisory services to ILO Constitutents; direct action for the withdrawal, prevention and protection of child labourers; institutions and capacity building; policy and legal reform; training; advocay; devlopment 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 deficitsare 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
Position title: Driver
Position Number: 28
Contract Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension
Duty Station: Accra, Ghana
Geographical Coverage: Ghana
Starting date: as soon as possible
Under the overall guidance of the Director of the ILO Office in Abuja, the Driver 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
Drive office vehicles for official purposes
Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities
Collect and deliver mail, pouch, documents and other items
Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, check oil, water battery, brakes, tires, etc., perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs, and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean
Keep records of use of vehicle, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing and other services
Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident
Perform miscellaneous office support functions such as messenger services and making photocopies
Perform other related duties as required
Required Skills or Experience
Middle School Leaving Certificate, valid driver’s license, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs
Two years of experience as a driver, plus safe driving record
Good knowledge of English and knowledge of the working language
Proven ability to keep accurate records of the use of vehicle. Proven ability to drive safely in local traffic conditions. Ability to follow instructions. Ability to undertake minor repair. Ability to lift and carry heavy mail bags and boxes. Ability to work in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner
How To Apply
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Offer valid till: 28 Mar, 2011