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27 Sep, 2011
27 Sep, 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 focus 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 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
No.: of positions: Two
Salary level: Based on qualification and experience
The Government of Ghana (GoG) has secured a loan from the International Development Association (IDA) to implement the Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP). GSOP support the efforts of the GoG in improving targeting in social protection spending, increasing access to employment and cash-earning opportunities for the rural poor during the agricultural off-season, increasing access to conditional cash transfers nationwide, and improving economic infrastructure in target districts.
The International Labour Organisation is appointed to carry out the capacity-building component of the project. The ILO support under this project includes strengthening the Government’s capacity in the field of Labour intensive public works (LIPW). This includes:
Under the guidance of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), the role of the National Expert – Training is to assist in organising and conducting training to strengthen the capacity of the Koforidua Training Centre (KTC) to enable it to cater for the demand for training within the GSOP project. The National Expert – Training will have the following technical and managerial responsibilities.
Duties and responsibilities:
Required Skills or Experience
How To Apply
Interested applicants that fulfill the above requirements can send their applications with a copy of non-returnable curriculum vitae to the following address: