The International Labour Organization Ghana Recruitment 2011

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27 Sep, 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. 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

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:

  • Strengthening the capacity of the recently renovated Koforidua Training Centre (KTC) to deliver top quality training in labour-intensive public works in different technical fields (feeder and village roads, small dams and other related infrastructure) to community-based organisation, public and private sector players
  • Assist the Ministry of Employment to set up a policy and regulatory framework for LIPW

Job Summary:
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:

  • Assist to collect, collage and establish curricula of previous road courses and other training areas as dam rehabilitation, soil and water conservation etc
  • Assist in the development of appropriate multi-sectoral training curricula, course materials and training activities covering both technical and business management issues to various target groups in the areas such as labour-intensive approach on roads, watershed management, dam and irrigation, soil and water conservations and erosion protection measures
  • Prepare detail training programme for the project groups
  • Assist the KTC to prepare a general training programme for the centre (KTC will continue to deliver training to its line ministry)
  • Review and update previous training of trainers’ courses and develop a new set of courses specific to the requirements of the project of having field trainers. This course should equip the trainers to train government staff, private sector employees and members of CBO in labour intensive technologies including the aspect of managing a large number of people
  • Assist the KTC training staff in conducting courses for the GSOP target groups
  • Train coaches and field trainers for the project
  • Assist and provide mentoring to the coaches and field trainers in the field
  • Assist in developing new courses, based on pieces of the trainers’ courses, for the coaches
  • Develop course evaluation system and conduct course assessment and post training assessment and develop new training courses if required
  • Support KTC in setting up a sub-training centre in Tamale using existing institutional structures such as Institute for Local Government Studies LGSS
  • Assist the KTC staff in managing the field demonstration site
  • Assist the CTA in managing and supervising all projects related training activities


Required Skills or Experience

  • University degree in Civil or Rural engineering Or
  • Polytechnic diploma in civil engineering with four years of work experience
  • At least two years’ experience in the field of rural infrastructure
  • Experience in employment-intensive local resources based methods of work will be an advantage
  • Experience as trainer would be an advantage


  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Proven ability to communicate concepts and ideas both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate an understanding for the importance of gender, environment … etc
  • Good computer applications skills. Good organisational skills. Ability to work on her or his own initiative as well as a member of a team
  • Ability to organise and conduct training
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of development concerns and needs in Ghana
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis and write reports
  • Proven ability to provide leadership and to motivate and train


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:

The Chief Technical Advisor
Ghana Social Opportunities Project
ILO Project Office
Office of the Head of Civil Service Annex
Ministries, Accra, Ghana
Closing date: 10 Oct, 2011

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