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 present vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their curriculum vitae online by the above date (midnight Geneva time).
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.
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 International Labour Organisation (ILO) is launching a regional project in the Arab States to support its constituents to achieve fair migration. The project "Regional Fair Migration Project in the Middle East (FAIRWAY project)" contributes to implementing the ILO Fair Migration Agenda which was endorsed by ILO's tripartite constituents during the International Labour Conference of 2014, and which recognizes the Middle East as one of the main destination regions globally of migrant workers. The project is being undertaken with financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), who also funded the MAGNET project, on which this new project builds.
The project takes both a country-specific and regional approach, and initiatives will revolve around low-skilled migrant workers in sectors where they predominate, i.e. construction and domestic work. The two-and-a-half year project has a three-pronged strategy: promoting labour migration-related policy change for fair migration that is informed by evidence-based policy advice; supporting improved implementation of laws and policies by strengthening institutional mechanisms and operational modalities in the target countries; and building a more conducive environment for decent work of male and female migrant workers by addressing discriminatory attitudes and actions.
The incumbent will report to the CTA of the FAIRWAY project.
Description of Duties
Under the overall guidance of the Director of the Decent Work Technical Support Team for the Arab States (DWT), the broad technical guidance of the Senior Migration Specialist of the DWT in Beirut and the direct supervision of the CTA of the FAIRWAY project, the incumbent will be working on the implementation of the regional FAIRWAY Project with a particular focus on campaign work, communication, media relations, and training.
The incumbent is expected to:
- Under the guidance of the CTA, devise advocacy campaigns (or contribute to existing ones) in all target countries, to mobilize the public and employers of migrant workers - in collaboration with consultants, and based on advice by the PAC - and collaborate with social partners, CSOs and media, to address discriminatory attitudes and actions against male and female migrant workers.
- Coordinate the project's information management, communication and media related initiatives, in consultation with the ROAS communications specialist, including preparation of press releases and statements, regular updates of the project web site, fact sheets, social media activities, partnerships with artists, photographers and other persons of influence, and contribute to other project related information materials.
- Prepare and contribute to needs based capacity building through seminars, workshops, technical meetings and training courses as necessary throughout the implementation of the project, while ensuring adherence to established policies and procedures.
- Assist in preparations of meetings of the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC), and follow up afterwards.
- Undertake technical advisory missions, in particular in relation to the advocacy and training component of the project, to the countries covered by the project and feedback into the PAC discussions.
- Perform liaison work with external stakeholders including relevant international organizations, SDC, social partners and civil society, along with networking and project representation in meetings, conferences and events organized externally, and within ILO by other relevant projects and initiatives.
- Contribute to TORs for consultancies and other contracts, monitor quality of work, and report on and use completed deliverables for maximum impact.
- Assist in the collection, review and analysis of data, manage information and document good practices and lessons learnt.
- Contribute technical inputs to ILO office documents (for sectoral meetings, technical committees, conference reports, Director General's report to ILC, etc.).
- Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director or Senior Migration Specialist of the DWT/Beirut.
Advanced university degree in social sciences, economics or a related discipline.
Minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in the field of labour migration or related field, with experience in capacity building training, advocacy and campaign related activities, including dealing with media, and civil society. Knowledge and experience of working with ILO constituents, and in Arab states is an advantage.
Excellent oral and written command of English. Command of Arabic would be an asset
- Demonstrated technical skills in the field of labour migration, preferably with experience working on migration in Arab States;
- Familiarity with human rights frameworks and international labour standards pertaining to labour migrants;
- Proven skills in public campaigning for behavior change;
- Proven skills in external communications, social media activities, web management, and liaison and mobilization work with media and civil society;
- Ability to develop training materials and facilitate training;
- Good drafting skills in English (and preferably also Arabic) and ability to synthesize research, undertake data analysis, and report succinctly.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in an Arabic and also multi-cultural setting, and with sensitivity and respect for gender and diversity;
- Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy;
- Gender sensitivity;
- Ability to prioritize and work under pressure;
- Ability to take initiative as well as to work as member of a team;
- Promotes cooperation, supporting others and shares credit for achievements.