National Programme Officer
Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/NO/2019/14
Publication date: 06 December 2019
Application deadline (midnight local time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania): 07 January 2020
Job ID: 2110
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam
Location: Dar es Salaam
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 1 Year
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 above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.
The following are eligible to apply:
ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who are Tanzanian.
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.
*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is 75,911,000 (Tshs) yearly.
The Inclusive Growth, Social Protection and Jobs Programme is a 5-year (2017-2021) ILO/Irish Aid Programme with an overall goal of ensuring that national governments use appropriate, well designed and well managed social protection and employment intensive infrastructure programmes in order to promote resilience, access to services and employment opportunities for the poor and vulnerable people, thus contributing to inclusive economic growth. The Programme has two components: social protection and Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) and covers five countries, namely Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Vietnam (for Social Protection Component) and Tanzania (for Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) component). The Programme under EIIP component works to achieve the following key outcomes:
Inclusive and transparent pro-employment investment strategies mainstreamed in national employment policies and programmes, with implementation guidelines;
Procurement systems, procedures and legal frameworks at national and local level reformed and adopted to increase the participation of small scale enterprises, contractors and local communities in infrastructure delivery;
Employment-intensive investment planning and technical capacity of institutional partners strengthened; and
Enhanced capacity of stakeholders and institutions to apply tools, methodologies and strategies developed under the Programme.
The Government of Tanzania and its cooperating partners are implementing the Public Works Program as a safety net intervention under Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) programme implemented under Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF). The PSSN objective is to ensure timely and predicable transfers to poor households to enable to earn additional income through their participation in public works activities during lean season while creating quality community assets, imparting technical and vocational skills and addressing the impact of climate change. To this end the ILO together with TASAF and its partners conducted an assessment of TASAF PSSN Public Works Programme Component using ISPA-PWP Assessment Tool. The ILO Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) is addressing the recommendations of this assessment for the continuous improvement of the TASAF PSSN Public Works Programme while promoting employment intensive approaches in job rich sectors such as infrastructures, agriculture, forestry and tourism.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) seeks to recruit a National Programme Officer who will assist implementation of the EIIP component in Tanzania whose overall aim is to ensure that ‘pro-employment investment policy, strategy and programmes address rampant unemployment and social protection deficits in target areas within the context of the TASAF PSSN Public Works Programme and promotion of employment intensive approach in public investments.
Under the overall responsibility of the Country Director for ILO Country Office for the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi (CO-Dar es Salaam) – the National Programme Officer (NPO) will directly report to the National Programme Coordinator (NPC) for Inclusive Growth, Social Protection and Jobs Programme based in the CO-Dar es Salaam. The NPO will work in coordination with other project staff, national partners and stakeholders involved in the coordination and implementation of public employment programmes in Tanzania. The incumbent will also work in close liaison with the EIIP Specialist attached to the ILO Decent Work Team in Pretoria, who is backstopping the project.
Description of Duties
Advise implementing partners in the identification, planning, and implementation of infrastructure projects, under TASAF PSSN Programme, in a manner that increases and optimises labour intensity and quality of works;
Provide technical support in the design, implementation, monitoring and maintenance of key TASAF PSSN Public Works subprojects such as: Rain water harvesting (Earth Dams, Charcoal dams, Hand dug well, Spring protection, Small scale irrigation and Rehabilitation of bridged dams); climate change management including Tree Nursery, Tree planting and Agroforestry; Compositing; Simple surveying techniques; Soil and water conservation; Basic construction technology and Construction/Rehabilitation of rural roads;
Assist in developing simplified technical and managerial tools necessary for the planning, implementation and monitoring as well as procurement systems of project activities;
Under the leadership of NPC, together with the TASAF PSSN Public Works technical team, support in the establishment of coordination and implementation capacity/framework including the development of terms of references for coordination units at national and Project Area Authority/district council levels;
Support in reviewing, revising/amending current sectoral policies, regulations and legislative framework on EIIP towards the achievement of project outcomes;
Assist in preparation of background information, programme briefs, periodical reports, gender analysis and related technical reports and statistical data on baseline and country context to support the design and implementation of public works programs in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar;
Support building the capacity of national implementing partners and support them in the development of programme activities in EIIP related issues including the facilitation of translation of ISPA PW assessment recommendations into implementation for improvements of TASAF PW component interventions in Tanzania;
Assist in carrying out training needs and capacity assessment in order to build national capacity for employment intensive technology skills training. Support TEVET colleges and sector-based technical training institutions in packaging and rolling out innovative training modules that respond to current national needs;
Participate in the development of Training curriculum and teaching materials for selected categories of training as well as in setting up demonstration sites;
Assist in organizing and conducting awareness/training seminars, workshops and meetings as well as leading and guiding the development of manuals and training guides on pro-employment infrastructure development approach;
Provide necessary technical support and mentorship to the emerging entrepreneurs to be trained under the youth empowerment project;
Ensure the visibility of ILO and the Government of Tanzania and Ireland in all project activities and actively participate in resource mobilisation for similar projects;
Assist in preparing periodic and ad hoc reports on the status of the ILO technical assistance intervention, and
Perform other ILO office duties as may be assigned by the NPC or the ILO Director, Dar office
University degree or equivalent qualification in civil and/or environmental engineering. Qualification in natural resources management, climate change, or related disciplines with expertise in social Analysis will be added advantage
At least two years of proven experience in the infrastructure and/or environmental sectors particularly in policy and strategy formulation, project planning and management, capacity building for sector institutions, training and procurement of works and services. He/she should also have at least one year of working experience in employment intensive infrastructure works. Experience in social protection and familiarity with PSSN interventions implemented under TASAF will be an added advantage
Excellent command of English. Good knowledge of Kiswahili is required.
Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for project design, administration and evaluation techniques and practices; Demonstrated ability to consult, negotiate and work with multiple partners, including government, social partners and UN agencies and to foster cooperation and effective networks; Demonstrated ability to organise and facilitate meetings and workshops, good public speaking skills; Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team, good interpersonal skills; Demonstrated ability in gender mainstreaming will be an added advantage; and Good command of computer application skills.
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Candidates assessed by the Panel and considered to be eligible for appointment but who are not selected for this vacant post may be offered an assignment to another position at the same or lower grade provided that they meet the minimum qualifications required.
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