Deadline: 9 March 2021
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Specialist – Labour Economist in Kampala, Uganda. The duration of this post is 12 months.
The mission of the ILO is to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Technical Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Provide high-level technical advice and support to tripartite constituents, on issues related to national employment strategies/policies. public finance management, employment governance, LMIS, labour market analysis and policies at national and local levels, and other relevant areas.
- In close collaboration with the DWT and CO Dar, relevant departments at ILO headquarters, ILO constituents, and other key counterparts, design, plan, lead, coordinate the development of the National Employment Strategy, as well as conduct economic research on and policy analysis of strategic labour and economic issues.
- Review, monitor and evaluate the achievements of economic and labour market policies in the country and provide high-level technical policy advice on strategies to promote economic growth, investment and employment creation and an enabling environment for sustainable development while promoting international labour standards and the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.
- Provide technical support on employment and macroeconomic issues, as well as public financial management, and cooperate with the the UN Country Teams in the elaboration of Common Country Analyses and United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks.
- Establish, develop and maintain close relations with governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations in the region, as well as with donors and development agencies, the United Nations system, development financial institutions banks, multilateral agencies, academic institutions and think tanks involved on employment and labour market policies and issues.
- Organize joint activities and projects with a view to raising the ILO’s visibility and mainstreaming decent work goals and coherent strategies and policies.
- Assume full technical responsibility for policy formulation and providing policy advice to ILO’s constituents on institutional strengthening, the application of ILO standards and the promotion of development cooperation activities.
- Disseminate information on action programmes through publications and press releases as well as ensuring representation at donors’ meetings, international, regional and national fora and advocacy campaigns
- Lead, plan and control the work of project and supervise the work of other project staff as well external collaborators and other short term staff to be hired during project implementation.
- Any other duties as signed by the direct supervisor.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced university degree in economics with demonstrated knowledge and expertise on development economics, employment, public finances, and labour market related–issues.
- 8 years of professional experience in labour and macroeconomic policy analysis/development, with a particular focus on labour market economics and analysis, employment policies, public finances and financial management, of which at least five years at the international level.
- Experience in publishing studies and articles based on research related to enabling environment for sustainable enterprises, the labour economy, employment policies, pro-employment macroeconomics and/or public finances.
- Relevant experience related Uganda and EAC region would be an advantage.
- Excellent command of English is a requirement.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit ILO.