Deadline: 12 February 2021
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of National Project Officer in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The duration of this post is 1 year.
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 National Project Officer will perform the following functions-
- Support the implementation of the policy development and dialogue component of the LEED+ project, including supervising consultants and organization of meetings, in line with the ILO policy, rules and regulations, and in close collaboration with the NPC.
- As part of the policy dialogue, engage with provincial and national institutions to develop systems of support for the replication and scaling up of the LEED model for strengthening of cooperatives and MSMEs including through the creation of an enabling environment.
- Under the delegated authority of the Chief Technical Advisor and in collaboration with the National Project Coordinator participate on behalf of the ILO in various fora.
- Implement the work under preparing ILO constituents on ratifying the (ILO) Convention 188 on Work in Fishing, this work may include studies, consultative workshops and advocacy campaigns.
- Provide input into periodic and ad hoc reports on programme planning and implementation progress.
- Ensure that gender and PWD issues are integrated in the planning of activities and their implementation and evaluation as well as in research, awareness raising and political dialogue.
- In the context of the activities undertaken, promote ILO policies regarding decent work, equality of opportunity and treatment for women and men, and the relevant International Labour Standards.
- Obtain services from consultants and other relevant individuals and organizations to carry out studies and surveys in relation to policy dialogue and scaling up and replication of the LEED model.
- Organize training workshops and meetings for the tripartite partners, NGOs, target groups and stakeholders as appropriate.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in social sciences, or related field and strong knowledge on development issues particularly in norther and central provinces of Sri Lanka.
- 3 year’s of work experience with a minimum of 3 years experience in managing development co-operation, project management and in implementing development programmes in the field of labour and employment, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise development and cooperative development.
- Previous experience with the ILO would be a strong advantage.
- Knowledge of social, economic development structures and trends in Sri Lanka.
- Knowledge of one or more of the following issues labour, MSMEs, Cooperatives and good knowledge of gender, international human rights and climate change mitigation.
- Ability to understand and effectively work with Government, workers and employers organizations, non-government organizations and UN agencies.
- Ability to write analytical technical reports in English.
- Ability to conduct policy discussion and engage in high-level political processes.
- Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also required.
- Excellent knowledge of the English language and a good knowledge of at least one of the local language.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit ILO.