Employment and Socio-economic Recovery Specialist at International Labour Organization, Senegal

Deadline: 11 October 2015

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Employment and Socio-economic Recovery Specialist based in Dakar, Senegal.

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The Employment and Socio-economic Recovery Specialist will provide policy advisory services and technical assistance specifically to ILO’s constituents, in the countries covered by the DWT/CO-Dakar particularly the fragile states, on employment and socio-economic recovery and will promote employment and socio-economic recovery priorities in the Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs).

ILO is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that labour peace is essential to prosperity.

Key Job Responsibilities

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The Employment and Socio-economic Recovery Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Provide technical inputs and policy advisory services to the ILO constituents and other institutions in the field of employment with a particular emphasis on the creation of sustainable decent jobs in the fragile States. This includes the design and implementation of employment policies and employment creation initiatives that are consistent with ILO’s work at country and sub- and regional level and in so doing contribute to the reduction of high levels of unemployment.
  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of a sub regional strategy on employment. Develop and implement joint partnerships and programmes with other UN agencies, development partners and international NGOs, particularly in relation to the promotion and implementation of National Development Plans with employment as a key priority and focus area.
  • Provide technical inputs to the implementation of national post-recovery plans and programmes and provide technical backstopping to related ILO projects, including on the post-Ebola recovery and resilience plans of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • Contribute to the formulation and implementation of the sub-regional and national strategies and projects for ILO’s involvement in conflict settings in West Africa consistent with the Employment for Peace and Stability.
  • Design, supervise and conduct relevant analytical and policy-oriented research on macro-economic and sectoral trends on employment at sub regional and national levels that will serve as the basis for the formulation of relevant national employment strategies.
  • Analyze and review national development plans and poverty reduction strategies from the perspective of promoting inclusive job rich growth and provide technical advice to integrate employment goals and strategies in these national development frameworks and to promote policy coherence.
  • Provide technical support and advice to directors of country offices and DWT specialists on the integration of employment priorities into their respective work programmes; to respond to the defined needs or the constituents as expressed in the DWCPs and on the development of the ILO’s knowledge base on employment in the region.
  • Design country level, bilateral or multilateral technical cooperation projects. Liaise with donors and potential partners with a view to securing TC resources and expanding the Office’s capacity to undertake various activities in the field of employment in the sub region; initiate/coordinate preparation of project proposals.
  • Provide technical advice in the analysis of data from labour force surveys and labour market data from other surveys in collaboration with the Specialist in Labour Statistics, with special emphasis on using this data to enhance employment strategies and for training and building up analytical capacity.
  • Undertake such other tasks and responsibilities as may be assigned by the DWT Director.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Advanced university degree in economics, development studies, public finance, or social sciences with demonstrated expertise in employment and labour markets.
  • Eight years’ experience at the national level or five years at the international level in the employment and labour market programmes and strategies including the post-crisis socio-economic recovery.
  • Experience in the use of quantitative methods, in the design and management of international projects on employment and labour market would be an advantage.
  • Experience in working in crisis and post-crisis environments would be also an advantage.
  • Excellent command of English and French.
  • Knowledge of Portuguese is an asset.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit ILO.

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