Deadline: 11 October 2015
The Skills and Employability Officer will be responsible for technical and policy advisory services to constituents and enhancing the capacity to integrate skills development into broader employment promotion strategies and policies.
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Key Job Responsibilities
The Skills and Employability Officer will perform the following functions-
- Undertake research and analyze trends and developments in the countries covered which have a direct bearing on the formulation of skills development policies, employment promotion, and poverty reduction strategies; identify possibilities for integrating social, economic, gender and other human resources development concerns in line with the ILO Decent Work Agenda, with special reference to the promotion of relevant international labour standards.
- Provide advice to governments on focusing skills development policies and provision on meeting the needs of workers and operators in rural areas and the informal economy, as well as the special needs of women, youth and persons with disabilities.
- Participate in the development and support the implementation of coherent Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCP) and UN development assistance frameworks (UNDAF) in partnership with specialists in other technical fields. In particular, support inter-ministerial coordination to link basic education, vocational training, employment services and lifelong learning and to integrate skills development in the work of line ministries (agriculture, industry, environment, enterprise development, youth employment, etc.).
- Contribute to the development, design, implementation and evaluation of vocational education and training systems and institutions, involving national vocational qualifications, skill standards and skills assessment and recognition, upgrading of non-formal and encouragement of workplace training.
- Assist in building systems to sustain cooperation between public and private training systems, industrial sectors and other important stakeholders and on systems linking training provision to needs of employers and emerging employment-creating industries and sectors.
- Support the mainstreaming of gender issues in national skills development policies and systems, and where appropriate promote policies and programmes targeting women’s access to quality and relevant training.
- Represent the ILO at policy-making levels and in conferences and meetings in the region with strategies, policies or programmes in the field of vocational training.
- Contribute to office-wide efforts to analyze, document and disseminate good practices on conducive national policies and local initiatives on skills development and employment strategies as part of regional and global knowledge-management systems.
- Contribute to regional activities which include regional workshops, research on skills and training, disability inclusion and employment services, and to the effective functioning of the on-line Community of Practice for the Regional Skills and Employability Programme.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree in vocational education and training, human resources development, labour economics or other social sciences.
- Three years’ experience at the national level and two years experience at the international level in human resources development, vocational education and training and skills development policies and programme implementation, including for the informal economy.
- Experience in design and implementation of technical cooperation projects in skills development and relevant work in developing countries would be an advantage.
- An excellent command of English and French.
- Ability to participate effectively in technical missions and multi-disciplinary teams.
- Capacity to provide first-line technical advice in the area of specialisation.
- Ability to conceptualise and design research techniques and analyse complex cross-national practices and data sets covering a wide range of issues in the specialised technical field.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through online process.
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