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The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.

The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

The International Labour Organization is the United Nations agency for the world of work. We bring together governments, employers and workers to drive a human-centred approach to the future of work through employment creation, rights at work, social protection and social dialogue.

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As a team member, the incumbent provides comprehensive and professional services in the design, delivery and administration of a wide range of programming activities. These services cover development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of programmes and projects in a multiplicity of technical areas. Work involves providing professional programming services for the formulation and implementation of Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) to strengthen national capacity and activities in ILO mandated areas. Services are delivered in an efficient, effective and client-oriented manner and include the use of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Work is governed by established rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines. The incumbent applies and plays a key role in promoting the principles of results-based management (RBM).

The incumbent will work under the overall responsibility of the Director of the ILO Country Office for the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi (CO-Dar es Salaam director on all matters related to the project activities, deliverables, finances and administrative issues. 

Technically, the NPC will report to the Skills and employment specialist in the DWCT Pretoria. In addition, the NPC will liaise closely and regularly with global Manager of the skills UP project in Geneva who is in charge of the whole project. He/she will compile progress and final reports of the project and submit to the Global manager for compilation. He/she will regularly discuss budgets, deliverables and targets with the Global project manager. He/she will also be keeping close collaboration and seek guidance from the Skills Branch in Headquarters.   

The incumbent has a high degree of independence in completing work assignments. Supervision received is focused on the overall delivery of results impacting the Office.

▪︎Review and analyze specific national development plans and priorities, socioeconomic data, reports and other relevant information related to skills development and decent work in Tanzania
▪︎Undertake research and prepare analytical reports on skills development in Tanzania
▪︎Assess experience on developing and implementing skills development with a view to identifying best practices in finding solutions to problems in the regions
▪︎Monitor employment and decent work trends in Tanzania on a continuous basis; assessed and advice offered on the policy landscape in the country and its implication on skills development and decent work
▪︎Technical support, advice, and coaching provided to the tripartite partners to ensure that capacities- both functional and substantive- are in built to enable them to carry out their mandates and functions more effectively
▪︎Adapt ILO global tools to national circumstances as well as apply them and monitor their applications 
▪︎Develop partnerships with line ministries, private sector and business organizations, social partners, other UN agencies, financial institutions as well as civil society organizations, including youth organizations working to implement and evaluate ILO skills development employment
▪︎Conducting training seminars, workshops and meetings as well as leading and guiding the development of manuals and training guides for skills development
▪︎Prepare, manage and keep up to date a finance and administration system that facilitates a proper reporting and effective interface with the administration and finance system of the ILO
▪︎Build the capacity of national implementing partners and support them in the development of programme activities in skills development related issues
▪︎Develop a knowledge management and sharing strategy of the programme, including information materials and research.
▪︎Prepare background information, programme briefs, periodical reports, gender analysis and related technical reports and statistical data on status of programme activities and submit to the ILO Office in Dar and Employment specialist in Pretoria.
▪︎Manage and supervise project staff and provide desired project leadership that work to promotes team work and achieve results
▪︎Perform other relevant duties as assigned

▪︎First level university degree in education/ technical and vocational education/ economic development, social science or a related discipline. 
▪︎Minimum of three years of professional work experience in programme and/or project planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation activities. Experience in working with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, in particular strategic management/programming modules.
▪︎Excellent command of English. Working knowledge of another official language of the Organization or an official national language of the duty station.
▪︎Knowledge and Competencies (technical and behavioural)
▪︎Good knowledge of programming and results-based management (RBM) principles and concepts.
▪︎Good knowledge of the programming cycle (planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation).
▪︎Good knowledge of resource mobilization.
▪︎Political awareness and understanding of socio-economic factors.
▪︎Knowledge of the substantive nature of Organization’s work programmes and activities.
▪︎Good knowledge of PC software (including word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software) such as Microsoft Office.

In addition to the ILO core competencies [Integrity and transparency, Sensitivity to diversity, Orientation to learning and knowledge sharing, Client orientation, Communication, Orientation to change, Takes responsibility for performance, Quality orientation, Collaboration], this position requires:
▪︎Research and analytical skills.
▪︎Drafting skills.
▪︎Knowledge of methods and techniques for designing and assessing quality and efficiency of process execution.
▪︎Ability to interpret and work within applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
▪︎Ability to maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders.
▪︎Ability to manage competing priorities.
▪︎Ability to adapt quickly to new software and systems.
▪︎Ability to oversee the work of and provide guidance to staff.
▪︎Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.


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