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Senior Programme Officer at International Labour Organization (ILO) - Tanzania April, 2020

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International Labour Organization (ILO)
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Opportunities at International Labour Organization (ILO) 2020
Job Title: Senior Programme Officer - NOB
Grade: NOB
Publication date: 18 March 2020 
Application deadline: (midnight local time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania): 01 April 2020
Vacancy no.: RB/DAR/NO/2020/01
Job ID: 2802
Department: RO-Africa
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam
Location: Dar es Salaam 
Contract type: Short Term
The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.

The following are eligible to apply:
ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
External candidates
*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is 101,715,000 (Tshs) yearly.

Organizational Setting
The ILO Country Office in Dar es Salaam covers Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda. This position is located in Dar es Salaam Country Office (CO). The ILO strives to achieve decent work for all. It promotes social justice and internationally-recognized human and labour rights. This work unit implements the mandate of the ILO within the sub-region, including the delivery of technical cooperation in collaboration with other ILO technical departments and social partners in the five countries. The office continues to provide, at national level, technical guidance and institutional capacity building support to the Government and social partners to achieve the goal of decent work for all through a combination of integrated policy, programme and advocacy action.
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Main Purpose
In this context, the Senior Programme Officer will play a central role in the programming, evaluation and coordination of the Office’s activities.
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 position works under the supervision of Country Director for ILO Country Office for the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi (CO-Dar es Salaam) . 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.

Working Relationships
Internal contacts are with staff and managers in field offices, project locations and headquarters to build and maintain effective working relationships, exchange information and gain agreement on programming related issues. The incumbent also provides guidance on results-based management (RBM) and applicable standards. The incumbent regularly liaises with and receives guidance from the Regional Programming Unit.

External contacts are primarily with government offices, employers’ and workers’ organizations, United Nations (UN) agencies and other international organizations and donors to maintain effective working relationships and discuss project initiatives and areas for cooperation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide substantial professional programming inputs for the formulation and implementation of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) framework, ensuring alignment with regional and global strategic priorities. Monitor the status of the Office’s work programme and measure and report on performance, including through the strategic use of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Monitor and verify accuracy of programming data.
  • Monitor and assess country development plans and priorities and make proposals to support the design and setting of objectives within the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) framework and stated priorities and outcomes. Stay abreast of the political and socio-economic situation and propose actions in response to new and emerging operational challenges.
  • In cooperation with technical specialists, draft substantive inputs for programme framework documents, project proposals, reports and other documents for monitoring and reporting purposes. Initiate, plan and undertake missions to monitor, assess and report on programme implementation and propose corrective action. Assist with the planning and organization of capacity building activities.
  • Oversee the work of and provide guidance to staff in concerned programming areas. Supervise staff as applicable. Conduct training in relevant programming areas and provide briefings and induction to new staff.
  • Participate in negotiations with key stakeholders to discuss project definition, scope and funding requirements. Prepare and/or review drafts of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in cooperation with implementing partners and technical specialists, ensuring consistency with requirements and timelines for project implementation.
  • Seek opportunities to build and enhance partnerships with a range of stakeholders. Participate in resource mobilization activities for the implementation of the DWCPs, including mapping multilaterals and bilateral donors. Organize and participate in meetings to facilitate collaboration between the different actors. Participate in interagency fora and meetings with a view to identifying areas for joint activities.
  • Serve as a focal point for the United Nations inter-agency programing activities, which may include representing the ILO Office in the UN Country Team during the exercise such as the Common Country Assessment (CCA), the Cooperation Framework, and other cross-institutional technical meetings,
  • Keep abreast of changes to applicable standards and best practices. Share knowledge and provide guidance to staff.
  • Assist in drafting and analysing of proposals as well as monitor the efficiency and delivery of resources from all sources of funds including the Regular budget Technical Cooperation (RBTC), Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA), Extra budget for development cooperation (XBDC) and other special resources to ensure compliance with ILO policy and programme priorities; prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations to management for remedial action.
  • Monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of work methods and processes and make recommendations for improvements. Liaise closely with staff and managers to ensure effective and smooth service design and delivery, recommending improvements on interrelated processes.
  • Draft, edit official correspondence, statements and speeches and other public information material.
  • Provide inputs to support the Office’s communication activities.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Requirements

First level University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in Economics, Business management, social science or any other field relevant to the job.
Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a University degree in accordance with the table below.
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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 the English. Working knowledge of another official language (French, Spanish) of the Organization or an official national language of the duty station.

Knowledge and Competencies (technical/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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Substitution of experience for university degree
Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a University degree in accordance with the table below.
Education required
Equivalency for applicants who do not possess a university degree or post-secondary diploma
Equivalency for applicants who do not possess a university degree but who possess a post-secondary diploma
University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in a field relevant to the job

Completion of secondary school
Six years of relevant work experience (in addition to the number of years of experience required in the job description)

Completion of secondary school
Diploma/certificate from post-secondary education
Four years of relevant work experience (in addition to the number of years of experience required in the job description)

Recruitment process
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
Candidates assessed by the Panel and considered to be eligible for appointment but who are not selected for this vacant post may be offered an assignment to another position at the same or lower grade provided that they meet the minimum qualifications required.

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