The ILO Office in Abuja covers Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Liaison office for ECOWAS provides technical and advisory services to the ILO Constituents (Government, Workers and Employers' Organizations) in these countries.
Human Resources Development Department
International Labour Office
Vacancy No: RAPS/4/2015/AF/04
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Date: 2 December 2015
Application Deadline (midnight Geneva time) 17 January 2016
Organization unit: CO-ABUJA
Duty Station: Abuja, Nigeria
The following are eligible to apply
Staff members with at least five years of continuous service with the Office are encouraged to apply and will be given special consideration at the screening and evaluation stage.
In accordance with the Staff Regulations and letters of appointment, successful candidates for positions in the Professional category would be expected to take up different assignments (field and Headquarters) during their career, the desirable length of an assignment in any specific position being two to five years, following which the incumbent should be willing to move to another assignment and/or duty station.
Within the context of the Office's renewed efforts to promote mobility, staff members seeking mobility are encouraged to apply to vacancies. Mobility will be given special consideration at the screening and evaluation stages.
The ILO values diversity among its staff. We welcome applicants from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications from qualified candidates from non- or under-represented member States, or from those member States which staffing forecasts indicate will become non- or under-represented in the near future, would be particularly welcome. A list of these countries is in Appendix I.
Successful completion of the Assessment Centre is required for all external candidates.
Conditions of employment are described in Appendix II.
The position is located in the Abuja Office in Nigeria. The main purpose of the position is to provide guidance, advice and assistance to management, staff, technical specialists and technical cooperation projects, on programme planning, change management, resource allocation and activity implementation reporting.
This position is essential in the current context of the CO Abuja, which services the countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, the Gambia and also serves as the Liaison Office for the Economic Community for Western African States (ECOWAS). The CO-Abuja's portfolio of technical cooperation projects is expected to increase hence the need to strengthen the office's programming team for a better, more effective and more efficient service delivery.
The Programme team analyses and recommends improvements to management systems and procedures. Its work centres on programming and budgeting based on outcomes and organizational changes, effectiveness and efficiency.
The position reports directly to the Director of the Abuja CO Office.
Description of Duties
These specific duties are aligned with the relevant ILO generic job description, which includes the following generic duties:
Advanced university degree, or a first level degree and a recognized professional qualification, in economics, business or public administration, social sciences or other related fields.
Five years of professional experience in programme management at the national level, or three years at the international level.
Excellent command of one working language (English) and good knowledge of a second (French).
In addition to the ILO core competencies, this position requires
Technical competencies - Excellent analytical skills. Ability to prepare high quality and technically sound reports. Good knowledge of financial practices and principles. Good knowledge of the programmes and operations of the Organization. Good knowledge of programme formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices. Ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution. Ability to resolve complex problems. Ability to supervise staff.
Behavioural competencies - Ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes.
Evaluation (which may include one or several written tests and a pre-interview competency-based assessment centre) and the interviews will tentatively take place between February and May 2016. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be short listed for further consideration.
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR WRITTEN TEST.
Interested and qualified candidates should apply on ILO's website