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    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

    Programme Analyst



    Grade: P.3

    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

    General introduction

    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.

    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

    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

    Specific duties

    1. Provide technical assistance and support the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCP) in the countries covered by CO-Abuja.
    2. Support technical preparation for the organization of outcome-based workplan (OBW) reviews.
    3. Assist in the analysis of proposals and use of resources of the regular budget, regular budget supplementary account (RBSA), programme support income (PSI) and other special allocations, in alignment with the ILO policy and programme priorities.
    4. Assess budget situations (regular budget and other resources) and recommend programme allocation changes and changes in programme or project proposals.
    5. Provide technical support for the CO-Abuja's participation in the exercises of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the countries concerned.
    6. Support the development of joint programmes within the United Nations system to promote the Decent Work Agenda.
    7. Support resource mobilization for technical cooperation projects and programmes for the implementation of DWCPs, including mapping multilateral and bilateral donors and participating in the development of a resource mobilization strategy for CO-Abuja.
    8. Identify emerging programmes, propose solutions and liaise with relevant departments at headquarters and at the regional office, executing agencies, governments, social partners and other stakeholders to ensure implementation and to meet targets.
    9. Ensure that gender-related aspects are taken into consideration in the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.
    10. Prepare briefs, periodical reports and statistical data on the activities of CO-Abuja.

    These specific duties are aligned with the relevant ILO generic job description, which includes the following generic duties:

    1. Plan and conduct analyses of specific programme proposals and activities to ensure conformity with the Organization's programme and budgetary objectives.
    2. Provide information on programme priorities, assist technical programmes with the preparation of programme proposals, analyse and comment on proposals to serve as a basis for decision-making, discuss proposals with programme managers and finalize texts.
    3. Examine programme and budget proposals, and evaluate priorities in accordance with overall programme and budgetary objectives as well as long-term planning. Draft reports based on these analyses with recommendations for acceptance or revision of budget proposals.
    4. Monitor the implementation of approved programmes, propose changes to priorities, approach and allocation of resources. Evaluate and recommend approval of programme changes. Participate in resources adjustment and review exercises.
    5. Contribute to the preparation of programme implementation and activity reports, Governing Body reports and long-term plans on the basis of contributions from technical programmes.
    6. Participate in in-depth studies of long-term policy issues by collecting and analysing data. Organize and conduct briefings.
    7. Participate in training seminars and workshops as a resource person, and represent the unit at meetings and workshops.
    8. May supervise junior programme and general service staff.

    Required Qualifications


    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.

    Additional Information

    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.


    Method of Application


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply on ILO's website

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