International Labour Organisation National Project Coordinator - Enterprise Development - Jobs in Uganda

International Labour Organisation National Project Coordinator - Enterprise Development - Jobs in Uganda

Introduction

Large mixed migration movements continue to top the global political agenda, as reflected in the 2016 UN New York Declaration, and remain at the forefront of concerns, discussions and collaboration across the multilateral system and beyond.

These movements create considerable challenges for countries of first asylum, transit and destination, as well as countries of origin, including through impact on socio-economic environments, such as labour markets of host countries, particularly where these may have already been under pressure and there is high unemployment.

The majority of refugee populations are hosted by low- and middle-income countries.

As displacement has become increasingly protracted, responses are becoming more focused on durable solutions to support more dignified, inclusive and comprehensive programmes for refugees and the communities that host them to facilitate self-reliance and empowerment and strengthen social cohesion.

It is paralleled by regional and country-level efforts in several areas, including in the Middle East and North Africa region and in the Horn of Africa.

In this context, the Government of the Netherlands has launched a new partnership initiative built on the combined strengths, experience and values of specific development and humanitarian organizations to develop a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises, including in Uganda.

The partners include: the Government of the Netherlands, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the ILO, the UNHCR, UNICEF and the World Bank.

The Partnership aims to help transform the way governments and other stakeholders, including the private sector, respond to forced displacement crises – and in particular:

  • To enhance the enabling environment for the socio-economic inclusion of forcibly displaced persons (to mitigate their plight during years of exile and to best prepare them for their return);
  • To enhance access to education and child protection for vulnerable children on the move; and
  • To strengthen the resilience of host communities through inclusive socio-economic development that also benefits forcibly displaced persons.

    Within the policy and procedural requirements established by the ILO, the National Project Coordinator- (Enterprise Development) will support programme implementation in field locations of Host Communities and Refugees in West Nile and Western Uganda and provide technical inputs and advisory services towards development of future programmes in line with ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.

    Reporting lines

    Under the overall responsibility of the ILO Country Office Director for United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi, the National Project Coordinator- (Enterprise Development) will report to the Programme Manager in Uganda and ensure delivery of technical-related outputs.

    Description of Duties

  • Provide advice on analysis of economic and labour market trends in host communities and refugees settlements in order to help design and implement interventions for enterprise development and small business promotion as well as align them with the broader policy frameworks and employment creation potentials through a market system approach.
  • Provide inputs in the development of knowledge products and tools that support ILO social partners and other project partners to undertake local economic development assessments such as market systems analysis and design, implement appropriate inclusive labour market and market systems development interventions.
  • Facilitate the effective participation of employers’ organisations and trade unions in enterprise development initiatives and programmes and local economic development opportunities for host communities and refugee settlements.
  • Provide inputs, advice and lead capacity building measures for local partners including training providers, BDS providers and social partners.
  • Provide input and support in the design and operationalization of competitive grant schemes for entrepreneurship and business start-up for refugee host communities and refugees, including for local media aimed at promoting peaceful co-existence of host communities and refugees.
  • Support the effective monitoring and evaluation of project interventions and undertake periodic monitoring and evaluation of project interventions at project field sites and provide support to project partners on effective use of tools and methodologies for planning, monitoring and reporting on project interventions.
  • Draft activities, oversee implementation of enterprise
    interventions and provide inputs to technical progress reports.
  • Support the design and regular update of the project work plan, both from an RBM and a financial perspective; alert and provide recommendations on delays and areas of criticality.
  • Prepare terms of references for consultants and participate in sourcing and evaluation of local service providers/consultants as appropriate.
  • Participate in and as appropriate, lead the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and other project events including representation of the ILO at meetings related to the project (including UNDAF processes), thematic donor/partner meetings and sector meetings of tripartite partners.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Programme Manager.

    Required Qualifications
  • First level university degree in in development, business management, social science, economics, labour, technical and vocational education or a related discipline/field.

    Experience
  • At least three years of experience in years’ experience in design, management and implementation of projects with links to district level implementation, experience in enterprise development, and livelihoods support to host communities and refugees, experience in conducting and supervising of research and surveys on livelihoods, labour, employment, gender and youth. Experience with the market systems approach would be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with ILO policies, technical programmes and procedures, including experience working with the United Nations, Ministries of Labour, Education, Trade or other government Ministries Departments and Agencies, would be an added advantage, as would experience of working in crisis and refugee settings.

    Languages
  • Excellent command of English and good knowledge of another official language of the duty station.

    Competencies
  • Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities, to act with integrity and transparency by maintaining social, ethical and organisational norms, and to meet all commitments within the prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
  • Good knowledge of the market systems approach and entrepreneurship promotion tools
  • Ability to develop clear strategic goals consistent with the programme’s objectives, and to design and synthesise strategies for programme development.
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to synthesise research and reach empirically based conclusions on related subjects by understanding both the qualitative and quantitative approaches in social science research.
  • Ability to promote a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the office.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write accurate reports and to build networks to obtain cooperation with partners.
  • Excellent computer/information application skills, including word processing, excel, power point etc.
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or environment, and to adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
  • Drive to seek or encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to organisation challenges and opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

    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.
  • Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable but not selected for this position, can also be offered to be assigned on another temporary position at the same or a lower grade provided that the said candidate possesses the minimum qualifications for this position.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Labour Organisation National Project Coordinator - Enterprise Development - Jobs in Uganda

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