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International Labour Organization Consultancy Service (Ethiopian Nationals Only) Jobs in Ethiopia

Consultancy Service (Ethiopian Nationals Only)

Invitation for consultancy services

The International Labour Organization, Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan and for the Special Representative to the AU and the ECA is looking for qualified consultants/firms as per the following details.

Terms of Reference

The Final Review of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Ethiopia (2014-2016) and Formulation of the DWCP 2017-2020

Context and Justification

The fundamental aim of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is to promote full employment and ensuring access for every man and woman to decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity, in all countries.

The ILO provides technical and institutional assistance to its tripartite constituents (governments, employers 'organizations and workers' organizations) in the Member States to achieve this goal.

A Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) is the document that defines, in each country, how constituents with the support of the ILO and other key partners work together towards the attainment of this objective.

Following the results-based management (RBM) approach, the DWCP is based on a causal analysis of problems of decent work leading to the identification of priority areas of intervention, the delineation of short and medium-term strategic outcomes and an operational implementation plan.

The DWCP is, thus, the strategic results framework set up around which the Government and the social partners (employers and workers) are committed to working in partnership with ILO and other key partners to achieve the goals of decent work in the country.

The 2014-2016 DWCP of Ethiopia is, therefore, in principle a contribution to achieving the country's development priorities as defined in particular in the Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty (PASDEP) (2005-2010), “creating employment opportunities” being one of the pillars that confirms the fact that the Government of Ethiopia recognizes the important link between productive employment, economic growth and poverty reduction.

This was highlighted in the former national development plan, the Growth and Transformation Plan I (GTP I) (2010/11–2014/15), mainstreaming employment across all pillars. The current national development plan, GTP II (2015/16-2019/20), also reaffirms the Ethiopian Government’s commitment to continue its inclusive and pro-poor development strategy to further address the poverty and employment promotion challenges.

The Decent Work Country Programme for Ethiopia (2014-2016) is a programme framework initiated by the tripartite partners (Government, Workers and Employers) to address country priorities identified in collaboration with the ILO Country Office.

The programme implementation period was initially intended to be 2014-2015, but it was extended until the end of 2016 in order to align it with the country's Growth & Transformation Plan
(GTP II) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Ethiopia (UNDAF 2016-2020).

The framework is aimed at facilitating the delivery of ILO's support to the country toward ensuring sustainable poverty reduction through the integration of decent work priorities with the national development agenda as set out in the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP I, 2010/11-2014/15) and UNDAF (2012-2015), which presents a planned response to the GTP I.

The DWCP for Ethiopia (2014-2016) has three priorities as follows:

1: Improving implementation of international labour standards and social dialogue with emphasis on compliance and coverage.

2: Promoting decent employment for poverty reduction.

3: Improving Social Protection for Sustainable Development.

The task of the DWCP Review and formulation of the next DWCP is scheduled to be completed through the period of February-April 2017 during 45 work days.

The review will look into the collaboration of the ILO and its partners and the coherence of the DWCP within a larger multi-agency context. The opportunity will also be used to ensure alignment of the new DWCP with the GTP II (2015/16-2019/20), and the current UNDAF (2016-2020).

The main objectives of commissioning these consultancy are:

• To undertake a Country Programme Review (CPR), which is a management tool carried out by those in charge of designing and developing the DWCP. Accordingly, the purpose of this is to examine the achievements made so far in attaining the outcomes identified and take stock of recommendations, lessons learned and challenges so as to formulate the next DWCP (2017-2020).
• To support the ILO Office and constituents in the formulation of the next DWCP (2017-2020).
The information will be used by the ILO Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan as well as the Regional Office for Africa (ROAF), constituents and key counterparts and Implementing Partners.

The consultant/firm will undertake a comprehensive review of the DWCP from start to date using the ILO CPR criteria (relevance, validity, effectiveness, efficiency, capacities of the tripartite constituents and the ILO, impact, sustainability of results and lessons learnt) as the basis for its objectives and key questions, in order to ensure the veracity of the review.

The following objectives will provide guidance to the assignment for the consultant:

For further details on the TOR of the consultancy, interested applicants are invited to follow the links: or

How to apply:
Applicant are requested to submit their letters of application, CV, copy of credentials, and other supporting documents that show previous work experience, technical and financial proposals to the following address:

Human Resource Unit,

Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, South Sudan & Sudan

International Labour Office

PO Box 2788

ECA - Addis Ababa

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