UN Employment Injury Insurance and Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


The ILO will be implementing a comprehensive sectoral intervention to advance decent work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia (hereinafter the ILO Apparel and Textiles Programme).

A commitment to the textile and garment sector is part of Ethiopia’s broad Industrial Development Strategic Plan (2013-2025) to propel the country to middle-income status over the next decade.

Ethiopia has a nascent garment sector poised for rapid growth. While the sector represents opportunities for business, industrialization, job creation and inclusive economic growth, a concerted effort from various actors is required to realize this potential.

Through coordinated interventions at factory, sectoral and national level, this project aims to improve worker wellbeing and achieve higher industry productivity and competitiveness.

It provides an opportunity to promote and inculcate a culture of prevention and protection in the industry from its inception, while assisting the government, social partners and other major stakeholders in their efforts to develop social dialogue within and between the parties, and to improve wages and working conditions through sharing productivity gains, and promoting sound labour relations practices, and collective bargaining.

The following ILO units/programmes/branches will support this project: Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health (LABADMIN/OSH), Vision Zero Fund (VZF), Better Work (BETTERWORK), Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions (INWORK), Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), Global Programme on Employment Injury Insurance and Protection (GEIP), Multinational Enterprises (MULTI), Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP), Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV).

Main Responsibilities

  • The Employment Injury and Insurance and Protection Officer will be responsible for coordinate and provide technical leadership on the implementation of the required activities to reach the different outputs of the ILO Apparel and Textiles Programme.
  • S/he will be responsible for the organization of trainings to enhance the capacity building towards strengthened employment injury schemes and other activities.
  • She/He will also work in close collaboration with all colleagues within the programme team as well as with colleagues within the ILO Ethiopia Office, colleagues at ILO Headquarters and representatives from government, private sector, non-government and civil society organizations.

    Reporting lines

  • Under the overall responsibility of the ILO/CO-Addis Ababa Director, the incumbent of the position will work under the direct supervision of the CTA of the ILO Apparel and Textile programme (for Ethiopia) in Addis Ababa.

    Description of Duties

  • Coordinate and provide technical leadership on the implementation of the required activities to reach the different outputs of the ILO Apparel and Textiles Programme with the final objective of extending the coverage of workers, build national capacity to improve accurate recording at workplaces and real time notification to relevant authorities of occupational accidents and diseases, develop efficient and
    effective mechanisms to register and handle claims for EII for occupational accident or disease; and strengthen preventive and remedial health services to reduce the number and severity of claims.
  • Coordinate consultations with national stakeholders to achieve a sustainable compensation system.
  • Organize trainings for EII Professionals, representatives of employers, workers and their organizations, local EII health providers, and others.
  • Coordinate satisfaction and impact assessment survey with workers and employers on EII coverage, benefit adequacy level, effectiveness and efficiency of claims handling, safety at workplace and risk exposure, incident of injuries and process to record and notify occupational accidents and diseases.
  • Provide inputs to facilitate registration and the effective treatment of claims in the factories and industrial zones.
  • Coordinate and contribute to establish an experience-rating system in order to incentivize the diminution of risks and prevention investment to reduce the cost of EII contributions for employers.
  • Assist with the collection of data for the effective implementation of the project activities;
  • Contribute towards the upgrade and update of assessment protocols, tools and compensation system referring to international practices and International Labour Standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Required qualifications


  • First Level University Degree in Economics, International Development, Statistics, Law or any other related field. University degree in actuarial science with relevant experience in the field of social security will be an advantage.


  • At least two or three years of professional experience in the field of social security.
  • Prior experience within the UN or international programme management experience in this field and work experience in Ethiopia or East Africa would be an advantage.


  • Excellent knowledge of the working language of the duty station and a good knowledge of English.


  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write accurate reports;
  • Ability to plan and support the development of individual’s skills and abilities for a more effective fulfilment of current or future job/role responsibilities;
  • 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;
  • Experience with data base management software and statistical programming
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism, personal discipline and impartiality
    Good analytical skills;
  • Ability to conceptualise, plan, coordinate and conduct activities;
  • Ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyse problems with implementation;
  • Coordinate and conduct straightforward research work
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 23rd August, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Employment Injury Insurance and Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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