UN Training Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


The ILO Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, and for the Special Representative to the AU and the ECA will be implementing a comprehensive sectoral intervention to advance decent work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia through 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.

Better Work Ethiopia aims to improve working conditions in the nascent apparel sector in Ethiopia.

While this growing sector represents opportunities for business, industrialization, job creation and inclusive economic growth, a concerted effort from various actors is required to realize this potential.

This project is part of a comprehensive sectoral intervention of the ILO to advance decent work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia.

This will be achieved through interventions at factory, sectoral and national level to improve worker wellbeing and achieve higher industry productivity and competitiveness.

Better Work Ethiopia will focus, through its Core Services delivery model of assessment, advisory and training work on improved compliance with labour standards and will partner with factories to improve working conditions by providing practical assistance to help workers and employers in the workplace to engage and cooperate effectively, to self-diagnose and to fix problems themselves.

Better Work will also work with leading brands, retailers and manufacturers and harness their commercial influence in order to further stimulate improvements.

The Better Work intervention will be closely coordinated with those of the other ILO units that are part of the ILO Apparel and Textiles Programme.

The function of the position will be, in accordance with Better Work’s established training methodology and with support and guidance from the Senior Technical Specialist (Training and Capacity Building) in Better Work Global, to assist in managing internal and external training and capacity building services for Better Work Ethiopia.

The incumbent will support both the day to day operations of the programme’s training work and the wider strategic development of the training programme, including new course development and innovative approaches to delivery and management.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall responsibility of the Director of ILO/CO-Addis Ababa, the incumbent of the position will work under the direct supervision of the Better Work Enterprise Advisor Team Leader and will be reporting directly to the Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO Apparel and Textile Programme.

Description of Duties

  • Assist in the coordination and development of training and capacity building activities, and support material
  • Oversee and ensure delivery of service to all participating factories;
  • Oversee, coordinate and deliver a range of training and capacity building initiatives including classroom based training activities for improvement purposes;
  • Provide training support to Better Work Enterprise Advisors and quality control the delivery of training courses and industry seminars facilitated by the Enterprise Advisors;
  • Liaise and maintain contacts with international buyers,
    training partner organizations, and other programme partners on a range of training and capacity building and labour law related matters;
  • Monitor the quality of delivery of the training programmes by external providers and provide regular feedback to the service provider;
  • Collaborate with technical specialists and consultants on various programme activities to facilitate training implementation and meet programme targets;
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the other components of the ILO Apparel and Textiles Programme in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the overall programme.
  • Establish and help maintain relevant databases of training related information, and collect, organize and collate information and disseminate information when required;
  • Participate in the briefing of parties interested in project activities, including the media, academics and other stakeholders as requested by the Enterprise Advisor Team Leader;
  • Support the coordination of e-learning initiatives and provide guidance and training to staff on their use.
  • Perform other duties as required by the supervisor.

    Required qualifications


  • First Level University Degree in Adult Education, International Development, Human Resource Management, Law or other related fields.


  • At least one or two years of work experience in a training or capacity building role, corporate social responsibility (particularly in the field of labour standards compliance and remediation) or other relevant field.
  • Experience in industrial relations and building of social dialogue between management and worker representatives at the workplace will be an advantage, particularly if it is with an international agency and/or the private sector.


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


  • Understanding of issues and principles of social dialogue and the local labour law and regulations.
  • Very good knowledge of training techniques and methods, proven ability to develop training materials, and conduct training courses for a diverse range of trainees.
  • Good group facilitation, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to monitor the effectiveness of training and capacity building initiatives undertaken by partner organizations/ consultants.
  • Good English and local language drafting skills and demonstrated ability to prepare reports.
  • Ability to work in a team, under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Very good analytical skills including the ability to collect, manipulate and analyse training data.
  • Strong understanding of principles of gender equality, gender mainstreaming and equal opportunity and how these principles can be promoted as part of the responsibilities of the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with people in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner, with high standards of ethical conduct.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently in an outcomes-based work culture as well as contributing to the work of a team.
  • Ability to work with word processing and computer software packages required for work and other software packages for producing information materials;

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 15th August, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Training Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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