The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations agency for the world of work. We bring together governments, employers and workers to drive a human-centred approach to the future of work through employment creation, rights at work, social protection and social dialogue.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: National Project Officer – Gender
Job ID: 9631
Location: Abuja (Country Office)
Vacancy No.: ABUJA/DC/NO/2022/09
Contract type: Fixed Term
- The ILO seeks to recruit a National Project Officer- Gender (NOA) to support the implementation of the project on Elevating Women’s Participation in the Workplace in West Africa, funded by the US Department of Labour’s Bureau of International Labour Affairs (ILAB).
- The position will be located in the ILO Abuja Office, which maintains overall responsibility for the ILO’s presence and activities in four Anglophone Countries of West Africa: Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
- It also serves as the liaison office for Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
- It supports its constituents in defining programme priorities, activities, monitoring, and overall programme delivery.
- The National Project Officer- Gender will support the implementation of the project on Elevating Women’s Participation in the Workplace in West Africa by providing technical and programmatic support on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The project aims at achieving the following Outcomes:
- Outcome 1: Increased capacity of individuals, communities, and/or institutions to address discrimination and Gender-Based Violence and Harassment GBVH in the world of work.
- Outcome 2: Strengthened networks among individuals, communities, and/or institutions to address discrimination and GBVH in the world of work.
- The project will increase the capacity of stakeholders, including individuals, communities, and institutions to address discrimination and GBVH issues in the world of work.
- It will also strengthen existing networks to address discrimination and GBVH in the world of work that include government entities at all levels, businesses, communities, civil society organizations, worker organizations, and other social partners.
- In addition, the project will facilitate communication between and across stakeholders and promote collective action to address discrimination and GBVH in the world of work.
- Under the overall responsibility of the Country Director of ILO CO-Abuja, the National Project Officer – Gender will be responsible be responsible for providing technical and programmatic support on GBVH in the workplace.
- The National Project Officer (NPO) will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and receive technical guidance and support from ROAF, the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch (FUNDAMENTALS) and the Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Branch (GEDI).
Description of Duties
- Provide direct technical assistance and guidance on women’s economic empowerment to the program and its delivery partners.
- Support the development of tools, systems, processes and approaches that continuously improve technical excellence and impact in the area of transformative approaches for integration of gender across programmes
- Lead, coordinate, support, and/or conduct gender and power analyses, effectiveness and efficacy studies, appraisal, evaluation and needs assessments as required by the project.
- Assist with quantitative/qualitative assessments in targeted communities to assess effectiveness of interventions and impact.
- Support project team to understand the role of gender equality and women’s empowerment for the Program impact groups.
- Work closely with other project team to integrate gender across all Project components.
- Participate in the preparation and conduct of technical training, conferences, seminars, workshops and consultative meetings, with regular missions to project sites independently or accompanying others as delegate by the Project Manager
- Actively contribute to the programme’s monitoring and evaluation strategy, research agenda and knowledge management systems with a particular focus on gender
- Facilitate and support a strong learning and knowledge sharing community around gender-transformative practices amongst delivery partners.
- Represent work being done in gender-transformation and women’s economic empowerment under the Program in relevant internal and external forums.
- Undertake any other relevant duties requested by the Supervisor.
- First-level University Degree in Social Sciences, International Studies, or a related field with a focus on gender.
- At least two (2) years of professional experience working on GBVH, gender equality, and women’s empowerment issues.
- Proven success in providing direct technical assistance and programmatic support in gender equality and women’s empowerment.
- Proven success in supporting the development of tools, systems, processes, and approaches that integrate gender across programs.
- Proven success in supporting others in learning and understanding GBVH and gender equity and equality.
- Proven success in advancing gender equity, equality, and women’s economic empowerment in the world of work.
- Experience working in West Africa.
- Excellent command of English (written and spoken) required and working knowledge of local language of the duty station.
- Technical knowledge and experience with respect to Gender-Based Violence and Harassment ( GBVH), gender equality and non-discrimination in the world of work.
- Ability to distil essential information from a large quantity of reports and articles and translate them into well-structured, concise, and easy to understand notes/messages.
- Sound knowledge of programme and budget, project formulation and management, administration and monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and negotiate effectively with government officials, representatives of civil society, representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations, and academia.
- Excellent time management abilities, teamwork, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively incorporate gender in the implementation of projects.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Strong written communication skills, including proven ability to create high-quality written documents.
- Strong analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution and good drafting skills
- Good ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyze problems with implementation
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and communications tools (internet and email).
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviours and attitudes
- Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) would be an asset.
- Working knowledge of the ILO and/or UN procedures and systems would be an asset.
- Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
Application Closing Date
30th September, 2022 (midnight local time).
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
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