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close this bookJobs for Africa - Towards a Programme of Action - Report of the ILO/UNDP Programme on Employment Generation and Poverty Reduction (ILO - UNDP, 1997, 107 p.)
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View the documentAnnex III: Job Descriptions Project Manager/CTA

Annex III: Job Descriptions Project Manager/CTA

1. Duties and Responsibilities

The project manager will have overall responsibility for the efficient and smooth functioning of the project and the achievement of its objectives. He/she will have the following responsibilities:

1.1 Contact and consult participating countries, and interested and cooperating agencies and inform and sensitize them on the overall objectives and strategies of the project.

1.2 On the basis of the above contacts, he/she will and in collaboration with the project team draw up regular annual work plans to provide the basis for the activities of the regional project.

1.3 Hire and recruit natural network coordinators, and national and international consultants to assist and produce required reports, and organize national and regional seminars and training workshops.

1.4 Assume overall responsibility for the quality of the technical outputs of the project.

1.5 Participate in the technical work of the project with overall responsibility for the analysis of investments (particularly public investments) and their implications for poverty reducing employment, and the design of, and support to implementation of investment-led poverty reducing employment programmes.

2. Qualifications

2.1 The programme manager shall have considerable experience in programme or project management preferably in international organizations.

2.2 In addition, the programme manager will be a technical specialist in the field of public investment and labour market analysis with considerable experience of many years at national and international levels.

2.3 The candidate should have preferably a higher degree in Economics, specializing in macroeconomic, development and labour issues.

2.4 The candidate shall have a very good knowledge of written and spoken English or French, and a good working knowledge of the other language. Bilingual candidates who also satisfy the other requirements will be at an advantage.

3. Remuneration and Conditions of Service

3.1 The successful candidate will be appointed at the D1 level under the staff regulations pertaining to experts in the ILO.

3.2 He/she will be appointed on a fixed-term contract for one-year in the first instance subject to extension on satisfactory performance.

4. Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

5. Starting Date: 1 March 1998

Senior Expert In Employment And Poverty Analysis

1. Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall direction of the project manager, the Senior Expert in Employment and Poverty Analysis shall have primary responsibility in the Regional project team for providing technical advisory services to participating countries and their national networks on the type of employment policies and programmes to be promoted and adopted to have maximum impact on poverty reduction. More specifically, the Senior Expert will have the following responsibilities.

1.1 Design diagnostic studies to be carried out by national/international consultants to determine the poverty reducing impact of employment to be created through activities in specific sectors of participating countries, as an outcome of public investment decisions.

1.2 Assist in screening national and international consultants to determine their competence in the conduct of such studies, as well as vetting and arranging for the finalization of such studies.

1.3 Provide technical support to the National Network Coordinators in identifying national/international consultants to assist participating countries design and implement employment policies and programmes that provide greater benefits to the poorest groups and regions. Participate directly in providing technical assistance as may be necessary in the national design and implementation efforts, including progress monitoring and evaluation.

1.4 Design and assist in the organization (including servicing as resource person) at national and regional levels of seminars and training workshops on targeting employment programmes to the poorest groups and regions including, techniques and processes for ensuring participation of local programme beneficiaries in programme design and implementation.

1.5 Design and ensure mechanism for information accumulation and its dissemination to participating project countries and at the regional level, on best practices and successful experiences in targeting employment programmes to the poorest groups and districts.

1.6 Play primary advocacy and sensitizing role in this field with major African regional institutions.

2. Qualifications

2.1 The candidate should have several years of experience in employment and poverty analysis preferably in the capacity of adviser to governments or as a specialist in international organizations.

2.2 The candidate should have preferably a higher degree in the Social Sciences with significant competence in quantitative tools of analysis such as econometrics/social statistics.

2.3 The Senior Expert should have a very good command of written and spoken English or French and a good working knowledge of the other language.

3. Conditions of Services

3.1 The successful candidate will be recruited at P4/P5 level depending on experience, under the ILO Expert conditions of service.

3.2 Recruitment will be on a fixed-term contract for twelve months in the first instance subject to extension on the basis of satisfactory performance.

4. Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

5. Starting Date: 1 March 1998

Agricultural and Rural Employment Specialist

Post title: Senior expert on Agricultural and Rural Employment

1 Duties and responsibilities

In coordination with the other members of the “Jobs for Africa” Regional Programme core team, and with the technical backstopping support of the FAO, IFAD, ILO and UNDP, the expert will serve in an advisory capacity to participating governments and national networks, in the following areas:

1.1 Identify and assess the strengths and weaknesses of key rural institutions (formal, informal, community-based) involved in employment and poverty reduction in each country to inform initial IPRE assessments;

1.2 based on IPRE assessments, evaluate the need for further analysis on employment opportunities/barriers, policies and programs in the rural sector (on-farm, off-farm, and non-farm employment, rural-to-rural and rural-to-urban migration, growth sectors);

1.3 Assist key rural institutions to become members of the national networks, established under the guidance of the Regional Programme, and to participate actively in network activities;

1.4 Support national networks to formulate specific objectives and strategies for rural employment promotion;

1.5 Provide advice (capacity-building) to governments and network members to (re) formulate macroeconomic policies and investment priorities to favour greater employment generation in rural areas, in public and private sectors, targeted especially to the poor;

1.6 Provide advice (capacity-building) to governments and network members to design (the rural components of) national programmes for implementing employment policies on the national, mezzo and micro levels in a coherent and integrated manner;

1.7 Assist governments and network members to evaluate impacts of the Regional and National Programmes through monitoring of rural employment and poverty statistics;

1.8 Link rural-based network members intra- and extra-regionally on best practices and successful experiences, especially in the areas of training, credit and participatory methodologies for employment generation for poverty reduction;

1.9 Ensure that best practices, successful experiences and other lessons learned during the duration of the Regional Programme are transferred to the countries, through appropriation by rural-based network members, for continuous analysis and training purposes; and

1.10 Take responsibility for identifying and establishing co-operation, where appropriate, with other local, national, regional and international organization initiatives on rural employment promotion for poverty reduction.

2 Qualification

An advanced university degree in agricultural economics or rural sociology, with a specialisation in rural (on/off farm) employment analysis required. At least seven years of experience in rural development in Africa required, with specific experience in rural employment promotion and analysis preferred. Previous experience advising governments on rural employment policy preferred. Very good command of English or French required, with good working knowledge of the other language.

3. Conditions of Services

3.1 The successful candidate will be recruited at P4/P5 level depending on experience, under the ILO Expert conditions of service.

3.2 Recruitment will be on a fixed-term contract for twelve months in the first instance subject to extension on the basis of satisfactory performance.

4. Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

5. Starting Date: 1 March 1998

National Network Coordinator

1. Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Regional Project manager, the National Network Coordinator will have the responsibility of making national contacts for the establishment/revitalization of the national network of influential stakeholders which will play the advocacy role in the implementation of the investment-led poverty reducing employment strategy at the national and local levels. He/she will also ensure that the national network is functioning on a continuing basis. More specifically he/she will have the following responsibility in close collaboration with the regional project team.

1.1 Identify and contact influential stakeholders to inaugurate the national network which will oversee and advocate the processes and mechanisms that will facilitate the adoption of the investment-led poverty reducing employment strategy by national authorities.

1.2 In consultation with the National Network Chairpersons and the Regional Project Manager, design a regular work programme for the national network including discussion of the strategy for the preparation of the initial and Second Investment-led Poverty Reducing Employment Report (IPRE Report) and the advocacy campaign arrangements for the dissemination of the IPRE Reports.

1.3 Assist in the identification and facilitation of national experts/institutions that will be commissioned to conduct sectoral and synthesis reports in support of the national network objectives.

1.4 Assist in the identification and facilitation of national consultants - who will assist national authorities in the design and implementation of investment-led poverty reducing national employment programmes especially at local levels targeted on the poorest groups and districts. Facilitate contact of regional project team members to render assistance as may be desired to national authorities in the above regard.

1.5 In consultation with national network chairpersons and in collaboration with the Regional Project Team members organize national seminars and training workshops envisaged at the national level.

1.6 Assist in two-way communication between the Regional project and the National Network in the accumulation and dissemination of best practices and successful experiences in IPRE strategies.

2. Qualifications

2.1 The National Network Coordinator should preferably be a national of the country and should have considerable experience in employment promotion strategies and national development plan and investment analysis, accumulated in the services of government, private sector, or international agencies, and with significant influence, connections and standing in the country.

2.2 The successful candidate should be a graduate in the Social Sciences preferably in Economics with expertise in macroeconomics, development and labour market issues.

3. Conditions of Service

The successful candidate will be appointed on the UNDP National Expert Salary Scale on a one-year contract subject to renewal for a second year depending on satisfactory performance.

4. Duty Station: capital city of the country concerned

5. Starting Date: