26 April 2016 - The ILO has allocated resources under its Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) to actions concerning the Country Programme Outcome of Ukraine “MDA155: The effectiveness of the labour inspection system and of social dialogue mechanisms is strengthened”.

Project: The effectiveness of the labour inspection system and of social dialogue mechanisms is strengthened

Position Title: National Project Coordinator

Duty Station: Kiev, Ukraine

Level: NO-A

Duration: 12 months, renewable

Contract type: FT

To Apply: Please submit CV and a cover letter (both in English) stating your reasons for applying for this position and describing how your experience is relevant to the job to: < RECRUIT-BUD@ilo.org >

Please indicate “LI and SD Project Coordinator” and your surname in the subject line.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 15 May 2016

Starting date: As soon as possible

  1. Introduction: general information about the context in which the official will work:

The ILO has allocated resources under its Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) to actions concerning the Country Programme Outcome of Ukraine “MDA155: The effectiveness of the labour inspection system and of social dialogue mechanisms is strengthened”.

Project activities mainly target strengthening institutional capacity of a key government structure called to ensure labour law compliance, as well as to strengthen social partners for ensuring the full application of the ratified ILO Conventions on labour inspection in industry (No 81) and agriculture (No 129).

As a result, the project will address institutional and legal needs at the level of national labour law compliance mechanisms, namely the State Labour Service (SLS), providing the basis for improved capacity of State regulatory institutions to develop action oriented to the effective respect of labour rights, including in the area of occupational safety and health, informal economy, and fundamental labour rights. Activities will help to ensure that operation of the new State Labour Service is in line with International Labour Standards, and will create a basis to explore further funding with potential donors.

The project will last up to two years, i.e. 24 months.

A Kiev-based National Project Coordinator will implement the project in coordination with ILO’s tripartite constituents to ensure its effective and timely delivery of the project outputs.

The National Project Coordinator will report to the Director of DWT/CO-Budapest and work under the technical supervision of the technical specialist at the Department of Labour Administration and Labour Inspection (LABADMIN/OSH, HQ Geneva) and in coordination with the ILO National Coordinator in Ukraine.

  1. Duties and responsibilities:

The National Project Coordinator will carry out the following duties:

General duties:

- Coordinate the work in Ukraine in conformity with project objectives and in close collaboration with DWT/CO-Budapest, the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (Geneva), LABADMIN/OSH, project partners, international and national experts, and ILO national coordinator and ILO constituents.

- Identify difficulties or any change or development in the country that may be relevant for the project and take appropriate measures in consultation with the ILO DWT Budapest Director to ensure timely fulfilment of all obligations and timely delivery of the project outputs.

- Ensure administrative tasks related to the project are conducted according to ILO’s rules and procedures (for meetings, purchase of goods and services, hiring collaborators, etc…).

- Ensure proper consultation and participation of ILO constituents and other project partners at the country level during the project implementation phases. In particular, ensure that gender issues be explicitly addressed and mainstreamed throughout the project activities and any outputs including final reports or events.

- Contribute to the implementation of Decent Work Country Programme for Ukraine with respect to the issues related to labour inspection, labour administration and OSH.

Specific duties:

- Draft the project work plan according to the project objectives as indicated in the project document, and update as necessary.

- Prepare periodic progress reports and the final project report for the DWT/CO-Budapest.

- Assist in the preparation of a road map and strategic plan of the State Labour Service for its enhanced operation.

- Support the design of a gender sensitive human resources policy of the State Labour Service.

- Assist in the preparation and implementation of a State Labour Service work plan to deal with the informal economy, with a special focus on undeclared work.

- Support advocacy and capacity-building activities for the ILO’s tripartite constituents and other partners on the action.

- Assist and co-facilitate capacity-building activities for implementing partners and stakeholders;

- Collaborate with other relevant UN, international and European agencies, including UNDP, the World Bank, the European Commission and others.

- Participate in relevant meetings and consultations, as required.

- Ensure the quality of documents, including editing and translation.

- Organize publication and dissemination of project outputs.

- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director, ILO DWT/CO-Budapest.

  1. Qualifications requirements: education, language, experience and competencies.

Education – First level university degree in public administration, law or other fields related to labour administration.

Language – Excellent English drafting skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and in the national language of the duty station.

Experience – At least one or two years of professional experience at the national level. Professional experience in international project is considered as advantage.

Competencies – Ability to quickly gain and apply knowledge and skills. Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures. Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations would be an advantage. Ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyse problems with implementation. Ability to adjust requirements and approaches in order to solve problems, and ability to negotiate. Good computer applications skills. Good organizational skills. Good drafting skills. Training and workshop facilitation skills and experience. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to clarify information. Ability to work on own initiative as well as serve as a member of a team. Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses. Ability to deal with ILO’s constituents with tact and diplomacy. Ability to collaborate with other UN and international organizations. Knowledge of the role and operations of the ILO and the UN system. The ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive attitude are also required.