Vacancy no.: BEY/DC/2020/13
Publication date: 14 September 2020
Application deadline (midnight local time): 29 September 2020
Job ID: 4322
Department: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut
Organization Unit: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 12 Months
Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.
In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.
The following are eligible to apply:
*The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who have a valid residency status and work permit in Baghdad.
Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.
*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is 23,992.- US$ yearly.
Iraq is emerging from an intensive conflict resulting in the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and working to transition into a more sustainable development period in its history. A development cooperation project that strengthens the humanitarian-development nexus has been designed with the aim of improving working conditions and labour market governance in the Republic of Iraq.
The project will contribute to the socio-economic development of the Republic of Iraq by enhancing the application of International Labour Standards and national labour legislation and by promoting social dialogue, social justice, and decent work. It will respond to decent work priorities at the national and governorate level and will design and rethink approaches to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Iraq’s labour market through resilience and decent work.
The project will also develop and implement a compliance model in the agriculture sector to benefit workers through improved working conditions, skills development and opportunities. Interventions will also support longer-term institutional change, including through implementation of agricultural worker bylaws, development of an agriculture worker’s union and collective bargaining agreements.
The position will be based in Baghdad with a focus on supporting the project team in the implementation of national-level interventions and direct implementation in two-three governorates.
Under the technical supervision of the Project Manager and the Country Coordinator, the project assistant will Perform the following tasks:
Completion of secondary school education. Qualifications in finance and/or administrative support would be preferable.
Five years of progressively responsible clerical and administrative work, and some training in an administrative field. Proven experience of implementing technical cooperation projects and working effectively with government bodies in charge of policy making and with development partners would be an asset.
Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic.
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The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.
The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
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