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ILO is looking for a suitable candidate for the position of National Programme Officer for Better Work Indonesia, ILO Jakarta. More details are as follows:

Vacancy No: JAKARTA/ 2016/ 006
Position title: National Programme Officer
Project title: ILO Better Work Indonesia
Grade: NO-A
Contract type: Fixed-Term
Duration: 12 months, possibility of extension subject to funding and performance
Deadline: 27 March 2016
Organization unit: CO-Jakarta
Duty Station: Jakarta
Expected starting date: July 2016

For any questions related to this post, please contact:- Ms Hermawaty Misnan, Admin/ HR Assistant, hermawaty@ilo.org


Background

Better Work is a unique partnership program between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Launched in February 2007, it aims to improve compliance with labour standards and competitiveness in global supply chains. Better Work involves the development of both global tools and country level projects. The focus is on developing scalable and sustainable solutions, which build cooperation between government, employer and worker organizations, and international buyers.

Improving compliance with labour standards in global supply chains is an important part of a pro-poor development strategy. Ensuring workersrights and entitlements are protected helps to distribute the benefits of trade. Better Work supports enterprises in implementing the ILO core international labour standards and national labour law. This helps enterprises compete in global markets where many buyers demand compliance with labour standards from their suppliers. Improved labour standard compliance also helps enterprises be more competitive through higher productivity and quality. These benefits help build the business case and supplier support for improved labour standard compliance.

In 2011 the Better Work Indonesia country program became operational with a view to making its services available to enterprises in the garments and footwear sector of Indonesia. It currently works with 151 enterprises.

In mid-2016, Better Work Indonesia will establish an independently operating foundation and the delivery of core services will be implemented by this Foundation with quality oversight provided by Better Work staff in the ILO Jakarta office and at the global level.

Function
This position will support the Better Work Indonesia Chief Technical Advisor in (1) coordination and engagement with tripartite stakeholders including further development and implementation of the program’s broader influencing agenda, (2) collaboration with the ILO Jakarta office and other relevant ILO projects, (3) oversight of the program’s monitoring and evaluating activities, and (4) assistance with the set-up, liaison, and coordination with the Better Work Indonesia Foundation.

Supervision and Guidance

The National Programme Officer is supervised and guided by the Better Work Indonesia Chief Technical Advisor (CTA). Guidance and advice on technical or procedural aspects of the work are received as required. Judgement, initiative and creativity are required in translating project tools and approaches with tripartite stakeholders. The work product is controlled by the CTA for technical soundness and appropriateness.


Responsibilities

  1. Support the BWI CTA in interactions with ILO national constituents, including members of the BWI Project Advisory Committee - as part of the program’s influencing agenda strategy.
  2. Monitor progress of BWI project and activities by reviewing, verifying and analysing work-plans, progress reports, final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness.
  3. Support the BWI CTA as a liaison with the BWI Foundation, helping to ensure adherence to all requirements of the ILO Implementation Agreement and ensuring regular communications and coordination with the Foundation Liaise with  other relevant projects in the ILO Indonesia office to ensure effective collaboration and coordination and to maximize the impact of ILO activities in the country.
  4. Liaise with the national constituents (particularly Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Industry, Employers’ Associations and Trade Unions), develop and coordinate joint programmes in accordance with the BWI Project document and ILO Indonesia DWC, and liaise the finalization of BWI synthesis reports with the national constituents.
  5. Provide programming and administrative support to BWI.
  6. Prepare briefs, periodical reports and statistical data on status of BWI activities.
  7. Assemble and edit basic data required for planning and negotiation of project activities, considering different approaches and alternative methods for project design, management, problem identification and problem resolution. Follow-up on delayed documents, clarify information, and answer questions about clearance and processing requirements.
  8. Assist in the monitoring and reporting on activities and performance, update M&E indicators every 6 months.
  9. Develop communications and promotional products and materials, in line with the communications strategy of BWI, priorities set by the CTA, and in alignment with BW global communication strategies and materials.
  10. Participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, and training sessions and meetings.
  11. Brief ILO specialists, project experts, associate experts and visiting officials and provide relevant information on programme matters.
  12. Supervise project support staff as required; and
  13. Other duties as required by the supervisor
Experience: At least two years of professional experience in a capacity building role. Familiarity with factory environment, and/or exposure to the Indonesian garment industry is an advantage.

Education: University degree in human resource management, business management, adult education, international development, law or other relevant fields, or equivalent in experience.

Nationality: Indonesian

Languages: Excellent command of English. Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia

Remuneration: National Officer Level A of the UN common remuneration system and/or commensurate with the qualifications and competency of the selected candidate.

Competencies:
  • Good communications skills, both oral and written;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of the Indonesian labour law and regulations;
  • Good interpersonal skills with a proven ability to tackle challenges with a range of internal and external partners
  • Good understanding of corporate social responsibility and labour compliance issues in global supply chains;
  • Ability to monitor the effectiveness of training and capacity building initiatives undertaken by partner, organizations/consultants;
  • Good understanding of principles of gender equality and principles of equal opportunity and how these can be promoted as part the responsibilities of the post;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently in an outcomes-based work culture as well as contributing to the work of a team; and
  • Capacity to sensitively liaise and network with a range of stakeholders including staff, donors, international buyers, government officials, management, unions and NGOs.
  • Experience in industrial relations and building of social dialogue between management and worker representatives at the workplace an advantage;
  • Shares knowledge – Shares important or relevant knowledge and information formally (e.g. workshops, seminars) or informally (e.g. conversations with colleagues); promotes knowledge transfer.
Application Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be notified. Please submit application indicating the Vacancy Announcement Number along with your CV and 3 references to:

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE

Only qualified candidates will be notified.

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