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 :
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.
The entry level salary for this position is 1,471,203.00 (Philippine Peso) yearly.
Given the recent developments, and recognizing that the fishing and seafood processing sectors in major producing countries in South East Asia will grow as well as that labour migration will continue and likely grow, there is the need for a project that addresses the need for migration governance that responds to the sectoral characteristics of fishing and seafood processing sectors, particularly concerning migrant fishers.
The project will build on the achievements of the EU funded Ship to Shore Rights project implemented by the ILO. There is potential consolidate and further advance the positive achievements by deepening engagement with Myanmar, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Viet Nam, Philippines and Indonesia on sectoral issues and labour migration management in SEA.
This project will promote gender-responsive labour migration laws, policies, practices and services that address the characteristics of working in fishing and seafood processing sectors.
It will support the organization and representation of migrant workers in these sectors, including in the protection of fundamental principles.
It will address the legal, policy and institutional gaps and barriers faced by migrant workers in these sectors including in the protection of fundamental principles and rights at work as well as enhance their access to safe, orderly and regular migration by addressing exploitation, forced labour and trafficking.
The project will work in close cooperation with governments and social partners to achieve its overall objective : promote regular and safe labour migration among South East Asian Countries, in particular in the fishing and seafood processing industry.
The action shall be carried out in South East Asia, in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao people’s Democratic Republic, Philippines, Viet Nam and Indonesia.
Regional activities will cover these countries as well as Malaysia and structures in the sub-region as deemed necessary.
Reporting line :
The National Project Coordinator will work under the technical supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser (in Bangkok) and general guidance from the Director of the ILO Country Office in the Philippines (CO-Manila).
The NPC will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the programme and realization of the programme’s outputs at the national level by promoting the work of the ILO and coordinating the work of the implementing partners.
The incumbent will work closely with ILO constituents and other relevant on-going ILO projects and programmes in the implementation of the Decent Work Country Programme for the Philippines (DWCP).
Description of Duties
1. Develop strategy and identify innovative intervention and approaches for delivering the programme objectives within the country and across major migration corridors.
Identify interventions that deliver the programme commitment to gender equality and women empowerment, particularly in the fishing and seafood processing sectors.
4. Participate in the preparation and / or implementation of conferences, seminars, workshops, national dialogue sessions, technical consultations, training sessions and other project meetings.
7. Monitor progress of project activities by reviewing, verifying and analysing work-plans, progress reports, final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness.
Follow-up on delays, clarify information and data provided and act as the primary focal point for partners ’enquiries about clearance and processing requirements.
10. Undertake missions to project sites independently or accompanying other officials; to provide guidance and coaching to partners in implementing the programme and reporting requirement and to identify challenges and propose solutions to resolve them.
continuation of duties above)
11. Ensure the visibility of the project and its donor by using the relevant identifiers on all material and publications and at workshops and events.
12. Brief ILO specialists, project staff and consultants, and visiting officials, academics, UN, NGO partners and provide relevant information on programme-related matters.
15. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisors.
Required qualifications Education
A university degree in Law, social sciences, human rights and relevant field or equivalent in experiences
At least three years of professional experience at the national level in the area of labour migration, specific work on the fishing or other maritime sectors, and familiarity with ILO policies and procedures particularly of technical cooperation projects would be an advantage.
Excellent command of English in speaking and in writing.