Organization: International Labour Organization (ILO)
Vacancy No: RAPS/1/2012/EMP/SEED/01
Title: Monitoring Officer, Entrepreneurship and SME Management Training
Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment
Application Deadline: 4 March 2012
Organization unit: EMP/SEED
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
The following are eligible to apply:
– ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 15 and 16 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
– External candidates.
Technical cooperation staff with more than five years of continuous service are encouraged to apply and will be given special consideration at the screening and evaluation stage.
Within the context of the ILO’s efforts to promote staff mobility, applicants should expect to take up different assignments (field and Headquarters) during their career. The desirable length of the assignment in this specific position is three to five years, following which period the incumbent should be willing to move to another assignment and/or duty station.
The ILO values diversity among its staff and aims at achieving gender parity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.
Applications from qualified candidates from non- or under-represented member States, or from those member States which staffing forecasts indicate will become non- or under-represented in the near future, would be particularly welcome. A list of these countries is in Appendix I.
Conditions of employment are described in Appendix II.
The position is located in the Small Enterprise Programme (EMP/SEED) of the Job Creation and Enterprise Development Department (EMP/ENTERPRISE). Within the Department’s mandate to promote sustainable enterprises, the programme seeks to unlock the potential of creating more and better jobs in small businesses – a sector where the bulk of employment is being provided. The programme is working with governments, social partners, the private sector and individuals on improving the business environment, delivering entrepreneurship education and training, integrating small entrepreneurs into local and global value chains, and improving workplace practices.(1)
A key product of the Small Enterprise Programme is the “Start and Improve Your Business ” (2) (SIYB) management training programme. The official will work on the global coordination of the SIYB programme. This includes:
– Maintaining and updating SIYB related training packages in collaboration with the ILO field structure,
– Providing the field with technical advice on how to use the product and maintain its technical quality,
– Supporting the Master Trainer Network (3) and reporting on global outreach figures,
– Fundraising for SIYB and other business service products of the ILO.
The position should also help in developing more rigorous M&E tools and impact measurement for both SIYB and other training products in the Small Enterprise Programme. This also includes assisting selected technical cooperation projects to adopt the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development results measurement standard.(4)
The position will report to the VCD and BDS Coordinator in EMP/SEED.
(1) For more details see http://www.ilo.org/seed.
(2) For more on SIYB see: wwwilo.org/siyb.
(3) SIYB has approximately 250 certified Master Trainers and approximately 17.000 certified trainers globally.
(4) For more on the DCED standard consult: http://www.enterprise-development.org/page/measuring-and-reporting-results.
Description of Duties
1. Sustain the Master Trainer network and rigorously apply the quality assurance system throughout SIYB global. This includes advising field offices and projects on how to execute the roll-out of enterprise management training systems with a variety of national partners, ranging from labour and economic ministries to employers and workers organisations as well as private consultancy firms and educational institutions. It further encompasses delivering training and capacity building for Master Trainers and implementation partners, in collaboration with ILO field offices, projects and in coordination with the ITC ILO in Turin.
2. Coordinate the work on revisinge ntrepreneurship and SME management training curricula and management tools (like programme management guides, trainer and master trainer guides, guides on follow-up procedures, M&E systems, quality assurance systems etc.) and ensure it is gender sensitive. This could also include looking at the linkages of business management training to sectoral and value chain development approaches, to finance, to good workplace practices, and to other areas relevant to ILOs mandate.
3. Build and maintain a global monitoring system with in-build incentives for Master Trainers and Trainers to report back to the ILO.
4. Support the adoption of the DCED results measurement standard in selected ILO projects. This includes internal advocacy for more rigorous M&E systems as well as technical assistance in developing projects results chains and mechanisms for providing credible evidence on job creation and job quality improvement.
5. Provide support on results measurement to other specialists of the unit working on entrepreneurship education and training as and where needed.
6. Identify potential new donors, draft submissions to public and private donors, and participate in negotiations with donor’s representatives.
These specific duties should be carried out in conjunction with the following generic duties adapted to the work programme in question.
1. Plan and conduct analyses of specific programme proposals and activities to ensure conformity with the organization’s programme and budgetary objectives.
2. Provide information on programme priorities, assist technical programmes with the preparation of programme proposals, analyze and comment on proposals to serve as a basis for decision-making, discuss proposals with programme managers and finalize text.
3. Examine programme and budget proposals, and evaluate priority in accordance with overall programme and budgetary objectives as well as long-term planning. Draft reports based on these analyses with recommendations for acceptance or revision of budget proposals.
4. Monitor implementation of approved programmes, propose changes to priorities, approach and allocation of resources. Evaluate and recommend approval of programme changes. Participate in resources adjustment and review exercises.
5. Contribute to the preparation of programme implementation and activities reports, governing body reports and medium-term plans on the basis of contributions from technical programmes.
6. Participate in in-depth studies of long-term policy issues by collecting and analysing data. Organize and conduct briefings.
7. Participate in training seminars and workshops as a resource person, and represent the unit in meetings and working groups.
8. May supervise general service staff.
Advanced university degree or a first level degree and a recognised professional qualification in economics, business or public administration, social science or other related field with demonstrated expertise in the field of enterprise development.
Five years’ experience in the field of enterprise and private sector development at the national level or three years at the international level. Demonstrated experience in applying project cycle management and practical knowledge about Monitoring and Evaluation.
Excellent command of one working language and good knowledge of another, one of these languages should be English.
In addition to the ILO core competencies, this position requires:
Capacity to provide practical technical advice on how to implement training programs and how to handle related M&E issues, Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills, Strong social, organizational and knowledge management skills required in order to coordinate and manage a global network, Capacity to produce reports, evaluate and monitor technical cooperation activities and projects. Excellent analytical skills. Ability to prepare high quality and technically sound reports. Good knowledge of financial practices and principles. Good knowledge of the programmes and operations of the organization. Good knowledge of programme formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices.
Ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution. Ability to resolve complex problems. Ability to supervise staff. Strong client orientation; strong orientation to learning and knowledge sharing, negotiation skills. The ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also required.
Evaluation (which may include one or several written tests) and interviews for this post will take place in principle between the last week of March and the end of May 2012. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be short listed for further consideration.
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR WRITTEN TEST.
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW.
APPENDIX II CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
– Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to ILO Staff Regulations and other relevant internal rules.
– The first contract will be issued for a twelve-month period (for Geneva-based positions) and a twenty-four month period (for non Geneva-based positions)
– A successful external candidate will be on probation for the first two years of assignment.
– Any extension of contract beyond the probation period is subject to satisfactory conduct and performance.
|Salary and post adjustment (with dependants)||US$|
|Post adjustment for Geneva||Minimum||57987|
|Salary and post adjustment (without dependants)||US$|
|Post adjustment for Geneva||Minimum||54127|
Please note that the above salary levels are determined according to the criteria established by the International Civil Service Commission. The ILO is international public sector employer and salary and other employment conditions are not negotiable.
Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment:
- Children’s allowance (except for the first child if the dependent rate of salary is paid in respect of that child);
- Children’s education grant (per child per year);
- Pension and Health Insurance schemes;
- 30 working days’ annual leave;
- Assignment Grant;
- Entitlement to transport expenses of personal effects;
- Repatriation Grant;
- Home-leave travel with eligible dependants every two years;
- Rental subsidy (if applicable).
Recruitment is normally made at the initial step in the grade.
The Director-General reserves the right to appoint candidates at one level below the grade of the advertised post.
Salaries and emoluments are exempt from taxation by the Swiss authorities and, on the basis of international agreements or national law relating to presence or residence abroad, are generally exempt from taxation by other governments. In the absence of exemption, in most cases tax paid will be reimbursed in accordance with an ILO document which will be supplied upon request.
While the successful candidate will be initially working in Geneva, he/she may be assigned to any duty station designated by the Director-General of the ILO.
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form.
To apply, please visit ILO’s e-Recruitment website at: erecruit.ilo.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
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Depending on the location and availability of candidates, assessors and interview panel members, the ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including assessment centres, technical tests or interviews.