Project Officer- Enterprise Development) NOA (DC), Karachi
International Labour Organization
Karachi, Pakistan
6d ago
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Grade : NOA

Vacancy no. : DC / ISLAMABAD / NO / 2022 / 05

Publication date : 02.05.2022

Application deadline (midnight PAKISTAN time) : 18.05.2022

Job ID : 8261

Department : RO-Asia and the Pacific

Organization Unit : CO-Islamabad

Location : Karachi

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 :

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates*
  • The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.
  • The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities.

    If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to ilojobs

    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 PKR 3,490,455 yearly.


    The International Labour Organization is implementing a project International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s Small Medium Enterprises (ILES) , the project is funded by the European Union.

    The ILES, an ILO-led partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan), aims to help ILO tripartite constituents and other stakeholders, to strengthen compliance with national and international labour and environmental laws and standards, to sustainably increase the country’s competitiveness while promoting inclusive development.

    The project is targeting two sectors of the economy i.e.the textiles and leather sectors, both of which contribute significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

    The labour component is being implementing by the ILO and environment related work at policy and enterprise level by WWF- Pakistan.

    The ILES proposes to promote compliance with international labour and environmental standards through two sub objectives :

    To assist public sector institutions to improve the enforcement of existing legislation and compliance with international labour and environmental standards in Pakistan as well as define new laws where necessary.

    To assist textile and leather sector enterprises to institutionalize the implementation of, and compliance with international labour and environmental standards.

    This project aims to promote compliance with ILES through a systemic approach that will intervene at the MACRO (Policy), MESO (Institutional), MICRO (Enterprise) and META (Knowledge-base) levels.

    The ultimate goal of the project is to promote sustainable and inclusive growth in Pakistan by supporting the economic integration of Pakistan into the global and regional economy by improving compliance with labour and environmental standards and increased competitiveness.

    To achieve the project objectives, the ILO under the ILES project is providing support to the federal government through the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and four provincial governments through the Labour departments.

    The project is providing support in reviewing laws, drafting / amendments of the laws and rules of business,and capacity building of the tripartite constituents to improve implementation and promote evidence base decision making through targeted research.

    At the policy level, the project’s priority areas are minimum wage setting and implementation, occupational safety and health, addressing informality , and improving international labour standards reporting and labour protection frameworks.

    At the enterprise level, the project is implementing a number of ILO enterprise development tools including Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE), Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT), Work Improvements in Small Enterprises (WISE), a more productivity focused SCORE training, and long term support to selected enterprises.

    Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and in close coordination with the Senior Project Officer, the Project Officer will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities :

    Description of Duties

    Specific responsibilities :

    Assist the project management team in carrying out project activities including policy and enterprise related project activities particularly focusing on the planning, designing, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the project interventions and results.

    Provide programming and administrative support to the project in areas of responsibility. Draft terms of reference and concept notes through discussion and consultation with the supervisor, relevant colleagues and respective head office and DWT Specialists for project activities implementation.

    Plan, organize and facilitate trainings, workshops and seminars, support to finalize agendas, speakers’ identification and coordination, and overall coordination and management of the event.

    Support the project team in making regular interaction with key stakeholders including federal and provincial Governments), Employers’ and Workers’ organizations and relevant Enterprises / Industrial Associations to facilitate project interventions as well as with -up with relevant departments at ILO and ILO constituents / partners to expedite implementation and meet targets.

    General responsibilities

    Review and analyse country specific development plans and priorities, socioeconomic data, reports and other relevant information especially concerned with labour standards in the targeted industry sectors.

    Prepare briefs, background information, periodical reports, subject matter related technical reports and statistical data on status of project activities particularly of work at enterprise level.

    Assemble and edit basic data required for planning and negotiation of programme / 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. Assist in the development and maintenance of computerized information systems for use in monitoring and reporting on activities and performance.

    Draft in, or translate into, local language(s) news releases, official correspondence, statements and speeches and other public information material.

    Assist the ILO country office in working with the UN agencies, ILO constituents and development partners to promote implementation of decent work agenda in the province.

    Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Required qualifications


    First level university degree in economics, public policies, development studies or a relevant field. An advanced degree on studies on labour economics would be a strong advantage.


    At least two years of relevant national level professional experience in the project activity areas. Relevant work experience within the textiles / readymade garment industry is also desirable.

    Experience of working on enterprise development will be an added advantage.


    Excellent knowledge of the working language of the duty station and a good knowledge of English.


    Knowledge and Competencies (technical and behavioural)

    Good knowledge of programming and results-based management (RBM) principles and concepts.

    Knowledge of the programming cycle (planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation).

    Knowledge of resource mobilization.

    Political awareness and understanding of socio-economic factors.

    Knowledge of methods and techniques for designing and assessing quality and efficiency of process execution.

    Good knowledge of PC software (including word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software) such as Microsoft Office.

    In addition to the ILO core competencies Integrity and transparency, Sensitivity to diversity, Orientation to learning and knowledge sharing, Client orientation, Communication, Orientation to change, Takes responsibility for performance, Quality orientation, Collaboration , this position requires :

    Ability to interpret and work within applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

    Research and analytical skills.

    Drafting skills.

    Ability to maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders.

    Ability to manage competing priorities.

    Ability to adapt quickly to new software and systems.

    Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes

    Recruitment process

    Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

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