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 3,302,225 (PKR) yearly.
Better Work Pakistan (BWP) will be launched as a 3-year pilot Better Work country programme based on an in-depth preparatory phase and engagement with the tripartite constituents in Pakistan since 2017.
The programme will open its office in Karachi / Sindh with selected staff based in Islamabad, but will cater to factories across the country.
The vast majority of garment factories are located in Sindh and Punjab provinces. The planned pilot programme is anticipating to work with approximately 120 factories in this first phase.
In parallel, BWP will work on an already agreed upon plan with the government, employers and workers to create a more enabling environment for a successful BW programme.
This plan has been developed in close collaboration with the tripartite partners in Pakistan during the preparatory phase.
It includes work on legal frameworks, the application of ILO Conventions and standards, capacity building of the constituents etc.
BWP will support ILO constituents efforts in realising the priorities outlined in the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP), and subsequently the UN Sustainable development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), all while collaborating with the other ILO projects intervening in the said sector or addressing similar issues.
Function of the Enterprise Advisor (Buyer focal point)
To provide professional level factory services with a view to support sustainable improvements in compliance performance and enterprise development.
This includes conducting independent enterprise assessments against labour standards, delivering training services to management and worker representatives, provision of tailored advisory services to strengthen internal systems and sound industrial relations, and reporting on factory performance according to BW guidelines and quality requirements.
The incumbent is also expected to contribute to the broader work with constituents. His / her particular thematic focus within the team will be on all aspects related to international buyers at the enterprise, sectoral / national and international level in collaboration with Better Work Global.
The position will work under the direct supervision of the Programme and Operations Officer of Better Work Pakistan and the overall guidance of the Chief Technical Advisor of Better Work Pakistan.
The Country Director of the ILO Office in Pakistan (CO-Islamabad) is the Responsible Chief.
Description of Duties
Education : Internationally recognised university degree in human resource management, adult education, international development, enterprise development, industrial engineering, law or other relevant fields.
Experience : Two years of professional experience in working with international buyers sourcing from Pakistan, social dialogue / industrial relations, occupational safety and health (OSH) capacity building in the private sector in developing countries, adult education, industrial engineering, corporate social responsibility (particularly in the field of labour standards compliance and non-compliance remediation) or other relevant field.
Candidates with experience in OSH are strongly encouraged to apply.
Languages : Good English and Urdu communications skills, both oral and written.
How to apply
Applicants can only attach 1 document to their application. This should include a cover letter, and must also include a 2-page statement addressing their claims against the required competencies.
In doing this, you should select 5 to 6 competencies which you are strong at from the competencies listed in this announcement, have a heading for each competency and explain in 2-3 paragraphs how your skills and experience show that you meet this.
Applicants who do not attach this statement will not be considered for interview.
Better Work, as part of the ILO, values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.
For more information please contact and islamabad ilo.org
The closing date for applications is 17 June 2021.