Application Deadline: 09 December 2022
Vacancy no.: TASHKENT/DC/NO/2022/01
Publication date: 21 November 2022
Application deadline (midnight Moscow time): 09 December 2022
Job ID: 10240
Department: RO-Europe and Central Asia
Organization Unit: DWT/CO-Moscow
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: one year renewable, subject to funding and satisfactory conduct and performance
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 [email protected].
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 26,400 United States Dollars yearly.
The position is assigned to the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (DWT/CO-Moscow).
Better Work, with the support of funding from the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank led Multi Donor Trust Fund, is implementing a Better Work bridging programme in Uzbekistan for an initial 18 month’s period. A Memorandum of Understanding between Better Work and the national constituents has been agreed to capture commitments from all parties to ensure an enabling environment for a longer-term Better Work Programme in the country.
In line with the priorities identified in Uzbekistan’s Decent Work Country Programme, this will be done by adopting a thematic capacity building approach that caters to the identified industry needs. The funding will also be used to support national constituents to address dynamics within the textile and garment industry, focusing on how to promote a culture of compliance, more effective partnerships and sound industrial relations and how to work together collaboratively to ensure decent working condition for all actors in the country’s growing apparel industry and to attract investments from the world’s most influential brands and retailers. This Enterprise Advisor position will provide technical assistance to companies in the cotton, textile, garment value chain.
For more information about Better Work please see www.betterwork.org.
Better Work mobilize global brands, governments, factory owners and workers to improve working conditions, drive competitiveness and create a more equitable, more prosperous world.
As a partnership between the UN’s International Labour Organization and the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation, they know how to bring diverse groups together to create positive action that improves working conditions while stimulating productivity and competitiveness.
Better Work create lasting, measurable change by empowering factories to improve the working conditions in their facilities. Their assessments are the global gold standard for rigour and integrity. Their training programs and advisory services change attitudes as well as behaviours.
Through their comprehensive, university-led research, and by sharing best practices from their on-the-ground experience, they are able to shape the agenda well beyond the countries in which they work, influencing governments, brands and policy makers to make improving working conditions a top priority.
Their work and research have demonstrated – to employers, unions, global brands and governments – that improving working conditions and defending the rights of workers benefits all. They have improved the lives of more than three million workers, and millions more family members, while enhancing the profitability of their employers. There is no trade-off between better work and better business.
The position will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme & Operations Officer of Better Work Uzbekistan. The Director of the ILO Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia will also be the Responsible Chief.
Main duties and responsiblities
To provide professional factory level 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
- Using Better Work’s Compliance Assessment Tool, conduct assessments of enterprises’ labour standards and management systems;
- Produce high quality reports in English on (i) assessment findings, (ii) recommendations for improvement, (iii) enterprise improvement plans and (iv) progress reports on implementation;
- Review the reports of other enterprise advisors as part of the Better Work peer review quality assurance system;
- Provide high quality enterprise level advisory services designed to improve enterprise performance. These services will include general coaching, helping to set up and facilitate labour management committees, providing technical advice and conducting training, tailored to identified needs at the factory;
- Develop, adapt and deliver Better Work training services on a needed basis;
- Select, adapt and contextualize other Better Work or ILO products for use at the individual enterprise level as well as for use with the national level constituents;
- Liaise with Better Work Global, other Better Work country programmes and other ILO or development cooperation projects on OSH and ensure best practices are being shared with constituents in Uzbekistan – both at the enterprise level and at the sectoral/ national levels;
- Collaborate with colleagues on the capacity building and policy level work with the tripartite constituents in Uzbekistan in order to improve the effectiveness of the overall programme:
- Manage information in Better Work’s systems including STAR, SharePoint and others and ensure good communication flows with colleagues;
- Actively contribute to the programme’s monitoring and evaluation strategy, research agenda and knowledge management systems;
- Perform other duties as required by the supervisor and/or Responsible Chief.
Internationally recognized first-level university degree in human resource management, adult education, international development, industrial engineering, enterprise development, law, or other relevant fields. An advanced degree in one of the above subjects would be a strong advantage.
At least two years of professional experience at the national level in occupational safety and health (OSH), social dialogue/industrial relations, capacity building in the private sector in developing countries, adult education, industrial engineering, corporate social responsibility or another relevant field.
Very good command of English. Excellent knowledge of Russian and Uzbek.
- Good analytical skills;
- Good knowledge of the Uzbek labour-related laws and regulations;
- Good group facilitation, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and proven experience of delivering classroom and virtually based training;
- Understanding of enterprise level human resource management, production and quality systems;
- 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;
- Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations
- Self-motivated and ability to work independently in an outcomes-based work culture as well as contributing to the work of a team;
- Strong analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution and good drafting skills
- Good drafting skills and demonstrated ability to prepare reports;
- Capacity to sensitively liaise and network with a range of stakeholders including staff, donors, international buyers, government officials, management, unions and NGOs;
- Ability to work with word processing and computer software packages required for work and other software packages for producing information materials;
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
- Clear commitment to mainstream gender into project activities
Applicants can only attach one document to their application. This should include a cover letter and must also include a 2-page statement addressing their claims against the above competencies. In doing this you should have a heading for each competency and explain in 2 -3 paragraphs to the selection committee how your skills and experience show that you meet these. 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 [email protected]
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