National Project Manager (PNPM Coordination and Knowledge Sharing) – (MAMPU)

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Human Resources Development Unit

International Labour Office Jakarta

Vacancy No:

JAKARTA/2013/001

Date:

21 January 2013

Position title:

National Project Manager (PNPM Coordination and Knowledge Sharing)

Deadline for application:

08 February 2013

Project title:

MAMPU – Access to Employment and Decent Work

Organization unit:

CO ILO Jakarta

Grade:

NO-B

Duty Station: 

Jakarta

Contract type:

Fixed-term

   

Duration:

One year (with possible extension)

Expected starting date:

25 February 2013

This position is subject to confirmation of funding.

For any questions related to this post, please contact: – Ms. Miranda Fajerman, Chief Technical Adviser, ILO CO Jakarta - fajerman@ilo.org.

Background

The MAMPU Access to Employment and Decent Work project is designed to promote economic and social empowerment of women through strategies that strengthen women’s access to and equitable involvement in formal employment in Indonesia. The Project will work with various institutions and organisations in Indonesia to strengthen the capacity of key stakeholders to promote the Project’s objectives – to strengthen poor, vulnerable and marginalised women’s access to employment and equality in employment.

Specifically, the national project manager will be required to oversee, manage and coordinate the Project’s pilots programs with the Government’s National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM); to manage high level partnerships with Government representatives at the national and local levels to support eventual integration of programs into PNPM; and lead and coordinate knowledge sharing and reporting within the ILO, among Government agencies and with AusAID MAMPU Project partners.

These responsibilities fall within the broader MAMPU project objectives of economic and social empowerment for target beneficiaries. Economic and social empowerment of women workers will be pursued through the following strategic interventions –

- Strengthening the organisational capacity and representation of targeted vulnerable women workers;

- Supporting women to transition from informal to formal employment;

- Strengthening the ability of partner civil society organisations to provide services and facilities to women to reduce barriers to decent work in the formal sector;

- Supporting employer incentives to empower women and implement better working conditions and innovative employment responses; and

- Influencing and strengthening national and local policies, programs and laws to promote women’s economic empowerment and equality.

The main areas of intervention of the project will take place through a series of pilot projects. Pilot projects will include –

1. Supporting home based workers to formalize and access better working conditions and livelihoods;

2. Strengthening the ability of trade unions and women’s organisations to organize and better represent women’s rights and interests at work;

3. Technical assistance to employers to support decent work for women and substantive equality in terms of labour market outcomes; and

4. Supporting women’s cooperatives and groups to provide accessible childcare services and other facilities to enable poor women to access or return to employment.

These pilot programs have a strong focus on institution building of local project partners to strengthen the visibility, representation and social and economic empowerment of women workers in Indonesia. In addition to these pilot programs, the project will support policy reform and provide programme support at the national and local levels to promote a more conducive environment for women to access formal employment. Awareness raising and advocacy on principles of equality and non-discrimination in employment will also be promoted.

Reporting lines

The National Project Manager will be supervised by the Project Technical Chief Adviser (CTA).

Main duties and responsibilities

1. Ensure the design and development of work plans and implementation strategies of programmes linking in with PNPM are technically sound and communicated and coordinated with PNPM at the national and local levels.

2. Monitor and provide coordination and responsive support to local Project Officers in North Sumatra and East Java to support the implementation of activities implemented by project facilitators. Provide overall oversight to facilitators’ capacity building and training needs.

3. Substantively analyse the operating environment, identify challenges in implementation of facilitators’ duties and/or coordination with local PNPM offices and timely readjust of the operations and put into practice of the corrective measures.

4. Provide technical assistance and coordination to concerned government organizations with a view to support eventual integration of project programs into PNPM training materials and program.

5. Identify sources of information related to programme and document best practices and lessons learned directly linked to PNPM programme activities. Contribute to organizational learning and knowledge sharing within the ILO Jakarta Office, PNPM Support Facility (PSF), PNPM, relevant ILO units and departments and MAMPU partners.

6. Review project reports on PNPM activities from facilitators and other reports and identify operational problems and develop workable solutions and monitor follow-up actions.

7. Initiate and lead knowledge sharing activities and coordination of project activities with AusAID MAMPU implementing partners. Develop coordinating mechanism with AusAID, MAMPU implementing partners and establish knowledge networks and communities of practices.

8. Participate in the organisation of project conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings;

9. Prepare budget estimates and expenditures forecasts. Control project budget and monitor the situation of resources as compared to planned activities and make recommendations for remedial actions.

10. Prepare technical briefs, progress reports and adhoc reports on status of programme/project activities.

11. Undertake missions to project sites with project officials and/or stakeholders.

12. Draft and translate into Bahasa Indonesia, various project documents, statements or other public information.

13. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the CTA or ILO Country Director for Indonesia and Timor Leste.

Qualifications requirements:

Education - Advanced level university degree in international development, gender studies, law, economics, social sciences or related field. Extensive experience may be considered in lieu of advanced university degree.

Experience - At least 5 years of professional experience in development programs, social protection, or gender issues. Experience working with PNPM would be considered an advantage.

Languages - Native speaker of Bahasa Indonesia and excellent command of spoken and written English.

Competencies

Excellent ability to engage with senior officials in Government with tact and diplomacy.

Good knowledge of programme and budget, project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices.

Demonstrated capacity to design, develop and implement sustainable development strategies and programs.

Demonstrated ability to interpret information and to identify and analyse problems and design technical interventions.

Demonstrated ability to support synthesise reports and promote knowledge sharing.

Excellent ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in Bahasa Indonesia and in English.

Excellent ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.

Demonstrated skills in research, planning, organization and monitoring skills.

Good computer applications skills.

Additional Information

All applicants are required to submit a CV and a written statement that addresses each of the above competencies. The written statement should be no more than 2 pages in total and must address each of the listed competencies to be considered for the position. Cover letter is optional.

Written Examination and Interview

Prospective candidates will be required to sit a written examination and take part in an interview.

Application

Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be notified. Please submit application indicating the Vacancy Announcement Number along with CV, 3 references and other supporting documents to:

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE

Email: hrdjkt@ilo.org

Only qualified candidates will be notified.

The ILO promotes opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive employment in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity

Reviewed by RHRD, RO-Bangkok

17 January 2013

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