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ILO Uganda Jobs 2022 – Fresher Junior Professional Officer

Job Title: Junior Professional Officer (Decent Work & Inclusive Economic Growth for Refugees, Host Communities) – ILO Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy no.: JPO/KAMPALA/P2/2022/01

Reports to: Chief Technical Adviser, ILO PROSPECTS Uganda



International Labour Organization (ILO) Profile:

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing with labour problems, particularly international labour standards, social protection, and work opportunities for all. The ILO has 187 member states: 186 of the 193 UN member states plus the Cook Islands are members of the ILO. In 1969, the organization received the Nobel Peace Prize for improving peace among classes, pursuing decent work and justice for workers, and providing technical assistance to other developing nations.



Job Summary:

The JPO will accompany and assist the supervisor and the ILO PROSPECTS team in any relevant missions, seminars workshops and meetings. Performance management will be reviewed in accordance with ILO’s Performance Management Framework, as applicable to Junior Professional Officers.



Roles and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the supervisor, the JPO will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

Programme support and technical assistance

  • Provide assistance to all programme management functions, supporting the programme manager, national technical coordinators and finance and administrative staff.
  • Assist in the technical backstopping of the various components of the ILO PROSPECTS programme in country, working closely with national technical coordinators, ILO technical specialists (field and HQ), implementing partners, beneficiaries and other national and international partners, including PROSPECTS partners.
  • Participate in ILO and other technical workshops and meetings relating to PROSPECTS interventions and other related areas of engagement and support to national constituents.
  • Engage in the day-to-day work of programme implementation and offer assistance as may be assigned by the supervisor, including for example in the areas of strategic planning and analytical work relating to lessons learned.
  • Support resource mobilisation efforts where relevant through the development of proposals and concept notes with the ILO PROSPECTS programme team.

Knowledge management, learning and communications

  • Contribute to data collection related to M&E and reporting requirements.
  • Participate in the development and dissemination of knowledge on policies and programmes regarding education, training and socio-economic inclusion of refugees and inclusive local economic development. This will include engaging in the ILO PROSPECTS MS Teams Knowledge Platform and related M&E and communications activities across and beyond the partnership.

Research and assessments

  • Contribute to research (quantitative and qualitative) and preparation of reports or sections of reports, studies, guidelines, terms of reference for various technical tasks concerning forced displacement. This will include working with other organisations and partners on their research activities and analysing existing and future publications for ILO purposes.
  • Contribute to the review of policies, legislation and regulations implemented at the country level and to the analysis of findings, as well as to the development of policy options. These will include policies relating to employment, education, vocational education, health, social protection women, youth, disability, immigration, refugee and asylum protection, etc. These reviews will also consider the practical application of policy frameworks and gaps and weaknesses that can be addressed through capacity-building and institutional change.
  • Contribute to research on employment of affected groups, such as refugees, targeting economically vulnerable and socially excluded groups.



Minimum Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate must hold a university degree at M.Sc. or MA level in economics, political sciences, sociology, development, humanitarian, migration and refugee studies.
  • At least two to four years of relevant paid working experience.
  • Experience in employment, refugee, humanitarian or migration related areas, as well as social work, would be an asset.
  • Prior experience working with international or national organisations in East Africa or another developing region would be an asset.
  • Research on skills development, employment and social issues, as well as public policy or development studies would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups and/or refugees would also be an asset.
  • Working experience within the UN system should not exceed 50% of the relevant working experience, including UNV, UN internship and UN consultancy (paid).
  • Good communications skills, both written and verbal, and keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team, take initiative and meet deadlines.
  • Sensitivity to diversity, as well as gender equality issues. Ability to work with MS Office programmes.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in deep field locations as required.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Capacity to work on own initiative, as well as cooperate as a team member.
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment, and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also required.
  • Languages: Proficiency and ability to communicate and draft effectively and concisely in English.
  • Desirable: Good knowledge of Arabic would be an asset.

Desirable: Previous experience in project management and development, monitoring and evaluation and technical knowledge of the subject matter.



How To Apply for ILO Uganda Jobs 2022

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the International Labour Organization in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

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Deadline: 17th May 2022



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