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Ethiopia: Enterprise Advisor - NOA (Ethiopian Nationals Only) Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: International Labour Organization
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 28 Sep 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

ADDIS ABABA/DC/NO/2018/09

AWASSA/DC/NO/2018/10

Post Title : Enterprise Advisor

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months) with possibility of extension

Duty Station : 1 in Addis Ababa, 1 in Awassa, Ethiopia

Introduction

The ILO Country Office for Ethiopia Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan, and for the Special Representative to the AU and ECA will be implementing a comprehensive sectoral intervention to advance decent work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia through the ILO Apparel and Textiles Programme. A commitment to the textile and garment sector is part of Ethiopia’s broad Industrial Development Strategic Plan (2013-2025) to propel the country to middle-income status over the next decade.

Better Work Ethiopia, as a component of the Advancing Decent Work and Industrialisation in Ethiopia Programme, aims to improve working conditions in the nascent apparel sector in Ethiopia. While this growing sector represents opportunities for business, industrialization, job creation and inclusive economic growth, a concerted effort from various actors is required to realize this potential. This project is part of a comprehensive sectoral intervention of the ILO to advance decent work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia. This will be achieved through interventions at factory, sectoral and national level to improve worker wellbeing and achieve higher industry productivity and competitiveness.

Better Work Ethiopia will focus, through its Core Services delivery model of assessment, advisory and training work on improved compliance with labour standards and will partner with factories to improve working conditions by providing practical assistance to help workers and employers in the workplace to engage and cooperate effectively, to self-diagnose and to fix problems themselves. Better Work will also work with leading brands, retailers and manufacturers and harness their commercial influence in order to further stimulate improvements.

The function of the position will be 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.

Reporting lines

Based in Addis Ababa or Awassa, the incumbent of the position will work under the direct supervision of the Better Work Enterprise Advisor Team Leader and will be reporting to the Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO Apparel and Texile Programme in Addis Ababa.

Roles & Responsibilities

· Using Better Work’s Compliance Assessment Tool, independently conduct assessments of enterprises’ labour standards and management systems;

· Independently 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 advisors as part of the Better Work peer review quality assurance system.

· Provide high quality enterprise level consultancy services designed to improve enterprise performance. These services will include general coaching, facilitating labour management committees, providing technical advice and conducting training, tailored to identified needs at the factory;

· Assist in the development, adaptation and implementation of Better Work training services on an as needed basis;

· Collaborate with colleagues in the other components of the ILO Apparel and Textiles Programme programme in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the overall programme.

· Select, adapt and contextualise Better Work products for use at the individual enterprise level based on needs;

· Assist in the managment of information in Better Work’s systems including STAR and SharePoint and contribute to the programme’s monitoring and evaluation strategy, research agenda and knowledge management systems.

· Contribute to the financial sustainability of the programme by encouraging the participation of enterprises in programme activities and continuously considering the efficient use of programme resources.

· As appropriate, act as focal person for specific technical areas when required by the team leader;

· Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

Education – First level University Degree in Human Resource Management, Adult Education, International Development, Industrial Engineering, Law, or other relevant field.

Experience - At least one or two years of professional experience in social dialogue/industrial relations, capacity building in the private sector in developing countries, adult education, industrial engineering, industrial relations, corporate social responsibility (particularly in the field of labour standards compliance and remediation) or other relevant field. People with experience in industrial engineering or industrial relations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Languages – Excellent knowledge of English and a good knowledge of the local language of the duty station.

Competencies

· Good English and local language communications skills, both oral and written;

· Good analytical skills;

· Good knowledge of the Ethiopian labour- related law and regulations;

· Good group facilitation, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and proven experience of delivering classroom training. Experience in industrial relations and building of social dialogue between management and worker representatives at the workplace would be an advantage;

· 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;

· Good understanding of principles of gender equality and principles of equal opportunity and how these can be promoted as part the responsibilities of the post;

· Self-motivated and ability to work independently in an outcomes-based work culture as well as contributing to the work of a team;

· 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;

REMUNERATION

The ILO offers a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the United Nations Common System of salaries, allowances and benefits.


How to apply:

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit https://jobs.ilo.org/. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable but not selected for this position can also be offered to be assigned on another temporary position at the same or at a lower grade provided that said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position.

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