ILO Job Vacancy: National Project Officer - Jakarta, Indonesian

Title: National Project Officer
Deadline for application: 16 February 2017
Project Title: SEA Fisheries Project (Strengthened Coordination to Combat Trafficking in Fisheries in Southeast Asia)
Duty Station: Jakarta

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The SEA Fisheries Project aims to reduce trafficking in fisheries, by strengthening coordination and increasing the efficiency and efficacy of the efforts already underway at the national and regional levels. Given the considerable array of actors and initiatives, a regional coordination body will be established and supported to build links between the key interventions and approaches, develop and implement joint strategies, and share information. The project will be regional in nature, with a particular focus on Thailand and Indonesia. One of the first priorities of the project will be to set out the specific mandate, composition and functions of this regional body, drawing from other multi-stakeholder initiatives in the region and beyond. The entity will be broad-based and include various government departments (the competent authorities on labour, migration, trafficking and fisheries), civil society organizations, workers ‘groups, industry associations, buyer groups, international organizations and research institutions. Scoping and analysis of the activities of the key stakeholders will shape the design of action plans at the regional level, and for Thailand and Indonesia as two regional hubs of activity in this area. To support the common goals of these action plans, the project will deliver specific activities and conduct research and analysis. Ownership and participation, in particular by the governments, regional institutions, the private sector and development partners, will be key to ensuring sustainability. Links will also be made with national task forces and ASEAN frameworks on migration, trafficking and fisheries. The integration of the regional coordination body and strategy into existing structures will be explored from the project outset. The project’s goal is to reduce trafficking and labour exploitation in fisheries, by strengthening coordination at the regional and national level.

The Position
A project team consists of Project Manager (P4), National Project Officer (NO-B) and Administrative and Finance Assistant (GS-5) will be based in ILO Jakarta Office. The National Project Officer will support the Project Manager to execute the SEA Fisheries Project. The National Project Officer will work under direct supervision of the Project Manager and under general guidance from the Director of ILO Jakarta. He/She will receive technical guidance, support from ILO DWT Bangkok (primary technical backstopping unit of this project). The incumbent will work closely with ILO constituents and other relevant on-going ILO projects and programmes in Indonesia.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager of SEA Fisheries project, the National Project Officer will perform the following technical and general tasks:
  • Support the Project Manager in effective coordination and planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project activities, in conformity with ILO policies and project strategies, and in accordance with ILO programming guidelines and country/action programs, and administrative and financial procedures, in consultation with the responsible units/field office;
  • Assist the Project Manager in programming of the project resource, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring the situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendation for remedial action;
  • Assist in the mapping of current and planned anti-trafficking activities which concern fisheries at national level;
  • Participate in the preparation and/or implementation of conferences, seminars, workshops, national dialogue sessions, technical consultations, training sessions and other project meetings. Draft speeches, make presentations and address meetings on behalf of the project. When assigned, speak on behalf of the ILO when attending these gatherings alone;
  • Consult with national-level partners to identify and document relevant experiences that may be used in the development of regional activities and regional public goods;
  • Review and analyse country specific development plans and priorities, socioeconomic data, reports and other relevant information; identify potential additional future funding for technical cooperation in the assigned technical areas.  Provide written analysis on the findings to the project management;
  • Contribute innovative ideas for project strategies and programme/project development.  Draft portions of programme and budget reporting related to project contribution, project proposals, programme background, country strategy papers as assigned;
  • Monitor progress of project activities by reviewing, verifying and analysing work-plans, progress reports, final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness. Identify problems, propose solutions and action and follow-up with relevant regional bodies, national government social partners, and other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets;
  • Establish and maintain close links with relevant national and local stakeholders, such as national and local authorities, employers’ and workers’ organizations and other stakeholders, active in the area of human rights and trafficking;
  • Prepare briefs, background information, periodical reports, subject matter related technical reports and statistical data on status of project activities and relevant developments in the country;
  • Undertake missions to project sites independently or accompanying other officials;
  • Ensure adherence to the ILO rules and regulations for financial and administrative matters and ensure timely fulfilment of all obligations and delivery of expected results of the project activities in the country;
  • Promote ILO policies and core values in the related technical areas of the project;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager.
Education - First level university degree in a relevant field:  economics, social science, law or human rights.

Experience Three to five years of professional experience at the national level in the area of law, human rights, economic, or social sciences.  Familiarity with ILO policies and procedures particularly of technical cooperation projects would be an advantage.

Languages Excellent command of English and Bahasa Indonesia in speaking and in writing.

  • Proven ability to act with integrity and transparency by maintaining social, ethical and organisational norms, and to meet all commitments within the prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to perform complex analyses on a wide range of factors, policies and priorities for the assessment and implementation of the project;
  • Ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution, ability to negotiate;
  • Ability to promote knowledge sharing and learning culture, and to focus and guide others to meet objectives at individual and group level;
  • Ability to plan and support the development of individual's skills and abilities for a more effective fulfilment of current or future job/role responsibilities;
  • Excellent report-writing skills both in English and Bahasa Indonesia, communication skills and ability to build networks to obtain cooperation with partners;
  • Shares knowledge – Shares important or relevant knowledge and information formally (e.g. workshops, seminars) or informally (e.g. conversations with colleagues); promotes knowledge transfer.
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 your CV and 3 references to:

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