In June 2017, Zambia finalized the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP), highlighting employment promotion as a strategic and key priority for the country, and committing to creating at least 1 million jobs by 2021 (p. 84). A similar target is also stipulated in the Strategy for Industrialization and Job Creation of 2013. To reach this goal, the Government has developed the National Employment and Labour Market Policy (NELMP), with technical assistance from the ILO. The NELMP, a strategic document that provides an overarching framework for employment promotion and labour market improvement, was submitted to Cabinet for approval in 2016. Upon adoption of 7NDP, Cabinet requested revisions to the NELMP to align it to the 7NDP. In November 2017, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security requested ILO’s support towards revising the existing draft NELMP, whose development was guided by ILO Employment Convention No. 122, already ratified by Zambia.
Given the youth employment challenges, the International Labour Organization (ILO) through its Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCP) has been supporting interventions on youth employment. Building on the work previous ILO work, this project aims at realizing more and decent employment outcomes for youth, contributing to tripartite constituents’ priorities, aligned to the 7th National Development Plan, and enhanced economic diversification to create more and better job opportunities for all especially young people. The project also contributes to attainment of SDG targets, focusing on increasing relevant skills for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship (Target 4.4); improving productivity within labour-intensive sectors (Target 8.2); and achieving full and productive employment and decent work and equal pay for work of equal value for all (Target 8.5).
Description of Duties:
Excellent knowledge of English and a good knowledge of another working language of the duty station.
“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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