Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.
In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.
The following are eligible to apply:
ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
*The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who are Zambian Nationals.
Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organisation. A short-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.
*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is K 207,361 ( Zambian Kwacha ) yearly.
This position is located in the Programming unit in the ILO Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique (ILO CO- Lusaka). ILO CO-Lusaka `s provides technical and advisory services to Government, Workers’ and Employers’ organisations as the Tripartite Constituents of the ILO.
The goal of the ILO is decent work for women and men throughout the world. Decent work is central to global efforts to reducing poverty and is a means for achieving equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) are the main instruments through which the ILO member states, together with Workers’ and Employers’ organisations (Constituents) coordinate and effectively implement various technical cooperation programmes aimed at achieving Decent Work for All. Developed in partnership with ILO constituents at country level and aligned to national development frameworks, DWCPs aim to tackle major decent work deficits through a limited number of integrated and mutually reinforcing strategic objectives of decent work.
While the promotion of decent work is the primary mandate of the ILO, the United Nations system as a whole has a role to play in promoting full and productive employment and decent work for all. Therefore, the ILO works in close collaboration with other UN agencies to make Decent Work a reality for all working women and men and contribute effectively towards national development, poverty reduction and inclusive growth
As a team member, the incumbent provides a variety of general office support services, completing a range of standard support tasks in an efficient, effective and client-oriented manner. Such tasks contribute to the timely and effective functioning of business operations and may encompass duties related to correspondence preparation, document preparation, database maintenance, meetings support, travel, registry and/or mail services. The incumbent is required to use standard office equipment and the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to process transactions. Work is governed by established rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines governing operational areas.
The position works under the supervision of Sr. Programme Assistant. Supervision received is focused on the quality and timeliness of the delivery of work assignments. The incumbent works with some degree of operational independence in performing the day-to-day work and consults the supervisor for guidance on non-standard issues.
Internal contacts are with staff in the work unit or related programmes to obtain, provide or clarify information on matters related to specific assignments and to relay instructions from the supervisor.
External contacts are primarily with visitors/callers to the Office, meeting participants and/or external service providers to follow up on routine matters, exchange information or direct them to the appropriate person.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Provide a range of support services in the areas of general office administration, finance and/or HR that contribute to the timely delivery of business operations in accordance with applicable standards.
Draft and prepare standard correspondence and other materials on own initiative or from instructions, ensuring clarity of content and compliance with applicable standards and finalize for signature. Prepare draft translations of correspondence and other documents. Word process and format in final form a variety of documents.
Maintain and update databases. Input data and process routine administrative actions in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system related to leave entitlements, contracts, purchase orders, payments processing, and/or travel.
Provide support for the official travel of staff, including for travel and accommodation arrangements, security clearances, visa requirements and transportation of personal effects.
Provide support for meetings and events, including processing administrative actions in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, preparing and distributing invitation letters, agendas and other materials, arranging meeting facilities and equipment, making travel arrangements, preparing routine cost estimates and providing support and information to participants on matters of a routine nature.
Register and route mail, correspondence and other documents. Process outgoing mail ensuring most appropriate method in terms of postal rates and regulations. Maintain and organize filing systems for correspondence, documents, publications and/or reference materials. Plan and coordinate the activities of the Office’s registry as required.
Respond to routine telephone, email and in-person inquiries or refer to appropriate contact/unit. Supply readily available information from office files and databases. Receive and direct visitors and arrange appointments.
Maintain and update inventories of office supplies. Ensure stocks are adequate and order supplies in a timely manner. Keep stockroom in order.
Keep abreast of changes to relevant operational rules, regulations, policies, procedures, guidelines and processes and share information with concerned parties.
Perform other relevant duties as assigned.
Assist and provide input in all Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) processes