POSITION OPEN TO SOMALIAN NATIONALS ONLY
Vacancy no.: DC/BAIDOA/GS/2020/04
Publication date: 20 July 2020
Application deadline (midnight local time): 19 August 2020
Job ID: 3851
Organization Unit: CO-Addis Ababa
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 1 year
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:
*The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria.
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 Organization. A one-year fixed-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.
Somalia is severely fragile and impoverished, with half of the population living below the poverty line. Domestic revenue is still insufficient to allow the government to deliver services to citizens. Ongoing and sustained conflict for three decades has bequeathed a legacy of poor and damaged infrastructure in Somalia, caused by the direct impact of military operations, but also by a virtually non-existent system of infrastructure management, rehabilitation and maintenance. Roads are often impassable which has left many communities without access to local markets or basic services such as health centres. This has resulted in lack of physical access to livelihood and employment opportunities for all Somalis, but has had a particularly severe impact on returnees and IDPs. Moreover, the governance Institutions, both at local and national level, lack institutional, technical, financial and management capacity.
A 2018 study by European Union (EU) recommended “an increase investment in a range of basic services, livelihoods, housing, security and protection in cities so that displaced people (in particular IDPs and returnees) can not only feel they belong but enjoy better living standards, which are currently very poor for many displaced and returning people. Moreover, a recent mission by KfW officials echoes these views and identified urban infrastructure as critical to enhance the livelihoods of host communities, returnees and IDPs.
The ILO has received funds from the KfW and part of the funds will used to rehabilitate selected infrastructure in Baidoa to improve accessibility in the town, create employment opportunities and improve the livelihoods of IDPs, returning refugees and their host communities. The project will improve roads, provide street lightening to improve security, rehabilitate markets and drainage structures. The project will also provide capacity development to Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) (Baidoa), Baidoa District Administration (BDA), Local construction companies to select and design employment intensive and local resources-based approach in infrastructure development.
In December 2019 a consultant was engaged to carry out feasibility studies of the proposed infrastructure. In addition, the consultant prepared a draft Environmental and Social Safeguard Framework (ESMF)
Under the overall responsibility of the CO-Addis Ababa Director, the Project Assistant in Environmental and Social Safeguard will work under the guidance and technical supervision of the Project Manager in Baidoa, in collaboration with the ILO Regional Office for Africa. S/he will perform the following duties:
Completion of secondary school education, supplemented by technical or university level courses in environmental science or related course.
Six years of progressively responsible clerical and administrative experience of which at least one year in environment and social safeguard management of construction related projects.
Excellent command of English and Good knowledge of Somali language.
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