National Programme Officer (NPO) - Cotton

Application deadline 23. Aug
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Friday, 12:22
Application deadline
Business / Employer name
International Labour Organization (lLO)
Job categories
  • Legal
Job Role
Program or Product Management
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Dar es Salaam District Dar Es Salaam

Daily News 11/8/2017

International Labour Office

National Programme Officer (NPO) - Cotton

The International Labour Organization (lLO) currently seeks to recruit a highly qualified, motivated and experienced National Programme Officer- Cotton

Summaries of Main duties and responsibilities
• Gain an in-depth understanding of the cotton value chain and its actors and of south-south cooperation strategies;
• Follow-up with relevant departments at executing agencies, government offices, constituents and other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets of the project;
• Assist the CTA in the project planning, implementation and monitoring of the project;
• Provide programming and administrative support to programmes and project in areas of responsibility;
• Prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analyzing and monitoring situations of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations to management for remedial actions;
• Develop terms of reference for the project's activities and subcontractors;
• Monitor progress of project activities, identify problems, and provide evidence for corrective measures to be taken;
• Prepare and submit consolidated monitoring and progress reports, including Technical Progress Reports, to the Programme Unit for reporting on progress to ILO headquarters and regional office and ILO Brasilia;
• Meet on a regular basis with Government child labour staff to understand their challenges and constraints and provide technical support;
• Manage the relations with the other child labour partners and meet on a regular basis with other development partners and explore partnership options and synergies;
• Prepare briefs, periodical reports and statistical data on status of project activities to FPRW, ILO Dar es salaam
• Salaam Country Office, ILO Brasilia and to the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) Unit;
• Ensure visibility of the project activities by drafting news items, taking quality pictures etc and sharing them with the office communication unit, ILO Brasilia and \FPRW in ILO headquarters;
• Draft in, or translate into, local language(s) news releases, official correspondence, statements and speeches and other public information material;
• Participate in the organization of events, conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings;
• Brief ILO specialists, project experts, associate experts and visiting officials and provide relevant information on programme matters;
• Facilitate missions from ILO Brasilia, Technical Units in FPRW-IPEC, Child Labour Specialists and others;
• Supervise the work of support staff;
• Support evaluation missions with logistics;
• Identify potential partners and child labour champions;
• Perform other duties as may be assigned.


Education - First level University Degree (or equivalent) in law, social sciences, development studies, information management or other relevant field. The Applicant should also have proven qualifications on planning, monitoring and evaluations and data collection, storage and analysis.

Experience - At least one or two years of work experience of programme/project implementations in the area of child rights, gender, entrepreneurial and skills development, legal reforms, poverty reduction, micro finance, applied research or social work. Experience in implementing development projects at field level is an asset. Experience in working with local government is an asset.

Languages - Excellent written and spoken command of English. Good knowledge of Swahili. Spanish or Portuguese would be an advantage

• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to organize and meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
• Ability to work proactively in the spirit of team work.
• Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship with international and national
• colleagues working in the same field.
• Excellent verbal and written English and good knowledge of local language(s)
• Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures
• Ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyze problems with implementations
• Good drafting skills
• Ability to organize own work.
• Ability to work with different computer software and databases
• Must demonstrate responsible behavioutand attention to detail.

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