Technical Officer, P3, Djibouti

  • ILO - International Labour Organization 
  • Djibouti
  • Nov 05, 2020
Mid-level ILO - International Labour Organization

Job Description



The ILO seeks to recruit the services of a Project Technical Officer for the implementation of the ILO Project on “Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving Opportunities for Regular Labour Mobility” financed by the European Union (EU) Emergency Trust Fund.


The project is designed as a core element of the EU’s project “Towards Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD region” which aims to contribute to laying the groundwork for the implementation of the free movement protocol in the IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) region. The overall objective of the project is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD countries through knowledge generation, capacity building, promoting social dialogue and rights based approach to labour migration and mobility governance in the broader context of the regional integration process. In the long term, the project is expected to extend decent work opportunities migrants and potential migrants and contribute to regional integration, strengthen the link between economic growth and job growth, and enhance the social and economic integration of migrants.


The incumbent will be based in Djibouti City, Djibouti, and travel to IGAD Member States to facilitate and support implementation of project outputs and activities. Within the policy and procedural requirements established by the ILO and the project, the Project Technical Officer will closely work with and provide technical support and guidance to the IGAD secretariat, its Member States, external collaborators and partners in the implementation of the activities of the project. In particular, technical guidance will be provided in enhancing fair and effective national and regional labour migration and mobility governance systems policies, conducting and advising on findings from assessments, development of training materials and tools as well as day to day implementation of project activities.


Reporting lines


Under the overall responsibility of the Director of ILO CO-Addis Ababa, the incumbent  will work under direct supervision of the project’s Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) and technical guidance of the technical expert.  He/she will be responsible for the following activities at regional and national level: 

Description of Duties
  • Provide technical guidance and backstopping in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities;
  • Provide technical inputs and coordinate the development of studies, thematic reports, tools and training materials developed by the project, external collaborators and partner institutions and ensure wide dissemination and use of the findings and tools delivered by the project.
  • Monitor, coordinate and guide activities carried out by external collaborators and service providers, and implementing partners and come up with innovative ways of doing things to ensure timely delivering the project activities and attainment of project objectives.
  • Support development and management of results management framework including development of robust monitoring and evaluation plan with clear indicators and targets at various levels.
  • Support in drafting of periodic reports, activity reports, project briefing notes and other ad-hoc reports on the progress of project, in line with the logical framework and M&E plan of the project and requirements of the ILO and the donor, EU;
  • Assist in the preparation for and be involved in the periodic reviews and final evaluation of the project.
  • Contribute to planning, organizing and facilitating consultative meetings, trainings, seminars and workshops and serve as a resource person in trainings, workshops and technical consultations on various topics related to labour migration.
duties continued
  • Provide technical inputs to IGAD secretariat in drafting, finalizing and implementation of labour-related aspects of the free movement protocol and its implementation roadmap;
  • Provide technical advice to concerned governments, employers' and workers' organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other project stakeholders in the area of labour migration and mobility governance and regional integration.
  • strengthen ILO’s relationships and cooperation with the government of Djibouti and its key ministries and partners particularly the Ministry of Labour, as well as employers' organization, workers' organizations and sister UN agencies;
  • Understand and promote ILO policies regarding labour migration, employment creation, skills recognition, protection, forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment for women and men, and the relevant International Labour Standards.
  • Collaborate and closely work with partners implementing multi country and regional programs in the horn of Africa.
  • Undertake missions for the purpose of providing technical support and facilitate implementation of activities following ILO established guidelines, manuals and standards.
  • Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the CTA and CO-Addis Ababa.
Required qualifications

First level university degree in development studies, economics, and other related social science fields.

  • At least five years of professional experience, of which at at least  three years at international level, in labour migration and mobility governance, labour migration dynamics preferably at regional or sub-regional level.
  • Proven capacity to initiate and implement multi country technical cooperation programmes and projects.
  • Previous experience with the UN agencies and NGOs is an added advantage



Excellent knowledge of French and good knowledge of English.

  • Solid field experience in designing and implementing project activities preferably in the fields of labour migration, skills development, and/or employment.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding about the migration dynamics in the Horn of Africa;
  • Capacity to provide first-line technical advice in the area of labour migration, Mobility governance and related subjects.
  • Ability to prepare and guide development of reports and publications of a high quality which lead to an action plan and programme development;
  • Ability to provide credible design and implementation assistance to the CTA, technical specialists in carrying out research, project formulation and implementation;
  • Capability to guide and coordinate the work of external collaborators, service providers and implementing partners;
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism, personal discipline and impartiality;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
competencies continued
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Flexibility and openness to learn and develop personally as well as professionally
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision;
  • Ability to work under political and time pressure, and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes
  • Proficiency in basic computer software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and WP).


Conditions of employment

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to ILO Staff Regulations and other relevant internal rules. Any offer of employment with the ILO is conditional upon certification by the ILO Medical Adviser that the person concerned is medically fit to perform the specific inherent requirements of the position offered. In order to confirm an offer from the ILO the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination.
  • Any extension 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.

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Organization type

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