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 present vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their candidature online by the above date.
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.
The following are eligible to apply :
This ILO technical assistance project forms an integral part of the larger Rural Access and Agriculture Marketing Project (RAAMP) in Nigeria implemented by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in 13 States.
Within this framework, the Chief Technical Advisor will take charge of all activities within the scope of the ILO technical assistance.
He / she will in particular contribute to the Routine Maintenance and Spot Improvements and Decent Work components. The Chief Technical Advisor will be responsible for the overall management of the ILO TA team and support the national team in policy planning, roads and bridge maintenance, OSH and promoting decent work.
He / she will act as the main ILO liaison between Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU) and States Project Implementation Units (SPIUS) and Government field offices and World Bank.
The Chief Technical Advisor reports to the Director of the ILO Country Office for Nigeria. He / she will receive technical guidance and advice from the EIIP specialist based in Dakar and the EIIP team in DEVINVEST, ILO Geneva.
Description of Duties
Prepare the required progress reports and ad hoc reports on the status of project planning and implementation including the financial management of the project.
Support the development and maintenance of computerized information systems for use in monitoring and reporting on activities and performance.
Develop training modules and material for SPIUs maintenance / asset management units and Road Maintenance Groups, community contractors and spot improvement contractors.
7. Introduce and promote appropriate technologies including the use of employment-intensive work methods in the rehabilitation and effective maintenance schemes, road maintenance and OSH guidelines, standards, procedures, criteria, specifications and formats related to the various engineering aspects of the planning and implementation of the rural road maintenance (including social and environmental aspects) and provide leading support in their adaptation, modification and / or development.
Identify and engage with entrepreneurs within the local construction industry who possess relevant skills for the infrastructure works.
Secure and monitor quality assurance measures for compliance with design specifications.
8. Devise sustainable maintenance arrangements that secure all-weather access and protect past and current infrastructure investments.
Develop appropriate design measures, maintenance procedures, inspection arrangements and continuity plans to secure the necessary climate and natural disaster resilience for the transport infrastructure.
9. Ensure that standard conditions of employment reflecting ambitions of the ILO decent work agenda are fully achieved in the infrastructure works, introducing adequate inclusive measures that secure the full involvement of women, youth, disabled and other groups requiring particular attention.
10. Ensure high-level communications to increase the project’s visibility at the national and international levels. This includes the responsibility to liaise with the Government, RAAMP team, World Bank team, UN team and other key stakeholders, to ensure effective coordination with relevant national strategies and related programmes.
Assist in the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, training and meetings and prepare briefs for World Bank missions.
Advanced university degree in civil engineering
Excellent knowledge of English Language
Conditions of employment
In order to confirm an offer from the ILO the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination.
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