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New Job Opportunity Polokwane at International Labour Organization (ILO) South Africa - Technical Advisor May, 2020

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Position: Technical Advisor for Employment Intensive Works - Roads (TAEIW-R)
Grade: P4
Vacancy no.: DC/PRETORIA/2020/P/04
Publication date: 30 April 2020
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 22 May 2020
Job ID: 3385
Department: RO-Africa 
Organization Unit: DWT/CO-Pretoria
Location: Polokwane
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 01/07/2020 - 30/06/202
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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 (midnight Geneva time).

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 12 months Fixed-term contract will be given, with a posibility of further extension . on availability of funds. 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:
  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates.
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Introduction
The ILO is providing a technical assistance to the South African Government in the planning, coordination and monitoring of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), which is one of its flagship programmes aimed at combating persistent unemployment, inequality and poverty particularly among the historically disadvantaged people. The EPWP is one of the largest public employment programmes in the world and implemented in four sectors: infrastructure, environment and culture, social and non-state (Not for Profit) sectors. Its greatest strengths include leveraging public infrastructure investments to maximise employment and employability through technical and entrepreneurial skills development as well as to improve service delivery for the vulnerable sections of the community.

The ILO provides support in building capacity of public implementing bodies and private sector service providers as well as in enhancing procedures and processes for application of employment intensive methodologies in line with international good practices. The ILO also supports the development of local capacity for Employment Intensive technology training and promotes energy resilient construction techniques as well as research and development on innovative and transformative infrastructure delivery.

The ILO deployed two teams of qualified engineers, one at National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) and the other based in Limpopo Province. The Technical Advisor for Employment Intensive works in the Road sector (AEIW-R) will be joining the team at the Limpopo Department of Public Works Roads and Infrastructure (LDPWRI) and will be based Polokwane.

Reporting lines:

Under the overall supervision of the Director, ILO DWT for Eastern and Southern Africa and Country Office for South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini, and under direct supervision of the ILO Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) in Polokwane, the incumbent of the position will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the infrastructure component of the Expanded Public works programme (EPWP), with a special focus on mainstreaming employment intensive approach in the development and maintenance of Provincial, District and National Roads in Limpopo Province as well as other infrastructure works including Buildings, Water and Sanitation Works. He /She will also support the DPW in building a training capacity for labour-based technology in Limpopo province.

In order to provide a coordinated input and ensure delivery of the project, the incumbent will work closely with EIIP Specialist attached to the ILO Decent Work Team in Pretoria, staff from other ILO supported projects operating in South Africa, the EPWP Regional Technical Support unit (Infrastructure), LDPWRI and its EPWP Chief Directorate led by the Chief Director.

Description of Duties
The TAEIW-R will support the implementation of the infrastructure component of the EPWP with a special focus on provincial and municipal roads.

More specifically, AEIW - Roads will carry out, but not limited to, the following duties
Policy development and promotion
• Produce discussion documents and knowledge products to assist in the development and promotion of employment intensive investment policies, strategies and implementation tools for adoption by implementing agencies.
• Participate in the development of promotional materials on policies, strategies and work methods relating to pro-employment public works.
• Participate in the development of guidelines, handbooks and publications for the implementation of different portfolios of infrastructure using Labour-intensive methods of construction viz:
o Quarterly and Annual Infrastructure sector Plans
o Good practice documents on roads local-resource-based approaches
o Comparative analysis Documents on EI potential of different roads materials
o Climate resilient construction techniques.

Skills / capacity development
• Support the updating and development of Training Materials
• Participate in the training and Re-orientation of EPWP road sector Officials involved in coordinating and managing the EPWP in Provincial Departments and Municipalities as well as private sector officials involved in implementing EPWP roads and other infrastructure or non-infrastructure projects
• Contribute to the national, regional and international Training activities as delegated.
• Participate in the design and monitoring of field trials and quality assurance of infrastructure works to ensure productivity, quality and effectiveness in the delivery of employment intensive infrastructure projects
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Project management and technical support
• Advise implementing public bodies in the identification, planning, and implementation of infrastructure projects in a manner that increases and optimises labour intensity and is compliant with EPWP principles by:
o Reviewing. Tender documents in compliance with EPWP/LIC requirements
o Providing Technical support to selected road and other infrastructure projects
o Developing Technical Reporting templates/checklists for monitoring road and other infrastructure projects including cross-cutting issues
• Provide on-going technical support to practitioners and officials of institutions implementing the EPWP
• Assist relevant bodies in optimising labour intensity in Provincial, District and National Roads Projects in the Limpopo Province.
• Provide technical advice to emerging consultants, contractors and mentors in project planning, design and supervision as well as realigning of project activities to EPWP and LIC principles;
• Prepare Project Routine Reports as required by the ILO.
• Attend and actively participate in meetings as delegated by the ILO CO Director and CTA.

Research

• In collaboration with relevant stakeholders, manage and/or carry out research and studies that contribute to optimization and mainstreaming of the use of Employment Intensive (EI) methods.
• Disseminate Research and Study Reports to all relevant stakeholders and also present accepted peer reviewed Reports at relevant Seminars and Conferences.
• Develop low cost Computer and Web based Programs aimed at assisting emerging Consulting Engineers and Contractors in planning, design and construction.
• Develop Terms of Reference (ToRs) for various studies in the Infrastructure Sector.

Advocacy
• Undertake EPWP and EIIP Advocacy activities.
• Disseminate and promote adoption of good practices used in South Africa.
• Produce promotional materials (videos, brochures, pamphlets, bill boards, etc.) which target policy makers, programme managers and the general public and assist in branding of EPWP.
• Promote ILO policies regarding workers’ rights, child labour, equal opportunities and treatment for women and men, Green Jobs and relevant International Labour Standards.
• Support activities of the ILO Decent Work Country Team as and when required.

Required qualifications
Education
Advanced university degree in Civil Engineering or other related disciplines with demonstrated expertise in road sector, project management, capacity building as well as development and delivery of training programmes in the above areas. In addition, he/she should have proven qualification on employment intensive technology.
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Experience
At least seven years of professional experience in the infrastructure sector involving national/local government bodies, donor agencies and heterogeneous teams composed of consultants, experts, and local collaborators of different educational and cultural background. The incumbent of the position should have at least three years of working experience at international level, including on employment intensive infrastructure and training delivery. Moreover, the incumbent of the position should have a proven experience in the planning, implementation and monitoring of technical training on labour-based technology. Demonstrated working knowledge of Building Works, Water and Wastewater Engineering or environmental conservation works will be an added advantage. Knowledge of Programming will also be considered as an advantage.

Experience with the ILO, particularly on technical cooperation projects, familiarity with ILO policies and procedures, or experience with UN or other international development agencies and work experience in the sub-Saharan Africa (including South Africa) would be an added advantage.

Languages
Excellent command of English is required and the ability to speak the local language is an added advantage.

Competencies
The TAEIW-R should have the following
• Proven Technical Report writing skills;
• Knowledge of Strategy formulation and business/work planning;
• Ability to influence attitudinal changes in partners towards the use of labour intensive methods;
• Must have a flair for public speaking to large heterogeneous audiences;
• Must have ability to work with diverse multi-discipline teams;
• Ability to provide policy advice and the ability to manage large programmes and coordinate activities among components;
• Demonstrated ability to train, coach and mentor counterpart staff;
• Ability to import and contextualise international best practices;
• Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision;
• Ability to address broader issues outside field of specialization; , and
• Good computing skills, at least in Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint

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.
For more information on conditions of employment, please visit: http://ilo.plateau.com/icontent/CUSTOM/ilo/HRD_PMDOCS/Emp_Conds_EN.pdf

Recruitment process
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit ILO People. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for a written test and/or an interview.

Depending on the location and availability of candidates, assessors and interview panel members, the ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including technical tests or interviews.
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