ILO Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan,

and for the Special Representative to the AU and the ECA

Addis Ababa





The ILO CO-Addis Ababa, is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and qualified candidate for the following position for a period of 8 months (Short Term).

National Programme Officer (NOA)


The International Labour Organization is the UN agency that promotes the global goal of Decent Work. The ILO Country Office of Addis Ababa covers five Eastern African countries namely, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. The Country Office provides support to its constituents through developing a national framework programme called Decent work Country Programme (DWCP) that addresses country priorities identified by constituents in collaboration with ILO Country Office. The framework is aimed at facilitating the delivery of ILO's support to the respective countries toward ensuring sustainable poverty reduction through the integration of decent work priorities with in the national development agenda as set out in the respective countries’ national development plans. As one of the countries covered by the CO Addis Ababa, the constituents in South Sudan have prepared with the support of the ILO a “transitional” Decent work programme. Given the prevailing instability in the country, and in line with UNCT’s practice, such a lighter version of a DWCP is expected to frame ILO’s interventions in South Sudan over a 2 year period. This work builds on programming work completed in 2012 that had produced and advanced draft of a Country Programme.


In order to facilitate the implementation of the programme, the ILO CO Addis Ababa is seeking to hire a national programme officer who will be based in Juba and closely liaise with our constituents.  The National Programme Officer will work under the Director of the Country Office to provide programmatic, administrative, research and analysis assistance in this capacity.


The National Programme Officer will work in collaboration with the programming unit of the CO Addis Ababa and will work under the direct supervision and responsibility of the Director of the CO Addis Ababa. S/he will undertake the following duties:




  • Support the implementation of the interim Decent Work Country Programme of South Sudan.
  • Review and analyse information for preparation and maintenance of reports and records pertaining to activities of the unit, including business plan and periodic reports.
  • Monitor progress of ILO involvement and especially the integration of Decent Work into the various UN reform processes including UNDAFs.
  • Follow up with relevant UN Agencies and ILO Units to expedite implementation and meet targets.
  • Provide programming and administrative support including the development and maintenance of filing or reference system for easy access to information and office organization.
  • Assist the CO Addis Ababa in facilitating efficient communication to and coordination of partners by preparing and following up all correspondence including the maintenance of updated mailing lists.
  • Monitor agreed schedules, organize and participate in meetings with the Government and social partners in South Sudan.
  • Actively participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, training workshops and meetings on behalf of the CO Addis Ababa.
  • Take own initiative and perform work daily to facilitate the effective operations of the CO Addis.
  • Ensure that administrative protocol is followed with other clusters and departments, regional and country offices as well as other agencies outside the ILO.
  • Any other required duties




Education The minimum of first level university degree in social sciences.


Experience At least two years of experience in an international development setting particularly in programmatic work.


Languages Excellent knowledge of English


Required competencies

  • Knowledge of results based planning and programme cycle; analytical skills;
  • Good computer application knowledge; Good drafting skills; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; organizational skills and ability to work on own initiative and as a team member.
  • Ability to clarify information
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to deal with people with tack and diplomacy.
  • Ability to supervise staff



The position will be based in Juba, South Sudan. The ILO offers a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the United Nations common system of salaries, allowances and benefits.




Applications and CVs must be submitted by e-mail in English (in one pdf file) to Ms. Blen Admassu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. copying Mr. Dereje Alemu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting job title and Vacancy Announcement Number indicated at the top of this announcement.  Photocopies of certificates must be enclosed.


Deadline for submitting applications: 15 November 2017

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Am a Professional in the field of Accountant and so interested in working with ILO.



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