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ILO Hiring Technical Officer, Social Health Protection for Refugees and Host Communities – P3

The position is located in Nairobi, Kenya and reports to the ILO Office in Dar-Es_Salam as well as the Chief Technical Adviser of the PROSPECTS project based in Headquarters. The position benefits from the technical support of the Social Protection Specialists based in Pretoria and Cairo as well as the Social Protection Department in Geneva, particularly the Health Protection Specialist. This is a replacement in the context of the parental leave of the current incumbent of this position, who will return to their position when the present assignment ends.

Description of Duties

The position will contribute to the development of the activities regarding social protection, and in particular social health protection within PROSPECTS.

The incumbent will:

  1. Contribute to programming and operational support for the activities planned in Egypt, Kenya and Sudan PROSPECTS, in close collaboration with the project staff, the designated technical backstopping specialists in the Social Protection Department in Geneva as well as the responsible officials and regional specialists based in the concerned Decent Work Teams. In particular:
    • Support the provision of technical inputs on social health protection to the relevant projects and national counterparts with regards to scheme architecture, design, financing and management in line with ILO standards, policies and principles, in collaboration with the Health Protection Specialist.
    • Assist the project activities on social health protection, in particular the formulation of terms of references, selection of consultants and experts, design of workshop and training agendas. 
    • Liaise and ensure efficient and effective communications between the different project partners and in particular with the Public Health Section of UNHCR.
  2. Support capacity building and social dialogue activities on social protection and in particular social health protection in PROSPECTS countries and through the global component of the project in collaboration with relevant specialists and the Social Policy Unit in SOCPRO
  3. Compile lessons learned and ensure the completion of assigned knowledge products under the global component of PROSPECTS in collaboration with the Social Policy Unit and the migration focal point in SOCPRO.
  4. Coordinate inputs to relevant monitoring and evaluation documents and final programme progress report for the first phase in close collaboration with the project staff, the designated technical backstopping specialists in the Social Protection Department in Geneva as well as the responsible officials and regional specialists based in the concerned Decent Work Teams.
  5. Perform other duties as may be required by the project.

Required qualifications

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in economics, social science, public health, health economics, health financing, or a related field. A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in one of the above fields with an additional two years of relevant experience will be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Experience

  • At least five years’ relevant professional experience, preferably in the fields of social health protection, health financing, occupational health, social health insurance, health and migration.
  • Previous experience implementing interventions on access to health or social protection would be a strong advantage.
  • Previous experience in conducting analytical work with practical implications on the extension of social protection would be an advantage.

Languages

Excellent command of English essential. Working knowledge in additional languages would be an advantage.  
 

Competencies

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively to different audiences and draft analytical texts and reports of high quality.
  • Proven ability to conduct rigorous analytical work and apply quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation techniques.
  • Client orientation and ability to be perceptive in coordination processes with partners and stakeholders from different technical areas and perspectives in a politically sensitive context. Ability to provide first-line technical advice in the area of specialisation.
  • Ability to guide and coordinate technical work with colleagues, external collaborator and partners.
  • Ability to develop capacity-building and training materials.
  • Ability to participate effectively in technical missions and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to adapt to change and propose action accordingly.
  • Commitment to gender equity and proven ability to integrate gender considerations in programme work plans and tools.
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism, personal discipline and impartiality.
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice.
  • Excellent organizational skills and experience administering development cooperation projects.
  • Good programme formulation, implementation and evaluation techniques.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory  behaviour and attitudes.

Publication date: 17 May 2023
Application deadline (midnight Nairobi, Kenya time): 30 May 2023

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