Senior Programme Officer

International Labour Organization

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Main Purpose

As a team member, the incumbent provides comprehensive and professional services in the design, delivery and administration of a wide range of programming activities. These services cover development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of programmes and projects in a multiplicity of technical areas. Work involves providing professional programming services for the formulation and implementation of Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) to strengthen national capacity and activities in ILO mandated areas. Services are delivered in an efficient, effective and client-oriented manner and include the use of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Work is governed by established rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines. The incumbent applies and plays a key role in promoting the principles of results-based management (RBM).

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide substantial professional programming inputs for the formulation and implementation of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) framework, ensuring alignment with regional and global strategic priorities. Monitor the status of the Office’s work programme and measure and report on performance, including through the strategic use of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Monitor and verify accuracy of programming data.
  • Monitor and assess country development plans and priorities and make proposals to support the design and setting of objectives within the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) framework and stated priorities and outcomes. Stay abreast of the political and socio-economic situation and propose actions in response to new and emerging operational challenges.
  • In cooperation with technical specialists, draft substantive inputs for programme framework documents, project proposals, reports and other documents for monitoring and reporting purposes. Initiate, plan and undertake missions to monitor, assess and report on programme implementation and propose corrective action.  Assist with the planning and organization of capacity building activities.
  • Oversee the work of and provide guidance to staff in concerned programming areas. Supervise staff as applicable. Conduct training in relevant programming areas and provide briefings and induction to new staff.
  • Participate in negotiations with key stakeholders to discuss project definition, scope and funding requirements. Prepare and/or review drafts of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in cooperation with implementing partners and technical specialists, ensuring consistency with requirements and timelines for project implementation.
  • Seek opportunities to build and enhance partnerships with a range of stakeholders. Participate in resource mobilization activities. Organize and participate in meetings to facilitate collaboration between the different actors. Participate in interagency fora and meetings with a view to identifying areas for joint activities.
  • Keep abreast of changes to applicable standards and best practices. Share knowledge and provide guidance to staff.
  • Monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of work methods and processes and make recommendations for improvements. Liaise closely with staff and managers to ensure effective and smooth service design and delivery, recommending improvements on interrelated processes.
  • Provide inputs to support the Office’s communication activities.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education

  • University degree (Bachelor’s) or equivalent) in a field relevant to the job.

Experience

  • A minimum of three years of professional work experience in programme and/or project planning, monitoring, implementation, and evaluation activities. Experience in working with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, in particular strategic management/programming modules.

Languages

  • Excellent knowledge of English. Working Knowledge of one or more local languages will be an advantage.

Source: https://jobs.ilo.org/job/Colombo-Senior-Programme-Officer-NOB/1071327201/