The position is located in and reports to the Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP) but is also an integral member of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team (DWT) that provides ILO technical support and guidance to a particular geographical area.
ACT/EMP consists of a Bureau at ILO headquarters and a network of Senior Specialists in Employers Activities in each of the DWTs in the different regions. Its principal work is to manage the relationship between the ILO and Employers, Business and Membership Organizations (EBMOs), and the wider business community so that there is mutual understanding, shared values, and a desire to work together. This is done in close cooperation with the Secretariat of the Employers' Group of the ILO. Additionally, through its programme of development cooperation, the Bureau seeks to strengthen employer and business representative organizations so that they become more strong, independent and representative, and can increase their value to their members and potential members. This work also enhances social dialogue in the countries concerned.
The position is senior level and the incumbent is expected to manage technical activities focusing on high-level technical and policy advisory services and advocacy of new strategies, policies, approaches, and programs within their area of specialization. The incumbent is expected to achieve objectives that are set by the ILO Governing Body (GB) concerning the strategic management of the programme. The incumbent will work with a high level of autonomy and take authoritative technical decisions independently whilst being accountable for the efficient management of funds.
The Senior Specialist in Employers Activities will act as an interface between the ILO, EBMOs, and the employer community in the region and develop and maintain good working relations with them. More particularly, the incumbent will help business representative organizations meet the needs of enterprises more effectively. Finally, the Senior Specialist in Employers Activities will articulate the views of employers within the ILO so that their priorities and concerns are reflected in the design and implementation of ILO policies and programmes, and also communicate ILO policies and programmes to the employer community.
The position will report to the Director of ACT/EMP. She/he will work under the guidance of and with the support from the asigned regional Desk Officer for day-to-day activities.
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