Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Our work and our research have demonstrated – to employers, unions, global brands, and governments – that improving working conditions and defending workers' rights benefits all of us. We have improved the lives of more than 3 million workers and millions of more family members while enhancing their employers' profitability. There is no trade-off between better work and better business.
About Better Work Haiti
The Better Work country program in Haiti was launched in June 2009 in the framework of a trade agreement between the United States and Haiti (HOPE II law), making the programme mandatory for all apparel producers exporting their products to the US market under this HOPE II legislation. Total export revenues from the textile and garment industry in Haiti account for approximately 90% of national export earnings and 10% of national GDP. The apparel industry is also among the largest employers within Haiti, creating jobs for approximately 45,000 people. The industry is a powerful magnet for unskilled and semi-skilled workers from the informal sectors. Most workers (about 69% Female) support on average 3-5 family members.
Better Work Haiti strives for a thriving garment industry that supports national growth, empowers women, and lifts tens of thousands of Haitians and their families out of poverty.
In coming years, the Better Work Haiti programme will build on its proven approach in improving working conditions and boosting business competitiveness. Furthermore, it will share its expertise beyond the garment sector for the first time, broadening its impact to other manufacturing sectors. Scalability and sustainability will be top priorities, emphasizing strengthening national actors' capacity, shaping policies, and forging strategic partnerships.
The Technical Programming Officer will assist the above program's overall activities by providing technical support to the program and contributing to the expected outcomes. The incumbent will promote ILO policies in the program-related technical areas.
The incumbent will work under the Better Work Haiti Program Manager's direct supervision, who is also the Responsible Chief and oversees program implementation. The Country Office Director in San José is the Higher Level Chief.
Description of Duties