ILO is looking for a suitable candidate for the position of Techncial Officer for Social Protection based in Jakarta. More details are as follows :
02 March 2016
Technical Officer (Social Protection)
Deadline for application:
15 March 2016
Extending social security coverage in ASEAN
One year with possibility of renewal
Expected starting date:
01 April 2016
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There is globally and in the Asia Pacific region a growing consensus that the establishment of social protection floors is a key element of the policy framework to reduce poverty and inequalities and achieve inclusive and sustainable development. It is at the core of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. During the past decade, ASEAN countries have made progress in extending social protection, with the emergence of statutory schemes in all ASEAN countries. In October 2013, ASEAN Heads of State adopted a Declaration on Strengthening Social Protection, pledging for the completion of social protection floors as a priority to achieve growth with equity. However, coverage and level of protection across the population and across countries remain unequal and insufficient. There is still a need for improving policy and institutional framework for the effective and efficient delivery of social protection.
The three year ILO/Japan Project on Extending Social Security Coverage in ASEAN (2016-2018) intends to generate better knowledge, understanding and expertise on extension of social protection, and stimulate South-South cooperation across ASEAN Member States. The regional Project also provides direct support to Indonesia and Viet Nam, and in a certain extend to Myanmar, for increasing social security coverage, in particular among informal economy workers, self-employed and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) workers. Lessons learnt, experiences and good practices from the three countries will be disseminated across the ASEAN Member States and worldwide.
In Indonesia, the project guides the government and social partners in the identification of concrete and evidenced-based policy recommendations for increasing coverage by improving compliance of social security laws and enhancing the institutional framework. The Project may identify with the government and social partners one or two sectors for direct interventions in view of replicating good practices in other sectors.
More specifically interventions in Indonesia include:
- An analysis of impediments and evidence-based recommendations for extending social security coverage (review of legal/design and implementation aspects);
- Recommendations for improving policies and systems, as well as training, for an enhanced social security inspection, learning from different countries’ experiences;
- Support to social security administration for streamlining procedures and services for registration, payment of contributions, benefits claims and appeals; and
- Awareness and understanding raised on benefits of social security, as well as rights and obligations of employers and workers.
Under the general guidance of the Regional Chief Technical Advisor of the Project (based in Bangkok, Thailand)and the direct supervision by the Director of the ILO Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste, the Technical Officer is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of Project activities in Indonesia. The Technical Officer will ensure the highest technical integrity of the Project outputs, as identified in the Project document.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Review and analyze country based sex-disaggregated data and other relevant information required for planning, negotiation and conduct of Project activities;
- Work closely with Project’s partners and ensure effective planning, implementation and monitoring of Project activities in Indonesia (policy, advocacy, research, direct action);
- Assist in the programming and control of resources from the Project and/or other sources of funds related to social protection, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analyzing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations for remedial action;
- Identify training and capacity building needs of partner agencies on social protection-related issues, prepare capacity building strategy and an implementation plan, within resources available under the project;
- Help identifying suitable national external collaborators and contractors for conducting certain project activities related to social protection, draft terms of reference, prepare work plan and cost estimate and provide support for preparing the contracts;
- Draft terms of reference for, prepare and take part in technical missions, seminars, training workshops under the Project, and draft minutes and report on these activities; serve as interpreter;
- Review, comment, improve, and clean technical reports (in English and local language) produced by national external collaborators, sub-contractors and partners agencies; provide summary of these reports when full translation will not be necessary;
- Serve as a focal point for social protection in CO-Jakarta, initiate and attend relevant dialogue, consultations, meetings and seminars focusing on social protection, including UN and development partners’ meetings to promote ILO policies regarding social protection; prepare minutes of these meetings;
- Draft, edit, and translate into local language and English news releases, official correspondence, statements and speeches and other public information materials related to the Project and social protection;
- Identify, establish, and maintain strategic networking and partnerships with major stakeholders, including government, employers’ and workers’ organisations, UN agencies, development banks, NGOs, private sector, country donors and other ILO projects, especially those involved in social protection issues;
- Prepare briefs (emails, notes, statistics) on on-going social protection reforms and debates in the country for the ILO Country Director, Project’s CTA, Specialists, visiting officials and experts; and provide most-up-to date information on the Project and social protection situation in the country;
- Support the organization, participate and provide technical inputs to regional activities (capacity building, seminars, South-South exchange) implemented under the project in Indonesia or elsewhere;
- Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste and the Project’s CTA.
All documents prepared by the NTO will have to be reviewed and approved by the Project’s CTA and Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
Qualification and Requirements
Education - First level university degree in development studies, labour economics, or social sciences.
Experience - Two years of relevant working experience on social protection and poverty issues; Work experience with Indonesian government, social partners, civil society and other stakeholders will be advantage;
Languages - Excellent command of English and Bahasa Indonesia
1. Proven capacity to implement technical cooperation activities, preferably in the field of social protection; plan and monitor resources; identify and analyze problems with project’s implementation.
2. Clear commitment to mainstream gender into project activities.
3. Strong technical knowledge on social protection issues.
4. Ability to train and guide national counterparts, among government, workers and employers’ organizations.
5. Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.
6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, in English and Bahasa Indonesian.
7. Ability to work under political and time pressure, and meet deadlines.
8. Good computer application skills.
9. Shares knowledge – Shares important or relevant knowledge and information formally (e.g. workshops, seminars) or informally (e.g. conversations with colleagues); promotes knowledge transfer.
Nationality – Indonesian.
Remuneration – National Officer Level A of the UN common remuneration system and/or commensurate with the qualifications and competency of the selected candidate.
Written Examination and Interview – Prospective candidates will be required to sit in a written examination and take part in an interview.
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