Coordinate, lead and manage the Programme team to implement activities, ensuring the provision of prompt technical advice and assistance to staff of the Programme, implementation partners and constituents at national and local levels so that outputs are produced and the agreed outcomes of the project and capacity building support to national constituents are realized.
Undertake full responsibility for the overall management of the Programme and results.
Foster effective participation and collaboration among social partners involved in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the Programme.
Facilitate capacity building at both local and national policy levels to ensure national ownership and sustainability.
Implement Programme activities, develop and manage effective partnerships for skills development with national constituents' including training providers, public and private sector organizations, and youth organizations in particular.
Review local practices and institutional frameworks in which national partners can best design, implement, evaluate and replicate skills development policies, systems and strategies to promote employment in the rural and informal economy.
Develop and adapt ILO resources and training materials in the areas of skills development, strategies for rural employment creation and development, access to finance, competitive grant schemes and impact assessment methodologies.
Promote the development of common standards, training local specialists in the preparation of training materials and their integration in instructional systems and stimulating, supporting and coordinating the exchange of training materials developed.
Mobilise additional resources to upscale and extend outreach of the project.
Organise and participate in seminars, workshops, symposia and meetings, including making presentations on ILO activities related to the project's objectives and representing the Office.
Establish an effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting system with performance indicators enabling adequate reporting on progress, results, outreach, scale and impact;
develop detailed annual operational plans that ensure that the duties of staff and experts are outcome-based and closely reflect the Programme objectives and;
manage the Programme budget and expenditure to ensure that the planned outputs and outcomes are achieved in adherence to ILO rules and the donor requirements.
Develop and implement a communication, knowledge management and sharing strategy of the programme, including websites, information materials and research;
disseminating relevant information, knowledge sharing on programme tools and methodologies; communicating the results and lessons learned;
and facilitating study tours.
Perform other tasks related to project objectives as requested by the ILO Country Director.
Advanced university degree in technical and vocational education, social and economic development, rural development studies or a related social science discipline.
Ten years' relevant experience in the area of skills development and employment promotion, of which at least five years at the international level.
The candidate should have experience in project management. Experience in the area of rural and informal economy skills development, Training for Rural Economic Development (TREE), and of working in Mozambique or other African country would be an asset.
Excellent command of Portuguese and English is required. Knowledge of another UN language would be an asset.