Programme Officer

Vacancy Number:KVID20180809-56094
Title: Programme Officer
Duration:One Year Fixed Term – extendable
Exp.:2018-08-09-(2 Months Ago)
Jobs no:1


Organization:International Labour Organization (ILO) |About International Labour Organization (ILO)


Education:First level University degree in economics law social science or other relevant development fields
Work Experience:At least two of professional experience at n Years



First level University degree in economics law social science or other relevant development fields


At least two years of professional experience at national or provincial level in designing planning implementation monitoring and evaluation of development programs /projects. Successful record of working with government officials national and state level workers’ and employers’ organizations and the UN agencies in Afghanistan.


Excellent command of English as well as Dari and/or Pashto. Knowledge of any other ILO language will be an asset.

Competencies - Knowledge of programme and budget project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures. Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations.  Knowledge of office-wide activities and objectives. Ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyze problems with implementation. Good drafting skills. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to clarify information. Good computer applications skills. Organizational skills. Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team. Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy. Ability to supervise staff. 

Duties & Responsibilities


The ILO office in Afghanistan is responsible for planning implementing monitoring evaluation and reporting of the ILO DWCP for Afghanistan; including building partnerships with Line Ministries and key stake holders. The ILO Kabul Office works closely with its tripartite constituents including the Government of Afghanistan (through the Ministry of Labour Social Affairs Martyrs and Disabled – MoLSAMD and other line Ministries) Employers’ and Workers’ Organizations UN agencies and other development partners.

All ILO activities in Afghanistan are implemented in close collaboration with the tripartite constituents within the framework of the agreed Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) jointly formulated by the ILO and its constituents in line with the UNDAF priorities the National Development Plans and policy frameworks.

The ILO’s support to its constituents in the country is structured at three broad levels as articulated in the DWCP including normative and policy level support; implementing development cooperation projects; capacity development and knowledge management. This is achieved through technical advisory services/assistance research implementation of demonstration pilots technical support and knowledge sharing in relation to implementation of major schemes by the government; building the capacities of the constituents through building partnerships and training. As Afghanistan has been experiencing fragility the ILO promotes South-South Cooperation within the g7+ and other such forums within South Asia and beyond.

The Office draws technical support from the specialists in the DWT in New Delhi the Regional Office in Bangkok technical departments at Headquarters in Geneva and the International Training Centre in Turin.


Under the direct supervision of the Senior Coordinator ILO Kabul the Programme Officer will contribute to planning designing implementing and reporting of results of Afghanistan DWCP. She/he will support the constituents to implement selected outputs to achieve outcomes of the DWCP; and will apply RBM in the planning designing implementing and reporting of selected DWCP outputs under the Decent Work Country Programme.


Generic Duties

  • Review and analyse country specific development plans and priorities socio-economic data reports and other relevant information; identify potential development cooperation project areas and provide written analysis on the findings to management.

  • Monitor progress of ILO programmes projects and activities by reviewing verifying and analysing work-plans progress reports final reports and other data for clarity consistency and completeness.

  • Follow-up with relevant departments at headquarters and regional office executing agencies government offices constituents and other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets.

  • Provide programming and administrative support to programmes and projects in areas of responsibility.

  • Prepare briefs periodical reports and statistical data on status of programme/project activities.

  • Assemble and edit basic data required for planning and negotiation of programme/project activities considering different approaches and alternative methods for project design management problem identification and problem resolution. Follow-up on delayed documents clarify information and answer questions about clearance and processing requirements.

  • Assist in the programming and control of resources from all sources of funds prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analyzing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations to management for remedial action.

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of computerized information systems for use in monitoring and reporting on activities and performance.

  • Participate in the organization of conferences seminars workshops training sessions and meetings.

  • Brief ILO specialists project experts associate experts and visiting officials and provide relevant information on programme matters.

  • Draft in or translate into local language(s) news releases official correspondence statements and speeches and other public information material.

  • Undertake missions to project sites normally accompanying other officials.

  • Supervise the work of support staff.

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Specific Duties

  • Compile policy documents and draft reports on the development plan policies laws and socio-economic data; and support  knowledge development and sharing with the national situations and legal and policy developments on thematic areas of DWCP

  • Support MoLSAMD and Line Ministries Employers and Workers Organizations in the  design  implementation monitoring and reporting of selected DWCP outputs

  • Maintain regular contacts and collaboration at the operational level with Line Ministries employers’ and workers’ organizations UN agencies and other development agencies NGOs the private sector and all ILO projects

  • Contribute to the preparation of DWCP Implementation Plan; Results Framework and M&E Plan; and reporting

  • Provide input and support the organization of a tripartite review of DWCP

  • Prepare OBW of selected CPOs; periodic review of CPOs;  progress monitoring verifying and updating work plan and budget   prepare progress reports and final reports

  • Coordinate with Programme Officers and Project Managers in the implementation of DWCP outputs and CPOs

  • In consultation with DWT or technical departments assist in the drafting of project proposals technical and other papers where necessary

  • Maintain close coordination with DWT/CO-New Delhi and ROAP Bangkok to keep them fully informed of the status of CPOs implementation progress and challenges if any.

  • Prepare expenditure forecasts budget proposals and estimates for budgeting purposes

  • Organize workshops planned under the CPOs and seek technical guidance from DWT

  • Identify consultants and draft relevant terms of reference (ToRs). 

Submission Guideline

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply please visit the ILO Jobs website using the blue link. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.