International Labor Organization (ILO) – Technical Officer – Social Protection and Enterprise Promotion P2 (DC)

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The Technical Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, Social Protection and Enterprise Promotion and the overall supervision of the Director of ILO Country Office for the United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda (CO-Dar Es Salaam). The incumbent will receive technical guidance and backstopping support from the Enterprise and Social Protection Specialists of the Decent Work Team (DWT) in Pretoria, as well as the relevant technical teams at SME/ENTERPRISES and Social Protection/SOCPRO within the Jobs and Social Protection Cluster at ILO Headquarters. The position will be based in the ILO Project Office in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Description of Duties

  • Support the Project Manager and the National Project Coordinators in effective coordination and planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project, in conformity with ILO and PRM policies and project strategies, and in accordance with ILO programming guidelines and the country’s Decent Work Programme, and administrative and financial procedures. 
  • Assist in conducting a gender-sensitive market systems analysis for refugee livelihoods promotion as well as assessments of policy frameworks that govern refugees’ access to work permits, sim cards and social protection schemes, and use results to design a detailed strategy to promote decent livelihoods and identify opportunities and constraints to extend social protection of refugees and host communities in sectors and value chains with potential for inclusive growth and job creation. 
  • Contribute to the development of a comprehensive monitoring system for the project, including the design of a theory of change, and support the project team in conducting a baseline assessment as well as regular monitoring visits as needed to collect data on progress and results of project activities. This includes ensuring that monitoring efforts contribute to the generation of evidence on social protection coverage of refugee populations to feed the world social protection database and the Global Refugee Forum monitoring thereof. 
  • Assist the Project Manager in drafting regular progress reports and fulfilling overall reporting in line with PRM requirements, as well as drafting and implementation of communication and visibility strategies. 
  • Support the organization of seminars, trainings and capacity building measures for various project partners and constituents on entrepreneurship promotion, market systems development and universal social protection systems, as well as trainings to build skills and capacities of refugees and vulnerable host communities as well as their awareness on social protection rights and entitlements. 
  • Support the identification of synergies with other projects on social protection and enterprise promotion in Kenya to leverage opportunities at the macro-, meso-, and micro-level.
  • Conduct any other tasks and duties as requested by the Project Manager, Social Protection and Enterprise Promotion.

Required qualifications


First-level university degree in economics, development studies, social sciences, public health or any other relevant field.


  • At least three years of relevant experience in the formulation, implementation, evaluation or backstopping of project activities
  • Experience with either social protection or market systems/value chain development would be an asset.
  • Field experience and / or experience supporting project in the fields of either social policies or private sector development would be an advantage


Excellent command of written and spoken English.


  • Ability to conceptualise, plan, coordinate and conduct straightforward research work, discussion papers, reports.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write reports 
  • Good analytical skills, and ability to conceptualise, plan, coordinate and conduct activities consistent with the project’s objectives.
  • Ability to carry out assignments in accordance with instructions and guidelines and ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

Application deadline (midnight Dar es salaam, Tanzania time): 28 November 2023