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IC-093/22 - Labour Market Observatory Expert
|Location :||Home Based with travel to Iraq, IRAQ|
|Application Deadline :||06-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||9d 2h 31m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||110 days over 12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The Government of Iraq (GoI) has recently published a two-volume White Paper for economic reform outlining its vision for drastic changes to the Iraqi economy, with a focus on the financial sector, public service sector and reforms targeted at decreasing expenditures and driving up non-oil revenues. Iraq’s international partners, donor countries, and international organizations are supporting the GoI with necessary technical assistance it requires to execute its reform programme.
As such, there are 64 reform projects in the GoI White Paper for economic reform which encapsulate some four hundred reform actions. These projects will require national and international expertise in order to execute and achieve the expected reform outcomes.
To support the GoI’s Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs (MoLSA) in implementing its reforms, UNDP is seeking a labour market observatory expert with a desired scope of work and qualifications as outlined below.
Relevent forms are available in the below link:
The application should contain:
Duties and Responsibilities
Generally, the objective of the Labour Market Observatory is to identify and analyse labour market information, trends and challenges, bringing added value to the national labour market synergy. it has several functions like:
• observing labour market challenges and trends;
• collecting examples of best practices;
• stimulating discussion by organising hearings with institutional and socio-professional stakeholders, civil society organisations and academia;
• producing pro-active investigative reports or studies on selected topics;
• analysing cross-cutting issues.
Its activities consist mainly of collecting data on the local marketplace, laws ®ulations, organize public events, and a project to assess the implementation of policies regarding the wok and unemployed in the country.
Regarding the benefits, Labor Market Observatories are institutions that help guide job seekers and students, intermediaries, policymakers, training institutions, as well as investors and employers with labor market trends and guidance to build better careers. ¬ LMOs provide relevant and timely information on labor market trends to allow end users to make informed decisions on skills acquisition and occupations—many times they produce widely disseminated outputs highlighting “the top–10 most in-demand skills” or “20–fastest growing occupations.”
The suggested labour market observatory initiative to be implemented in the Iraqi context should provide international experiences and models. The expert will need to conduct a survey for the relevance and availability of labour market information in Iraq. The expert will need to identify the most suitable models of labour market observatory for Iraq under the MoLSA.
For the duration of this assignment, the Expert will be working in the MoLSA and will work under the overall guidance and consultation with MoLSA’s Director General of Vocational Training, as well as under the supervision of UNDP FFER-Federal Project Manager.
Key duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Required Skills and Experience
A. Education and professional qualifications: