Mondiaal FNV supports democratic trade unions and trade union related NGOs in developing countries worldwide. Mondiaal FNV currently has a vacancy for a consultant to support the development of our programmes in the region until the end of 2019 (with the possibility of extension).
Amsterdam, 27 May 2019
Mondiaal FNV is in the process of establishing a new programme in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region within the scope of its Trade Union Collaboration Programme (TUCP) and possibly also its Strategic Partnership (SP) with Fair Wear Foundation and the Dutch confederation CNV Internationaal, on improving labour conditions in the Ready Made Garments industry. The current term of both programmes will end per 31 December 2020.
Developments and discussions are underway regarding new multiple-year programmes starting from 2021. Alongside this Mondiaal FNV also supports solidarity projects with sectoral funds from within FNV.
Under the TUCP Mondiaal FNV primarily supports project partnerships in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt focussing on social dialogue and the construction sector. Plans are in progress for expansions to other countries in the region. Solidarity projects are also underway or will commence in the short-term.
Mondiaal FNV currently has a vacancy for a consultant to support the development of our programmes in the region until the end of 2019 (with the possibility of extension).
The broader role of the consultant will be primarily twofold:
In the event that the consultancy contract will be extended for a longer period (after 2020), the consultant will be called upon to assist in further developing activities under the framework of the new subsidy programmes.
The TUCP programme will consist of thematic areas such as social dialogue and high-risk value chains such as construction. Further themes which are important to develop in the near future are gender and migration. The focus of the SP is the Ready Made Garments industry, with the possibility for an expansion to include the leather sector in a new programme phase. Thematic areas of the SP are living wage, social dialogue and (the elimination of) genderbased violence and discrimination at work.
Given that the programme in the MENA region is in a preliminary phase, a main focus will be the identification of new partners and the development of new project partnerships. Part of this will involve advising on, and where relevant contributing to, mappings and researches. He/she is expected to have dealings with different stakeholders including trade unions and (labour-related) NGO’s, international solidarity support offices (SSO’s), local ILO offices and the like.
A further role involves practical guidance to partners in formulating their project proposals and support, as requested by partners and by Mondiaal FNV, in the monitoring and evaluation of projects.
All in all the consultant will play a role in the capacity building of partners, and support the general coordination and linking of projects. Furthermore, he/she will represent Mondiaal FNV when necessary towards other stakeholders in the region and will prepare visits of Mondiaal FNV officers to the region.
Travel within the region, and on occasion further, is a necessary part of this position. The preferred location, with a view to accessibility and travel within the region, is Jordan, Lebanon. Mondiaal FNV works with independent consultants and does not have local offices.
The consultant supports partners in projects and activities within the framework of the TUCP and (potentially) SP programmes. He/she will work closely together with the policy advisor and projects officer of Mondiaal FNV for the region.
The duties of the consultant in the field will be:
Skills and other requirements:
Based on education and considerable working experience the consultant possesses:
This position requires (not in order of priority):
We offer a consultancy contract for 10 days a month, for an initial period of July to December 2019 with the option of an extension until December 2020 subject to satisfactory performance. A more detailed work plan will be developed prior to starting with the initial contract period.
The consultant will work individually but will have regular contact with the policy advisor and projects officer of Mondiaal FNV and other staff where relevant, e.g. PMEL officers. An enabling structure will be created to allow this regular contact and the exchange of experiences and methodologies.
Further enquiries regarding the position can be made with Leona McCann, via +31 624416988 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Application and job interviews
A written application consisting of a curriculum vitae and a short motivation letter should be submitted by e-mail before 16 June 2019 to Karen Brouwer, Managing Director of Mondiaal FNV via email@example.com.
Job interviews (teleconference) will be planned on Tuesday 18 June 2019.