• Private Sector Liasion

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  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


    Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

    Position Overview

    Pact seeks to recruit a national Private Sector Liaison Officer to manage a new project that will aim to reduce child labour in cobalt mining, with special attention to artisanal and small-scale mining, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The project, if awarded to the ILO as lead agency, will be funded by the US Department of Labour (USDOL) and implemented over a period of up to 48 months.


    The general objective of the project is to strengthen efforts by the Congolese government and other relevant stakeholders to address child labour in the cobalt industry of the DRC. Project outcomes include: 1) Increased common understanding of the challenges and opportunities for addressing child labour in the DRC’s cobalt industry; 2) Increased capacity of government and other relevant stakeholders to address child labour in the DRC’s cobalt industry; and 3) Improved monitoring and remediation efforts by the private sector of child labour in the cobalt supply chain.

    The project falls under the technical responsibility of the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FUNDAMENTALS) Branch of the Governance and Tripartism Department (GOVERNANCE).
    The FUNDAMENTALS Branch carries out technical cooperation, research and advocacy functions to assist ILO constituents to respect, promote and realize the fundamental principles and rights at work, which are: freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour; effective abolition of child labour; and elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


    The Private Sector Liaison Officer works under the general supervision of the Director of the ILO Country Office for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo and Gabon (CO-Kinshasa) in Kinshasa, Pact DRC and the direct supervision of the Project Director. He/she is responsible for providing technical advice and implementing activities focused on outcome 3 of the project: improved monitoring and remediation efforts by the private sector of child labour in the cobalt supply chain; with special attention to enhancing private sector compliance with international labour standards regarding the elimination of child labour in the cobalt supply chain. This work will particularly relate to capacity-building, outreach, data collection and analysis, and interpreting the results of such analysis to help design practical improvements to private sector child labour risk identification and remediation systems. The work is carried out within the policies, rules and regulations of the ILO and close working contacts are maintained with the ILO Regional Office for Africa in Abidjan, Decent Work Country Team, and with ILO Headquarters as and when required. The Pact DRC team, including the Capacity Development Program Manager, Mines to Markets Sustainable Livelihoods Program Manager, and Child Labour in Mining Reporting Coordinator will work closely with the Private Sector Liaison Officer, will work closely with the Private Sector Liaison Officer to promote a high quality of implementation and programmatic integration with related projects in the field.  


    Key Responsibilities

    • The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of Program Manager and the direct supervision of the Project Director and will receive technical guidance from the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Specialist in Abidjan and FUNDAMENTALS at Headquarters, as appropriate.

    • Identify emerging needs and opportunities in enhancing corporate social responsibilities for private sector entities in the cobalt supply chain in DRC
    • Develop an operational strategy to improve monitoring and remediation efforts by private sector of child labour in the cobalt supply chain
    • Provide technical support for the project’s M&E system, baseline survey and data collection as it relates the project’s efforts improving the private sector’s ability to monitor and address instances of child labor.
    • Develop and maintain partnerships with private sector entities, initiatives and alliances to advocate and implement actions for the elimination of child labour in the cobalt supply chain
    • Establish/maintain close relations with national authorities & project partners
    • Provide assistance to national task forces and project advisory groups
    • Prepare and deliver capacity buidling for stakeholders, private sector, tripartite constituents and project partners on International Labour Standards and relevant Guidelines, Due Diligence Guidance, etc.
    • Prepare progress and ad hoc reports on activities
    • Prepare briefings, policy briefs, and other documentation especially targeting the private sector
    • Provide technical guidance to other project staff
    • Prepare conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings
    • Support awareness raising and capacity building activities targeting the private sector
    • Identify and document good practices in monitoring and remediation efforts by private sector in the cobalt supply chain
    • Undertake any other relevant duties requested by the Project Director

    Basic Requirements

    Education:        Advanced university degree in economics, business administration, social sciences, international development, or a related field. A post-graduate specialisation on corporate social responsibility or social compliance in supply chains, or closely related field, preferred.


    Experience:      At least five years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience, of which at least three years in the area of corporate social responsibility of private sector supply chain social compliance programmes


    Languages:       Excellent command of English and French.  Proficiency in Kiswahili would be an asset.



    • Strong commitment to personal and professional integrity. Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities, to act with integrity and transparency by maintaining social, ethical and organisational norms, and to meet all commitments within the prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
    • Ability to maintain working relationships with all project stakeholders, including coalition building and partnership promotion.
    • Understanding of key labour issues, including child labour, forced labour, and/or human trafficking.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, achieve targets, and provide all required inputs to deliverables.
    • Sound knowledge of Office’s policies, administrative procedures and practices.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team. Excellent interpersonal skills. Tact and persuasiveness in dealing with people.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to write accurate reports.
    • Ability to train and build capacity of colleagues and partners on corporate social responsibility issues, and on compliance to social standards in supply chains.
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Local candidates highly encouraged to apply.


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