International Labour Organizations -ILO- (United Nations)

Support the organization of capacity building workshops on General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment in Basra and Duhok, Iraq

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Job Overview

  1. INTRODUCTION

The International Labour Organization, with support from the European Union, is implementing a project to enhance labour governance, inspection and working conditions in Iraq, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project addresses a number of labour market challenges imposed by the pandemic, as well as some of the longer-term decent work priorities of Iraq.

It focuses on strengthening the labour inspection system and improving occupational safety and health (OSH) in line with international labour standards, through policy development and capacity building. The project will also work closely with social partners to raise their awareness on labour inspection, OSH and fundamental principles and rights at work, so they can better engage in programs to promote compliance with labour legislations and respond to COVID-19.

The International Labour Organization launched a global initiative to protect the rights of workers from abusive and fraudulent recruitment and placement processes. The Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI) was launched in 2014 as part of the ILO Director General’s call for a Fair Migration Agenda. Its centerpiece is the General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment (GPOG), adopted in 2016, complemented by the Definition of Recruitment Fees and Related Costs, adopted in 2018 to be read jointly. Both documents were negotiated by a tripartite group of experts and adopted by the ILO’s Governing Body. They constitute the most up-to date, internationally agreed guidance in the area of recruitment.

  1. OBJECTIVE

It is crucial to stress on the importance of General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment (GPOG) and build the capacity of farmers, agriculture workers and labour recruiters to better engage them in programs to promote compliance with the relevant international labour standards (ILS), global guidance on fair recruitment, and social dialogue between governance institutions and actors of the labour market which eventually aims at enriching the mindset of the target people within this service provision.

This will be done through delivering hands-on training courses to the farmers, agriculture workers and labour recruiters on General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment fair recruitment principles in agriculture to safeguard against fraudulent and abusive recruitment practices, including the charging of recruitment fees and related costs to workers.

 

The purpose of this training course is to:

Raise awareness of the farmers, agriculture workers and labour recruiters of both Federal Iraq and Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) in a series of training courses on fair recruitment in agriculture that will serve to:

  • Ensure building and strengthening the capacity of target participants amongst farmers, agriculture workers and labour recruiters’ fair recruitment.
  • Familiarize the target participants with the relevant international labour standards (ILS), global guidance on fair recruitment, and social dialogue between governance institutions and actors of the labour market in Federal Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).
  • Make sure that the training is geographically tailored addressing and responding to the emerging needs, concerns, challenges, gaps and weaknesses when highlighted during the trainings per each target area (Federal Iraq and Kurdistan Region of Iraq), in addition to the issues, recommendations and guidelines on fair recruitment practices, indicating roles and responsibilities in order to fulfil the goals of the training program.

 

  • METHODOLOGY

The service provider will conduct capacity building training to 40 farmers (20 from Basra and 20 from Duhok) (owners), 1,000 agriculture workers (500 from Basra and 500 from Duhok) and 10 labour recruiters (5 from Basra and 5 from Duhok) on General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment, with primary focus on:

 

  • Strengthening coordination and collaboration mechanisms with the farmers, agriculture workers and labour recruiters at all levels.
  • Regulatory framework on recruitment practices, policies and legislative framework.
  • Foster the sharing of promising national and international recruitment practices that meet internationally recognized human-rights and labour standards.
  • Enhance understanding among key actors of how to strengthen regulatory and enforcement mechanisms designed to address abusive and fraudulent recruitment practices.
  • Promote the dissemination of fair business standards and practices.
  • Promote mechanisms for the empowerment and protection of workers.

 

  1. DELIVERABLES
  • A work-plan to be submitted to the ILO within five-5- days of signing the contract illustrating breakdown as below:
  • Agenda of training courses for farmers, agriculture workers and labour recruiters on the code of conduct for fair recruitment in agriculture sector.
  • Pre-post-tests formats to evaluate the impact of the training programs.
  • Updating and submitting training materials including training tools, and technical materials…etc.

 

  • Conduct training courses for the first batch of 450 target participants
  • Report on the outcome of each training (with criteria breakdown) in English which includes the pre/post-training test analysis.

 

  • Conduct training courses for the second batch of 600 target participants
  • Report on the outcome of each training (with criteria breakdown) in English which includes the pre/post-training test analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The duration of the contract will be from 1 December 2022 to 28 February 2023.

  1. SCHEDULE OF PAYMENT AND PAYMENT TERMS

The service provider is expected to deliver the specific deliverables as set out in the below table, at the approval and satisfaction of the ILO:

Deliverable Disbursement in USD
1-      Work plan that outlines clearly the items mentioned above. 45%
2-      Report on the outcome of the first batch of the training courses to 525 target participants (7 groups), with (criteria breakdown) in English which includes the pre/post-training test analysis. 45%
3-      Report on the outcome of the second batch of the training courses to 525 target participants (7 groups), with (criteria breakdown) in English which includes the pre/post-training test analysis. 10%

 

Required Expertise
  • Relevant technical expertise in law, social sciences, business.
  • Understanding of fair recruitment context and issues in Iraq.
  • Solid and proved knowledge about fair recruitment principles and standards.
  • Profound experience of working with farmers, agriculture workers and labour recruiters.
  • Understanding of ILO Conventions, global guidance and Recommendations on fair recruitment.
  • Experience in facilitating social dialogue between governance institutions and actors of the labour market.
  • Fluent written and spoken Arabic and Kurdish with good level of English and excellent report writing skills.
  • At least 10 years’ demonstrated experience in relevant filed.
  • Ability to organize and manage stakeholders as a working group.
  • Experience in drafting/preparing reporting.
  • Well experienced preparing hands-on training programs to different target populations, specifically to representatives amongst farmers, agriculture workers and labour recruiters.
  • Experience working with the ILO or other UN agency, donor agency or international NGOs, is considered an asset.
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