Call for Expression of Interest – External Collaboration: TOR for updating labour inspection system of the Republic of Iraq

International Labour Organizations -ILO- (United Nations)


 

 Call for Expression of Interest

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Updating labour inspection system of the Republic of Iraq

Deadline for submission of proposals: 4 January 2022

 

 

  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 programmes to promote compliance with labour legislations and respond to COVID-19.

The project will:

  • Develop national labour inspection policy in consultation with social partners, which includes reviewing a 2018 labour inspection assessment in consultation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs as well as workers’ and employers’ organizations with a view to update and validate the relevant findings and recommendations and develop a national labour inspection policy and a national action plan for reforming labour inspection.
  • Adopt and implement the ILO Strategic Compliance Intervention Model, through creating a Strategic Compliance Task Team to lead the implementation efforts; developing a labour inspection case management system; and promoting the ILO’s approach to Strategic Compliance Planning (SCP) for the labour inspectorate.
  • Strengthen institutional capacity of the labour inspectorate, through analysing the structure of the labour inspectorate; and updating labour inspection tools, such as guidelines and manuals, to ensure that labour inspection procedures are standardized and gender-responsive.
  • Improve the capacity of labour inspectors, through training labour inspectors on modern labour inspection procedures and relevant International Labour Standards as well as conducting Training of Trainers (ToTs) on labour inspection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The consultant is required to achieve the following deliverables as appears in below table breakdown:

Output and activity Details
Output: Institutional capacity of the labour inspectorate strengthened.
Develop clear job descriptions for labour inspectors and their supervisors on the basis of the business analysis. Depends on the inspectorate structure, but Minimum will include JD of

Labour inspector + Head of labour inspection section + Director of labour inspection

OSH inspector + Head of labour inspection section + Director of labour inspection

Desk research Get the available and related work of inspectors and supervisors, inspectors’ duties & responsibilities.

Review the legislation, work instruction and reports. Interviews with sample of related persons in such positions, Draft the Job description.

Sharing with related persons and entities.

writing the final JD.

Update labour inspection tool (checklists) and develop new ones, if needed. Inspection Checklists

Obtaining a copy of the available and used checklist.

Getting a sample of the filled ones from different governorates.

Review it with comparison to the valid legislation and instructions.

Draft the suggested updated ones.

Sharing with related entity

Inserting feedback in final checklist.

Output: Capacity of labour inspectors strengthened and improved on regular basis.  
Develop a training plan for the labour inspectors, based on proper training needs assessment Training needs assessment for Iraq area.

Training needs assessment for Kurdistan region.

(Desk review, analysing related legislation, work instructions, inspection tools, reports, inspectors training courses, available complaints, stakeholders’ opinions, interviews with sample of inspectors)

Defining the main and sub main pillars for building capacities of inspectors.

Draft inspector’s training plan

Feedback on the draft

Final version

Output: Tripartite structures and mechanisms on labour inspection and OSH established, or existing ones strengthened, and more effective. Developing the inspection tripartite committee
Establish and strengthen a national tripartite committee on labour inspection and OSH. Develop TOR for the committee

(Members, objectives, meetings, subjects for discussion)

If available analyse the past work and outputs

Analyse challenges and weak points

recommendation

Review the tripartite inspection model and address relevant gaps and weaknesses to render it more effective. Review and analyse the formation of the committee, responsibilities, work instructions, work reports, get feedback from the tripartite representatives.

Defining the gaps

Recommendations

 

 

  • OBJECTIVE AND SCOPE OF WORK

The consultant will update, develop, and strengthen labour inspection system in the republic of Iraq including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) in full consultation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA), the social partners and specifically the technical unit from the ILO.

 

The consultant is particularly expected to:

Develop clear job descriptions for labour inspectors, update labour inspection tool (checklists), develop a training plan for the labour inspectors, as well as and establish and strengthen the tripartite structures and mechanisms on labour inspection and OSH.

 

 

  1. DELIVERABLES

Under the guidance and in consultation with the Chief Technical Advisor of the project and Regional Senior Labour Inspection and OSH Specialist, the consultant will submit the following key outputs:

 

  1. A workplan on the assignment, to be submitted to the ILO within four days of signing the contract.
  2. Outcomes:
  3. Developed job descriptions report for labour inspectors and their supervisors based on the business analysis in Arabic language
  4. Updated/developed labour inspection tool (checklists) in Arabic language.
  5. Draft training plan for the labour inspectors, based on proper training needs assessment in Arabic language.
  6. Tripartite structures and mechanisms on labour inspection and OSH established, or existing ones strengthened, and more effective:
  • Established a national tripartite committee on labour inspection and OSH in Arabic language.
  • A meeting is conducted to review and strengthen the functions and roles of the Tripartite Consultative Committee in terms of labour inspection and relevant issues.
  • A draft report after reviewing the tripartite inspection model and address relevant gaps and weaknesses to render it more effective in Arabic language.

 

  1. DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The number of working days for the assignment is 82 working days during the period from  February to 30 June 2022.

 

  1. DELIVERABLES AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENT:

The consultant is expected to deliver the specific deliverables as set out in the below table, at the approval and satisfaction of the Chief Technical Advisor of the project and the Regional Senior Labour Inspection and OSH Specialist:

Deliverable Disbursement in USD
1.       A workplan on the assignment, to be submitted to the ILO within four days of signing the contract on 15 January 2022.

 

20%
2.       Outcomes:

a.       Developed job descriptions report for labour inspectors and their supervisors based on the business analysis in Arabic language.

b.       Updated/developed labour inspection tool (checklists) in Arabic language

20%
c.       Draft training plan for the labour inspectors, based on proper training needs assessment in Arabic language.

d.       Tripartite structures and mechanisms on labour inspection and OSH established, or existing ones strengthened, and more effective.

 

60%

 

  • MANAGEMENT AND OTHER ARRANGEMENTS
Partners and Counterparts

The assignment will be conducted in close collaboration with the project team and ILO implementing partners in target areas.

 

Required Expertise
  • The consultant must have previous experience in a similar assignment and relevant academic background to the assignment scope (e.g. economic studies, social studies, development studies …etc.).
  • Knowledge of or experience in the region, including of Arabic.
  • Good communication, networking, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • The consultant should make him/herself available to collaborate with project partners when needed/requested.
Supervision

The consultant will perform his/her assignment under the supervision of Chief Technical Advisor of the project and the Regional Senior Labour Inspection and OSH Specialist.

Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Rights

All data and information received from ILO for this assignment are to be treated confidentially and are only to be used in connection with the execution of these Terms of Reference (ToRs). The contents of written materials obtained and used in this assignment may not be disclosed to any third parties without the express advance written authorization of the ILO. All intellectual property rights arising from the execution of these ToRs are assigned to the International Labour Organization. The intellectual property rights of the materials modified through the assignment remains with the International Labour Organization.

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