Project : EU Project on Technical Assistance for “Increasing Adaptability of Employees and Employers with a Social Dialogue Approach”
 
Reference : SECT_SNKE_7
 
Status : Implementation Stage
 
Country : Turkey
 
Duty Station : Ankara (may travel to other provinces)
 
Deadline For Application : 30.05.2016
 
Expected Commencement Date :
 
Expected Period/Duration :
 
Position Description : Outline of tasks:

• Together with the technical assistance team (TAT), and especially the KE2 (Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue Expert) and the KE3 (Training Key Expert), and the senior training expert, the sectoral field expert is responsible for 1) the preparation of the sectoral paper on challenges and opportunities, 2) the preparation of workshop for identification of topics of the sectoral adaptation trainings, 3) the provision of input for the preparation of modules for the sectoral adaptation trainings, 4) the preparation of materials for the sectoral adaptation trainings, 5) the delivery of the sectoral adaptation trainings, and 6) the preparation of the sectoral position paper for the given sector (food). In carrying out his/her assignment, the sectoral field expert collaborates and coordinates his/her tasks with the senior and the junior training experts.

• Will have the overall responsibility of his/her outputs as listed below under the supervision of the KE2 (Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue Expert).

• The sectoral field expert carries out all the activities according to the given timetable in the required locations.

Outputs:

1. Draft sectoral paper on challenges and opportunities in the food sector prepared (activity 1.2.1)
2. Presentation in workshop for the identification of sectoral challenges and opportunities in the food sector delivered (activity 1.2.1);
3. Workshop for the identification of sectoral challenges and opportunities and determine the topics of the sectoral adaptation workshops conducted (activity 1.2.1);
4. Following feedback from the workshop for the identification of sectoral challenges and opportunities, sectoral paper on challenges and opportunities in the sector finalized (activity 1.2.1).
5. Input for the preparation of modules for sectoral adaptation trainings provided (activity 1.2.2 – sub-activity 1.2.2.1).
6. Input for workshop for finalizing the modules for sectoral adaptation training provided (activity 1.2.2 – sub-activity 1.2.2.1);
7. Based on the feedback from the workshop for finalizing the modules for sectoral adaptation training, modules for sectoral adaptation training delivered (activity 1.2.2 – sub-activity 1.2.2.1);
8. Input for the preparation of materials for sectoral adaptation trainings given (activity 1.2.2 – sub-activity 1.2.2.2)
9. Sectoral adaptation training delivered (activity 1.2.2 – sub-activity 1.2.2.2);
10. Sectoral position paper on the metal sector prepared (activity 1.2.3).

Reporting:

The sectoral field expert will deliver a mission report for each of the trainings delivered to the TL, the KE2 and the KE3 within five days following the completion of the mission. Each mission report will present the activities undertaken and the results achieved and the eventual recommendations. The report will be delivered in electronic copy in English.

PRELIMINARY CONTENT OF THE PAPER ON SECTORAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
• Executive summary
• Situation in the sector in Turkey
• Overall sectoral situation and challenges in the EU and globally
• Sectoral technological challenges in Turkey, the EU and the world
• Technological innovation in production
• Sectoral legal and employment aspects: labour law, remuneration, working time, OHS and environmental standards, collective bargaining, and social security.
• EU law applicable on the sector (i.e. EU directives, etc)
• Opportunities in the sector in Turkey, the EU and the world
• Sectoral value-chains and changing customer expectations
• Social dialogue practices: roles and duties of social partners
• Atypical working types
• Employees’ welfare policies
• Human resources policies and adaptability and flexicurity implications
• Expected investment and growth in the sector
• Investment in a modernized and sustainable sector
• Recommendations for Turkish enterprises: management and workforce
• References and annexes

PRELIMINARY CONTENT OF SECTOR POSITION PAPERS (SPPs)
• Key features
• Global, regional and national challenges and opportunities for the sector
• Technological innovations
• New opportunities offered by the sectoral adaptation: economic, social and employment perspectives.
• Atypical working types
• Turkish legislation and EU law
• Best practices: EU and other world experiences
• Recommendations for policy development
• Adaptation policies: competitiveness, research and innovation, environmental standards, etc.
• Guidelines and principles for sectoral adaptation process
• Set of specific actions for sectoral adaptation (short/medium/ long-term)
• Roadmaps for development in the medium and long-term
 
Qualifications And Skills : • University degree in preferably food engineering; or labour, economics, educational sciences, political sciences, sociology, agriculture or industrial engineering, or equivalent degree or experience in relevant subjects;
• Native level of Turkish and good command of English;
• Excellent reporting skills;
• Full computer literacy;
• Excellent communication and ability to work in a team and in a multicultural environment;
• Previous experience in the region and undertaking similar assignment will be considered a strong asset.
 
General Professional Experience : • At least 5 years of professional working experience in the food or equivalent sector. The working experience should include relevant experience in undertaking research on the food or equivalent sector, its current and future trends, and challenges in Turkey, the EU and the world.
 
Specific Professional Experience : • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in relevant areas, preferably in human resources;
• In depth knowledge and understanding of the food sector in Turkey and abroad, including trends, sectoral panorama, technological challenges, customer expectations, value chains, labour aspects and standards (i.e. environmental, etc) is a must;
• Prior experience in delivering training is a strong asset;
• Proven experience in working in EU or other international donors funded projects in Turkey or in the region is an asset;
• Experience in preparing and conducting workshops is an asset;
• Proven experience in leading learning groups and in adult training approach is a strong asset;
• Previous experience working with social partners (trade union or employers’ organisations) is an asset.
 
 
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