By SisaySAhlu

The International Labour Organization launched on Wednesday a mobile application named “SIRA app” in a bid to support returnees from Gulf States find job in Ethiopia.

The app – Developer Company iCog-Labas – will link returnees and employers in the low and middle skills occupations. The SIRA App was presented in an event organized at Hilton Addis on December 26, 2018. 

ILO technical advisor to eastern Africa regions, Aida Awel, said its major aim will be to help returnees from Saudi Arabia and other gulf states

The app complements the comprehensive psychosocial, social and economic assistance that ILO has been providing to returnees from Saudi Arabia, through its EU funded project, since 2015.

The App aims to address the mismatch between job seekers and employers focused on low and middle skill occupations, said its developers.

The app will facilitate returnees and other members of the community to easily have access to suitable and decent job opportunities beyond the project life.  

“We are confident that this application will address the gap in the demand and supply side of low and medium skilled labour, reduce the cost of recruitment and allow returnees to seek out employment opportunities that best suit their needs.” Aida said.

SIRA App described as a convenient and user-friendly application that directly connects employers with job seekers.

The mobile app allows employers to post vacancies and search for potential candidates, while job seekers can search or subscribe for job alerts, and upload and update their information on the platform.

The app has a user-friendly interface and adheres to platform specific UI standards provided by Apple and Google respectively, hence available on Android and iOS devices.

SIRA App takes into consideration the educational levels of users, and supports Amharic and English languages.

While it works in setting of limited internet access, the app can also be used offline, to enable employers and job seekers access previously downloaded data.

In addition, the job-matching and information platform is made available through a web based portal and a 6689 call center.  (Daily Monitor)