Fresher UN National Project Officer Jobs – International Labour Organization (ILO)

Job Title:     National
Project Officer
Organisation: International
Labour Organization (ILO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade: NOA
Reports to: Director
of the ILO Office
Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/NO/2019/01
About US:
The International
Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing with labour
problems, particularly international labour standards, social protection, and
work opportunities for all. The ILO has 187 member states: 186 of the 193 UN
member states plus the Cook Islands are members of the ILO. In 1969, the
organisation received the Nobel Peace Prize for improving peace among classes,
pursuing decent work and justice for workers, and providing technical
assistance to other developing nations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively contribute to the effective implementation of the project
    through the technical, efficient and timely execution of tasks in
    accordance with the policies, values and procedures of the ILO, the
    strategies of the project and the schedule of activities.
  • Initiate, sustain and guide cooperation with key partners, in close
    collaboration with the National Project Coordinator, relevant ILO
    technical specialists to ensure the performance and results of the project
    and ensuring that gender is mainstreamed in planning and project
    implementation to achieve the desired results.
  • Ensure a flow of regular and complete information on the status of
    the activities planned and implemented between the Project team, ILO CO
    Abuja and Technical Units in DWT Dakar and HQ.
  • Participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops,
    training sessions and meetings in collaboration with the technical support
    of experts and represent the project in various meetings as may be
  • In collaboration with the NPC, organize and conduct technical
    missions in target regions, guide and advise national and international
    experts on site and remotely and ensure the proper and effective use of
    project resources.
  • Assist in the monitoring and coordination of research carried out by
    external collaborators.
  • Disseminate project information through publications and press
    releases and ensure good communication with all partners. Ensuring project
    visibility, representation during meetings related to the project with the
    United Nations agencies and donors, regional and national forums and
    conduct awareness campaigns.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relations with the ILO’s
    tripartite constituents and other relevant stakeholders in Uganda, in
    particular organizations and representatives of national government
    concerned with child labour issues, employer and worker organizations.
  • Prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analyzing and
    monitoring the situation of resources as compared to planned activities
    and making recommendations for remedial action.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the NPC & the Director of
    the Office as part of the implementation of the project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations International Labour
    Organization (ILO) National Project Officer vacancy must hold a first
    level university degree in economics, social sciences, or related field 
  • Strong knowledge on development issues particularly in Uganda.
  • At least one or two years of experience in project management,
    administration and implementation of grant/cooperative agreement
    requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and
    overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to the
    project donor).
  • Work experience in the field of labor law and/or human rights or a
    relevant field at national level.
  • Languages: Excellent
    command of English.
  • Proven ability to manage teams including personnel management and
    remote capacity project management proved (project planning and management
    of financial and monitoring procedures).
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships and negotiate with
    government officials, representative(s) of civil society, representatives
    of workers ‘and employers’ organizations and academics.
  • Ability to lead work teams to the achievement of objectives and
  • Knowledge of the ILO regulations and procedures of system and / or
    the United Nations would be an asset.
  • Excellent ability to time management and good organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate gender analysis in the
    implementation of the project.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to write reports on the organization’s strategy in the field
    of Child Labour protection and employment generated by
    employment-intensive investment or for the implementation of the project.
  • Good knowledge of methods of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Good knowledge of common office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and
    communication (internet and email).
  • Proven experience of drafting research reports.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the International Labour
Organization in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at
the link below.
Deadline: 5th March 2019
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