UN Careers – National Project Coordinator – Enterprise Development – International Labour Organization (ILO)

Job Title:     National
Project Coordinator – Enterprise Development

Organisation: International
Labour Organization (ILO)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Grade: NOB

Reports to: Programme

Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/NO/2019/05

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.

Job Summary:  The National Project Coordinator- (Enterprise
Development) will report to the Programme Manager in Uganda and ensure delivery
of technical-related outputs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide advice on analysis of economic and labour market trends in
    host communities and refugees settlements in order to help design and
    implement interventions for enterprise development and small business
    promotion as well as align them with the broader policy frameworks and
    employment creation potentials through a market system approach.
  • Provide inputs in the development of knowledge products and tools
    that support ILO social partners and other project partners to undertake
    local economic development assessments such as market systems analysis and
    design, implement appropriate inclusive labour market and market systems
    development interventions.
  • Facilitate the effective participation of employers’ organisations
    and trade unions in enterprise development initiatives and programmes and
    local economic development opportunities for host communities and refugee
  • Provide inputs, advice and lead capacity building measures for local
    partners including training providers, BDS providers and social partners.
  • Provide input and support in the design and operationalization of
    competitive grant schemes for entrepreneurship and business start-up for
    refugee host communities and refugees, including for local media aimed at
    promoting peaceful co-existence of host communities and refugees.
  • Support the effective monitoring and evaluation of project
    interventions and undertake periodic monitoring and evaluation of project
    interventions at project field sites and provide support to project
    partners on effective use of tools and methodologies for planning,
    monitoring and reporting on project interventions.
  • Draft activities, oversee implementation of enterprise interventions
    and provide inputs to technical progress reports.
  • Support the design and regular update of the project work plan, both
    from an RBM and a financial perspective; alert and provide recommendations
    on delays and areas of criticality.
  • Prepare terms of references for consultants and participate in
    sourcing and evaluation of local service providers/consultants as
  • Participate in and as appropriate, lead the organization of
    conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and other project
    events including representation of the ILO at meetings related to the
    project (including UNDAF processes), thematic donor/partner meetings and sector
    meetings of tripartite partners.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Programme Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations International Labour
    Organization (ILO) National Project Coordinator – Enterprise Development
    job vacancy must hold a first level university degree in in development,
    business management, social science, economics, labour, technical and
    vocational education or a related discipline/field.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in years’ experience in
    design, management and 
    implementation of projects with links to district level
    implementation, experience in enterprise development, and livelihoods
    support to host communities and refugees, experience in conducting and
    supervising of research and surveys on livelihoods, labour, employment,
    gender and youth.
  • Previous experience with the market systems approach would be an
  • Familiarity with ILO policies, technical programmes and procedures,
    including experience working with the United Nations, Ministries of
    Labour, Education, Trade or other government Ministries Departments and
    Agencies, would be an added advantage, as would experience of working in
    crisis and refugee settings.
  • Languages:
    Excellent command of English and good knowledge of another official
    language of the duty station.


  • Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities, to act
    with integrity and transparency by maintaining social, ethical and
    organisational norms, and to meet all commitments within the prescribed
    time, cost and quality standards.
  • Good knowledge of the market systems approach and entrepreneurship
    promotion tools
  • Ability to develop clear strategic goals consistent with the
    programme’s objectives, and to design and synthesise strategies for
    programme development.
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and excellent interpersonal
  • Ability to synthesise research and reach empirically based
    conclusions on related subjects by understanding both the qualitative and
    quantitative approaches in social science research.
  • Ability to promote a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the
    ability to write accurate reports and to build networks to obtain
    cooperation with partners.
  • Excellent computer/information application skills, including word
    processing, excel, power point etc.
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in
    work tasks or environment, and to adjust effectively to work within new
    work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
  • Drive to seek or encourage others to seek opportunities for
    different and innovative approaches to organisation challenges and
    opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate
    gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

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: 6th June 2019

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