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, Uganda

Grade: NOB

Reports to: Programme Manager

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 settlements.
  • 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 appropriate.
  • 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 advantage.
  • 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 skills.
  • 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 office.
  • 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.

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Deadline: 6th June 2019

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