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

Job Title:     National
Project Coordinator

Organisation: International
Labour Organization (ILO)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Grade: NOB

Reports to: Director,
CO Dar es Salaam

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 (NPC) will work under the overall responsibility
of the Country Director for ILO Country Office for the United Republic of
Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi and will receive operational
guidance from the FAIRWAY Program Manager (Africa component) based in Nairobi, Kenya.
They may liaise with and receive technical support from the regional labour
migration specialist at the Regional Office for Africa (Abidjan), the Labour
Migration Branch MIGRANT (Conditions of Work and Equality Department), and the
technical specialists of the Decent Work Teams in the fields of migration,
skills, employment, ACTRAV (workers organizations) and ACT/EMP (employers
organizations) and with other specialists in the fields of statistics and
regional migration.

The incumbent will
ensure operational coordination of activities and be responsible for project
implementation and results in Uganda. The National Project Coordinator will be
responsible for overseeing the work of the project’s Administrative staff in
Egypt as well as the hiring and coordination of the work of external
collaborators for national activities. The NPC will facilitate coordination
with the donor at the national level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

·       
Lead the
implementation of project activities in Uganda with criteria of timeliness,
quality and effectiveness, ensuring the achievement of planned results in the
time frame and within budget, in accordance with global project requirements
and the policies, values and procedures of the ILO. Deliveries and outcomes
must be in conformity with ILO policies and project strategies and in
accordance with ILO programming guidelines and country/action programs, and the
administrative and financial procedures in consultation with the responsible
Field Office.

·       
Ensure
operational coordination of project implementation, monitor conditions set out
in the project document, budget and grant agreement and facilitate coordination
with the donor. Responsible for the effective management of funds allocated to
national activities within the project.

·       
Initiate,
sustain and guide cooperation with key partners in Uganda, in close
collaboration with 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.

·       
Develop
country level work plans in consultation with tripartite partners and update
project work plans on a continuous basis and ensure their timely implementation.

·       
Coordinate
and monitor project activities implemented by project partners, external
collaborators (consultants or service providers) and trainers in Uganda and
ensure the quality of outputs, by reviewing, verifying and analysing work
plans, contract outputs, progress reports, final reports and other data for
clarity, consistency and completeness.

·       
Regularly
brief responsible government officials, employer and worker associations on
project status.

·       
Consult
with United Nations agencies, bilateral donors and NGOs whose mandates and
programmes are similar to those of the project.

·       
Ensure a
regular flow of information on the status of the activities planned and
implemented between the ILO-Country Office, the ILO FAIRWAY Program Manager
(Africa component), the relevant Decent Work Teams, and HQ. This will include
accurate implementation, performance, risk and financial monitoring, including
reporting on project linked CPOs in collaboration with the regional labour
migration specialist.

·       
Manage
the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, multi-stakeholder
consultations, training sessions and meetings in collaboration with the
technical support of experts and represent the project in various meetings.
Organize project management meetings, draft meeting notes and solicit comments
from relevant project partners.

·       
Implement
the reporting, monitoring and evaluation plan in line with the outcomes and
outputs set out in the project document and monitor progress on a continuous
basis.  Implement the communications
strategy ensuring: visibility of project’s results, dissemination of project
information through publications and press releases, and good communication
with all partners.

·       
Present
progress updates on a regular basis including at project management and Steering
Committee meetings, ensure regular and timely reporting of project activities,
results and indicators and prepare and validate project progress reports taking
into consideration inputs from the project team.

·       
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.

·       
Perform
other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor within the framework of
his/her competence.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO)
National Project Coordinator job vacancy must hold a University degree in law,
economics, management, international development, social sciences or a related
field.

·       
A minimum
of three years of relevant professional experience, preferably in relation with
labour migration issues including experience working with officials of
ministries of labour, foreign affairs, social partners and migration
institutions and associations. Record of familiarity with ILO policies and
procedures, including development cooperation procedures. Experience managing
and implementing ILO DC projects would be an advantage.

·       
Languages:
Excellent spoken and written
knowledge of English; good knowledge of another official language of the duty
station.

Competencies

·       
Good
knowledge of programming and results-based management (RBM) principles and
concepts and understanding of the programming cycle (planning, monitoring,
reporting and evaluation). Demonstrated ability to incorporate gender analysis
into project implementation.

·       
Ability
to develop clear strategic goals consistent with the program’s objectives, and
to design and synthesise strategies for program development and resource
mobilisation.

·       
Ability to
advocate and provide policy advice. Political awareness and understanding of
policy debates and developments in the area of migration and labour migration.
Good knowledge of national counterparts, development partners as well as
international organizations.

·       
Proven
ability to manage teams including personnel management and remote capacity
project management (project planning and management of financial and monitoring
procedures).

·       
Ability
to oversee the work of and provide guidance to staff and consultants working
for the project

·       
Ability
to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and
non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

·       
Ability
to establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders such as
government officials, representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations,
representative(s) of civil society, and academics.

·       
Strong
written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write
accurate reports and to build networks to obtain cooperation with partners.

·       
Knowledge
of the regulations and procedures of the ILO and/or other UN entities would be
an asset.

·       
Excellent
time management, planning and organizational skills.

·       
Ability
to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

·       
Ability
to write progress reports for the implementation of the project in a concise
and timely manner.

·       
Good
knowledge of common office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and communication
(internet and email).

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: 16th April 2020

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