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


Job Title:    National Project Coordinator

Organisation: International
Labour Organization (ILO)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Grade: NOB

Reports to: Social
Protection Technical Officer

Vacancy no.:


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:  Under the overall guidance of the Social
Protection Technical Officer, the incumbent provides comprehensive and
professional services for the efficient, effective and client-oriented design,
management, delivery and administration of the EC-ILO-UNICEF Action, in
particular as regards the ILO allocation for Uganda. This includes technical inputs
as well as project management, budget management, reporting, monitoring and
evaluation and representation of the ILO in processes and meetings at national
level as needed. The incumbent is expected to have a high degree of
independence in completing work assignments.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

General Functions

substantial professional services for the development and delivery of quality,
timely and widely accessible outputs as established in the work plan, including
knowledge products and research and oversee the work of and provide guidance to
consultants. Supervise staff and consultants as applicable.

the project timely implementation, monitoring and evaluation through management
functions, including the development of work plans, preparation and monitoring
of budget, provision of technical and administrative supervision to the project
team in line with the ILO policy, rules and regulations and according to the
final project document and work plan.

identifying suitable external collaborators and contractors for conducting
certain project activities related to social protection, draft terms of
reference, prepare work plan and costs estimates and provide support for
preparing the contracts.

Plan and
organise quarterly in-house project review meetings, identify
problems/challenges in technical and financial delivery of the project, and
propose solutions, action and through the technical officer, follow-up with
relevant ILO units including those in the headquarters and regional office,
government offices, constituents and other organizations including project’s
implementing partners to expedite implementation and meet technical as well as
financial delivery targets.

monitor and report progress of the project and activities by reviewing,
verifying and analysing work-plans, progress reports, final reports and other
data for clarity, consistency and completeness. Prepare required technical
progress reports and ad hoc reports on the status of project planning and

coordination with UNICEF, support communication and visibility activities of
the project activities, including commission, research, write, edit and/or
translate from/to the local language audience-specific communication and
information products, conduct surveys, maintenance and updating of websites,
organize press conferences, media interviews and other public information
events, provide media briefings, in order to communicate persuasive,
evidence-based and solution-oriented messages on the project activities.

day-to-day operational management of the project, facilitate budgeting and
expenditure tracking, regular review of financial reports and records, monitor
status of obligation

Specific Functions

the guidance of the Social Protection Technical Officer, coordinate with UNICEF
and EU for the implementation of the project and HQ for reporting. This
includes the timely development and regular updating of detailed work plans and
budgets, support the setting up and subsequent participation in the national
country steering committee of the Action, ensuring sound monitoring and
evaluation of the implementation of the ILO allocation at country level and
developing related annual progress reports for the country level activities

Perform other
coordination and representation roles, as appropriate and required. Facilitate
anchoring coordination within the Government’s Social Protection Agencies/units
and ensuring a good floor of communication with national stakeholders.

and maintain partnerships within the UN family and with donors for better
results of the project, such as for example WB and EU in the area of Public
Finance Management; EU member countries for technical collaboration in social
protection related programme/projects; UNDP.

resource mobilization for long-term funding (domestic funding or development
cooperation) to ensure future continuity of activities

effective coordination with other ILO executed Projects in Uganda in
particular, the PROSPECTS project which has a strong component on improving
enabling environment for social protection, in particular in the area of health
and in particular for refugees.

the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and
meetings. Ensure documenting experiences and sharing of information across the
other projects of the Action, e.g. by preparing briefs, periodical reports and
statistical data on social protection.

other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) National
Project Coordinator job opportunity should hold a first level university degree
in one of the following disciplines: Economics, Social Protection, Political
Sciences, Statistics, Development, Anthropology, Demography, and Population

minimum of three years of experience in project management, supervision,
administration and implementation of grant/cooperation agreement requirements.
Experience in mobilising high level officials of the constituents to influence
policy and institutional reforms, mainstreaming social dialogue, ILS and
gender, and working with different SP stakeholders is a preference.

knowledge of social protection administration and delivery as well as national
policies, financing and legislations affecting social protection.

of the policy making process in Uganda.

in public finance management/fiscal policies desirable.

Excellent command of English.



Must be
result focused and be able to work under pressure and tight deadlines;

interpersonal skills and the ability to establish strong working relationships,
collaborative and good interpersonal relations in culturally diverse environments

analytical skills;

knowledge and experience in implementation of gender and disability sensitive
approaches is a plus;

and experience in implementing of either public finance management or social
protection programme

ability to manage technical co-operation projects of international

to understand and effectively work with Government, workers and employers
organizations, non-government organizations and UN agencies.

to conduct action oriented research and write analytical technical reports and
project communication materials in English.

to conduct policy discussion and high-level political processes.

commitment to mainstream ILO, social dialogue and gender into project

in basic computer software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Reader)
and ability to use other software packages required by the Office

to work independently with a minimum of supervision taking responsibility for
the performance of activities, both in regard to the quality of the products
and the results achieved;.

to synthesize and draw conclusions from empirical research on policy and
managerial issues, and to transmit and share these knowledge to team members
and to partners and beneficiaries of the project;

to evaluate and monitor activities and projects of technical cooperation

to work simultaneously with several institutions clients

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


How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join the International Labour Organisation, ILO, in this capacity
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 2nd March 2021


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