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

Organisation: International
Labour Organization (ILO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade: NOB
Reports to: ILO
Country Office Director for United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda
and Burundi
Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/NO/2019/04
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- (Skills
Development) will report to the Programme Manager (PM) in Uganda and ensure
delivery of technical-related outputs on skills development. S/he will receive
additional technical support from relevant Specialists in DWT Pretoria, CO
Dar-es-Salaam and HQ as required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Analyse economic and labour market trends and employment priorities
    in host communities and refugees settlements in order to help align skills
    development interventions of the partnership with the broader policy
    frameworks and employment creation potentials.
  • Identify training needs of partners and, in consultation with the
    PM, organize and deliver training workshops for tripartite partners and
    target groups as appropriate.
  • Provide inputs in the design and support for capacity building of
    relevant government ministries, ILO social partners and other partners to
    facilitate knowledge, awareness and smoother implementation of skills
    development programmes and initiatives.
  • Support effective coordination and implementation by draft
    activities and overseeing implementation of skills development
    interventions, monitoring and evaluation of activities through field
    visits and discussions with project implementing partners, development and
    analysis of progress reports.
  • Provide technical inputs in drafting plans, curriculum, tools,
    manuals, and other training materials for use by the project, especially
    related to skills development and recognition.
  • Prepare terms of references for consultants and participate in
    sourcing and evaluation of local service providers/consultants as
  • Provide technical guidance and support to implementing partners to
    facilitate smooth implementation of skills development programmes and
  • Ensure meaningful engagement of the ILO and tripartite partners in
    relevant thematic working groups on skills development.
  • Development information databases covering programme activities and
    partnerships on education, training and skills initiatives in Uganda with
    particular focus on host communities and refuges.
  • 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 – Skills Development job
    vacancy must hold a first level university degree in a relevant field in
    technical and vocational education, development, social science,
    economics, education, labour or a related discipline/field.
  • A minimum of two to three years of professional experience in the
    area of skills development, project design, management and implementation.
    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 working in
    crisis and refugee settings
  • Languages: Excellent
    command of one working language 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.
  • 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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