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

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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Take lead in coordination of the planning, design, delivery and
    monitoring of project implementation whilst ensuring consistency with
    national priorities of the Government of Uganda, national employment and
    skills agenda and related training and employment frameworks, policies and
    global best practices.
  • Liaise with and engage all relevant stakeholders in implementation
    of this he ILO-SIDA global partnership for Outcome-based funding (OBF) in
    Uganda (UGA/18/51/SWE), and provide leadership and advocacy to ensure that
    skills and employment issues remain firmly on the national agenda. This
    will involve provision of technical support, advice, and coaching to
    tripartite partners to ensure that their capacities are enhanced to enable
    them to carry out their roles and functions in relation to skills
    development and pro-employment planning and budgeting more effectively.
  • Develop and maintain cordial working relations with relevant
    Government agencies, social partners, private sector and business
    organizations, development partners other UN agencies and other
    stakeholders and ensure their participation in the project.
  • Take lead in and participate in the preparation and facilitation of
    meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions, and various
    types of capacity building events, and speak on behalf of the ILO when
    attending these gatherings alone.
  • Identify problems, propose solutions and actions, and follow-up with
    the CO Dar, DWT Pretoria and headquarters, constituents, implementing
    partners, government offices, and other UN organizations to expedite
    implementation and meet targets.
  • Ensure programming and administrative synergies are created within
    and between the outputs; and ensure tracking of expenditures against the
    budget according to ILO financial rules and regulations.
  • Take initiative in drafting of tools, manuals, and other training
    materials for use by the project, in doing so, adapt ILO global tools to
    national circumstances as well as apply them and monitor their
    application.
  • Take lead in drafting Terms of Reference for and supervision of the
    work of external consultants.
  • Provide technical support to missions by Employment and Skills
    Specialists.
  • Prepare background information, programme briefs, periodical
    reports, gender analysis and related technical reports and statistical
    data on status of the project activities for internal/external use.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Director, ILO Country
    Office Dar es Salaam



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations International Labour
    Organization (ILO) National Project Coordinator job vacancy must hold a first
    level university degree in Development, Social Science, Economics, Labour,
    Technical and Vocational Education or a related discipline
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in the area of
    Formulation of Policy and Strategy, Project Design, Management and
    Implementation Macro-Economic Policies, Employment Programming and Skills
    Development.  Additional experience
    in the areas of formal and informal apprenticeship and other forms of work
    based learning will be preferred. Substantial knowledge/experience in
    resource mobilization is essential.
  • Languages:  Excellent command of English and good
    knowledge of another official language of the duty station.



Competencies
  • Good knowledge in project formulation and experience in project
    management and implementation.
  • Good knowledge of the role and operations of the ILO and UN system
    activities for development and particular knowledge on the development
    processes of National policies and programmes
  • Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the
    formulation, administration, implementation and evaluation of projects.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution,
    and ability to negotiate.
  • Good computer applications skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to supervise staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to consult and work with multiple partners,
    including government, social partners and UN agencies and to foster
    cooperation and effective networks;
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and facilitate meetings and
    workshops;
  • Demonstrated ability in gender mainstreaming will be an added
    advantage.
 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: 15th October 2019
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