UN Jobs – National Programme Coordinator- International Labour Organization (ILO)

Job Title:    EIIP National Programme Coordinator National Project Coordinator

Organisation: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Director of ILO Country Office


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 Director of the ILO Country Office in Dar es Salaam, the EIIP National Programme Coordinator will perform the duties outlined below, under the direct supervision of the Programme Technical Officer leading country-level implementation of the PROSPECTS programme and will receive further technical guidance from the DWT Specialist, the EIIP Regional Specialist for the programme based in Addis Ababa.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Lead the implementation of all EIIP components within the PROPECTS programme ensuring complementarity with other components and partner activities.
  • Identify emerging EIIP capacity development needs, demands and priorities of partners at district and national level, including those of ILO constituents and partners relevant to the PROSPECTS Programme.
  • In consultation with the beneficiary institutions and stakeholders at National level and in PROSPECTS target districts, propose and design EIIP interventions to address needs and review on-going interventions recommending actions to be taken, in line with the programme targets.
  • Prepare a detailed work plans and budgets for the EIIP component and indicators to measure progress towards results.
  • Draft TORs for external service providers as necessary, for the implementation of EIIP activities and participate in their procurement as appropriate.
  • Develop mechanisms for support and oversight supervision of the delivery of outputs by the external service providers and partners. This will include taking lead in the technical design and implementation of all labour-based (LB) infrastructure project works and capacity building activities under the PROSPECTS Programme.
  • In consultation with the Skills, Enterprise and Employment leads of the PROSPECTS Programme, develop EIIP-related training activities and review/prepare materials for all categories of project beneficiaries, partners and stakeholders.
  • Organize for and train target project beneficiaries (including policy/decision makers, engineers/technical officers, contractors, communities and workers) and partners on EIIP concepts, technology, approaches and management systems, procedures and tools used in EIIP project cycle, including on ILO decent work and mainstreaming cross cutting issues of environment and gender.
  • Draft activity summaries and provide inputs to technical progress reports including alerts and recommendations on areas of criticality and support regular update of the programme work plan.
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with the national line ministries and agencies and stakeholders (including community leaders and private sector actors) relevant for the delivery of EIIP components in the Programme.
  • Collaborate with the programme partner agencies -UNHCR, UNICEF, World Bank and IFC and others engaged in infrastructure in the project areas, to assist their project teams to incorporate EIIP procedures in infrastructure project design and implementation and provide technical backstopping.
  • Promote and create awareness of the ILO’s EIIP approach, prepare and participate in briefings, presentation for government, partners and donors and support the organization of events and mobilization of beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the direct supervisor and or the Country Office Director.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the International Labour organization National Project Coordinator job should hold a first level university degree in a technical field related to Civil Engineering, Development, Economics or another related discipline
  • A minimum of three years of experience in infrastructure sector, rural economic development and proven experience on employment intensive approaches. Knowledge of local government structures and their operations, governments’ refugee response programmes and modus operandi is an added advantage.
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge and command of English. Good knowledge of another official language of the duty station.



  • Knowledge of EIIP approaches or knowledge in any national Labour based approaches at community level is an added advantage.
  • Ability to interpret and work within applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to identify and analyse information needs and classify them according to ILO standards.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders at national and local level.
  • Attention to detail and skills in EIIP and Labour based works design.
  • Ability to foster effective two-way communication with partners and disseminate information to a varied audience including the ability to write accurate reports and to build networks to obtain cooperation with partners.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
  • Familiarity with ILO policies, technical programmes and procedures, including experience working with officials of ministries of labour and/or education would be an advantage, as would experience of working in crisis settings.
  • Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities, to act with integrity and transparency by maintaining social, ethical and organisational norms, and 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.
  • Excellent computer/information application skills, including word processing, excel, power point etc., use of a GPS, GIS systems, photo editing software, and AutoCAD.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to promote a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the office.
  • Proven ability to supervise staff
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
  • Proven ability to train and supervise staff.
  • Substitution of experience for university degree


How to Apply:

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


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Deadline: 29th April 2021


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