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

Job Title:    National Project Coordinator (United Nations UN Jobs)

Organisation: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Salary: 136,118,000 annually

Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/NO/2021/8


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 will coordinate the national (Uganda and EAC) component of the project. As a team member, the NPC will provide leadership of the project team based in Kampala by ensuring comprehensive and professional services in the design and implementation of project outcomes and outputs that facilitate implementation of the overall Project and the Office’s programme of work. The NPC will oversees the work of the Finance and Administration Assistant (FAA) and Driver and may also be required to oversee  other operational areas such as procurement, facilities and asset management, security, communications,  information management and information technology (IT). The NPC is expected to ensure that project activities are delivered in an efficient, effective and client oriented manner following the ILO standards and procedures. He/ She will contribute to the development and enhancement of work methods and procedures as governed by established rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the implementation of project activities in Uganda and the EAC 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 CO Dar es Salam ILO Office.
  • Ensure operational coordination of project implementation, monitor conditions set out in the project document, budget and cooperative agreement and facilitate coordination with the donor through effective management of funds allocated to national activities within the project, implementation, 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.
  • 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. Work in close collaboration with the Government, social partners, EAC secretariat and other major stakeholders to design and revise project annual work plans and country budget, and implement its components, considering different approaches and alternative methods, management, problem identification and problem resolution, especially for the parts of the Project supporting the institutional and capacity development of constituents, Government agencies, line ministries/departments, and social partners.
  • Review, verify and analyze work plans, progress and final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness and monitor the progress of Project activities. Follow-up on delayed documents, clarify information, and answer questions about clearance and processing requirements to support successful completion of agreed activities.
  • Follow-up with relevant technical officers and with counterparts in organizations and line ministries/departments at national/county level, partner and executing agencies, Government offices, constituents and in other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets. Develop country level work plans in consultation with tripartite partners and update project work plans on a continuous basis and ensure their timely implementation.
  • Assist in the programming and control of resources of the project, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations for remedial action. Identify problems, propose solutions and actions leading to coordination among ILO projects being implemented by CO-Dar Es Salaam on child labour, forced labour and violation of acceptable conditions of work including minimum wage, hours of work and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and regularly brief responsible government officials, and employer and worker associations on project status. Coordinate and monitor project activities implemented by project partners, external collaborators (consultants or service providers) and trainers in Uganda/EAC 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.
  • Provide programming and administrative support to cooperation activities in the area of child labour, forced labour, trafficking in persons and violation of acceptable conditions of work. Actively participate in and provide inputs to fundamental principles and rights at work documents and strategies and implement.
  • Identify training needs, organize and conduct training sessions and workshops on all project intervention areas for Government agencies, social partners, NGOs, other agencies, target groups and staff as appropriate to reinforce their technical capabilities on the fight against child labour, forced labour, trafficking in persons and violation of acceptable conditions of work including minimum wage, hours of work and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)
  • Participate in facilitating conferences, seminars, workshops, consultative meetings, multi-stakeholder consultations, training sessions and meetings in collaboration with the technical support of experts and represent the project in various meetings. Including meetings. organized by other ILO projects or other agencies on strategies and interventions related to child labour, forced labour, trafficking in persons and violation of acceptable conditions of work including minimum wage, hours of work and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH),
  • Ensure a regular flow of information on the status of the activities planned and implemented between the ILO-Country Office, the CAPSA CTA (Uganda/EAC 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.,.
  • Facilitate internal and external communication by providing relevant information on project matters and translating them into local language official correspondence, statements and speeches and other public information materials and increasing
  • Project’s visibility while facilitating the scaling-up of the Project interventions on the elimination of child labour, forced labour and and/or violation of acceptable conditions of work including minimum wage, hours of work and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)
  • Initiate, sustain and guide cooperation with key partners in Uganda/EAC, 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.
  • Perform other tasks relevant to the position as may be assigned by the ILO CO Dar es Salam Director and CTA.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the International Labour Organization (ILO) National Project Coordinator job placement should hold a first level of University degree in law, economics, management, international development, social sciences or a related field.
  • Three years of professional experience at the national level in the area of project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in relation to Child labour, forced labour/Trafficking in Persons.
  • Proven experience in working effectively with Government bodies in charge of policy making, with development partners and/or the private sector/informal economy would be an asset. Similarly, experience in working on child labour and/or forced labour and/or violation of acceptable conditions of work including minimum wage, hours of work and Occupational health and Safety (OSH) will be an asset.
  • Experience in leading and managing donor funded projects.
  • Good knowledge of labour laws and policies and/or human rights as well as economic developments, poverty reduction, and social policies.
  • Knowledge of the policy making process.
  • Knowledge of area based monitoring and referral systems, migration, labour law enforcement, education and social protection of children and vulnerable groups.
  • Languages: Excellent command of English (written and spoken) and a good knowledge of another official language of the duty station.



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop clear strategic goals consistent with the programme’s objectives, and to design and synthesise strategies for programme development.
  • Ability to understand and effectively work with Government, workers and employers organizations, non-government organizations, representatives of civil society and UN agencies.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with all project stakeholders
  • 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.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to promote a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the office.
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy
  • 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.
  • Excellent computer software skills (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Reader) and ability to use other software packages required by the Office
  • 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 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.
  • Proven ability to manage teams including personnel management and remote capacity project management (project planning and management of financial and monitoring procedures).


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: 30th June 2021


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