Deadline: 9 March 2021
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of National Project Coordinator in Kampala, Uganda. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The mission of the ILO is to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
Key Job Responsibilities
The National Project Coordinator will perform the following functions:
- Work in close collaboration with the Technical Specialist to develop Country level and project work plans, informed by key stakeholder consultations and with guidance from DWT Pretoria and CO Dar backstopping Specialists
- Assist in the programming and control of project resources; prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring the situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations for remedial action.
- Actively participate in planning and roll out of capacity building training on PFM, employment strategy, employment intensive PFM, local and national employment governance, and LMIS. Participate in conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions related to project activities.
- Establish and maintain strong working relations with the ILO’s tripartite constituents and other relevant stakeholders including representatives of national government concerned with employment promotion, LMIS, employer and worker organizations.
- Facilitate and support regular meetings with tripartite partners and report on project progress.
- Contribute creative ideas for project effective implementation and provide technical inputs to the project‘s core technical areas of work.
- Prepare and submit quarterly progress updates, periodical reports, and related technical reports on project activities.
- Collaborate with other projects of the Country Offices to identify and take advantage of opportunities for synergies and resource mobilization and co-funding for the extension and expansion for the project and/or opportunities.
- Keep an up to date brief of the national situation and legal and policy developments around employment, LMIs, and employment intensive skills development and provide brief notes on major developments to the Project Team.
- Support development of an M&E system for monitoring, documenting and reporting on employment related interventions in Uganda.
- Participate in UN and Government thematic meetings related to employment promotion, ensuring to reflect project work in UN and Government Plans (i.e. UN Sustainable Development Corporation Framework- UNSDCF and annual Work Plans as well as in the Decent Work Country Programme.
- Contribute to project design, proposal formulation and reviews as well as in resource mobilisation and funding discussions.
Plan and participate in national technical missions as may be required.
- Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the direct supervisor and or Country Office Director.
Applicants must have:
- A first level university degree in economics, public policy / finance, labour economics, development economics or other social sciences is required.
- 3 years working experience in areas such as public finance management, economic policy development and implementation, labour economics, macroeconomics, sectoral development and industrial policy including trade policies and/or in development and at least a year’s experience in implementation of development cooperation projects.
- Experience in and Familiarity with the mandate and the tripartite structure of the ILO would be an advantage.
- Good knowledge of programme and budget, project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices.
- Good knowledge of the role and operations of UN system activities for development.
- Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations. Knowledge of office-wide activities and priorities.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
- Excellent written and verbal command of English language. Good knowledge of another official language of the duty station.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit ILO.