Uganda: National Project Coordinator (NOB) – OPEN TO UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY

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Organization: International Labour Organization
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 12 Mar 2019

Introduction: general information about the context in which the official will work:**

The ILO Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, and Special Representative to the AU and ECA, based in Addis Ababa, implements its programmes and activities in close partnership with the Government, in particular with its technical line, the Ministry of Labour and Administrative Reform, Ugandan Businessmen and Employers Federation and the Ugandan Workers Trade Unions Federation. The project “Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving Opportunities for Regular Labour Mobility” requires the services of a National Project Coordinator to help in the implementation of the project. Reporting Lines: Supervision to be received by the incumbent (level and type) and supervision to be given by the incumbent.

The National Project Coordinator (NPC) will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the project activities in Uganda. Under the overall supervision of the Director of the ILO Country Office in Addis Ababa, and the direct administrative and technical supervision (day-to-day) of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), the NPC will undertake the following duties:**Main duties and responsibilities**

· Project management: Ensure effective coordination and planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project activities, in conformity with ILO policies and project implementation plan, and in accordance with ILO programming guidelines and country/action programs, and administrative and financial procedures.

· Advocacy, networking and partnership: Collaborate and mobilize project partners and, target groups or planning and implementation of overall programme activities.

· Reporting and Knowledge management: Ensure the development and review project information materials. As well as prepare periodic and adhoc reports on the status of project planning and implementation, and establish coordination with concerned ILO departments and programs.

· Participate in the preparation of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings. Speak on behalf of the ILO when attending these gatherings alone.

· Any other relevant duties as requested by the Country Director and/or the CTA.**Qualifications requirements: education, language, experience and competencies.**

Education – First Level University Degree in a relevant field. Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences or Development Studies will be considered as an advantage.

Experience – A minimum of two to three years’ experience in the field related to Migration and regional integration. Prior experience with the ILO or a UN agency would be an asset.

Languages – Excellent command of English and good knowledge of Swahili.


§ Good knowledge of programming and budgeting, project formulation, administration, monitoring and evaluation techniques and good practices.

§ Good technical skills in the area of labour migration, migration and empowerment.

§ Good knowledge of the role and operations of UN system activities for development. Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of projects.

§ In-depth understanding of the Labour and Human rights based approaches and how they apply to migration issues.

§ Excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English.

§ Excellent analytical skills. Ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution, and ability to negotiate. Good organizational skills. Ability to work on own initiative as well as a team leader. Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy. Ability to supervise staff. Excellent IT skills.

§ Good knowledge and understanding about continental and regional integration and free movement of persons agenda

How to apply:

Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable but not selected for this position can also be offered to be assigned on another temporary position at the same or at a lower grade provided that said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position.

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