Deadline: 22 June, 2021

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of National Project Coordinator.

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.


  • In close collaboration with the skills specialist, support the effective implementation of joint programme activities in South Africa with criteria of timeliness, quality and effectiveness, ensuring the achievement of planned results in the time frame and within budget in accordance with regional programme requirements and the policies, values and procedures of the ILO
  • Support the implementation of a national digital skills innovation challenge under the joint programme for South Africa
  • Support the effective communication of the South Africa joint programme objective
  • Maintain partnerships with organisations and constituents working on the implementation of the national digital and future skills strategy
  • Provide substantive and logistical support in the preparation of technical working group as well as national advisory committee meetings, including by preparing concept notes, agendas, minutes, action points, presentations as well as organisational and coordination support
  • Assist in coordination of activities under SAMM project Output 1.4, with a particular focus on 1.4.1. national assessments and capacity building on uptake of SADC regional qualifications framework and other mechanisms for skills recognition and mobility, including support to expert identification, technical supervision of consultants’ deliverables and organisation of capacity building activities in close collaboration with the SAMM programme manager
  • Regularly update the SAMM and ILO/ITU project and programme work plans and ensure their timely implementation


  • University degree in Economics, International Development, Public Policy, Social Sciences, or a related discipline
  • Two years, minimum, of professional experience in the area of project coordination and implementation and a solid background in at least one of the core technical areas of work skill development, youth employment programmes and projects, labour migration programmes or projects and/or development projects on job creation in the digital economy
  • Experience in the field of communication for development is considered an asset
  • Experience in working with other ILO projects or with government agencies, social partners or civil society organisations will be a plus
  • Excellent written and oral English
  • Knowledge of local languages will be a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

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