Deadline: 20 September, 2021

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is seeking to fill the role of National Project Coordinator.

The mission of ILO is to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.


  • Ensure operational coordination of project implementation by monitoring conditions set out in the project document, budget and grant agreement
  • Ensure the effective management of funds allocated to activities within the project
  • Initiate, sustain and guide cooperation with key partners in close collaboration with relevant ILO technical specialists
  • Develop work plans in consultation with tripartite partners and update project work plans on a continuous basis, ensuring timely implementation
  • Coordinate and monitor project activities implemented by project partners, external collaborators (consultants or service providers) and trainers 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
  • Support and oversee the development of the assessment on the framework conditions for women’s entrepreneurship development and informality dialogue
  • Regularly brief government officials, employer and worker associations on project status
  • Consult with United Nations agencies, bilateral donors and NGOs whose mandates and programmes are similar to those of the project
  • Ensure a regular flow of information on the status of the activities planned and implemented between the ILO country office, the relevant decent work teams, and HQ
  • Manage the organisation of conferences, seminars, workshops, multi-stakeholder consultations, training sessions and meetings in collaboration with the technical support of experts and represent the project in various meetings
  • Organise project management meetings, draft meeting notes and solicit comments from relevant project partners
  • 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
  • Implement the communications strategy, ensuring visibility of project results, dissemination of project information through publications and press releases, and good communication with all partners
  • Present progress updates on a regular basis
  • Organise and conduct technical missions in target locations
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned by supervisor


  • University degree in Law, Economics, Management, International Development, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, or a related field
  • Three years, minimum, of relevant experience managing projects and engaging stakeholders
  • Experience in conducting research and assessments, as well as in supporting women’s economic empowerment or entrepreneurship (desirable)
  • Excellent spoken and written knowledge of English
  • Working knowledge of another official language of the organisation or an official national language of the duty station

To apply and for more information, click here.

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