Deadline: 18 March, 2022

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

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.


  • Oversee the delivery of technical cooperation support to counterparts in the areas envisaged in the projects’ work plan for Zambia
  • Lead the design and delivery of the national strategy on extension of social protection coverage to the informal sector, as well as the promotion of the ILO formalisation and decent work agenda
  • Contribute to the review and implementation of the national rollout of capacity-building initiative, including through the TRANSFORM initiative, with a specific focus on institutionalisation of the training package on non-contributory SP in national learning institutes, as well as to serve as Zambia liaison officer for the TRANSFORM coordination hub
  • Support the country office social protection team to develop knowledge management products, compile socio-economic data, generate monitoring and evaluation reports and contribute to resource mobilisation proposals related to social protection
  • Conduct research and provide technical inputs for regional and country analyses, reports and publications related to social protection issues in Zambia, particularly on institutional coordination, economic modelling of social protection, social protection financing, gender and disability-inclusive social protection
  • Assist in programming and control of resources from all sources of funds, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations to management for remedial action
  • Liaise and follow up with relevant departments at headquarters and regional office, executing agencies, partners, government offices, constituents, and other organisations to expedite implementation and meet targets
  • Provide wider technical assistance to national partners, namely, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, the main social security agencies (NAPSA, NHIMA, workers’ compensation fund control board), the Ministry of Finance and the social partners (academia, CSOs, international partners, UN agencies) in the definition and implementation of social protection policies and programmes to contribute to the implementation of the Zambia DWCP regarding social protection priorities
  • Leverage technical expertise in the social protection sector to support regional and cross-country knowledge development and knowledge sharing opportunities
  • Promote linkages and share best practices and lessons learnt in the areas of social protection coordination, public debate and awareness-raising initiative, fiscal space analysis and financing
  • Organise initiatives to support visibility and foster debate on social protection issues in Zambia and the region, with engagement of academic institutions, civil society, media organisations, etc
  • Undertake monitoring and technical support missions to project sites independently or accompanying other officials as part of the work plan implementation
  • Ensure responsibility for the effective administrative management of the portfolio, including guidance and supervision of the administrative personnel assigned to the project
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor


  • University degree in Economics, Social Sciences, or a related field and strong knowledge of development issues particularly in Zambia
  • Three years, minimum, of professional experience in project management, supervision, administration and implementation of grant-funded technical cooperation programmes, with thematic emphasis on social protection and social security system implementation and reform
  • Experience with social sector budgeting and financing in Zambia
  • Ability to identify key evidence gaps to support social protection (external and domestic) financing
  • Familiarity with debate on social protection and social security institutional, legal and policy reform in Zambia
  • Ability to identify coordination challenges and elaborate proposals for effective institutional reform in the sector
  • Excellent command of English and another working language of the duty station

To apply and for more information, click here.

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