Deadline: 19 April, 2022

Location: Accra, Ghana

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is seeking to fill the role of National Project Officer, Employment Policy.

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.


  • Engage and consult with constituents, project partners and external partners including UN agencies as well as ILO technical units and DWT backstopping specialists in the preparation of project activities
  • Ensure the timely delivery of activities and outputs by implementing partners and raise any areas of concern regarding progress with the programme manager and backstopping specialists
  • Coordinate the development and review of statistical data, employment policy documents and associated outputs
  • Review reports and ensure technical quality, and present findings in national dialogue events with constituents and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate and – where feasible – provide technical advisory services to implementing partners, constituents and beneficiaries of the project on employment policy, especially the design, adoption and implementation of the national employment policy, as well as other relevant economic policies
  • Establish effective partnerships and coordination with the ILO constituents, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, private sector organisation as well as sister UN agencies in support of building a support environment for achieving productive employment
  • Perform, coordinate and report on the project administrative and financial work
  • Under the DWCP framework, closely collaborate with the programming unit and other development cooperation projects to formulate, deliver, monitor and report outputs and activities of the project
  • Under the direction of the programme manager, undertake missions to project locations to monitor and report on project implementation, identifying issues and proposing corrective actions to the programme manager and to the backstopping technical specialists
  • Organise and support the delivery of seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings in line with project activities
  • Brief ILO specialists, experts and visiting officials and provide relevant information on project matters and support additional resource mobilisation efforts with the backstopping technical specialists
  • Develop project information and communication materials and knowledge products in collaboration with the communication officers in the ILO Ghana office and ILO headquarters in Geneva
  • Liaise with ILO constituents and partners for effective dissemination of project results to enhance project visibility
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the programme manager or backstopping specialists


  • First level university degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in Economics, Social Sciences or Business Management, ideally with specialisation in labour market-related areas
  • Three years of professional work experience, at the national level, related to employment policy and/or employment creation programmes
  • Understanding of the ILO, the United Nations system, and experience in working with officials of government ministries, employers and workers’ organisations will be a plus
  • Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation, concepts and procedures
  • Knowledge of office-wide activities and objectives
  • Ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyse problems with implementation
  • Good drafting skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to clarify information
  • Good computer application skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

To apply and for more information, click here.

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