National Project Coordinator at International Labour Organization (ILO)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations agency for the world of work. We bring together governments, employers and workers to drive a human-centred approach to the future of work through employment creation, rights at work, social protection and social dialogue.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:




Job Title: National Project Coordinator – NOA (DC)

Location: Abuja   
Vacancy no.: ABUJA/DC/NO/2021/01
Grade: NOA   
Job ID: 5984 
Department: RO-Africa
Organization Unit: CO-Abuja
Contract type: Fixed Term


  • At the United Nations Climate Action Summit in 2019, 46 countries committed to develop national plans for a just transition through social dialogue and decent work through green jobs, enabling ambitious action for a sustainable work future. To support and implement these commitments, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, announced the creation of a “Climate Action for Jobs” initiative and designated the International Labour Organization to lead its implementation.
  • The ‘Social Dimension of Ecological Transition’ project takes place in this context and is one of the key axes of the 2020-2024 partnership between France and the ILO. The project aims to make a just ecological transition possible in countries through a better understanding of the nature and impact of climate change on employment and on income, as well as the definition of social measures and policies to promote job creation and social inclusion while mitigating economic and social risks.
  • The NPC will work under the overall responsibility and the direct supervision of the Country Office Director. 

Description of Duties
The NPC will support the coordination of the project. More specifically, the NPC will:

  • Coordinate the effective and timely implementation of the project’s activities and agreed outputs and its reporting.
  • Contribute to, review and comment on the project technical reports such as on stocktaking, sector policies, indicators and institutional learning, to inform project implementation, report on progress and suggest remedial action where appropriate
  • Participate in the preparation of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings.
  • Support the design and delivery of capacity building and training activities for the project, including national or regional workshops or seminars in relation to, inter alia, supporting economic evaluation models and tools, supporting social dialogue and the development of just transition policies
  • Identify, contract and supervise external collaborators
  • Provide updates, mission reports and communicate on progress of the project’s implementation, as well as participate in relevant team meetings, conferences and workshops
  • Coordinate and facilitate the ILO’s engagement with national partners from both the public and private sector targeted by the project, including relevant national ministries, workers’ and employers’ organizations as well as the academic world (research institutes, universities).
  • Review and analyze specific policy developments, socioeconomic data, reports and other relevant information for the project and provide written analysis on links to the project.
  • Identify project implementation challenges, propose solutions and actions as well as ensure follow-up with ILO departments at headquarters and the ILO Regional Office for Africa as well as constituents to expedite implementation and meet targets.
  • Prepare briefs, background information, periodical and technical reports – including annual work plans and budget – on the status of the project and the just transition in Nigeria.
  • Undertake missions to project sites across the country independently or accompanying other officials.  


  • First level University degree or similar professional qualification in sustainable development and/or economics and/or management, and/or social sciences and/or any other relevant field.


  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in the area of sustainable development, green economy or green jobs and technical cooperation programmes.


  • Excellent command of English. The Knowledge of French would be an advantage.


  • Good knowledge of program and budget, project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices.
  • Good knowledge of the role, priorities and operations of the ILO.
  • Ability to solve problems and to negotiate.
  • Good computer applications skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to supervise staff.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviours and attitudes.
  • Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations.
  • Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the implementation and evaluation of projects.
  • Excellent drafting skills.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Additional Information:

  • The ILO attaches great importance to diversity among its staff and aims to achieve gender balance. Applications from qualified men and women, including handicapped persons are encouraged.
  • Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable for this position can also be offered to be assigned on a Temporary position at the same or at a lower grade provided that said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position




How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Recruitment Process

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

Fraud Warning

  • The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage.
  • Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account – – should be disregarded.
  • In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants


Application Deadline  18th May, 2021. (Midnight local time)

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