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  • Posted: Jun 5, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 13, 2023
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    The International Labour Organization ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations, whose primary goal is to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity and creating jobs of acceptable quality.
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    National Project Coordinator - NOB (DC)

    Description of Duties

    • Lead the timely implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Kenya component of the Project through management functions, including provision of technical and administrative supervision to the Project team in line with the ILO policy, rules and regulations and according to the final project document and work plan.
    • Collaborate effectively with Human Resources, participate in the recruitment process as required and provide effective performance management for national project staff under their supervision.
    • Under the supervision of the CTA,  develop and present for approval  of sub-contracts by the Director of the Office, monitor the performance of sub-contractors and ensure timely implementation of sub-contracts.
    • Identify problems, propose solutions and action and follow-up with relevant departments at headquarters and regional office, executing agencies, government offices, constituents and other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets.
    • Provide or ensure access to legal and policy advice to the government and the social partners on issues related to the effective implementation of the fundamental principles and rights at work, with a particular emphasis on child labour.
    • Organize training programmes and awareness raising activities to improve understanding on fundamental principles and rights at work and child labour in particular. 
    • Ensure the delivery of quality technical inputs, including qualitative and quantitative research in line with ILO core conventions on fundamental rights at work.
    • Maintain close cooperation and coordination with government, employers' and workers' organizations in the planning and implementation of activities under the project.
    • Promote and support Alliance 8.7 initiatives at country level. 
    • Establish and develop knowledge management system covering technical activities under the project including other economic and social issues of relevance to the project and proactively share knowledge on the subject of child labour, particularly in Kenya.
    • Represent the Project in various fora, under the guidance of the ILO Director and the CTA.
    • Develop and maintain strong links with ILO specialists within the ILO Decent Work Team in Dakar, other colleagues in the Regional Office and HQ on specific technical areas requiring comprehensive and collaborative interventions.
    • Periodically report, monitor and facilitate the evaluation of all project’s components according to the project’s document and work plan. Prepare required technical progress reports and ad hoc reports on the status of project planning and implementation for submission to the ILO and the donor.
    • Ensure high-level communications to increase Project’s visibility at the national and international levels. This includes the responsibility to liaise with the UN country team through the Office Director, and other key stakeholders to ensure effective coordination with relevant national strategies and related technical projects. Under direct guidance of the ILO Country Office in Abuja maintain relations with mass media and concerned media groups in order to increase the impact of the project in society as a whole.
    •  Supervise the work of project staff involved in the implementation of the project.
    • Develop and implementa collaborative initiatives with other related projects in the country.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned by the CO Director and the Chief Technical Advisor.

    Required qualifications


    • First level university degree in economics, social sciences, or related field and strong knowledge on development issues particularly in Kenya. 


    Experience -

    • At least three years of experience in project management, supervision, administration and implementation of grant/cooperative agreement requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to the project donor). 
    • Work experience in the field of labor law and/or human rights or a relevant field at national level.


    • Excellent command of English


    • Proven capacity to initiate and implement technical co-operation programmes and activities with ILO constituents and NGOs, including negotiation skill with governments, social partners, industry associations, and mobilizing the support of international donor agencies
    • Experience in working on child labour issues in a sector-specific setting such as agriculture or garment processing, as well as in value chain issues.
    • Knowledge of area based monitoring and referral systems, migration, labour law enforcement, education and social protection of children, 
    • Good knowledge about social, economic development, including labor and employment, trends in  the country
    • Ability to maintain good working relationships with all project stakeholders and ability to maintain systems within project operations.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage technical co-operation projects of international organizations.
    • Ability to understand and effectively work with Government, workers and employers organizations, non-government organizations and UN agencies.
    • Ability to conduct action oriented research and write analytical technical report in English.
    • Ability to conduct policy discussion and high-level political processes.
    • Good communication skills, both written and verbal, to successfully advocate for and mobilize action to promote freedom of association and right to collective bargaining principles.
    • Clear commitment to mainstream gender into project activities.
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes
    • Ability to lead and work in a team and good interpersonal relations.
    • Ability to train and guide personnel.
    • Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work in diversified environments.
    •  Proficient in basic computer software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Reader) and ability to use other software packages required by the Office
    • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision. 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Labor Organization (ILO) on to apply

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