ILO National Project Coordinator Jobs in Nairobi

Accordingly, the ILO is recruiting a senior level national Project Director (National Professional – NO/B level) with competencies in skills development, work-based training, youth employment, the informal economy and project management.

This position requires substantial and diverse experience in project implementation project. The Project Director will be based in Nairobi Kenya.

The national project director will report to and be directly supervised by the ILO Country Office Director based in Dar es salaam. S/he will be technically supported by the Skills Development Specialist in Pretoria, with further technical support from the ILO regional office for Africa, as well as other technical specialists in HQ in Geneva and CO Dar es salaam as necessary.

Description of Duties

  • Plan and provide overall programming, technical, and administrative support to the project activities, as well as preparation of reports to ILO, project steering and technical advisory committees and the donor as required.
  • Ensure that the implementation of the project in line with the national priorities of the Government of Kenya, County Governments of Kilifi, Kitui and Busia, and related education frameworks, policies and strategies.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to constituents and other implementing partners on all matters relating to the project.
  • Develop partnerships with line ministries, county government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, private sector, BDS providers, and Master Craftspersons to implement and evaluate the project;
  • Develop annual work plans and budgets for the effective and efficient implementation of the project and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of project activities, including project contribution to promoting gender equality.
  • Undertake technical advisory missions independently and in collaboration with the
  • Decent Work Team or technical units and departments from ILO Geneva and other ILO colleagues based in Harare
  • Plan, organize and facilitate meetings, training seminars and workshops for dialogue and technical consultations as well as for capacity development of implementing partners.
  • Prepare news releases, official correspondence, statements, speeches and social media messages for the public’s access to knowledge and information about the project and how to participate in activities and components of the project.
  • Supervise the work of national consultants, programme officers and project support staff and conduct annual performance appraisals.
  • Draft progress reports to the donor for office submission and attend meetings to update the donor and national implementing partners
    on project progress and related project matters.
  • Developing Terms of Reference and supervising the work of national and international consultants engaged to deliver specific project activities.
  • Prepare background information, project briefs, periodic reports and data on status of project activities to USOL, ILO Dar Country Office, DWT Pretoria, Regional Office and Headquarters
  • Coordinate the drafting and review of tools, manuals, and other training materials for use by the project.
  • Perform other duties related to the programme as requested by the ILO Country Director.

    Required qualifications


  • First level university degree in education/ technical and vocational education/ economic development, social science or a related discipline


  • Candidate should have two or three years’ relevant experience in the area of skills development or workplace based training programmes. Candidates having experience in the areas of formulation of policy and strategy, curriculum development, formal and informal apprenticeships, entrepreneurship training, trade testing or recognition of prior learning and project management will be preferred. Substantial knowledge in resource mobilization.


  • Excellent knowledge of English.


  • Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for formulation, administration and evaluation of projects;
  • Good knowledge of programme and budget, project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices;
  • Demonstrated ability to consult, negotiate and work with multiple partners, including government, social partners and UN agencies and to foster cooperation and effective networks;
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and facilitate meetings and workshops, good public speaking skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team, good interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability in gender mainstreaming will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage Formal and informal Apprenticeship programmes; and Good command of computer application skills.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 5th September, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; ILO National Project Coordinator Jobs in Nairobi

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