National Project Coordinator, SCORE III - NOB (DC)

  • Added Date: Thursday, 06 December 2018
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018

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Vacancy no.: DC/ABUJA/NO/2018/03
Publication date: 23 November 2018
Application deadline (midnight local time): 11 December 2018

Job ID: 770
Department: RO-Africa
Organization Unit: CO-Abuja
Location: Accra
Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.

The following are eligible to apply:

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates*

*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.

Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade.


Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) is a practical training and in-factory counselling programme that improves productivity and working conditions of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The programme demonstrates best international practice in manufacturing and service sectors and helps SMEs to participate in global supply chains.

Phase III of SCORE began on November 1, 2017 and Ghana was included as a country for SCORE Phase III. SCORE is funded by the Swiss and Norwegian governments.

Reporting line

The incumbent reports directly to the ILO/CO-Abuja Director. He/She will be responsible for the achievement of the project’s planned outputs.

Description of Duties

Project Management

  1. Prepare the SCORE Component strategy document, work plan and budget.
  2. Ensure sound design of project interventions, good quality outputs, documented learning and timely achievement of the project objectives;
  3. Contribute to regular review of progress towards achieving objectives, monitoring of project interventions, evaluations, assessments and documentation of impact, and guide the national counterpart in ensuring agreed objectives, outputs, budgets and time frames;
  4. Prepare periodical and terminal reports of the project implementation;
  5. Participate in and report to the national advisory committee, and if necessary make recommendations for changes in the project strategy and approaches.
  6. Promote a working environment which encourages team work, and an understanding of ILO strategies and objectives;
  7. Contribute to the monitoring of national and international consultants in close consultation with the ILO CO-Office;
  8. Keep the Director of the ILO CO -Office and SCORE Head Quarters updated on project implementation, important events, issues and challenges.
  9. Perform any other related duties required for the programme’s satisfactory progress and delivery.

Technical delivery

  1. Monitor delivery and efficient implementation of work plan.
  2. Identify and contract with national and international subject specialists to ensure that capacity building and technical guidance is provided as required to the direct and ultimate beneficiaries.
  3. Conduct training seminars, workshops and technical meetings at the national level.
  4. Establish innovative service delivery modalities and capacities including the required specialised technical expertise to deliver the SCORE project.
  5. Develop agreements with service providers that regulate the support the programme will provide in terms of tools, capacity and market development, as well as the implementation of such agreements.
  6. Document good practices and lessons learnt, and present the programme’s experience and good practices at national forums.
  7. Oversee the development of a social marketing campaign to promote the synergistic linkages between good working conditions, productivity and competitiveness.
  8. Participate, where possible, in government and social partner advocacy meetings and provide, as appropriate, technical advice for the formulation and implementation of national policies that contribute in enhancing the impact of responsible workplace practices in the country;
  9. Promote, as appropriate, Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) and relevant ILO Conventions.
  10. Ensure coordination of activities with other ILO and UN country interventions, as well as maximum sharing of information and experiences between the SCORE project countries.
  11. Mobilize private and public sector contributions (financial and in-kind) to ensure sustainability and expansion of third party service delivery and dissemination of good practices;

Required qualifications


First Level University Degree in Business Management, Engineering, and/or Economics.


Excellent command of English, a good knowledge of local languages would be an asset.


At least two or three years of professional experience in:

relevant experience with project management and implementation in the area of responsible and productive workplace practices with focus on change management, quality management including certification systems, productivity management, HRM and OSH,

Knowledge and experience of dialogue driven enterprise upgrading,

Broad knowledge and experience in small and medium enterprise development and in particular market based business development services,

Work experience with the ILO and/or experience related to labour compliance,

Demonstrated capacity to initiate and implement technical co-operation programmes and activities,

Familiarity with UN procedures, and

Operational management experience in enterprise.


High standards of integrity, professionalism, personal discipline and impartiality; Results-oriented;

Demonstrated ability to implement and manage technical co-operation projects of international organizations, including negotiations with governments, and social partners;

Management skills: ability to manage in a coherent manner and monitor several activities, budgets and work plans at the same time;

Ability to work in a multicultural team and drive work forward independently;

Good communication skills, both written and verbal;

Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines;

Ability to train and guide personnel;

Capability to guide and co-ordinate the work of general service staff, external collaborators and national counterparts;

Ability to prepare reports and publications of a high quality, technically sound with conclusions leading to an action plan and programme development;

Commitment to gender equity;

Proficiency in basic computer software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

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.

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