Project Manager P4

  • Added Date: Friday, 14 September 2018
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 20 September 2018

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Vacancy no.: DC/MOSCOW/P/2018/03
Publication date: 13 September 2018
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 20 September 2018

Job ID: 660
Department: RO-Europe and Central Asia
Organization Unit: DWT/CO-Moscow
Location: Moscow
Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract duration: 12 months renewable (subject to availability of funds, and satisfactory performance and conduct)

Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in development 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 present vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their candidature online by the above date (midnight Geneva time).

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 development cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

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.



In the context of the implementation of phase II of the Finish Development Cooperation Project “From the Crisis towards Decent and Safe Jobs in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan”, ILO Decent Work Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia is seeking to hire Project Manager to lead the project implementation during 2019 and make sure that the planned results are accomplished

The project subject areas (Promoting more and better jobs for inclusive growth, Jobs and skills for youth, Creating and extending social protection floors, Formalization of the informal economy and Protection of workers from unacceptable forms of work) are all aligned to the Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) in each country.

While the Phase I Project covered eight countries in the CIS region (five Central Asian (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and three Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) countries), the Phase II Project is continued explicitly focusing on Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

To reflect the needs of the national partners, the national Project Advisory Groups comprising the representatives of Government, workers’ and employers’ organizations are set up in both countries, Strengthening social dialogue among the ILO constituents is the hallmark of the ILO and will, thus, be mainstreamed in all activities.

General accountability

The Project Manager is responsible for the overall implementation of the technical cooperation project “From the Crisis towards Decent and Safe Jobs Phase II” in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and will coordinate the works of the DWT/CO-Moscow Senior Specialists under the project as well as will provide technical advisory services (particularly on disability issues) to the constituents and other participating institutions. He/she is accountable for delivery, overall budget control and reporting on the project results.

The Project Manager ensures that the project activities under his/her responsibility contribute to the implementation of and aligned with the DWCPs in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Lines of responsibility

The Project Manager reports to the Deputy Director of the DWT/CO-Moscow, he/she is expected to work closely with senior specialists and officials of DWT/CO-Moscow, with the ILO National Coordinators in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and colleagues of relevant departments at the ILO Headquarters.

The Project Manager is the direct supervisor of the National Project Coordinators (Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan) and the Project Assistants in Moscow, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Description of Duties

Duties and responsibilities:

1. Ensure implementation of all project components in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in accordance with the approved project document, logical framework, work plan and budget and coordinate different elements and interventions, including design and implementation of techniques for monitoring and evaluating the results of activities undertaken during the course of the project;

2. Be responsible for the recruitment of relevant project staff. Manage staff under his/her supervision, including questions related to staff development and performance. Recommend staffing measures;

3. Contribute to implementation of disability component / outcomes in the Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, in close cooperation with DWT/CO-Moscow Senior Specialists;

4. Undertake technical advisory and/or project monitoring missions independently or in collaboration with other ILO specialists;

5. Maintain and develop in collaboration with relevant specialists of DWT/CO-Moscow, close cooperation and coordination with government, employers' and workers' organizations in the planning and implementation of activities under the project; contribute to the capacity building of the ILO tripartite constituents in subject-matter areas;

6. Develop knowledge sharing tools designed to forge partnerships and organise fora to share good practices and foster networking among the policymakers, workers' and employer's organisations and civil society with purpose to promote the methodologies, tools and training programmes developed under the project;

7. Prepare project implementation reports as well as project briefs as requested and within specified timeframes;

8. Provide administrative and financial management of the project in compliance with the ILO financial rules and procedures;

9. Oversee the financial operations, and endorse financial reports, guide and instruct project staff accordingly to make sure the ILO financial and administrative rules and regulations are complied with;

10. Prepare and disseminate information on project through publications and press releases, as well as ensuring international, regional and national forums and advocacy campaigns when required;

11. Set up project offices in respective countries and ensure the administrative management over the project offices in the countries in compliance with Office rules and regulations, including on security aspects;

12. Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required qualifications


Advanced university degree in economics, business administration or related social sciences or first level university degree with two years of equivalent experience in project management (in addition to the experience required below)


Seven years of professional experience in the management of development cooperation activities in a senior level position. Experience in the design and implementation of development cooperation projects on relevant subject areas, and relevant work in CIS countries will be an advantage. Experience of ILO development cooperation project management in the field is a strong advantage.


Excellent command of the English language. Good working knowldege of the Russian language is an advantage.


- Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities, to act with integrity and transparency by maintaining social, ethical and organisational norms, and to meet all commitments within the prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
- Ability to develop clear strategic goals consistent with the project/program’s objectives, and to design and synthesise strategies for program development.
- Ability to advocate and provide policy advice.
- Excellent leadership skills, ability to work effectively in a team and excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to develop training materials, alternative courses of action, project proposals, policy, procedural matters and present them at high-level meetings.
- Ability to promote a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office, and to focus and guide others to meet objectives at individual and group level.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write accurate reports and to build networks to obtain cooperation with partners.
- Proven capacity to initiate and implement development cooperation programmes and activities with ILO constituents and NGOs, including negotiation skills with governments, social partners and to mobilise the support of international donor agencies and provide quality services.
- Ability to plan and support the development of individual’s skills and abilities for a more effective fulfilment of job/role responsibilities.
- Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or environment, and to adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
- Drive to seek or encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to organisation challenges and opportunities for improvement.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
- Demonstrated technical expertise to devise new methods, concept, approaches and techniques that are relevant to the implementation of a large project in the subject-matter areas.
- Ability to understand and work effectively with governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations and other stakeholders, as relevant.
- Familiarity with ILO’s policies, rules and procedures and knowledge of social economic development trends in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is an advantage.
- Knowledge of the ILO and UN system and procedures is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to ILO Staff Regulations and other relevant internal rules. Any offer of employment with the ILO is conditional upon certification by the ILO Medical Adviser that the person concerned is medically fit to perform the specific inherent requirements of the position offered. In order to confirm an offer from the ILO the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination.
  • Any extension of development cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

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Recruitment process

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

Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for a written test and/or an interview.

Depending on the location and availability of candidates, assessors and interview panel members, the ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including technical tests or interviews.

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