National Project Coordinator

International Labour Organization

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the UN specialized agency dealing with work and workplace issues, and related rights and standards. Its overarching goal is to achieve decent work for all so everyone benefits from working conditions that offer freedom, equity, security and human dignity Nepal joined the ILO in 1966.  In view of the increasing need for support in Nepal…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Competitive / Monthly
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 1+ Years
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    Job Category UN | United Nations ,NGO | INGO | Charity ,Programme Management
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jun 22, 2021

Job Description

In a joint effort to support governments and social partners in implementing gender-sensitive policy responses to the pandemic and during the recovery phase, UN Women and ILO developed the Global Joint Programme “Promoting decent employment for women through inclusive growth policies and investments in the care economy.”

This UN Women-ILO Joint Programme (JP) is focused on three key outcomes:

  • Creating the political consensus for the adoption of macro-level economic policy drivers that support gender-equitable inclusive growth and more and better jobs for women, through evidence-based policy analysis and advocacy, technical advice and capacity building.
  • Adopting sectoral and industrial policies that tackle occupational and sectoral segregation and enhance women’s access to decent employment opportunities, through policy advice, capacity development and technical support.
  • Ensuring that investments in care service provision – in health, including long-term care, and in education, including early childhood education – are costed, financed and implemented through policy advice, capacity development and technical support.

The JP will be implemented at both the global and country levels, being Nepal one of the countries selected, where the activities will be implemented by UN Women Nepal Office and the ILO Nepal Office, in partnership with the National Planning Commission (NPC), the  Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MOLESS) and the  Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC). JP has 3 major Outcomes.

Reporting lines

The National Project Co-ordinator will work under the overall guidance of the ILO JP Programme Global Coordinator based in Geneva, and report to the Country Office Director in Nepal. The NPC  will coordinate and monitor the implementation of the ILO activities in the framework of the Joint Programme, monitor the overall implementation of the JP in Nepal jointly with UN Women, ensuring high quality, efficiency, timeliness and consistency in the achievement of all its objectives in collaboration with the ILO Nepal Programme Officers, Operations Officer and other project staff.

Description of Duties

  1. Work in close collaboration with constituents  and partners to design and revise project annual work plans as well as preparation of the budget proposal, considering different approaches and alternative methods, management, problem identification and problem resolution, especially for the parts of the Project supporting the institutional and capacity development of constituents, government agencies, line ministries, and social partners.
  2. Review, verify and analyze work plans, progress and final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness and monitor the progress of Project activities. Follow-up on delayed documents, clarify information, and answer questions about clearance and processing requirements to support successful completion of agreed activities.
  3. Follow-up with relevant technical officers with counterparts in organizations and line ministries at national level, partner and executing agencies, government offices, constituents and in other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets.
  4. Assist in the programming and control of resources of the project, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations for remedial action. Identify problems, propose solutions and actions.
  5. Participate in the preparation and conduct of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions, and consultative meetings. Speak on behalf of the Project when attending these gatherings alone. Undertake missions to project sites independently or accompanying others.
  6. Lead in the preparation of briefs, background information, technical reports and periodic progress reports and statistical data on status of the overall activities of the Project.
  7. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director.

Specific duties:

  1. Technically contribute to the development of strategies related to the implementation of the JP’s in Nepal.
  2. Coordinate with Un Women’s Programme Coordinator of the JP to ensure coherence and alignment of the planned activities.
  3. Ensure high quality and timely implementation of ILO  activities under the JP’s outcome 2 and 3.
  4. Respond to the donor and ILO’s  requirements and requests on issues related to the implementation of the JP in Nepal.

Required Qualification & Experience


First level university degree in economics, public policies, development studies, gender studies or a relevant field.


At least one year of professional experience at the national level in the area of project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Proven experience in working effectively with government bodies in charge of policy making and with development partners,  gender mainstreaming, promotion of gender equality and women’s rights in the area of Women’s Economic Empowerment, would be an asset.

Technical requirements:

Demonstrable knowledge and/or work experience in gender and economic policies, care and/or social security policies; demonstrable knowledge and/or work experience in public management. Knowledge of the policy making process.


Excellent knowledge of English and Nepali languages.


Candidates interested in the position should consider that the nine core competencies of the ILO, listed below, may be evaluated during the selection process: Integrity and transparency, Sensitivity to diversity, Orientation to learning and knowledge sharing, Client orientation, Communication, Orientation to change, Takes responsibility for performance, Quality orientation and Collaboration. Among these nine competences, the following are of particular importance for this position: Customer Orientation, Communications, Collaboration

Technical competencies

  • Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures and of the mandate and structure of labour market institutions in Nepal.
  • Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations
  • Good knowledge of the context and challenges for the project areas of expertise
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution and good drafting skills
  • Good ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyze problems with implementation
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to clarify information
  • Demonstrate collaborative and team work experience and ability to work effectively with a multicultural and interdisciplinary team as well as work on his/her own initiative
  • Ability to work independently, quickly, precisely, and take initiative and responsibility.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet the deadline
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, web-browsers and database applications
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.

How to Apply

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.

Evaluation (which may include one or several written tests and a pre-interview competency-based assessment centre) and the interviews will tentatively take place during the 1 to 2 weeks following the application deadline. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be short listed for further consideration.

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 assessment centres, technical tests or interviews.

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.