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Project Coordinator - International Labour Organization (ILO)

Location : Prishtinë/Priština, Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)
Application Deadline : 14-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 9d 18h 28m
Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : NO-A
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 12 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 1 August 2019-31 July 2020


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:

  • 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. The entry level salary for this position is 26,098 Euro yearly.


The position is located in Pristina, Kosovo being part of the ILO Decent Work Team/Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe (DWT/CO-Budapest). DWT/CO-Budapest provides technical support and guidance related to the ILO agenda in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe (for more see www.ilo.org/budapest).
ILO is implementing the MAP’16 project, a global project funded by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) that aims to increase the knowledge base, raise awareness, strengthen capacity, and conduct policy engagement in support of international efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal Target (SDG) 8.7. Project implementation will be framed within a combined strategy involving improved research methods and tools, empirical research, data-driven awareness raising, and policy engagement. It will be directed towards achieving four inter-related strategic outcomes:

  • Outcome 1 – Improved knowledge base on child labour forced labour and human trafficking
  • Outcome 2 – Improved application of knowledge in support of efforts to eliminate child labour and forced labour
  • Outcome 3 – Strengthened policies and improved capacity of governments, national authorities, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and other relevant entities to combat child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking through national, regional, and global initiatives.
  • Outcome 4 – Strengthened partnerships to accelerate progress in combatting child labour, forced labour and human trafficking.

The Project falls under the technical responsibility of the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FUNDAMENTALS) Branch of ILO and is administratively managed from DWT/CO Budapest.
The duration of the project in Kosovo is 13 months. Envisaged start date 1 August 2019. End date 1 September 2020.
Reporting lines

This position will work under the overall guidance of the ILO National Coordinator for Serbia and direct supervision of the Director of DWT/CO-Budapest. It will work under the technical guidance of the Project Manager of the MAP’16 project within the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collect and analyze information about child labour and technical activities of the above-mentioned FPRW project in Kosovo and identify the need for coordination.
  • Assist the relevant authority in the preparation/ implementation of the child labour policy, meetings, preparation of programs for project activities, including providing inputs and preparing background documents towards the implementation of the child labour policy, development/implementation process and organizing and facilitating training workshops and technical consultations to implement the child labour policy.
  • Assist in the programming and control of resources, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analyzing and monitoring the situation of the resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations to DWT/CO-Budapest for remedial action.
  • Ensure financial and administrative tasks related to the project are conducted according to ILO’s rules and procedures (for meetings, purchase of goods and services, hiring collaborators, etc.).
  • Follow-up with relevant departments at headquarters and regional office, executing agencies,  constituents and other organizations to expedite implementation and meet project targets.
  • Prepare detailed work plans, facilitate and conduct capacity building activities, legal reviews and other activities as per the approved list of project activities, ensure the timely and efficient implementation of project activities in compliance with rules and procedures of the ILO for all administrative and financial matters and prepare bi-annual technical progress report on the project country level work.
  • Monitor the implementation progress of the project workplan and that of the implementing partners to ensure timely delivery of the specified activities and provide necessary technical support, as and when necessary.
  • Establish and maintain close links with relevant partners, including government agencies, employers’ and workers’ organizations, NGOs, the UN agencies and others active in the field of child labor and fundamental principles and rights at work.
  • Participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings. Serve as a focal point for selected technical subjects and attend meetings, workshops and inter-agency meetings.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating programs at the national level in the field of socio-economic development.
  • Knowledge of office-wide activities and priorities.
  • Ability to complete assignments in accordance with the instructions and directions.
  • Ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyze problems with implementation.
  • Ability to provide technical advice to first order in the field of child labor.
  • Ability to integrate gender issues in programme and research.
  • Sound political judgment.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good drafting skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.
  • The ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behavior and attitudes are also required.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
Required Skills and Experience

Required qualifications


  • First level university degree in social sciences, economics or related field.


  • At least two years of professional experience at the national level, preferably on child labour or child protection.


  • Excellent knowledge of English, both oral and written with a good command of Albanian language (written and spoken). Good command of Serbian language would be an advantage.

Application Instructions:

Please do not apply through UNDP JOBS. Instead, kindly read carefully the instructions below, on how to apply for this post.

Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website, (Job ID:  1573). The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

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 - @ilo.org - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.