National Project Officer - NOA (DC)
International Labour Organization
Nigeria, Abuja
4d ago

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 10 months short tem 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.
  • Introduction

    The project Strengthening the capacity of governments and youth employment stakeholders in Africa in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes promoting decent jobs for youth is being implemented through three immediate objectives :

  • Improve the coordination among stakeholders and between youth employment interventions;
  • Increase the level of involvement and engagement of youth throughout the policy / programme cycle; and
  • Pilot and facilitate systematic results measurement frameworks to support youth employment policies and programmes.
  • This position will be based in the ILO-Abuja Office.

    Reporting line

    The National Project Officer (NPO) will work under the direct supervision of the Director of the ILO-Abuja Office and the technical assistance of the Employment and Migration Officer, also based in ILO-Abuja, and a Senior Youth Employment Specialist from the Employment and Labour Market Policy Analysis Branch, based at ILO HQ in Geneva.

    The incumbent will ensure operational coordination of activities and be responsible for project implementation and results in Nigeria.

    Description of Duties

  • Ensure operational coordination of project implementation and monitor conditions set out in the project document, budget and grant agreement.
  • Lead the implementation of project activities in Nigeria with criteria of timeliness, quality and effectiveness, ensuring the achievement of planned results in the time frame and within budget, in accordance with global project requirements and the policies, values and procedures of the ILO.
  • Update project work plans on a continuous basis and ensure their timely implementation.
  • Coordinate and provide technical follow-up assistance for the activities to be implemented in Nigeria. This includes overseeing the roll-out of an implementation plan resulting from an inception workshop on the NIYEAP with key stakeholders.
  • Provide technical support and coordinate the operationalization of a results measurement framework of the NIYEAP in cooperation with key partners in Nigeria, and in close collaboration with relevant ILO technical specialists.
  • This includes overseeing the facilitation of a training workshop on results measurement and gender analysis of youth employment interventions.

  • Conceptualize and organize a review workshop on the results measurement framework involving key youth employment stakeholders.
  • Required qualifications Education

    First university degree in economics, public policy, international development, or any other related field. A second level degree would be an additional asset.


    One to two years of professional work experience in project management, programme or policy development and implementation preferably with a particular focus on advising the monitoring & evaluation and results management of national labour market schemes.

    Previous experience in the strategic support with the implementation of youth employment policies is an additional asset.

    Experience in project management is essential. Experience in working with other ILO projects or partners is highly desirable.


    Excellent command of English. Knowledge of local languages would be an asset


  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships and negotiate with government officials, representative(s) of civil society, representatives of workers 'and employers' organizations and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to coordinate the achievement of objectives and results in a timely and results oriented manner.
  • Knowledge of the regulations and procedures of the ILO and / or other UN entities would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate gender analysis into project implementation.
  • Ability to write progress reports for the implementation of the project in a concise and timely manner.
  • Good knowledge of common office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and communication (internet and email).
  • Good knowledge of national counterparts, development partners as well as international organizations.
  • Good knowledge of employment policies and interventions with a focus on Nigeria.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
  • Recruitment process

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