International Labour Organization (ILO)

National Project Coordinator

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Job Description

Grade: NOA Vacancy no.: DC/Chisinau//NO/2020/01 Publication date: 30 June 2020 Application deadline (midnight Budapest time): 19 July 2020 Job ID: 3942 Department: RO-Europe and Central Asia Organization Unit: DWT/CO-Budapest Location: Chisinau Contract type: Fixed Term Contract duration:15 months 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. The entry level salary for this position is 406,671 Leu yearly. Introduction This position is currently advertised subject to the final confirmation of the resources being made available for this project from ILO Headquarters. The position is located in Chisinau, Moldova, forming part of the ILO Decent Work Team/Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe (DWT/CO-Budapest). The DWT/CO-Budapest provides technical support and guidance related to the ILO agenda in 18 countries of Central and South Eastern Europe (for more information see The objective of the project is to support the national efforts to ensure safe and healthy workplaces in the context of the current global pandemic crisis and beyond. The project addresses the following imminent challenges: 1) Responses to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work: protecting workers from the risk of COVID-19; 2) Improved compliance with international labour standards: strengthening the institutional capacity of the State Labour Inspectorate as a competent authority to conduct integrated workplace inspections in compliance with ILO Conventions. In response to these institutional and unprecedented challenges, the project will assist the tripartite constituents in ensuring decent and safe working conditions through effective labour inspections, including immediate workplace actions against the risk of COVID-19. The expected project duration will be 15 months from July 2020 to September 2021. The main purpose of the position is to provide support to a new ILO project in Moldova supporting national efforts to ensure decent and safe working conditions in times of COVID-19 crisis and recovery. A Chisinau-based National Project Coordinator will implement the project in coordination with ILO’s tripartite constituents to ensure its effective and timely delivery of the project outputs. Reporting lines The National Project Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Social Protection Specialist with the DWT/CO-Budapest Director as responsible chef. The National Project Coordinator will also work in close coordination with LABADMIN/OSH specialists and the ILO National Coordinator in Moldova. Description of Duties General duties - Coordinate the work in Moldova in conformity with project objectives and in close collaboration with DWT/CO-Budapest, project partners, international and national experts, ILO National Coordinator and ILO constituents. - Identify and analyse country specific development plans and priorities, socio-economic data, reports and other relevant information that may be relevant for the project and take appropriate measures in consultation with the DWT/CO-Budapest Director to ensure timely fulfilment of all obligations and timely delivery of the project outputs. - 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.). - Ensure proper consultation and participation of ILO constituents and other project partners at the country level during the project implementation phases. - Ensure that gender issues are explicitly addressed and mainstreamed throughout the project activities and any outputs including final reports or events. Specific duties - Draft the project work plan according to the project objectives as indicated in the project document, and update as necessary. - Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the work plan, as agreed with the DWT/CO-Budapest Director and the project partners. - Prepare progress reports and the final project report. - Assist in the programming and control of resources from all sources of funds, 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. - Participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, trainings, meetings and other national events of the project. - Facilitate technical assistance through the identification and supervision of national experts and preparation of missions of international experts. - Contribute to the implementation of Decent Work Country Programme for Moldova with respect to the issues related to labour inspection and occupational safety and health. - Collaborate and follow-up with other relevant UN, international, European and national agencies to expedite implementation and meet targets. - Participate in relevant meetings and consultations, as required. - Organize publication and dissemination of project outputs. - Ensure the quality of documents, including editing and translation. - Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the DWT/CO-Budapest Director. Throughout the work, the incumbent must follow the ILO Standard Operational Procedures and Rules Concerning Covid-19 as well as the national rules on Covid-19. Required qualifications Education University degree in social science, economics, laws, public administration, public health, medicine, or related field with labour inspection and OSH. Experience Two years of professional experience in the areas of labour, economic and social development. Experience in the area of labour inspection and occupational safety and health and in technical assistance projects by international agencies would be an advantage. Languages Excellent command of English as working language and fluency of the national language. Competencies • Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures and of the mandate and structure of labour inspectorates • Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations (briefing will be provided) • Good knowledge of the context and challenges for the project areas of expertise • 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 analyse problems with implementation • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to clarify information • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and sensitivity to gender, equality and diversity • Ability to work independently, quickly, precisely, and take initiative and responsibility • 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. 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. 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.
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