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National Project Coordinator - NOB

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Under the overall guidance of the Social Protection Technical Officer, the incumbent provides comprehensive and professional services for the efficient, effective and client-oriented design, management, delivery and administration of the EC-ILO-UNICEF Action, in particular as regards the ILO allocation for Uganda. This includes technical inputs as well as project management, budget management, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and representation of the ILO in processes and meetings at national level as needed. The incumbent is expected to have a high degree of independence in completing work assignments.

Responsibilities

General Functions
• Provide substantial professional services for the development and delivery of quality, timely and widely accessible outputs as established in the work plan, including knowledge products and research and oversee the work of and provide guidance to consultants. Supervise staff and consultants as applicable.
• Support the project timely implementation, monitoring and evaluation through management functions, including the development of work plans, preparation and monitoring of budget, provision of technical and administrative supervision to the project team in line with the ILO policy, rules and regulations and according to the final project document and work plan.
• Help identifying suitable external collaborators and contractors for conducting certain project activities related to social protection, draft terms of reference, prepare work plan and costs estimates and provide support for preparing the contracts.
• Plan and organise quarterly in-house project review meetings, identify problems/challenges in technical and financial delivery of the project, and propose solutions, action and through the technical officer, follow-up with relevant ILO units including those in the headquarters and regional office, government offices, constituents and other organizations including project’s implementing partners to expedite implementation and meet technical as well as financial delivery targets.
• Periodically monitor and report progress of the project and activities by reviewing, verifying and analysing work-plans, progress reports, final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness. Prepare required technical progress reports and ad hoc reports on the status of project planning and implementation.
• In coordination with UNICEF, support communication and visibility activities of the project activities, including commission, research, write, edit and/or translate from/to the local language audience-specific communication and information products, conduct surveys, maintenance and updating of websites, organize press conferences, media interviews and other public information events, provide media briefings, in order to communicate persuasive, evidence-based and solution-oriented messages on the project activities.
• Coordinate day-to-day operational management of the project, facilitate budgeting and expenditure tracking, regular review of financial reports and records, monitor status of obligation
Specific Functions
• Under the guidance of the Social Protection Technical Officer, coordinate with UNICEF and EU for the implementation of the project and HQ for reporting. This includes the timely development and regular updating of detailed work plans and budgets, support the setting up and subsequent participation in the national country steering committee of the Action, ensuring sound monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the ILO allocation at country level and developing related annual progress reports for the country level activities
• Perform other coordination and representation roles, as appropriate and required. Facilitate anchoring coordination within the Government’s Social Protection Agencies/units and ensuring a good floor of communication with national stakeholders.
• Promote and maintain partnerships within the UN family and with donors for better results of the project, such as for example WB and EU in the area of Public Finance Management; EU member countries for technical collaboration in social protection related programme/projects; UNDP.
• Support resource mobilization for long-term funding (domestic funding or development cooperation) to ensure future continuity of activities
• Maintain effective coordination with other ILO executed Projects in Uganda in particular, the PROSPECTS project which has a strong component on improving enabling environment for social protection, in particular in the area of health and in particular for refugees.
• Support the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings. Ensure documenting experiences and sharing of information across the other projects of the Action, e.g. by preparing briefs, periodical reports and statistical data on social protection.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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