National Project Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed

International Labour Organization

National Project Coordinator, NO-B (Ref. ILO/MLW/NPC/14/2017/IRISHA/TC)

The International Labour Organization with funding from the Irish Government is embarking on the implementation of a programme dubbed Inclusive Growth, Social Protection and Jobs. The programme will have two components, namely, social protection and employment intensive public investment. The overall goal of the programme is to enable national governments to use appropriate, well designed and well managed social protection measures and employment intensive public works programmes in order to promote resilience, access to services and employment opportunities for poor and vulnerable people, contributing to Inclusive Economic Growth in the target countries.

The selection of the two components is premised on the fact that social protection and public investments in employment programmes offer the potential for an integrated approach to investing in human capital and contributing to the interrelated and mutually supportive strategic objectives of promoting the right to work and ensuring universal social protection floors.

The ILO CO-Lusaka Office seeks to recruit a National Project Coordinator (NPC) to support the project implementation in Lilongwe, Malawi

Main responsibilities and duties:

  1. Lead the project timely implementation, monitoring and evaluation through management functions, including 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.
  2. Contribute proposals for programme/project development and serve as national
    programme advisor to the Directorate and draft portions of programme and budget
    proposals, project proposals, programme background, country strategy papers,
    objectives, project reviews and evaluation.
  3. Monitor progress of ILO programmes, projects and activities by reviewing, verifying and analysing work-plans, progress reports, final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness.
  4. Support the delivery of technical cooperation support to counterparts in the areas envisaged in the project work plan for Malawi, with a particular focus on social protection coordination, advocacy and public debate for social protection, economic analysis/modelling of social protection reform and social protection financing.
  5. Organize training programmes and awareness raising activities to support
    dissemination and foster debate on social protection issues in Malawi and the region, with engagement of academic institutions, civil society, media organizations, etc.

Qualification and experience

  • First level university degree in Social Sciences with demonstrated expertise in the relevant technical field and strong knowledge on development issues particular in Malawi
  • At least 3 years proven experience in the Social sector budgeting and financing in Malawi, ability to identify key evidence gaps to support Social protection (external and domestic) financing
  • Experience in advocacy, communication and/or research work in the field of Social protection
  • Excellent command of English Language and another language of the duty station


  • Commitment, Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion, Working with People, Drive for Results, Communication, Applying Technical Expertise, Planning and Organizing, Good knowledge of project management principles; Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team;
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.; and ability to supervise staff.

“Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable but not selected for this position can also be offered to be assigned on another temporary position at the same or at a lower grade provided that said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position”.

How to apply
Submit application letters with CVs (do not include certificates) with at least 3 traceable references to us by email or to the Director, ILO Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, Lubwa Road, Rhodes Park, P.O. Box 32181, Lusaka by 31 October 2017.

Onlyshortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.