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National Project Officer


Grade: NOA 

Vacancy no.: BEY/DC/2023/05
Publication date: 25 January 2023
Application deadline (midnight local time): 08 February 2023


Job ID: 10263 
Department: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut 
Organization Unit: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut 
Location: Amman   
Contract type: Short Term 

Contract duration: 6 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.


The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to


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. 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 29738 JOD yearly.


The ILO programme in Jordan includes a significant component related to the implementation of the Jordan Compact, seeking to promote access to jobs for Syrian refugees and host communities. This involves matching job seekers with available jobs, for refugees to gain access to work permits and for all to benefit from decent wages and working conditions. ILO works in this context with the Ministry of Labour,  the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU), the Jordan Chamber of Industry and other partners.

Construction, confectionary and garment have been identified as priority sectors for the project due to the large number of Syrians already working informally and their inclusion as eligible sectors under the EU-Jordan trade agreement. These are also sectors where the ILO has already done work to support decent work opportunities among men and women. Based on past work, it is clear that the sectors need models to ensure Syrian refugees and Jordanians are formally employed under decent work conditions that promote their full development potential.

Description of Duties

1. Revise project annual workplans as well as preparation of the budget proposal, considering different approaches and alternative methods, management, problem identification and problem resolution, especially for the parts of the Project supporting the institutional and capacity development of constituents, government agencies, line ministries, and social partners.

2. Contribute to carrying-out skills needs analysis at the sectoral level using methodologies developed/validated by the ILO and other similar international organizations.

3. Participate in interagency fora and meetings with a view to identifying areas of common interest.

4. Draft and coordinate written and verbal reports for the donor & ILO based on thorough research and analysis.

5. Review and analyse the country specific development plans and priorities , socio economic data, reports, relevant information etc…

6. Provide professional services for an identified set of project services, provide inputs for developing project’s plans, conduct basic research and analysis, and draft components of reports and presentations for situation analyses for the project’s needs relative decent work conditions for women in multiple sectors.

7. Provide timely, accurate and pertinent information on project’s budget matters for operational decision­making purposes through the strategic use of the results­based management by the use of baselines, milestones and indicators to measure, analyse and report on performance.

8. Monitor and verify accuracy of project’s data, linking the financial delivery with the programmatic delivery under the project.

9. Participate in meetings and field visits to monitor and report on project’s implementation. Identify issues and propose corrective actions.

10. Work in cooperation with external partners, and technical specialists in ROAS and HQ in the preparation of draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs), ensuring consistency with requirements and timelines for project implementation.

11. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager or the CTA.

Required qualifications


First level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in business administration, social sciences, gender and/or a field relevant to the job.


Minimum of two years of professional work experience in the area  of project planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation activities, preferably in the field of gender and with UN Agency.


Excellent command of both English and Arabic.


•   Good knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts.

•   Knowledge of the programming cycle (planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation).

•   Knowledge of resource mobilization.

•   Political awareness and understanding of socio­economic factors.

•   Knowledge of methods and techniques for designing and assessing quality and efficiency of process execution.

•   Good knowledge of PC software (including word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software) such as Microsoft Office.

•   Experience in managing digital media platforms including posting on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

In  addition  to the ILO core competencies [Integrity and transparency, Sensitivity to diversity, Orientation to learning and knowledge sharing, Client orientation, Communication, Orientation to change, takes responsibility for performance, Quality orientation, Collaboration], this position requires:

  • Ability to interpret and work within applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution and good drafting skills.

optional section (if needed)

Candidates assessed by the Panel and considered to be eligible for appointment but who are not selected for this vacant post may be offered an assignment to another position at the same or lower grade provided that they meet the minimum qualifications required.


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.


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