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National Project Coordinator - NOA (DC) Beira -Mozambique


Grade: NOA 

Vacancy no.: DC/BEIRA/NO/2023/02
Publication date: 19 January 2023
Application deadline (midnight Zambian local time): 2 February 2023


Job ID: 10363 
Department: RO-Africa 
Organization Unit: CO-Lusaka 
Location: Beira   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: 1 year 


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. 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 $ 32,880 (US Dollars ) yearly.


The International Labour Organization (ILO) has partnered with the UN-Habitat and UNESCO in Mozambique to implement a project dubbed “promoting multi-dimensional resilient recovery of the Ibo and Buzi districts: supporting reconstruction of local authorities and communities in a context of environmental and cultural heritage sensitivity”. This is a three (3) year project aimed at contributing towards building resilient of the people of Ibo and Buzi districts, focusing on urban and suburban areas of the main settlements. The project will use an integrated approach that addresses key drivers for long term resilience building, local economic development, sustainable physical reconstruction of physical and social infrastructure, livelihoods creation and environmental conservation of the natural ecosystems. 

The ILO will lead component 4 of the multi-dimensional project, that focus on “socio-economic reconstruction and capacity building”: 

4.1 - Local Economy promotion through promotion of local enterprises in manufacturing of construction materials, construction and other relevant sectors;

4.2 - Skills development on resilient (re)construction and manufacturing of construction materials using Labour Based techniques;

4.3 - Skills training on the use of Home-Based Enterprises and on Productive Community Infrastructure-

The main focus of the ILO intervention is to promote and enhance local capacity for the production of alternative construction materials that will be essential for the post-cyclone reconstruction of basic infrastructure in Buzi and IBO districts and generate jobs for youth, women and informal workers in target areas.



Reporting lines

The NPC will work under the overall responsibility and the direct supervision of the ILO Lusaka Country Director for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. S/he will be responsible for the coordination and support the implementation of the EIIP Component of the above project, through the promotion of Labour-Intensive construction techniques and use of alternative construction materials with the guidance from the Employment Intensive Investment Specialist attached to the ILO Decent Work Team in Pretoria and work in close collaboration with the Programme Unit in CO-Lusaka. S/he will be directly responsible for one administrative staff.


In order to provide a coordinated input and ensure delivery of the project, the incumbent will work closely with the staff from other ILO supported projects operating in Mozambique, the representative and project staff from the sister UN organizations participating in the implementation of the project as well as relevant government counterparts.


Description of Duties

1.    Design, supervise, monitor and evaluate infrastructural projects that make use of Employment Intensive Investments techniques, local small-scale contractors and local construction materials.
2.    Work in close collaboration with (UN-Habitat, UNESCO, AICS, GREPOC, District representatives in Buzi and IBO, and government agencies linked with the delivery of public infrastructure) to design and revise project annual work plans as well as preparation of the budget proposal, considering different approaches and alternative methods of delivery.
3.    Provide technical support in building the institutional capacity of constituents, government agencies, line ministries, and social partners through custom-made training and development of technical and management tools.
4.    Develop and analyse workplans, progress and final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness and monitor the progress of Project activities. Follow-up on delayed documents, clarify information, and answer questions about clearance and processing requirements to support successful completion of agreed activities.
5.    Follow-up with relevant technical officers with counterparts in organizations and line ministries at national level, partner and executing agencies, government offices, constituents and in other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets.
6.    Assist in the programming and control of resources of the project, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations for remedial action. Identify problems, propose solutions and actions.
6.    Provide programming and administrative support to cooperation activities.
7.    Assist in the design and implementation of activities to increase the participation of women in the construction sector and reduce discrimination of women in the job market.
8.    Lead in the preparation and conduct of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions, and consultative meetings. Speak on behalf of the Project when attending these gatherings alone. Undertake missions to project sites independently or accompanying others.
9.    Brief ILO specialists, project experts, associate experts and visiting officials and provide relevant information on project matters. Draft, edit, or translate into local language official correspondence, statements and speeches and other public information materials.
10.    Lead in the preparation of briefs, background information, technical reports and periodic progress reports and statistical data on status of the overall interventions of the Project for various purposes including Outcome Based Workplans.
11.    Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director or Supervisor.

Required qualifications


First level university degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture or relevant fields. 


At least two years of proven hands-on experience managing public or private projects in the construction sector.

Experience working in Mozambique and good knowledge of the local working context. Proven experience with the ILO or other UN agency working effectively with government bodies and/or with development partners in the construction sectors would be an asset.

Proven experience working in the alternative construction materials sectors would be an asset.


Excellent command of English and good working knowledge of written and spoken Portuguese.


Technical competencies

-    Knowledge of Project/Construction Management practices
-    Good knowledge of the context and challenges for the project areas of expertise
-     Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures and of the mandate and structure of labour market institutions in Mozambique
-    Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations 
-    Good knowledge of the context and challenges for the project areas of expertise
-    Strong 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 analyze problems with implementation
-    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to clarify information
-    Demonstrate collaborative and teamwork experience and ability to work effectively with a multicultural and interdisciplinary team as well as work on his/her own initiative
-    Ability to work independently, quickly, precisely, and take initiative and responsibility
-    Ability to work under pressure and to meet the deadline
-    Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviours and attitudes.
-    Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, web-browsers and database applications 
-    Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.



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.





Recruitment process


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