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National Project Coordinator - NOB (DC)


Grade: NOB  

Vacancy no.: DC/Dhaka/NO-B/2021/01
Publication date: 12 January 2021
Application deadline (midnight local time): 26 January 2021


Job ID: 5235 
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific 
Organization Unit: CO-Dhaka 
Location: Dhaka   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: Twelve 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 International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen social dialogue.

The National Programme Coordinator (NPC) will coordinate the Work in Freedom (WIF) Programme in Bangladesh. WIF is an ILO programme aiming to reduce vulnerability to forced labour of women and girls in South and West Asia funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office. WIF works with women and girl migrants in source and destination locations in Bangladesh, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman and Nepal. It primarily focuses on occupational sectors of women’s work including domestic, garment and textile work. In Bangladesh the project targets areas with high outflows of migrant women. In each country a National Programme Coordinator implements the programme together with project partners and constituents. WIF has four streams of work focusing on women and girls: (1) a women’s empowerment component in areas with high outflows of women migrants, (2) a worker organizing component and (3) a fair recruitment component, (3) a law and policy component and a (4) research and evaluation component. The programme will end in March 2023.


Reporting line:
The National Programme Coordinator will draw on his or her knowledge of women’s labour and mobility in Bangladesh, to propose, coordinate and implement the programme. S/he will report directly to the Country Director and technically to the Chief Technical Adviser:

Description of Duties


A. Context analysis and planning:

1. Review and analyse the evolving landscape of women’s work and mobility, especially affecting excluded low-income households. Review and analyse policies and disaggregated data underpinning such trends and identify possible policy interventions of the programme.
2. Keep abreast of other forced labour and migration related activities of the ILO and other organisations.
3. Assemble and edit basic data required for planning and negotiation of project activities, considering different approaches and alternative methods for project design, management, problem identification and problem resolution; consider project partners’ suggestions and needs in updating activities and work plan. Draft terms of reference for partnership agreements, consultants or service providers.


B. Project management:
4. Monitor progress of ILO by contributing to the development of work-plans, progress reports, final reports and other data and reviewing and analysing them for clarity, consistency and concision; Prepare briefs, periodical reports, lessons learned and statistical data on status of the project activities and themes addressed by the project.
5. Provide programming and administrative support to project in areas of responsibility.  Ensure adequate coordination for timely exchange of financial, technical and administrative data with the programme, technical team, administrative and financial section and the project team based in other countries; participate actively in the periodical/weekly coordination meeting of the project via in-person, skype/phone conference.
6. Provide guidance to the administrative and programme assistant based in the ILO Dhaka Country Office.

7. Assist in the programming and control of resources from the donor, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analyzing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations to management for remedial action.
8. Coordinate and liaise with stakeholders, national and non-government organizations in order to facilitate project implementation.


C. Knowledge sharing and communication:
9. Take the lead, coordinate and participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings related to the programme. Serve as a resource person to the project’s partners and during conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings.
10. Follow-up with project colleagues in other countries, relevant departments at headquarters and regional office, executing agencies, government offices, constituents and other organizations to ensure implementation and meet targets.
11. Draft in, or translate into, local language(s) news releases, official correspondence, statements and speeches and other documentation.
12. Contribute information (news, project updates) to the various ILO knowledge sharing platforms (ILO website, Asia-Pacific Knowledge Sharing Platform)
13. Undertake missions to project sites, accompanying other officials.
14. Support training activities and identify or adapt training material to the national context for capacity-building and knowledge sharing.
15. Participate in the development of project research and publications.

Required qualifications



University degree in social sciences (e.g. anthropology, sociology, gender studies), law or a similar discipline.



At least two or three years of professional experience managing programmes affecting women’s mobility and labour taking into account political economy of gender, class and migration. Proven capacity to design, monitor and report on programmes at the field level, provide technical support and training to project officer for data collection, processing and analysis and distil international experience, lessons and practices into local initiatives and cooperation programmes.



Excellent command of English and Bangla. 



Job specific competencies include: ability to conceptualise, design, budget and implement project interventions and analyse social economic trends and data sets on migration, employment and gender; capability to guide and co-ordinate the work of internal and external collaborators including administrative and financial management and support; ability to prepare reports of a high quality, technically sound with conclusions leading to policy recommendations; and capacity to communicate effectively and concisely. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.



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.




Prospective candidates will be interviewed and may also be required to sit a written examination.

Applications must include precise information on education, work experience (name of organization, starting and ending dates, work performed, name of supervisor and contact), and other relevant experience and skills. The ILO values diversity among its staff.  We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.


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