National Project Officer

International Labour Organization




The incumbent will perform its duties under the direct supervision of the Youth for Future Senior ‎National Project Coordinator and the overall guidance of the DWT/Cairo Country Director.‎

Description of Duties

Planning and coordination roles:‎

  • Contributes to the development of the project’s implementation plan and accordingly, ‎closely monitors the timely delivery of activities as planned, and recommends updates to ‎the plan as necessary.
  • Maintains a supervisory role in relation to the tasks carried out by the project’s ‎administrative and finance staff, as required.‎
  • Support the effective management of funds/budgets allocated to the project, in ‎accordance with ILO rules and regulations.‎
  • Attends to requests by the project and ILO Office staff, prepares correspondence to ‎address and answer queries pertaining to the project’s key administrative and financial ‎matters.

Procurement role:‎

  • Contributes to the project’s procurement portfolio and contractual arrangements of the ‎project’s consultants, service providers and implementing partners, in addition to the ‎identification and selection of contractors, supervising and following up with administrative ‎and finance assistants on those matters.

Follow up and monitoring role:‎

  • Maintains close follow up with project’s contractors to ensure the timely submission of ‎deliverables as planned, in coordination with the monitoring and evaluation officer.

Budgetary and financial role:‎

  • Supports the effective and efficient allocation of the project’s resources, prepares budget ‎estimates, processes budget revision, maintains the project’s procurement plan and ‎forecasts, and accordingly monitors expenditures and commitments, and proposes ‎corrective actions as necessary to ensure the optimal delivery rates in line with the ‎project’s workplan.

In addition to:‎

  • Supports and coordinates the undertakings of the project’s internal and external auditing, ‎prepares necessary documents and reports to be reviewed by auditors.
  • Proposes improvements to work methods and processes with a view to ensuring optimum ‎efficiency and effectiveness. Liaises closely with other administrative areas to ensure ‎effective and smooth service design and delivery, recommending improvements on ‎interrelated processes.
  • Participates in conferences, workshops and training activities, representing the project.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the management.

Required qualifications


  • First level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in social sciences, economics or in another field of study relevant to this job.


  • The successful candidate should have two years of professional experience at the national level in ‎the area of skills development, project design, budgeting, finance and administration. Familiarity ‎with ILO policies, technical programmes and procedures, including experience working with the ‎United Nations, Ministries of Labour, Education, Trade or other government Ministries ‎Departments and Agencies, would be an added advantage.‎


  • Excellent command of English language  and good knowledge of Arabic.






To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover/motivation letter where ( you saw this job posting.