National Project Coordinator

International Labor Organization, Rabat, Morocco

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th August, 2021

Job Description

Hierarchical lines

The incumbent will work under the general responsibility of the Director of the ILO Country Office for Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, and Tunisia, and under the direct supervision of the Principal Technical Advisor of the project, the project team will receive technical support from the Algiers Country Office and the ILO's Decent Work Technical Support Team for North Africa based in Cairo, particularly the Development Specialist. business and job creation, the Labor Migration Specialist, as well as the relevant technical services at ILO headquarters in Geneva, in particular the ENTERPRISE and MIGRANT Departments.

In addition to the Principal Technical Advisor of the project and the National Project Coordinator, the team has an administrative and financial assistant and a driver.

Core functions and responsibilities

Within the framework of the requirements related to the policies and procedures established by the ILO for the management of development cooperation programs, the main functions and responsibilities of the National Project Coordinator are:

  • Support the Principal Technical Advisor (CTP) of the project in the management and coordination of the overall implementation of the project, including planning, monitoring and evaluation of activities, in accordance with programmatic rules and procedures administrative and financial aspects of the ILO;
  • Ensure the preparation, monitoring and updating of the work plan from a results-based management perspective;
  • Organize meetings, workshops, seminars, training sessions, act as interpreter and participate in technical consultations and dialogues on the guidelines;
  • Write terms of reference for consultations and purchases; control and verify the work for punctual and quality delivery;
  • Ensure budget monitoring; prepare budget forecasts and expenditure forecasts by analyzing and monitoring the situation of resources compared to planned activities and making the necessary recommendations;


  • Coordinate the implementation of activities with Moroccan partners such as the Ministry of Labor and Professional Integration, the National Agency for the Promotion of Employment and Skills (ANAPEC), the Office of Vocational Training and the Promotion of Labor (OFPPT), the National Social Security Fund (CNSS), relevant regional institutions, social partners and civil society actors;
  • Carry out missions in the target regions of the project in Morocco;
  • Provide the necessary inputs for the preparation of communication documents for effective awareness raising on the project, including print content, on the web and on social media;
  • Collaborate closely with ILO technical experts in Cairo and Geneva, including teams from other projects and the ILO Office in Algiers, while ensuring synergies and coordination with all other relevant work, and the organization's initiatives in Morocco and beyond;
  • Write or translate into local language (s) press releases, official correspondence, statements and speeches and other public information material;
  • Feed the project monitoring and evaluation system and provide support for the preparation of periodic project progress reports;
  • Carry out any other work task required by his supervisor.

Qualifications required


  • First-level university degree in economics, social sciences, business management, development, public administration or other relevant fields.


  • A minimum professional experience of at least two years at the national or international level in the field of the management of development cooperation projects, in particular in the management and monitoring of micro-enterprise development projects or income-generating activities for women, socio-professional integration programs by very small businesses and the promotion of cooperatives in growth sectors for rural women such as the agricultural sector or the craft sector.
  • Knowledge of the issues and actors of the labor market in Morocco as well as the main tools of the ILO to support the creation and development of businesses (SIYB, Financial Education, GET Ahead, COOPs, etc.) would be an advantage.


  • Excellent written and oral command of French and working knowledge of Moroccan Daridja. Knowledge of Spanish and Moroccan Amazigh would be an asset.


  • Skills in operational project management;
  • Good knowledge of results-based management and the programming cycle;
  • Knowledge of administration and finance operations of large organizations; knowledge of UN or ILO operations is an advantage;
  • Excellent analytical and development skills;
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing;
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills;
  • Ability to negotiate with partners in the best interest of the organization, to think and operate tactically and strategically;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to explain information;
  • Ability to interpret project information and identify and analyze issues associated with implementation;
  • Good skills in computer applications.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage priority conflicts.
  • Ability to clarify information. Fluency in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Ability to supervise staff.
  • Use tact and diplomacy in dealing with third parties.
  • Organizational faculties.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to adopt non-discriminatory and gender sensitive behavior.


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