National Project Officer



In collaboration with other UN agencies in Zambia (UNFPA, WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNAIDS) the ILO will implement a project on “promoting disability inclusion in HIV, sexual and reproductive health and social protection in Luapula Province”. The project is funded by the UN Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNPRPD).

The project focuses on promoting disability inclusion in HIV, sexual and reproductive health services, with a particular emphasis on women and girls with disabilities, and linkages to social protection in Mansa and Samfya Districts in Luapula Province.




In this context, the ILO Lusaka office seeks to recruit a National Project Officer based in Mansa, Zambia.

(1) National Project Officer, NPO NO-A (Ref. ILO/LUS/NPO/SP/2/2018/TC) – MANSA

Main responsibilities and duties:

  1. Coordinate the implementation of the UNPRPD project through timely provision of inputs and outputs, and planning, control, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, in conformity with ILO policies and project strategies, and in accordance with ILO programming guidelines and country/action programs, and administrative and financial procedures.
  2. Provide technical advice and guidance to national partners in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities under the UNPRPD, under the guidance of the Disability Coordinator and the CTA


  1. Review, verify and analyze 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
  2. Lead in the preparation of briefs, background information, technical reports and periodic progress reports and statistical data on status of the overall activities of the Project.
  3. 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.
  4. Promote ILO standards regarding disability inclusion and non-discrimination
  5. Perform other related tasks/assignments as may be assigned by the supervisor.


Qualifications and experience:

  • First level university degree in social sciences (in a discipline related to Development, Disability, and Social Protection or similar) with demonstrated expertise in the relevant technical field and strong knowledge on development issues particularly in Zambia.
  • At least one or two years of relevant experience in project management, administration and implementation of grant/cooperative agreement requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to the project donor), preferably with thematic emphasis on disability inclusion and/or social protection.
  • Familiarity with ILO policies and procedures including experience working with officials of ministries of Labour, Education, Social Welfare and Disability in Zambia would be an advantage



  • Knowledge and experience in assessment and elaboration of programme and policy proposals on disability inclusion; Familiarity with national instruments and debate on disability inclusion and social protection in Zambia; Proven knowledge and understanding of the rights based approach to disability inclusion and the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; 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; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Demonstrate collaborative and team work 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.



How to apply

Submit application letters with CVs (do not include certificates) with at least 3 traceable references to us by email or to the Director, ILO Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, Lubwa Road, Rhodes Park, P.O. Box 32181, Lusaka by 2 March 2018 .

Only shortlisted candidates will be considered

For the full detailed Job Description see under the advert on `Employment Opportunities’



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.



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