Grade: NOB

Publication date: 01 July 2019
Application deadline (midnight local time in Dar es salaam, Tanzania): 8 July 2019

Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/NO/2019/09


Job ID: 1564
Department: RO-Africa
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam
Location: Tabora
Contract type: Fixed Term


The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria. ILO may offer a contract to persons who are Tanzanian.


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


*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 100,312,000 (Tanzanian Shilling) yearly.


Following several discussions in 2017 and 2018 of a document entitled “ILO cooperation with the tobacco industry in the pursuit of the Organization’s social mandate”, the ILO Governing Body, at the end of its 334th session in November 2019, welcomed the Integrated Strategy to address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector 2019/2022 submitted by the Director General and requested its further development.  It further requested the Office to a) organize a tripartite meeting with directly affected countries (among others) and social partners in the tobacco sector; b) present an update on the costed and time bound integrated strategy to the 337th GB session in November 2019; c) continue the on-going project-based efforts to eliminate child labour using RBSA funds and other public funds in the short term; and d) continue efforts to mobilize various sustainable sources of funding from the public and private sector with appropriate safeguards.


The project “Addressing decent work deficits in Tobacco Sector in Tanzania and in Zambia” aims to support the implementation of the Integrated Strategy above through four inter-related outcomes:

(1)  Policy coherence and support to decent work in the agriculture sector enhanced
(2) Social partners with strengthened  capacity to promote social dialogue
(3) Tobacco-growing communities are assisted to address decent work deficits, including child labour, and to transition to alternative livelihoods
(4) Partnerships are promoted for a sustained implementation of the ILO Integrated strategy to address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector


This project will respond to the final decision above of the Governing Body and comments from the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR), and will follow up on the conclusions of country-level consultations held by the ILO during the first semester 2019 in Tanzania and in Zambia. As such, the project seeks to strengthen the virtuous cycle between ILO’s normative action and technical assistance and will further strengthen constituents’ capacity to respond to the SDG Agenda, in particular to goals 8 and 2.The project will also continue to build on the lessons learnt from previous child labour projects including the Public-Private Partnerships between the ILO and Japan Tobacco International (JTI/ARISE II) and the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Foundation (ECLT).


A National Project Coordinator will be hired for twelve months by the ILO and will be responsible for the management and implementation of the project in Tanzania.

Reporting lines

Under the guidance of ILO Country Office Director for United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi, and the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser, the National Project Coordinator (NPC) will contribute to the implementation of the project as outlined in the project document and project work plan. The overall technical guidance for the project will be under the responsibility of the ILO Fundamentals Branch in the Governance Department. ILO’s Decent Work Team for Southern and Eastern Africa located in Pretoria, South Africa and relevant technical departments at ILO HQ will provide technical support to the project.

The NPC will have the responsibility for overall coordination, providing technical assistance to national constituents on all aspect of the project. The NPC will work closely with the National Steering Committee (NSC) on elimination of child labour. He/She will be responsible for preparing the work plan, communicate project progress; initiate and oversee implementation of project activities and deliverables as per project document and within the ILO rules and regulations.


With approval from the ILO Country Office Director and the guidance of the CTA, he/she will manage the country budget of project. He/she will be supported by a national programme officer (NPO) for timely delivery of outputs and results. The NPC will work in collaboration with the Programme Unit of the Country Office.

Specific Duties

The NPC will be responsible for the implementation of ILO’s technical assistance in addressing decent work deficits in the tobacco sector in Tanzania, focusing on establishing coordination mechanism, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, nurturing existing and developing new partnerships and networks, as well as providing first level of advisory services on the project. More specifically the NPC will carry out the following functions:

  1. Lead the project timely implementation, monitoring and evaluation through management functions including provision of technical and administrative supervision of the project team in line with ILO policy, rules and regulations and according to the project document,  work plan and timelines;
  2. Identify problems, propose solutions and actions and follow-up with relevant departments at HQ and other ILO offices, government offices, constituents and other organizations to speed up project implementation and meet targets;
  3. Organize seminars, workshops and participate in relevant training and awareness creation exercises among the policy makers, programme/project managers and other technical staff of ILO’s implementing partners;
  4. Provide necessary technical support to and build capacities of Government officials, workers  and employers organizations in line with the project’s objectives;
  5. Support resource mobilization initiatives through the drafting of concepts notes and working documents, and liaising with potential donors based in the country based and other development partners;
  6. Work with project partners to increase the project’s visibility and facilitate the scaling-up of the project’s interventions;
  7. Promote ILO policies regarding FPRW and relevant International Labour Standards;
  8. Develop and maintain strong links and ensure regular information flow on project implement status with the sister project in Tanzania, with the CTA, ILO Fundamentals , ILO Decent Work Team in Pretoria and other relevant ILO offices and departments;
  9. Prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring resource requirements and expenditure patterns, and making recommendations to project management for remedial action as necessary;
  10. Contribute to the drafting of periodic and ad hoc reports on the status of project planning and implementation and the ILO technical assistance interventions.
  11. Review and analyse country specific development plans and priorities, socio-economic data, reports and other relevant information related to the project; and contribute creative ideas for programme/project development;
  12. Any other relevant duties as requested by the Country Director and/or CTA.
Required qualifications

First level university degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Development studies or related field and strong knowledge on development issues particularly in Tanzania.


At least three years of experience in child labour, agricultural and rural development, labour law and/or human rights, employment, rural and informal economy, 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).


Excellent knowledge of English and good knowledge of one working language of the duty station.

  • Proven ability to manage teams including personnel management and remote capacity project management proved (project planning and management of financial and monitoring procedures).
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships and negotiate with government officials, representative(s) of civil society, representatives of workers ‘and employers’ organizations and academics.
  • Ability to lead work teams to the achievement of objectives and results.
  • Knowledge of the ILO regulations and procedures of system and / or the United Nations would be an asset.
  • Excellent ability to time management and good organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate gender analysis in the implementation of the project.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to write reports on the organization’s strategy in the field of Child Labour protection and employment generated by employment-intensive investment or for the implementation of the project.
  • Good knowledge of methods of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Good knowledge of common office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and communication (internet and email).
  • Proving experience of drafting research reports.


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.


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 a lower grade provided that the said candidate possesses the minimum qualifications for this position.


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