Project Technical Officer

International Labour Organization




The Project Technical Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Director of ILO Country for Nepal, with technical backstopping by specialists of the Decent Work Technical Team for South Asia (DWT/CO-New Delhi), and by FUNDAMENTALS Department in ILO headquarters. Further technical guidance, support and collaboration with other relevant technical specialists at HQ. The incumbent will oversee the work of national officers, admin staff and other support staff, and any international and local consultant hired during the project.

Under the supervision and guidance of the Country Director and in consultation with the technical backstopping specialists, the Project Technical Officer will:

  • Ensure timely provision of technical inputs, efficient delivery of outputs, and planning, control, monitoring and evaluation of the 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 in consultation with the responsible offices and units if applicable.
  • Coordinate the effective management of funds/budget assigned to the project. 
  • Support the processes of recruitment of project personnel, performance, and talent management aspects. 
  • Provide technical support to relevant government agencies and other key institutions, in undertaking their advisory responsibilities under the programme in close consultation with the Country Director and CO technical team.
  • Review and analyse country specific development plans and priorities, socio-economic data, reports, and other relevant information to ensure strategic engagement with Government and other key institutions.
  • Contribute to the strengthening of relationship to cooperate and coordinate with the concerned governments, ministries and employers’ and workers’ organizations, non-governmental organizations, target groups, and donors, in the planning and implementation of activities under the project.
  • Liaise with other UN agencies counterparts to promote ILO’s values, increase the project’s visibility, and facilitate the scaling-up of the programmes’ interventions. 
  • Promote ILO principles, standards, and policies in the related technical areas of the project, other fundamental rights at work and the relevant International Labour Standards in collaboration with other technical specialists and labour standards specialists.
  • Maintain working contacts and collaboration with multi-lateral and bilateral donor community for the development of future activities linked to the project in coordination with the Country Office and PARTNERSHIP. 
  • Write and disseminate information materials on the project in close collaboration with other relevant technical specialists.
  • Monitor and expedite project implementation through discussions with technical and project staff, field visits, analysis of progress reports, and participation in reviews and evaluations. Prepare reports based on the information obtained as an input to corrective decision making and revisions and establish coordination with concerned ILO departments and programmes.
  • Identify training needs and organize capacity building activities for the tripartite partners, other agencies, target groups and staff as appropriate to reinforce the professional capabilities.
  • Design and implement research and knowledge creation activities. Leverage technical expertise in the related technical areas to support national, regional and cross-country knowledge development and knowledge sharing opportunities.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Country Director.

Required qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree with relevant experience in public policy, economics, management, social science, or a related field. A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in a relevant field with an additional two years of relevant experience will be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.


  • Five years’ experience in the management of technical cooperation activities, including at the international level. This includes field experience in implementation of projects, preferably in the fields of child labour, forced labour, fundamental rights at work, decent work, and climate adaptation.
  • Knowledge of Nepali context, and experience working with government officials would be an advantage.


  • Excellent command of English language, both written and spoken. Working knowledge of a language of the duty station would be an advantage.





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