Project Coordinator – International Labour Organization (ILO) – Prishtinë/Pri?tina

Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.

The following are eligible to apply:

  • External candidates* 

*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.

Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

*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 26,098 Euro yearly.


The position is located in Pristina, Kosovo being part of the ILO Decent Work Team/Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe (DWT/CO-Budapest). DWT/CO-Budapest provides technical support and guidance related to the ILO agenda in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe (for more see
ILO is implementing the MAP’16 project, a global project funded by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) that aims to increase the knowledge base, raise awareness, strengthen capacity, and conduct policy engagement in support of international efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal Target (SDG) 8.7. Project implementation will be framed within a combined strategy involving improved research methods and tools, empirical research, data-driven awareness raising, and policy engagement. It will be directed towards achieving four inter-related strategic outcomes:

  • Outcome 1 – Improved knowledge base on child labour forced labour and human trafficking
  • Outcome 2 – Improved application of knowledge in support of efforts to eliminate child labour and forced labour
  • Outcome 3 – Strengthened policies and improved capacity of governments, national authorities, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and other relevant entities to combat child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking through national, regional, and global initiatives.
  • Outcome 4 – Strengthened partnerships to accelerate progress in combatting child labour, forced labour and human trafficking.

The Project falls under the technical responsibility of the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FUNDAMENTALS) Branch of ILO and is administratively managed from DWT/CO Budapest.
The duration of the project in Kosovo is 13 months. Envisaged start date 1 August 2019. End date 1 September 2020.
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This position will work under the overall guidance of the ILO National Coordinator for Serbia and direct supervision of the Director of DWT/CO-Budapest. It will work under the technical guidance of the Project Manager of the MAP’16 project within the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).

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