Project Manager

International Labour Organization

Beijing, China

ILO is a UN specialized agency bringing together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States since 1919, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. The ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia (CO-Beijing) works closely with the Chinese constituents, including the government, employers’ and workers’ organizations within the framework of Decent Work Country Programme (2021-2025) and United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for the People’s Republic of China.

The National Project Manager will be responsible for management of Quality Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning in China Phase 2 project, including the design, supervision and monitoring of all activities required for the achievement of project objectives and their related outputs. 

Reporting lines

The National Project Manager reports to the Director of CO-Beijing

Description of Duties

Specific duties and responsibilities are demonstrated as follows:

  • Lead the implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, in accordance with the ILO policies, project strategies and country programmes.
  • Lead the development of project workplans, reports and other data outputs to reflect project planning and implementation.
  • Monitor and assess the project progress, identify implementation problems and take corrective measures.
  • Oversee the project budget and monitor the situation of resources as compared to planned activities for possible adjustments or remedial actions.
  • Maintain close cooperation and coordination with the Chinese government, employers' and workers' organizations, the resource partner as well as other stakeholders relevant to the project.
  • Lead the development of project visibility products and promotional materials in Chinese and English and build networks with relevant media partners to enhance project’s visibility at national and international levels.
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Required qualifications


  • University Degree in in development studies, labour economics and social sciences.


  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in project management, preferably in the area of skills development and youth employment. Work experience with governmental agencies, social partners, enterprises and vocational institutions will be an asset.


  • Excellent command of English and Chinese.