National Project Officer

Organisational Unit/Department: CO-Beijing
Technical Responsible Unit/Department: SKILLS
Centralised or Decentralised Project: Decentralized
Temporary Position (Title): National Project Officer
Grade NOA
Duty Station: Beijing, China
Type of contract (SST, ST or FT): FT
Source of funding (TC, PSI or RBSA): TC (CHN/19/01/JPM))
Duration: 12 months subject to availability of funds and signing of the agreement between the ILO and a development partner



The ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia has been cooperating with the Ministry of Human Resource and Social Security of China (MOHRSS) in promoting youth employment, particularly among university graduates.  The focus of cooperation in recent years is on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of public employment services and the quality of apprenticeship in China with a view to promote China’s efforts to eliminate poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in China and around the world.


The ILO has also established partnerships with the JPMorgan Chase Foundation in developing tools for private business to use in enhancing workers’ soft skills and promoting quality apprenticeship in Southeast Asia.


The ILO will be closely cooperating with MOHRSS to implement a project on Quality Apprenticeship in China.  The project will identify China’s best practices and challenges related to government’s quality apprenticeship programme, develop capacity building programme in close collaboration with workers’ and business associations, and tailor ILO’s tools for practical application in China.  The cooperation is planned for 12 months.  The results will be documented and used in the design of future cooperation.


Reporting lines:

The National Project Officer will work under the day-to-day supervision of the Deputy Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia.  S/he will receive technical guidance of the ILO Skills and Employability Specialist in Bangkok and will coordinate the work with ILO programme officers in Beijing.  S/he will report to the Director of the ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia.


Main duties and responsibilities:


The National Project Officer shall be responsible for providing inputs to project’s research, consultation and coordination with national partners, drafting background technical notes, contributing to studies, interviews, fact-finding activities, and meeting/training activities organized by the Project.  S/he will be responsible for project planning, implementation, and reporting on results.  Specific areas of duties and responsibilities are as follows:


  1. Collect and draft summaries and analysis of relevant policy and programmes in China
  2. Draft terms of reference for meeting, training and cooperation work with national partners
  3. Contribute to research design, development of research tools, monitoring and reporting
  4. Contribute to the adaptation of ILO Quality Apprenticeship materials
  5. Provide technical inputs for guidelines and other materials developed by the project
  6. Organize consultative meetings, training workshops and international conference by collecting information in support of preparing background materials and developing technical briefs, to share good practices fostering academic research and stakeholder alignment
  7. Prepare project workplan and coordinate project implementation with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security
  8. Ensure effective contract arrangements and timely completion of the work by national partners
  9. Prepare project report in Chinese and English
  10. Other works as assigned by the supervisor.




Language: Excellent command of English and of Mandarin Chinese

Education:University Degree in social sciences or related field

Experiences:At least 2-3 year work experience   Work experience in interdisciplinary research will be advantage.



  • Good knowledge of social, economic and development structure and trends in China
  • Good knowledge of China’s vocational training system
  • Good knowledge of labour issues, including in relation to labour relations, employment, fundamental principles and rights at work and good knowledge of gender and international human rights
  • Ability to interact with the private sector
  • Ability to conduct action oriented research and write analytical technical reports in English
  • Clear commitment to mainstream gender into project activities
  • Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in diversified environments
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computers, including Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision


Salary and benefits


Minimal base salary: CNY 330,000 yearly

Child allowance

Annual leave

Eligible to participate in UN Pension Fund

Medical care


Please submit your application through ILO Jobs ( The deadline for receiving application will be 17 November 2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a written examination.