ILO – International Labour Organization is Recruiting (Closes 2 April 2024)

Employment Specialist is Required

ILO – International Labour Organization was created in 1919 as part of the treaty of Versailles that ended World War 1. ILO established the Geneva-based International Institute for Labour Studies in 1960 and the International Training Centre in Turin in 1965.

ILO was created to reflect the belief that lasting peace can only be achieved through social justice.

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Key Duties and Responsibilities

1.    As primary specialist in the area(s) of employment promotion, with a focus on youth, is responsible for substantial segments of the work programme. Identify priorities for the coordination and implementation of a regional strategy on youth employment, develop strategies, as well as deliver and coordinate high-quality technical support at regional/subregional/national levels to advance the Decent Work Agenda and social justice, taking into account the integration of cross-cutting policy drivers, including international labour standards, social dialogue, gender equality and non-discrimination, and a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies.

Lead work streams/teams involved in this work and ensure the effective management of staff and consultants in accordance with ILO standards, the results-based management framework and through timely and effective use of the Performance Management Framework (PMF) and other feedback mechanisms, as applicable.

2.    Review and facilitate the strengthening and effective implementation of inclusive institutional, legal and policy frameworks. Provide expert policy and technical advice on employment and labour market related strategies and programmes to ILO constituents and other concerned stakeholders with a view to promoting the formulation of inclusive and gender-responsive policies and programmes, and their impactful implementation and monitoring to ensure equitable outcomes. Promote relevant international labour standards.

3.    Support ILO constituents in identifying their needs and provide adequate technical support, including through comparative policy analyses. Facilitate the effective participation and advocacy role of employers’ and workers’ organizations in policy design, implementation and evaluation of decent work programmes and projects. 

Required qualifications


Advanced level university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in economics, social sciences or other relevant field. 
A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in one of the afore-mentioned fields or other relevant field with an additional two years of relevant experience, in addition to the experience stated below, will be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree


At least seven years of experience, including at the international level, in the analysis, design and implementation of employment and related policies and strategies. Experience in the use of quantitative methods and in the design and management of international projects on employment issues would be an advantage.


Excellent command of English. A working knowledge of a second working language (French, Spanish) of the Organization or Portuguese would be an advantage.

In addition to the ILO core competencies, the following are required:

Knowledge and technical / Behavioural competencies

Excellent knowledge and understanding of theories, trends and approaches in the area(s) of Employment Promotion, Employment Policies, and Labour Economics with the ability to plan, coordinate and guide the development and implementation of new concepts policies, techniques and procedures in response to evolving technical needs.

Good knowledge of the substantive nature of Organization’s work programmes and activities and ability to address broader issues outside the field of specialization.

Ability to lead and manage individual and group assignments and to supervise those undertaking the work.

Ability to share knowledge and provide technical advice and guidance on latest policy developments in the technical area.

Excellent research and analytical skills.

Excellent drafting skills.

Excellent communication skills, excellent presentation skills, negotiation, promotion and advocacy skills. Ability to adapt communication style to diverse audiences.

Ability to adapt quickly to new software and systems.

Ability to network and build and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders and to create and promote synergies across the Organization and with external stakeholders.

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