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National Project Officer-NOA (DC)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Grade: NOA, Entry Professional
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Job Description

Grade: NO-A

Vacancy no.: BRASILIA/DC/NO-A/2021/170
Publication date: 22/06/2021
Application deadline (midnight Brasilia time): 30/06/2021

Probable date of written test: 12/07/2021

Probable date of interview: 21/07/2021

Probable date to start the contract: 15/09/2021

Job ID: 6406
Department: RO-Americas
Organization Unit: CO-Brasilia
Location: Brasilia-Brazil
Contract type: FT

Contract duration: 1 year

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:

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • 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 BRL 177.934,15 yearly.


Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) is a programme of the International Labour Organization Office that supports small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow and create more and better jobs by improving their competitiveness through better quality, productivity and workplace practices.

SMEs are key for Brazil’s economy but face many challenges affecting productivity. The key project objective is to support SMEs in becoming more productive and improve working conditions through sustainably implementing the SCORE programme, anchoring it in national and local institutions, contributing to the objectives of the National Policy on strengthening SMEs and building capacity of all implementing partners.

The Project´s activities will be implemented mainly in the state of São Paulo with the possibility of expanding to other regions. The focus will be on SMEs with high potential for job creation and improvement of working conditions. These sectors will be selected in consultation with tripartite constituents.

The Project “SCORE” is implemented under supervision of the Employment and Labour Market Specialist in the ILO office in Brazil.


Reporting lines:

Under the overall supervision of the ILO Director for Brazil, the supervision of Programme Officer and in close coordination with the Employment and Labour Market Specialist of CO-Brasilia relevant Regional and HQ Units, Operations Unit of CO-Brasilia and its Technical Cooperation Projects, the incumbent will undertake the functions listed below.

Description of Duties

1. Review and analyse the country’s specific development plans and priorities, socioeconomic data, reports and other relevant information. Identify potential technical cooperation areas and provide written analysis on the findings to the Country Director.

2. Work in close collaboration with CO Brasilia projects and units to design and revise project annual work plans as well as preparation of the budget proposal, considering different approaches and alternative methods, management, problem identification and problem resolution, especially for the parts of the Project supporting the institutional and capacity development of constituents, government agencies, line ministries, and social partners.

3. Review, verify and analyse work plans, progress and final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness and constantly monitor the progress of Project activities. Follow-up on delayed documents, clarify information, and answer questions about clearance and processing requirements to support successful completion of agreed activities.


4. Follow-up with relevant technical officers with counterparts in organizations and line ministries at national level, partner and executing agencies, government offices, constituents and in other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets.

5. Assist in the programming and control of resources of the project, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations for remedial action. Identify problems, propose solutions and actions.


6. Provide programming support to cooperation activities in the area of Employment and Labour Market. Actively participate in and provide inputs to the Programme Unit.

7. Participate in the preparation and conduct conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions, and consultative meetings. Speak on behalf of the Project when attending these gatherings alone. Undertake missions to project sites independently or accompanying others.

8. Brief ILO specialists, project experts, associate experts and visiting officials and provide relevant information on project matters. Draft, edit, or translate into local language official correspondence, statements and speeches and other public information materials.

9. Lead in the preparation of briefs, background information, technical reports and periodic progress reports and statistical data on status of the overall activities of the Project.


10. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Required qualifications


First level university degree in law, political or social sciences, economics, management, or development studies.


At least two years of professional experience at the national level in the area of project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Proven experience in working effectively with government bodies in charge of policy making and with development partners would be an asset.


Excellent knowledge of duty station working language: Portuguese and of working language of the Office: English. Good knowledge of Spanish would be an advantage.


Behavioural Competencies required:

Integrity and Transparency; Sensitivity to Diversity; Orientation to Learning & Knowledge sharing; Client Orientation; Communication; Orientation to change; Responsibility for Performance; Quality Orientation and Collaboration.


Technical Competencies required:

  • Good knowledge of non-discrimination, social inclusion, gender equality, sexual orientation and sexual identity, traditional peoples, affirmative policies, poverty reduction and social policies. Knowledge of the policy making process;
  • Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures and of the mandate and structure of labour market institutions for vulnerable people
  • Good knowledge of the context and challenges of the project areas;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution and good writing skills;
  • Good ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyse possible implementation problems;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to clarify information.
  • Demonstrate initiative, teamwork and ability to work effectively with a multicultural and interdisciplinary team;
  • Ability to work independently, quickly, precisely and responsibly;
  • Ability to work on a tight schedule and meet deadlines;
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, web-browsers and database applications; and
  • Tactfulness and diplomacy.

Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for a written test and/or an interview.

The ILO values diversity among its staff. We welcome applications from qualified persons, including those with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to

Due to the pandemic the ILO will use communication technologies such as Teams, Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including technical tests or interviews.

Fraud warning

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