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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/G4/2021/169
Publication date: 22/06/2021
Application deadline (midnight Brasilia time): 30/06/2021

Probable date of written test: 13/07/2021

Probable date of interview: 22/07/2021

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

Job ID: 6405
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.


In 2016, the ILO and the Labour Prosecutor’s Office (MPT) established a Development Cooperation Agreement that has as main objective the development of actions to promote the decent work in Brazil.

Under this Cooperation Agreement, the project “Preventing and Tackling Slave Labour and Child Labour in the State of Minas Gerais” which expects to reduce the social vulnerability to slave labour and child labour in the selected area was approved.

In partnership with the Labour Prosecutor’s Office in Brazil - MPT, the ILO Brasilia Country-Office will develop the main outcomes of this Project:

Outcome 1. Knowledge base on slave labour and child labour in the state of Minas Gerais expanded.
Outcome 2. Relevant social actors informed and aware on the need to improve working conditions in the coffee supply chain.

Outcome 3. Networks to prevent and combat slave labour and child labour strengthened.
The Project “Preventing and Tackling Slave Labour and Child Labour in the State of Minas Gerais” is implemented under supervision of the Coordinator of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) Programme in the ILO office in Brazil.

Reporting lines:


The National Officer will support the FPRW Coordinator in the execution of technical work within framework of the project. The incumbent will also assist with related technical activities, especially in the promotion of decent work in supply chains and in close coordination with the Statistics, Discrimination, Migration Projects, Employment and other relevant units of CO-Brasilia.

Description of Duties

1. Review and analyse country specific development plans and priorities, socioeconomic data, reports and other relevant information; identify potential technical cooperation project areas, provide written analysis on the findings to management and prepare drafts of documents for projects on Decent Work on Value Chains in Brazil.

2. Assist the FPRW Coordinator in the ILO Office in Brazil in monitoring the progress of the Project activities by reviewing, verifying and analysing work-plans, progress reports, final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness under the ILO and donor requirements.

3. Follow-up with relevant departments at Headquarters and Regional Office, executing agencies, government offices, constituents and other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets.

4. Provide support to the coordination and execution of the administrative, personnel, financial and budgetary operations of a large programme.

5. Assemble and edit basic data required for planning and negotiation of programme/project activities, considering different approaches and alternative methods for project design, management, problem identification and problem resolution. Follow-up on delayed documents, clarify information, and answer questions about clearance and processing requirements.


6. Assist with the financial management of programmes and projects, analyse relevant resources and activities, and participate in their evaluation. Ensure that programme decision minutes are issued and allocations provided are in accordance with the agreed terms of reference and approved budgets.


7. Prepare briefs, periodical reports and statistical data on status of programme/project activities, review periodic reports from work units under functional responsibility and ensure adherence to administrative procedures and conformity of reports to the organizational rules and practices and make proposals for corrective action.

8. Assist in the programming and control of resources, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations to management for remedial action.

9. Participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings. Speak on behalf of the Project when attending these gatherings alone.

10. Brief ILO specialists, project experts, associate experts and visiting officials and provide relevant information on programme matters.

11. Assist the FPRW Coordinator in the supervision of the support staff.

12. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the FPRW Coordinator.

Required qualifications


First level university degree in economics, public policies, law or social development. An advanced degree on studies on social development would be an advantage.



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. Experience in themes related on value chains as well as project management, is an asset.


Excellent knowledge of duty station working language: Portuguese and of working language of the Office: English.


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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