Vacancy no.: RAPS/2/2021/GOVERNANCE/01
Publication date: 09 July 2021
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 09 August 2021
Job ID: 6263
Organization Unit: LABOURLAW
Contract type: Fixed Term
The following are eligible to apply:
Staff members with at least five years of continuous service with the Office are encouraged to apply.
Applications from officials who have reached their age of retirement as defined in Article 11.3 of the Staff Regulations on or before 31 December 2017, or who have already separated from ILO service upon retirement or early retirement, will not be considered.
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The ILO welcomes applicants with experience in working within ILO constituents (governments, employers’ and business membership organizations, and workers’ organizations).
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In addition to the interviews and tests that any candidate may be required to take, successful completion of the ILO Assessment Centre is required for all external candidates and any internal candidate applying to a higher category.
Notwithstanding the general considerations set out in the ILO Staff Regulations, this vacancy announcement is the only authoritative document pertaining to the qualifications required for this position. The minimum required qualifications were determined in view of the specific duties and responsibilities of this position.
The specific language requirements for this position are detailed hereunder. However, candidates applying for the professional category vacancies who have not already successfully completed their probationary period within the ILO and whose mother tongue is not one of the working languages of the Office (English, French and Spanish), shall be required to possess a fully satisfactory working knowledge of at least one of the ILO working languages. If appointed they may be required to acquire a knowledge of a second working language of the Office during their initial years of service.
The position is located in the Labour Law and Reform Unit of the Governance and Tripartism Department (GOVERNANCE), within the ILO’s Policy Portfolio.
GOVERNANCE develops advice on labour laws and assistance on labour law reforms based on ILO conventions and recommendations, and on best comparative practices. It provides state-of-the-art technical support and capacity-building to labour ministries, and assists labour inspectorates to build capacity and develop strategies to achieve compliance with labour laws, including occupational safety and health laws. It advocates and helps constituents to build strong and functional institutions and processes for social dialogue. The Department includes ILO programmes to realize fundamental labour rights. It incorporates the following Branches and Units: Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health; Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; Better Work; Social Dialogue and Tripartism and Labour Law and Reform.
The overall mandate of the Labour Law and Reform Unit is to promote social justice by providing support to governments and employers and workers’ organizations to establish the rule of law and good governance in the field of labour and employment. The Unit seeks to provide proactive and integrated policy advice on what labour law and labour dispute resolution systems can do, drawing on experience from other countries. This includes practical guidance on strengthening institutions to assure good governance in practice. In particular, the Unit provides services that seek to:
a) Increase the number of Member States which base their labour laws and other employment-related legislation on ILO standards and advice on best comparative practices, and which use tripartite consultative processes in the preparation of such legislation;
b) Assist Member States to improve access to justice in labour disputes by establishing and strengthening dispute resolution mechanisms, including through new ways of working and technologies, so that individual and collective disputes are dealt with efficiently, effectively and equitably; and so as to promote compliance with labour law, in coordination with labour inspectorates as appropriate;
c)Assist Member States to integrate gender into all aspects of labour law and labour dispute settlement.
Within the above mandate, the Head will lead the Labour Law and Reform Unit and will report to the Director of the Governance and Tripartism Department.
These specific duties are aligned with the relevant ILO generic job description, which includes the following generic duties:
An advanced university degree in law.
Ten to fifteen years’ practical experience of which at least seven years at the international level in labour law and labour relations. Demonstrated experience in the formulation of legal opinions and in providing high-level labour law advisory services. Demonstrated capacity to develop and to implement new approaches, methods and tools for use in advising ILO constituents. Demonstrated skill in undertaking comparative analytical research on a wide range of labour law-related policy questions, with particular attention to the inter-relations between regulation, industrial relations practices and labour market developments.
Excellent command of one official language (English, French, Spanish) of the Organization and a working knowledge of a second official language. One of these languages must be English. A knowledge of a third official language would be an advantage.
In addition to the ILO core competencies, this position requires:
A strategic vision in relation to labour law and labour relations. Ability to contribute effectively as a member of the GOVERNANCE management team on organizational issues and organizational priorities; assure technical leadership in developing and providing policy advice and carrying out the objectives of the Unit; design research studies and conduct comparative analyses involving the application of principles of law to the analysis of administrative, substantive and procedural problems of substantial intricacy; and to promulgate the results of research studies in a variety of ways, including academic quality publications.
Demonstrated and recognized technical and/or managerial leadership in carrying out the objectives and policies of the related work unit. Ability to manage large projects and to coordinate activities among projects. Demonstrated and recognized technical, advocacy and communication skills in policy development; demonstrated technical expertise to devise new methods, concepts, approaches and techniques, leading to development of ILO standards and technical guidelines and ability to prepare ILO strategy reports on policy and programme development; the ability to provide seasoned policy and programme advice to constituents; ability to understand purposes and approaches to policy advice and technical tools outside the specific area of technical expertise.
Strong interpersonal skills, tact, discretion, confidentiality and diplomacy. Demonstrated sound political judgment and capacity to work well in a tripartite context. Decision making skills and excellent problem-solving skills. The ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
Conditions of employment
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