Working at the ILO

There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the ILO! If you want to work within an internationally diverse, globally challenging, highly principled environment and you have a proven track record of high performance, then the ILO is the right place for you.

What is the ILO?

Founded in 1919, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is the UN agency for the world of work. Rooted in a vision of social justice, the ILO sets international standards, advances rights at work and promotes decent employment opportunities for all.

In 2019, the ILO celebrates its 100th anniversary. > Learn more about the history of the UN's first specialized agency

Who is the ILO looking for?

The ILO seeks staff of the highest standards of professional competence, efficiency and integrity. Particular importance is given to selecting staff of diverse geographical origin, gender and age. We encourage applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. Applications from qualified candidates from nationalities that are less than adequately represented are also particularly welcome.

The working languages of the ILO are English, French and Spanish.

Am I eligible?

The Office uses a range of different contracts for persons it engages for daily, temporary and ongoing employment. Recruitment procedures and eligibility differ depending on the contract type, duration and other factors.

In general, you will find information on who is eligible to apply for a given vacancy in the first paragraphs of the job posting. Also, a brief description for each job category is provided on the following pages:

InternationalDevelopment Cooperation, Local, JPO and Internship, Temporary, Consultancy.

Be sure to carefully read the requirements of the job posting, especially in terms of education, experience and languages, and apply to any vacancy that interests you and for which you fully meet these requirements.

How can I apply?

If you are interested in working for the ILO, please consult the current vacancies which are updated regularly. To apply for a job, you will need to create an account, which will allow you to submit your application online. We do not accept CVs submitted via e-mail.

For more information, please refer to our FAQs.

Beware of scams implying association with the ILO. The ILO will never ask for money for recruitment purposes or request bank details.