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Technical Officer, TRIANGLE in ASEAN


Grade: P3  

Vacancy no.: DC/BANGKOK/P/2021/02
Publication date: 29 March 2021
Application deadline (midnight Bangkok time): 12 April 2021


Job ID: 5845 
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific 
Organization Unit: RO-Asia and the Pacific 
Location: Bangkok   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: One year (with possibility of renewal) 


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 present vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their candidature online by the above date.


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.


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.


TRIANGLE in ASEAN is a partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) (2015-2027) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) (2016-2024). TRIANGLE in ASEAN delivers technical assistance and support with the overall goal of maximizing the contribution of labour migration to equitable, inclusive and stable growth in ASEAN. This position will be fully funded from the GAC contribution which is scheduled to end in March 2024.


TRIANGLE in ASEAN works nationally in six priority countries (Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam) and engages with all ASEAN Member States at the regional level. TRIANGLE in ASEAN works in close cooperation with ASEAN bodies, governments and social partners to achieve three inter-linking objectives:
1.    strengthening protection of the rights of migrant workers,
2.    enabling migrants to contribute to and benefit from economic and social development, and
3.    establishing labour mobility systems that are gender-responsive and increase the efficiency of labour markets.


Since March 2020, TRIANGLE in ASEAN has implemented an emergency response to the immediate humanitarian impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers in the region. These efforts will be expanded in medium-term with additional GAC funding. This will include expanded support to migrant workers affected by COVID-19, including legal assistance to those who have experienced labour violations, and technical support the ASEAN and its ten Member States to address systemic weaknesses in labour migration governance magnified by COVID-19. In the coming years, TRIANGLE in ASEAN will also expand its work on advancing decent work and labour mobility for low paid migrant care workers in ASEAN.


The Technical Officer will be based in ILO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand and will work under the overall guidance of the Deputy Regional Director and supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor for the TRIANGLE in ASEAN Project, and with direct day-to-day supervision provided by the TRIANGLE in ASEAN Senior Programme Officer. The Technical Officer will also receive technical guidance from other TRIANGLE in ASEAN staff, the Senior Migration Specialist and the International Labour Migration Branch (MIGRANT), as necessary. The Technical Officer will work in close coordination with TRIANGLE in ASEAN staff and external partners at regional and country level.

Description of Duties

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Senior Programme Officer, the Technical Officer will be directly involved in the planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of the programme activities at the regional and national levels. The primary focus of the Technical Officer position will be on the Canada funded TRIANGLE in ASEAN interventions at ASEAN regional and country levels.


Specifically, the Technical Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

1.    Provide technical guidance and backstopping in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme activities, and technical advice to programme staff and concerned governments, employers' and workers' organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other programme stakeholders. Identify innovative interventions and approaches for realizing the programme objectives within the region and in the six priority countries.

2.    Participate in the organization of national and regional conferences, seminars, workshops, training and meetings organized by the programme. Support roll-out of training and participate as a resource person in training seminars and workshops to share ILO instruments and approaches, including on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, and good practices in migration management and the protection of migrant workers.

3.    Provide technical inputs in the development of research, studies, thematic reports, tools and training materials developed by the programme, external collaborators and partner institutions. Develop terms of reference and supervise external collaborators and service providers.

4.    Monitor, review and report on the progress of work plans, in line with the logical framework and M&E plan. Prepare briefs, periodical reports and statistical data on status of the programme, including annual work plans, progress and final reports, activities and performance reports and other reports that may be required by the partner agencies and donors; with the M&E officer, assist in the preparation for and be involved in the evaluation of the programme as well as periodical reviews;

5.    Promote ILO policies regarding labour migration, social protection, forced labour, child labour, equality of opportunity and treatment for women and men, and the relevant International Labour Standards.  Collect and analyse information and respond to the request ofor information concerning ILO's work on labour migration;

6.    Coordinate closely with ILO specialists and staff working on relevant projects and activities at the country and regional level, and external stakeholders as appropriate, to obtain technical inputs to programme activities and to share programme approaches, results and lessons learned.

7.    Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Programme Officer.

Required qualifications


Advanced university degree in development, economics, management, social sciences or law.


At least five years of professional experience, including at least two years of field experience in project management and implementation, preferably in the ASEAN region. Proven capacity to initiate and implement development cooperation programmes and activities with ILO constituents and NGOs and promote gender equality within such interventions. Familiarity with ILO policies and procedures. Experience in working on labour migration is required. Experience from designing and overseeing research projects, and supporting service delivery to migrant workers will be an advantage.


Excellent command in English.


- Ability to participate effectively in technical missions and multi-disciplinary teams;
- Capacity to provide first-line technical advice in the area of migration;
- Strong writing and communication skills including an ability to nuance and adapt messages to culturally diverse audiences. A proven ability to prepare high quality and technically sound reports and publications and synthesis policy advocacy messages from such research.
- Ability to provide credible design and implementation assistance in carrying out research, project formulation and implementation.
- Capability to guide and coordinate the work of external collaborators, general service staff and other professionals;
- Knowledge in the field of labour migration and a demonstrated commitment to gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights. Familiarity with human rights frameworks and international labour standards pertaining to labour migration.
- High standards of integrity, professionalism, personal discipline and impartiality;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
- Flexibility and openness to learn and develop personally as well as professionally;
- Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision;
- Ability to work under political and time pressure and meet deadlines;
- Ability to represent the ILO;
- Proficient in basic computer software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes.


Conditions of employment

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to ILO Staff Regulations and other relevant internal rules. Any offer of employment with the ILO is conditional upon certification by the ILO Medical Adviser that the person concerned is medically fit to perform the specific inherent requirements of the position offered. In order to confirm an offer from the ILO the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination.
  • Any extension 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.

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Recruitment process

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

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

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