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National Project Officer - NOA (DC)


Grade: NOA  

Vacancy no.: BEY/DC/2019/43
Publication date: 29 November 2019
Application deadline (midnight local time): 14 December 2019


Job ID: 2142 
Department: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut 
Organization Unit: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut 
Location: Beirut   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: One 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 LBP 84,398,000 yearly.


The ILO, in collaboration with ESCWA, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and the newly formed regional working group on labour indicators, has recently established a project in the Arab Region that aims to improve the available data on informal employment. An important outcome of the project will be to strengthen this newly formed Regional Working Group on Labour Indicators so it will be a forum for the regions’ statistical work on this topic. The project will also enhance the quality of information on social protection coverage by supporting countries to produce accurate statistics on the specific kinds of social insurance mechanisms accessed by workers, which will set the ground for promoting discussion on informality and social protection.


For all Arab countries, a comparative study will be undertaken to collect information on statistical definitions, Arabic terminology, questionnaire design, sampling methods and survey coverage, as well as a review of legal and economic conditions related to the definition of informality in each country and its alignment with ILO definitions whenever present.


Under the the direct technical guidance of the ILO Regional Labour Statistician and the overall supervision of the DWT Director/Deputy Regional Director , the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Description of Duties
  • Assist in coordinating and following-up with countries on the project planning and implementation;
  • Follow-up with relevant countries and partners to expedite implementation and meet targets.
  • Assist in reviewing project report and survey questionnaires as well asdesigning new questionnaire and conducting cognitive and pilot testing
  • Participate in the preparation and conduct of 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.
  • Prepare easily accessible project outputs, infographics and videos, to assist in the further development of statistics on informality
Description of Duties (Cont'd)
  • Brief ILO specialists, project experts, associate experts and visiting officials and provide relevant information on project matters. Draft, edit, or translate into Arabic correspondence, statements and speeches and other public information materials.
  • Conduct research on informality, social protection and gender in the MENA countries;
  • Prepare briefs, background information, technical reports and periodic progress reports and statistical data on status of the overall activities of the Project.
  • Produce statistical tables and graphics using statistical packages.

First level university degree in economics, sociology, development studies or a relevant field


At least two years of professional experience at the national level in the area of research and data analysis. Work on labour statistics with a focus on informality is an advantage. Proven experience in working effectively with National Statistical Offices, Regional International Organizations and with development partners would be an asset.

Technical requirements:

Good knowledge of informal employment and good knowledge of labour economics as well as economic developments.


Excellent command of both English and Arabic. French would be an advantage.

  • Good knowledge of the context and challenges for the project areas of expertise
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution and good drafting skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated skills in report writing
  • Demonstrate collaborative and team work experience and ability to work effectively with a multicultural and interdisciplinary team as well as work on his/her own initiative
  • Ability to work independently, quickly, precisely, and take initiative and responsibility
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet the deadline
  • Proficient in Microsoft Words, Power Point, Excel, web-browsers and statistical packages
  • Good knowledge in the area of infographics and videos reflecting statistical content.


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.


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