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National Project Officer for Research and Knowledge Sharing


Grade: NOA  

Vacancy no.: BEY/DC/2021/43
Publication date: 23 November 2021
Application deadline (midnight local time): 14 December 2021


Job ID: 7162 
Department: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut 
Organization Unit: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut 
Location: Doha   
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.


The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to


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 336,920.- Qatar riyals yearly.


In 2017, the Government of the State of Qatar and the International Labour Organization (ILO) agreed to the establishment of a Project Office in Doha and the implementation of a comprehensive technical cooperation programme. During the first phase 2018-2021 of the project, the ILO provided support to the Government of Qatar in the adoption of significant reforms, including, inter alia, legislation that led to greater labour mobility, the removal of exit permits, the introduction of a non-discriminatory minimum wage, and regulation on the establishment of joint committees. The second phase of the project was initiated in July 2021 and continues the collaboration with ADLSA and other key stakeholders in Qatar, to build on the previous achievements and expand into new areas in line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030.

The second phase of the project has four strategic priorities: (1) Labour market and labour migration governance; (2) Enforcement of labour laws and access to justice; (3) Workers’ voice and social dialogue; and (4) International cooperation and exchange of experience.

The project is located in Doha, Qatar, and reports to the Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS), with support from ROAS-DWT, the International Labour Standards Department (NORMES) and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch (FUNDAMENTALS) of the Governance and Tripartism Department (GOVERNANCE).

Reporting Lines

Under the direct supervision of the Technical Specialist for Social Dialogue, the National Officer will contribute to the programme’s research and knowledge sharing agenda in the areas of social dialogue, dispute resolution, equality and non-discrimination, responsible business conduct, and sustainable enterprise development.

Description of Duties

1. Document programme interventions and workshop/training proceedings.

2. Draft case studies and collaborate with the outreach and training officer to update the training content.

3. Participate in the production of promotional materials and dissemination of information about the training programme in collaboration with the communication officer.

4. Draft technical briefs and good practice compendia.

5. Undertake sector-specific research on a variety of topics (for example, social dialogue, dispute resolution, equality and non-discrimination, responsible business conduct, and sustainable enterprise development).

6. Organize and participate in technical meetings, seminars and training courses.

7. Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities under the area of action covered by this position and provide inputs to reporting.  

8. Oversee the work of consultants and suppliers to support these activities.

9. Undertake other duties as assigned by the Technical Specialist or the CTA of the programme.

Required qualifications


First level university degree in social sciences, gender studies, public policy, business management or any other related discipline.  


At least two years of professional work experience at the national level in a development, community engagement or research project.   

Experience working in Qatar and very good knowledge of the local business context and of worker welfare issues.

An understanding of the ILO and UN System, previous experience working with government officials and employers’ and workers’ organizations, and publications would be an asset.


Excellent knowledge of English. Good working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.


  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy and to demonstrate good problem-solving skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender sensitive behaviour and attitudes.
  • Ability to coordinate the work of suppliers like translators, caterers, printing houses and hotels.
  • Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures and of the mandate and structure of labour market institutions in Qatar
  • Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations
  • Good knowledge of the context and challenges for the project areas of expertise
  • Strong management and organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution and good drafting skills
  • Good ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyze problems with implementation
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to clarify information
  • 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 database applications

optional section (if needed)

Candidates assessed by the Panel and considered to be eligible for appointment but who are not selected for this vacant post may be offered an assignment to another position at the same or lower grade provided that they meet the minimum qualifications required.


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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