Environmental Sustainability Officer - 50% (Temporary position)


Grade: P2 

Vacancy no.: CALL/P/2024/22
Publication date: 3 July 2024
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 17 July 2024


Job ID: 12130 
Department: INTSERV 
Organization Unit: FACILITIES 
Location: Geneva   
Contract type: Fixed Term 


The ILO is issuing a call for expression of interest for the above position. This is an assignment of a purely temporary nature, not expected to lead to a career in the ILO. Duration is 12 months, with a possibility of extension.


The selection process is not subject to the rules and procedures defined in Annex I of the ILO Staff Regulations


The following are eligible to apply:


- Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations

- External candidates. A selected external candidate will be issued with a 4.2 (e) contract.


Staff members with at least five years of continuous service with the Office are encouraged to apply and will be given special consideration at the screening and evaluation stage.


The ILO values diversity among its staff. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to ilojobs@ilo.org.


Applications from qualified candidates from non- or under-represented member States, or from those member States which staffing forecasts indicate will become non- or under-represented in the near future, would be particularly welcome. A list of these countries can be found here: ILO Jobs: Non- and under-represented Member States


The temporary position is located in the Facilities Management Unit (FACILITIES) within the Internal Services and Administration Department (INTSERV), under the Corporate Services cluster ADG/CS. INTSERV is responsible for the general management of facilities, environmental sustainability; safety and security; logistics and services, including printing, publishing and distribution, mail handling, diplomatic privileges. FACILITIES is responsible for the space management, upkeep, maintenance and operations of the headquarters building in Geneva and for the property management of all ILO offices. FACILITIES is responsible for supervising the environmental sustainability aspects of ILO’s operations and the position will provide support to the Head of FACILITIES in the coordination of these activities. 

The incumbent will report to the Head of FACILITIES.

Main duties and responsibilities

1.Collect data on greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste from ILO headquarters and the field offices and ensure input in the dedicated calculation software. Check the data quality and reliability and compile the data in a report in coordination with the United Nations Environmental Programme. Prepare a dedicated headquarters data subset report for the supervisor’s review and submission to 2050Today initiative.
2.Assist in preparing comparative reports on Greenhouse Gas emissions for ILO headquarters and the field offices for presentation to the Environmental Sustainability Committee and the respective field offices. Prepare information and provide technical support in the assessment of ILO’s environmental performance by auditors.  
3.Attend/follow Interagency meetings dealing with environmental sustainability aspects of operations; prepare presentations of measures implemented at ILO when needed. Share the knowledge and best practices obtained from other agencies with the relevant ILO stakeholders at headquarters and in the field offices.
4.Provide technical support to greening the ILO operations, including but not limited to input for the environmental requirements in bidding documents, assistance in the analysis of proposed technical solutions and operating procedures and a preliminary analysis of the technical and financial feasibility of environmental measures.   
5.Provide support in the implementation of the Environmental Sustainability Policy on operations at ILO headquarters and in field offices, including during the development and implementation of sustainability projects.
6.Provide support in coordinating the input and update of the operational section of the environmental sustainability action plan.
7.Collaborate with the Priority Action Program on Just Transition and provide assistance in the development of staff engagement and staff awareness raising campaigns.
8.Perform other relevant duties as requested.


First level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in environmental science or related field. 


At least three years of experience in environmental management and sustainable development of building operations and activities in an office environment.  Experience in Greenhouse Gas Inventory, environmental impact assessment and auditing of building operations would be an advantage.


Excellent command of one working language (English, French, Spanish) of the Organization and a working knowledge of a second working language of the Organization.  One of these languages must be English.


In addition to the ILO core competencies, this position requires:


Knowledge of methodologies for carbon accounting. Knowledge of facilities operations, including energy, water, natural resources and waste management.  
Knowledge of IT applications for information collection, management and dissemination.
Ability to use analytical tools and qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Ability to identify sources and develop methods for data collection.
Research and analytical skills.    
Communication skills.
Drafting skills.
Ability to adapt quickly to new IT software and systems.
Ability to maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.
Ability to prepare and deliver internal presentations and messages, using a range of techniques and technologies.
Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate and model gender-responsive, non-discriminatory and inclusive behaviour and attitudes.


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.


Evaluation (which may include one or several written tests and a pre-interview competency-based assessment centre) and the interviews will tentatively take place during the 2 to 4 weeks following the application deadline. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be short listed for further consideration.


Depending on the location and availability of candidates, assessors and interview panel members, the ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including assessment centres, technical tests or interviews.


Fraud warning


The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - @ilo.org - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.