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Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Officer


Grade: P2 

Vacancy no.: DC/PARDEV/P/2022/02
Publication date: 2 August 2022
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 15 August 2022


Job ID: 9027 
Department: PARDEV 
Organization Unit: DPRU 
Location: Geneva   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: One year, subject to availability of funds 


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. This recruitment is subject to availability of funds.


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 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





The Department of Partnerships and Field Support (PARDEV) establishes and develops strategic partnerships in close interaction with other ILO portfolios and with the Regions. It is responsible for developing the ILO’s strategy for development cooperation. PARDEV leads consultations and negotiations with development cooperation partners and is responsible for mobilising voluntary contributions for the ILO’s programme, as well as coordinating technical and financial reporting to partners. In close collaboration with the other portfolios, PARDEV facilitates streamlining of work processes and procedures and provides assistance to enhance service delivery in the field. In addition PARDEV is responsible for providing field operation support.

The position is located in the Development Partner and Relations Unit (DPRU) of PARDEV. DPRU is responsible for mobilising both private and public voluntary resources for development cooperation, as well funding from the UN. DPRU is also responsible for maintaining relations with ILO partners and development partners. In addition, the Unit is responsible for mobilising resources for the ILO Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA). DPRU provides a single contact point for development partners and for ILO field offices and technical units on all matters related to resource mobilisation, including contractual arrangements and the implementation of and reporting on projects. 


The incumbent will work with a team of professionals in the area of partnerships, resource mobilisation and development cooperation. The incumbent will provide support to secure increasingly diversified and increasing resources for the ILO’s development cooperation programme in line with ILO policies and priorities. 


Under the overall supervision of the Director of PARDEV, the incumbent will report to the Head of DPRU. 

Description of Duties


Resource mobilization and strategic engagement with partners:



  • Identify and compile information on new opportunities and upcoming trends in development cooperation. Propose ways for the ILO to benefit from these efforts to increase levels of voluntary funding, including through specific resource mobilisation strategies for priority ILO outcomes and themes.
  • Support the strategic engagement with existing partners, including the maintenance of the network of contacts with counterparts, the identification to broader collaboration and targeted communication on results achieved.
  • Provide support to local resource mobilization undertaken by field offices through sharing best-practice advice, partner intelligence and specific support for country-level resource mobilization efforts.


Contribution management :


  • Support the submission of proposals for funding, ensuring quality and relevance to partner requirements, formats and timing.
  • Provide support to the negotiation of funding agreements with donors, ensuring compliance with ILO rules, regulations, directives and procedures, etc.
  • Plan and follow-up on annual consultations and review meetings with partners.


Portfolio Monitoring:


  • Support and facilitate the timely start-up and closure of projects in the portfolio.
  • Monitor project portfolios by partner, ensuring compliance with contractual obligations and propose solutions for project implementation challenges.
  • Draft internal correspondence and formal correspondence to partners.


Carry out any other related work tasks as required by Management. The official may be requested to undertake field missions as required.

Required qualifications



First level degree in economics, social science, international studies or other relevant field.




At least three years of relevant professional experience in the area of partnerships and development cooperation, preferably including familiarity with the ILO’s development cooperation programme and knowledge of development partners and donor agencies. Prior knowledge of key ILO policy areas and programmes is an advantage.



Excellent command of English. Working knowledge of another working language of the Organization (French or Spanish).



Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team, ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy; ability to conceptualize, plan and organize work; ability to take action, accomplish objectives. Ability to plan and participate effectively in training activities and meetings; ability to take initiative and resolve problems; possess excellent time management skills. 


Technical competencies:

Knowledge of the roles of and interrelationships among international organizations and national governments in the development cooperation process and/or knowledge of socio-economic conditions in several countries. Knowledge of development cooperation principles, concepts and techniques. Knowledge of economic and social conditions of various countries. Knowledge of project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures; knowledge of Office’s financial rules and regulations; ability to interpret project background history and to identify and analyse problems with project implementation; Establishes productive client relationships. Seeks opportunities to build the depth and breadth of own expertise and knowledge. Ability to plan and organise work effectively. The ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory 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.

For more information on conditions of employment, please visit the ILO Jobs International Recruitment page.


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.


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 technical tests or interviews.


The ILO has zero tolerance for acts of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and is determined to ensure that all staff members and all beneficiaries of ILO assistance do not suffer, directly or indirectly, from sexual exploitation and abuse. 
To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organisation, the ILO may conduct a background verification of candidates under consideration.


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