Technical Officer


Grade: P2 

Vacancy no.: TEMP/INWORK/P/2023/02
Publication date: 18 September 2023
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 2 October 2023


Job ID: 11234 
Department: WORKQUALITY 
Organization Unit: INWORK 
Location: Geneva   
Contract type: Temporary mobility assignment


This is a temporary assignment with a duration of 4 months.


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. The Office will facilitate the temporary re-assignment of a selected internal candidate to this position.


- External candidates. 


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


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:


*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 temporary position is located in the Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions Branch (INWORK) within the Conditions of Work and Equality Department (WORKQUALITY). INWORK strives to improve the working conditions and the protection of workers through effective policies, while contributing to achieving an inclusive labour market which provides access to quality employment for all, including sound labour relations. More specifically, the Branch is responsible for: undertaking multi-dimensional analysis of workers’ protection, vulnerability at work and labour market institutions, including the impacts on labour markets and economic performance and on equality. In doing so, it develops and, upon request, offers integrated policy advice which is responsive to national needs, priorities and resources. In addition to working time and work organization, INWORK is in charge of wages and incomes, labour relations and collective bargaining, the diversity of contractual arrangements, employment protection in its economic dimension, work in the digital economy and the protection of workers’ personal data. INWORK also leads two transversal policy areas in the Office: formalization of the informal economy and decent work for domestic workers.

The position is part of a global team on wages and incomes and will support the production of the next edition of the Global Wage Report as well as contribute to ILO evidence-based technical assistance on minimum wages. This will include analysis of wages data, updating of wage statistics, and background analysis of global and regional wage trends, as well as implementation of ILO methodologies such as the ILO methodology to estimate the needs of workers and their families.

The position will work under the supervision of the Senior Economist who leads the Wages Group of INWORK, under the overall responsibility of the Chief of INWORK.

Description of Duties


  • Support the technical work of INWORK’s Wages Group in the production of the next ILO Global Wage Report. 
  • Collect wage data from official national sources. The data includes minimum wage rates, average wages, and other wage indicators as relevant to the next ILO Global Wage Report. 
  • Use the above data to investigate key trends in minimum wages and average wages, and conduct quantitative analysis, using econometric methods, to provide components of analysis for the next ILO Global Wage Report.
  • Use data sources, including labour force surveys and household income and expenditure surveys, to undertake analysis of wages and household incomes.  
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Required qualifications



First level university degree in economics, with applied econometrics or other relevant field with quantitative methods. 



At least three years' experience in conducting quantitative analysis, in particular through the use of econometric methods, on wage-related issues. Demonstrated experience in working with micro-economic data sets, including labour force surveys and household income and expenditure surveys, and in drafting papers. Experience in using econometric and statistical software for applied work (preferably STATA, or similar). Prior experience with the ILO or another international organization would be an advantage.



Excellent command of one working language (English, French, Spanish) of the Organization and working knowledge of at least one other working language. English should be one of those languages.



The candidate is expected to demonstrate ILO competencies, in particular: 


  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Capacity to work on own initiative as well as cooperate as a team member. 
  • The ability to work in a multicultural environment, and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes.


Recruitment process


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit ILO People and open the ILO Jobs module from the home page menu. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.


Evaluation (which may include one or several written tests) and the interviews will tentatively take place during the week 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.


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