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Project Technical Officer


Grade: P3  

Vacancy no.: DC/NEWDELHI/P/2020/03
Publication date: 22 July 2020
Application deadline (midnight India time): 6 Aug 2020


Job ID: 4004 
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific 
Organization Unit: DWT/CO-New Delhi 
Location: New Delhi   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration:  


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.


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.


This is a position for a Technical Officer located in a multi-disciplinary team at the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia/Country Office for India (DWT/CO-New Delhi). The DWT/CO-New Delhi provides technical support for the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Decent Work Country Programmes in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. DWT/CO-New Delhi also provides strategic guidance in formulating policy and work programmes as required by the ILO country offices and the constituents in South Asia, in collaboration with the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and with MIGRANT, the technical department at Headquarters.

Within the policy and procedural requirements established by the ILO and the programme on “Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS)”, the Technical Officer will be responsible for providing direct technical and project implementation support to the above project and contribute to the expected outcomes. Funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), GOALS is the first UN Joint Programme of its kind in South Asia on international labour migration that is co-convened by both the ILO and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). UN Women is the other Participating UN Organisation (PUNO) in this programme. The incumbent will assist in promoting ILO policies in the project-related technical areas and other components of the ILO Decent Work Agenda during the implementation of this programme in areas that include regional policy dialogue in the Colombo Process and in operational aspects that include fair recruitment, skills development, and reintegration of returnee migrant workers. The technical officer will work in close collaboration with the PUNOs in the effective implementation of the programme. The incumbent will work closely with various stakeholders including governments, trade unions, employers, civil society organisations and academics to support in providing technical support to achieve the project goals and objectives

Reporting lines:The Technical Officer will report to the Labour Migration Specialist for South Asia and will work under the overall guidance of the Director of DWT/CO-New Delhi and technical guidance of MIGRANT branch in HQ. 



Description of Duties

1.    Manage the day-to-day implementation of the GOALS project by providing technical inputs, planning, monitoring and evaluation of project activities. Work closely with the Programme Manager from IOM and the Project Specialist from UN Women in the effective implementation of the programme while also ensuring conformity with ILO policies and project strategies, ILO programming guidelines and country/action programs, and Office procedures and practices.

2.    Provide technical advice and support to project staff and national partners in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project activities, in coordination with the ILO’s Decent Work Team, Country Offices, as well as HQ.

3.    Conduct research and integrate technical inputs for regional and country analyses, reports and publications related to the project and prepare discussion notes. 

4.    Develop training materials and conduct seminars and workshops. 

5.    Under the guidance of supervisor, maintain close liaison with governments, workers' and employers' organizations, and non-governmental organizations, to discuss matters and follow up on a range of activities in the GOALS programme. Maintain working contacts and collaboration with SDC, the donor for this programme, and with other multilateral and bilateral donor agencies and draft proposals for funding as required.

6.    Work closely with National Project Coordinators in country offices in South Asia to ensure regional to national linkages and vice-versa, where relevant, in the implementation of this programme. 

7.    Promote the integration of gender-specific considerations in all activities and strategies in the programme.

8.    Prepare periodic progress reports (narrative and financial) and final reports on programme delivery in consultation with the PUNOs. Ensure coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the programme.

9.    Co-convene the Project Steering Committee meetings with the Programme Manager of IOM, in consultation with the Project Specialist of UN Women, as Secretaries of the Project Steering Committee, in line with the roles and responsibilities outlined in the project document.

10.    Under the guidance of supervisor, participate in the meetings of the Colombo Process to share the knowledge and experiences from the GOALS programme and collaborate with sub-regional social partner institutions like the South Asian Regional Trade Unions Council (SARTUC) and South Asian Forum of Employers (SAFE), civil society organisations at the regional and national levels, and academic entities for the efficient implementation of the programme.  

11.    Promote ILO policies regarding the project/program, other fundamental rights at work and the relevant International Labour Standards through coordination with a range of relevant       national policies and the strategies of various projects, including those being undertaken by other agencies or in complementary fields of activity.

12.    Co-ordinate, promote linkages and share best practices and lessons learnt with other relevant ILO projects/programs, ILO units and external stakeholders.

13.    Undertake missions in relation to project implementation.

14.    Undertake other duties as required.

Required qualifications

Advanced university degree in international relations, development studies, economics, geography, demography, or a relevant social science or legal studies, with demonstrated expertise in the relevant technical field. 


At least five years of relevant professional experience, including three years at the international level. Previous work experience in South Asia or Asia-Pacific region in labour migration projects including in thematic areas such as fair recruitment, skills development, and reintegration of returnee migrant workers; inter-agency experience; understanding of global and regional processes like the Global Compact for Migration, Colombo Process and Abu Dhabi Dialogue; and successful experience in developing and implementing technical cooperation projects and resource mobilization with donors like SDC would be an advantage. 


Familiarity with ILO policies and procedures including experience working with officials of ministries of labour and/or education would be an advantage.


Excellent command of English. A knowledge of another working language of the Office (French, Spanish) or a language of the South Asia region would be an advantage. 


-    Ability to provide technical advice and to guide and coordinate the work of external collaborators, general service staff and young professionals in the area of labour migration.
-    Ability to conceptualise and design research techniques and analyse complex cross-national practices and data sets covering a wide range of labour migration issues.
-    Ability to draft reports and prepare guidelines relating to programme development and implementation.
-    Ability to provide technical support to senior specialists, carrying out research, project formulation and implementation. 
-    Ability to participate effectively in technical missions and to provide technical inputs for the ILO Decent Work Agenda.
-    Ability to work as a team player in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
-    Excellent writing, oral communication, and analytical skills and knowledge of analytical tools and qualitative and quantitative techniques.
-    Good computer skills.


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.

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ILO is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates,irresepctive of gender, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply. 

Recruitment process

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