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National Officer (Labour Law)


Grade: NOA  

Vacancy no.: DC/YANGON/NO/2019/18
Publication date: 03-DEC-2019
Application deadline (midnight Myanmar time): 18-DEC-2019


Job ID: 1633 
Department: ILO-Yangon 
Organization Unit: ILO-Yangon 
Location: Yangon   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: 12 months 


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.


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 ILO seeks to recruit a National Officer (Labour Law) with educational and work experience background in labour law and migration issues to join the team working on the project Development of Internal and International Labour Migration Governance supported by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT).


The second phase of Development of Internal and International Labour Migration Governance (DIILM) project which starts in January 2019 focusses on strengthening the governance of international labour migration through the revision, adoption and implementation of migration specific legalisation and on improving the outcomes of migration by focussing on improving the working conditions at destination and on return. The project focusses on some fundamental aspects of decent work for migrants, including social protection coverage, increased recognition of skills, more effective labour disputes settlement mechanisms and labour protection for vulnerable sectors especially domestic workers.

Within Myanmar, the Project will be implemented under the framework of the national Decent Work Country Programme. In the implementation of the DWCP, the ILO Office works in close partnership with the Government, in particular the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, and Population (MOLIP), the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation,  workers' organizations and migrant support groups. The National Officer (Labour law)  will work in the Migration team ILO Myanmar specifically  providing assistance to the Social Protection officer and assisting in the development of legislation for domestic workers, s/he would also  work closely with the Labour Law team in the implementation of  the  legal components of the project including in relation to Overseas Employment laws, legislation to protect domestic workers,  Disputes settlement, Employment and Skills development law.

Description of Duties

The National Officer will:

  1. Assist the Social Protection officer in the implementation of activities aimed at increasing social protection to internal and international migrants.
  2. Support the development of legislation to protect domestic workers.
  3. Follow the progress of relevant legislation (Social security, Employment and Skills Development, Labour Disputes settlement, Law Relating to Overseas Employment) in Myanmar.
  4. Provide written analysis of relevant draft legislation.
  5. Follow-up with relevant departments, executing agencies, government offices, constituents and other organizations to expedite implementation of the project component and meet targets.
  6. Prepare briefs, periodical reports and opinions on the status of law reform.
  7. Undertake studies and prepare opinions on questions relating to the relevant laws and plans, including funds and insurances for migrants.
  8. Assist in the development of technical comments and provision of technical support to government and Parliamentarians.
  9. Convene workshops to discuss labour standards. Give presentations on contents of labour standards.
  10. Participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Required qualifications

First level university degree in law, preferably  with specialisation in labour laws, labour relations, migration.


Minimum two years professional legal experience, preferably in the field of  labour law.
Proven knowledge on issues related to migration is desirable. .
Familiarity with UN and/or ILO policies and procedures is preferable.


Excellent command of spoken and written Myanmar and a good working knowledge of English

  • In depth knowledge of the Myanmar public sector; ability to understand and effectively work with Government, workers and employers organizations, non-government organizations and UN agencies.
  • Understanding of the relevant ILO standards
  • Good knowledge about social, economic development, including labor, employment, and migration trends in  the country
  • Ability to conduct policy discussion in Myanmar
  • Clear commitment to mainstream gender into project activities.
  • Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal relations.
  • Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in diversified environments.
  • Proficient in basic computer software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Reader) and ability to use other software packages required by the Office


Recruitment process


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. Previous applicants need not apply.To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.


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