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Title: Junior Programme Officer, SPGT Programme

Number: 4/2017

Grade: P 2

Contract Type: Variable Budget, One year + extension subject to satisfactory performance

Date: 22/05/2017

Application Deadline: 25/06/2017 (0 day(s) until closing deadline)

Organization unit: Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism Programme (SPGT)

Duty Station: Turin, Italy

The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (the Centre) is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity among its staff. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.  Applications from qualified candidates from member States in under-represented regions (Africa, the Arab States and Asia-Pacific) would be particularly welcome.

Candidates whose mother tongue is not one of the official languages of the Centre (English, French, Spanish and Italian) shall possess a fully satisfactory working knowledge of at least one of the Centre’s official languages to apply. If appointed, they will be required to acquire a working knowledge of a second official language during their initial years of service at the Centre.

This vacancy is being filled by competition in accordance with Article 1.2 and Annex H of the Staff Regulations of the Centre.


The Centre is the training arm of the ILO, the Specialized Agency of the United Nations which promotes social justice and human rights in the world of work. The Centre delivers training, learning and capacity development services to governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and other national and international partners, in support of decent work and sustainable development. Its mission is to be the leading provider of learning and training for the world of work. Each year, it delivers over 400 programmes and projects for around 13,000 people from over 180 countries.

Within the Centre, the Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism Programme (SPGT) contributes to the achievement of the Centre’s mission and objectives in line with its Strategic Plan and results-based measurement framework. 

The mission of  SPGT is to deliver institutional capacity building learning interventions and programmes for ILO constituents to strengthen labour market governance and promote social protection. The work of the SPGT Programme is organized around the following clusters of expertise:

  • Labour administration and labour inspection
  • Labour migration
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Social dialogue and tripartism
  • Social protection

The incumbent will design, plan, market and organize training and learning services in the different clusters of SPGT, as required, with particular emphasis on social dialogue and industrial relations, labour administration and labour inspection.

This position demands the highest standards of integrity, respect for social, ethical and organizational norms and firm adherence to codes of conduct and ethical principles.

Functional responsibilities:

Under the close supervision of the Programme Manager, the incumbent contributes to the development and implementation of training courses and advisory services of the Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism programme.

Specifically, the incumbent:

  • Provides inputs and contributes to feasibility studies in relation to training programmes, and compiles and analyses data necessary for the preparation of training proposals, the assessment of training needs and the identification of financing possibilities carried out by more senior Technical Officers.
  • Provides inputs relevant to the improvement of training materials, the development and delivery of new courses, and on potential promotional activities related to specific courses;
  • Provides inputs and contributes to the overall portfolio of learning activities of the SPGT Programme;
  • Assesses the demand for learning and training with a view to developing new training products for face-to-face and online learning and advisory services;
  • Contributes to financial resource mobilization through drafting project proposals for advisory services and capacity building activities pertinent for submission to potential sponsors;
  • Implements activities in the context of donor-funded advisory and capacity building projects liaising with technical departments in ILO headquarters, ILO specialists in the regions and ILO constituents;
  • Deals with the administrative issues related to the organization and implementation of training activities; monitors programme design and implementation; ensures the technical quality of training activities; and validates existing training approaches through monitoring and evaluation;
  • Guides the work of external collaborators;
  • Assists in the design and testing of new training courses and modules by examining material requirements, drafting comments and undertaking data analysis;
  • Undertakes such other duties as may be required by the manager.

Qualifications required:


University degree in law, industrial relations, political science, economics, development studies, sociology or other related fields


At least three years of relevant professional experience.

Experience in assisting in the administration, design and delivery of training activities including distance-learning modalities in the context of international co-operation and development of projects would be considered an advantage.


Excellent command of English (including presentation and writing skills) and working knowledge of French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic or Chinese.

Knowledge of a third language among the following French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic or Chinese would be considered an asset.

Core competencies
  • Adaptability: ability to adapt to major changes in work tasks or in the work environment.
  • Client Service: ability to meet in-house and external needs effectively.
  • Collaboration: ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to achieve work goals.
  • Communication: ability to convey information clearly to individuals and groups.
  • Initiative: ability to take prompt action to accomplish objectives, even beyond what is required.
  • Integrity: ability to maintain social, ethical and organisational norms and adhere to codes of conduct and ethical principles.
  • Knowledge management: ability to develop and update professional knowledge continuously, and to assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • Sensitivity to diversity: ability to accommodate cultural and gender differences to interact effectively with people of different cultures.

Level competencies
  • Decision-making: analysis and judgement/problem-solving.
  • Managing work: ability to manage one’s time and resources effectively to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Technical competencies
  • Good knowledge of social dialogue and industrial relations at national and/or international, sectoral and enterprise levels;
  • Good knowledge of labour administration and labour inspection and of related ILO international labour standards;
  • Knowledge of one or more of the other areas of the Programme - labour migration, social protection or occupational safety and health - would be considered an asset.
  • Training skills, including knowledge and practice of participatory and action-oriented training methods and tools would be considered an advantage;
  • Knowledge of different learning modalities would be considered an asset (e-learning, blended learning, communities of practice). 

Personal Skills

•    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

•    Ability to plan and organize work.

•    Ability to work harmoniously and effectively in teams, while demonstrating at the same time strong ability and willingness to take initiative.

IT Skills
  • Full competence in using standard computer applications, particularly word processors and databases; 

Additional Information:

Applications  will only be accepted through the e-recruitment platform:

The deadline for receipt of applications is 25 June 2017, close of business (CET).

No applications will be accepted after that date/time.


Applicants will be required to sit a written examination and to be interviewed.

For more information on the selection process, we invite you to read “The Recruitment Process”,  a pdf document available on the left-hand side of the e-recruitment homepage, under the USEFUL DOCUMENT section.


(Grade P. 2, Variable Budget)

 Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and other relevant internal rules.

 Appointments are of fixed-term duration. The first contract is for a twelve-month period.

A successful candidate will be offered a fixed-term contract of one year which may be renewed, subject to the continuing needs of the Centre, the availability of funds and a period of probation as established by Article 2.1 of the Staff Regulations.

Recruitment is normally made at the initial step in the grade.


Salary and post adjustment P.2

US $ (per year)





USD  46,026.00

rising by annual increments to


USD  61,294.00




Post adjustment multiplier for Turin

Turin Multiplier  (subject to change) May 2017:  35.0


USD  16,109.10



USD  21,452.90

In case the appointed official qualifies for dependency status (spouse or children) the above salary increases by 6% of the applicable grade and step.


Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment

Children's allowance

Children's education grant

Pension and health insurance schemes

30 working days annual leave

Settling in grant

Entitlement to removal expenses

Repatriation grant (after 5 years of service)

Home-leave travel with eligible dependants every two years

Rental subsidy

Privileges and immunities granted by the Italian Government

Salaries and emoluments are exempt from taxation by the Italian authorities and so, on the basis of the international agreements or national law relating to presence or residence abroad, are generally exempt from taxation by other governments. In the absence of exemption, in most cases tax paid will be reimbursed.