Friday, February 10, 2017

Director for its Research Department

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is seeking to recruit a Director for its Research Department. 
ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations, mandated to promote social justice, employment and internationally recognized human and labour rights in the context of inclusive and equitable economic growth. It is the only tripartite UN agency, bringing together representatives of governments, employers and workers.
The Research Department is responsible for conducting research on labour and employment issues to contribute to the formulation of policies that tackle labour market and social problems to achieve sustainable development. The Department produces flagship publications such as the World Employment and Social Outlook. 
The new Director will provide intellectual leadership and strategic direction for the ILO's work in the area of research and lead the development and implementation of the research agenda in areas such as macroeconomic policies and jobs, work and income, globalization and labour standards, future of work, and regional and country policy assessment.  The ILO’s Centenary Initiative on the Future of Work will occupy a central place in this context and through 2019. The Director also contributes to the overall strategic vision for research within the ILO’s Policy Portfolio. 
If you would like to work within an internationally diverse, globally challenging, highly principled environment and you have a proven track record of high performance, then the ILO is the right place for you.
The ILO values diversity among its staff and aims at achieving gender parity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.
The set of qualifications below is indicative of the type of experience, education, language skills and competencies expected for this position.
Education
Advanced university degree in Economics or another social sciences discipline, preferably at the doctoral level. 
Experience
Minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the field of research on employment and labour issues, including at the international level, and at least ten years in a managerial capacity. Proven ability to publish top quality books and/or journal articles.
Languages
Excellent oral and written command of one of the ILO's working languages (English, French and Spanish).  A good working knowledge of a second language would be an advantage. 
Competencies 
The ILO core competencies at the managerial level are required and the following are of particular importance.
Skill in developing and implementing new research strategies and formulating policy. Ability to create a strategic vision. Strong advocacy skills and ability to build partnerships. Strategic planning skills. Excellent and proven knowledge of operational, administrative and financial procedures, practices and rules in organizations of similar size and complexity. Excellent skills in programme development, execution, monitoring and evaluation. Proven skills and ability in advising and leading work teams. Effective communication and leadership skills. Strong interpersonal skills and integrity. Ability to deal effectively with constituents and donor agencies. Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes. 
For further information and details on how to apply, please visithttps://erecruit.ilo.org
The closing date for applications is 2 March 2017.

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