Technical Officer, Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

International labour organisation(ILO), Brasilia, Belgium

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationHR and AdminMonitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th January, 2016

Job Description

Specific duties

  • Provide technical advice to institutions on policies that will build their capacity to respect, promote and fully implement the principles underlying the fundamental rights at work, in conformity with ILO core labour standards.
  • Identify and propose national, subnational or regional initiatives related to child labour and forced labour as well as non-discrimination, in line with ILO's overall strategy to promote fundamental rights at work.
  • This includes providing input and support to the Regional initiative "Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour".
  • Participate in action-oriented analytical research on a wide range of policy questions related to the effective promotion of fundamental rights at work, especially in high risk sectors or for the protection of vulnerable categories of workers. This function will involve impact assessments of national policies and action plans.
  • Contribute to the monitoring of trends and progress of the region towards achieving the relevant targets of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Participate in seminars, workshops and round-table discussions on topical issues related to fundamental principles and rights at work with tripartite constituents and other relevant stakeholders in the member States.
  • Provide support on policy advice to labour administrations with a view to strengthening and improving their organizational capacity to design, develop and implement comprehensive fundamental rights at work policies and programmes including with respect to prevention, protection and remediation strategies.
  • Contribute to the mobilization of extra-budgetary resources and to overseeing the implementation of technical cooperation projects aiming to promote fundamental rights at work, including in response to the recommendations made by the ILO's supervisory mechanisms and south-south cooperation.
  • Provide support to the establishment and/or expansion of the cooperation with other relevant organizations, institutions or donor agencies for the formulation and implementation of fundamental rights at work technical cooperation programmes.
  • Undertake such other tasks and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Brasilia Office Director.

Generic duties

  • Undertake research and prepare analytical reports on selected subjects within the area of technical competence.
  • Assess country experience (on selected topics) with a view to identifying best practices in finding solutions to problems identified.
  • Provide technical inputs (articles, reports) for regional, country or related sectoral analyses, ILO reports and publications.
  • Provide technical backstopping, project implementation and monitoring.
  • Undertake missions for the purpose of providing technical recommendations on selected topics following ILO established guidelines, manuals and standards.
  • Monitor and coordinate research carried out by external collaborators.
  • Act as focal point on a specific field of specialisation.
  • Participate in training seminars and workshops as resource person.
  • Represent the technical unit at international, regional and national fora.


  • Advanced university degree in law, labour or development economics, social sciences or a related field.


  • Three years' experience at the national level and two years at the international level.
  • Experience with technical cooperation project design, implementation and evaluation would be an advantage.


  • Excellent command of Spanish and working knowledge of English and Portuguese are required.

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