Wages and Social Dialogue Specialist

International labour organisation(ILO), Cairo, Egypt

Skill Required:, HR and AdminMedia and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st March, 2016

Job Description

Specific duties:

  • Provide support to the Director DWT/CO with the formulation of strategic work plans in the areas of wage policies and social dialogue, taking into consideration the needs and priorities of the tripartite constituents at the national and sub-regional levels.
  • Provide technical advice and training to governments, workers and employers and others bodies concerned, on the concepts, design and implementation of sound minimum wage policies, wage determination practices at enterprise and industry level, pay determination systems for public sector workers, policies and measures to promote equal pay for work of equal value and wage bargaining, as part of coherent overall wage policies.
  • Manage wage-related research, including policy briefs and fact sheets, covering such topics as minimum wage setting, public sector pay, wage determination and equal pay for work of equal value with a view to assisting constituents in identifying good country practices and developing coherent strategies for developing, implementing and evaluating wage policies; contribute through written technical inputs to the preparation of the ILO's flagship Global Wage Report and its launch and dissemination in the region, ensuring that regional trends and policy developments and implications are duly reflected in the report and other by-products.
  • Provide technical advice at policy-making levels on matters pertaining to social dialogue, to promote systems of tripartite consultation, collective bargaining, workplace cooperation, labour dispute settlement and labour law enforcement, which help to reconcile the requirements of economic efficiency and social justice in conformity with the relevant ILO standards.
  • Initiate, design, supervise and conduct appropriate analytical work on workplace compliance and in particular on aspects of social dialogue needs. Plan and carry out comparative research on a wide range of social dialogue questions, including at sectoral level, and covering, inter alia, compliance and enforcement, collective bargaining, labour disputes settlement, tripartite consultations, with particular attention to the interrelationships between legal regulation, social dialogue practices..
  • Contribute to the formulation, design and operationalization of workplace compliance policies, primarily through leading or participating in projects to develop such strategies based on tripartite machinery and consensus.
  • Establish links and integrate work with regional/sub-regional institutions and offices.
  • Draft and publish policy-oriented research papers, reports and monographs.
  • Undertake other tasks and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director.

These specific duties are aligned with the relevant ILO generic job description, which includes the following generic duties:

  • Design and promote a wide range of special subject-matter-related programmes. This involves: re-analysis of complex or conflicting data, statistics and information or policy guidelines, in a manner requiring the advanced application of principles of a recognised technical specialisation.
  • Develop and review an institutional framework, in which social partners can best improve, implement and evaluate efficient and equitable ILO action programmes.
  • Provide policy advice to ILO's constituents on institutional strengthening, the application of ILO standards and the promotion of technical cooperation activities.
  • Formulate and submit project proposals and seek funding.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the project activities.
  • Undertake technical advisory missions independently or in collaboration with Decent Work Technical Support Teams.
  • Conduct seminars, workshops and technical meetings and training courses.
  • Prepare draft recommendations and guidelines for discussion and adoption as ILO Recommendations or Conventions on related technical fields.
  • Write manuals and/or training guides on related topics.
  • Disseminate information on programmes through publications and, press releases, as well as ensuring representation at donors' meetings, international, regional and national fora and advocacy campaigns.
  • Monitor and coordinate research carried out by junior technical officers and external collaborators.
  • Provide technical inputs to office documents (sectoral meetings, technical committees, regional meetings and conference reports).
  • Participate in tripartite reviews on technical cooperation activities and international meetings and conferences.


  • Advanced university degree in Labour economics or a quantitative-oriented social science, Public Administration, Industrial Relations, Law or Social Sciences.


  • Eight years' experience at the national level or five years at the international level in wage policies and/or labour/industrial relations.
  • Proven experience in research work and training in the field of wages and industrial relations.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing policy advice and support to governments and/or employers' and workers' organisations on wages issues an advantage.


  • Excellent command of English and good knowledge of French is required.
  • A working knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage

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