Social Dialogue and Labour Administration Specialist

International labour organisation(ILO), New Delhi, India

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationPolicy/ Advocacy and CampaignResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th April, 2015

Job Description

Specific duties

- Provide support to the Director DWT/CO with the formulation of strategic work plans in the areas of labour administration and labour relations, taking into consideration the needs and priorities of the tripartite constituents at the national and sub-regional levels.
- Provide technical advice at policy-making levels on matters pertaining to social dialogue and labour administration, 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 aspects of labour administration needs, especially for countries in transition to a market economy.
- Plan and carry out comparative research on a wide range of labour administration, social dialogue and labour relations questions, including at sectoral level, and covering, inter alia, public service labour relations, compliance and enforcement, collective bargaining, labour disputes settlement, tripartite consultations, with particular attention to the interrelationships between legal regulation, labour relations practices, labour administration and labour markets.
- Contribute to the formulation, design and operationalization of labour market adjustment policies, primarily through leading or participating in projects to develop such strategies based on tripartite machinery and consensus.
- Advise government as well as workers' and employers' organizations on labour administration and labour relations, including at sectoral level, particularly in connection with relevant aspects of good governance and dispute resolution mechanisms.
- 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 Industrial Relations, Law or Social Sciences, with a specialisation in labour law, labour relations and/or labour administration.


- Eight years' experience at the national level or five years at the international level in labour administration and labour/industrial relations. Proven experience in research work and training in the field of labour administration and industrial relations.


- Excellent command of English is required. A working knowledge of another official language of the ILO (French and Spanish) would be an advantage.


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