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Training Officer


  • Organization: ILO - International Labour Organization
  • Location: Karachi
  • Grade: Junior level - NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-24


Grade: NOA 

Vacancy no.: DC/Karachi/NO/2024/05
Publication date: 10-July-24
Application deadline (midnight local time): 24-July-24


Job ID: 12152 
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific 
Organization Unit: CO-Islamabad 
Location: Karachi   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: 12 months 


Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.


The following are eligible to apply:

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates* 

*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.


The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to


Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A twelve months fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.


*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. 


About Better Work

We mobilize global brands, governments, factory owners and workers to improve working conditions, drive

competitiveness and create a more equitable, more prosperous world.

The Power of Convening

As a partnership between the UN’s International Labour Organization and the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation, we know how to bring diverse groups together to create positive action that improves working conditions while stimulating productivity and competitiveness.

A Proven Approach

We create lasting, measurable change by empowering factories to improve the working conditions in their facilities. Our assessments are the global gold standard for rigour and integrity. Our training programs and advisory services change attitudes as well as behaviours.

National Action/ Global Influence

Through our comprehensive, university-led research, and by sharing best practices from our on-the-ground

experience, we are able to shape the agenda well beyond the countries in which we work, influencing governments, brands and policy makers to make improving working conditions a top priority


Our work and our research have demonstrated – to employers, unions, global brands and governments – that improving working conditions and defending the rights of workers benefits all of us. We’ve improved the lives of more than 3 million workers, and millions more family members, while enhancing the profitability of their employers. There is no trade-off between better work and better business.

For more information about Better Work please see

Reporting line

The positions will work under the direct supervision of the Programme & Operations Officer of Better Work Pakistan under the overall guidance of the Programme Manager of Better Work Pakistan. The Country Director of the ILO Office in Pakistan (CO-Islamabad) is the Responsible Chief. Judgement, initiative and creativity are required in translating project tools and approaches into training materials. The work product is controlled by the supervisor for technical soundness and appropriateness.

Specific Duties

•    Coordinate the development of training and capacity building activities and support mate-rials and ensure that they are applicable to the Pakistan apparel sector needs;
•    Oversee, coordinate and deliver a range of remediation training and capacity-building ini-tiatives, including classroom-based training activities for improvement purposes;
•    Liaise with the Better Work Global Learning Team to ensure the quality of service provi-sion and sharing of materials and best practices;
•    Liaise and maintain contacts with international buyers and other ILO/UN programme part-ners on a range of training and capacity building and labour law-related matters;
•    Collaborate with technical specialists and consultants on various project activities;
•    Monitor the quality of delivery of the training programmes and provide regular feedback to the service provider;
•    Provide high-quality enterprise-level services designed to improve enterprise perfor-mance, including coaching, facilitating management and worker management improve-ment committees, and providing technical advice;
•    Participate in the preparation of periodic implementation reports, work plans, and technical progress reports;
•    Establish and help maintain relevant databases, and collect, organize and collate infor-mation and disseminate information when required;
•    Based on identified needs, provide high-quality, enterprise-level advisory services de-signed to improve enterprise performance;
•    Assist with monitoring and evaluation of project implementation;
•    Other duties as required by the Programme Manager.



University degree in adult education, international development, human resource management, law or other relevant fields.


At least two years’ work experience in a training or capacity-building role, including one year with an international agency or in the private sector, corporate social responsibility (particularly in the field of labour standards compliance and remediation) or other relevant fields.



Salary and Benefits

Grade: NO-A

Gross salary PKR 60,28,606.00 (minimum) rising to PKR 102,43,339.00 (maximum)

Please note that the above salary levels are determined according to the criteria established by the International Civil Service Commission. The ILO is an international public sector employer, and salary and other employment conditions are not negotiable.

Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment:

• Children's allowance (within age 21)

• Pension and Health Insurance (family) schemes;

• 30 working days' annual leave;

Salaries and emoluments are exempt from taxation by the Swiss authorities and, on the basis of international agreements or national law relating to presence or residence abroad, are generally exempt from taxation by other governments. In the absence of an exemption, in most cases, the tax paid will be reimbursed in accordance with an ILO document, which will be supplied upon request.


Excellent English and Urdu. Other native languages will be an added advantage.

Application Instructions

Applicants can only attach 1 document to their application. This should include a cover letter, and must also include a 2-page statement addressing their claims against the required competencies.


In doing this, the applicant should select 5 to 6 competencies in which they are strong from the competencies listed in this announcement, have a heading for each competency, and explain in 2-3 paragraphs how their skills and experience show that they meet this.


Applicants who do not attach this statement will not be considered for interview.


Better Work, as part of the ILO, values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.

For more information, please contact and

Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit ILO People. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

Evaluation (which may include one or several written tests and a pre-interview competency-based assessment centre) and the interviews will tentatively take place during the 3 to 4 months following the application deadline. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be short-listed for further consideration.


While the successful candidate will be initially working in Karachi, they may be assigned to any duty station designated by the Director-General of the ILO.


The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process in addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

Depending on the location and availability of candidates, assessors and interview panel members, the ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including assessment centres, technical tests or interviews.


Good knowledge and experience of the design and application of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and modalities, as well as of application of monitoring and evaluation concepts and techniques; 
Good knowledge of development and use of indicators; 
Good knowledge and experience of results-based management and reporting for results; 
Good knowledge of programme and budget, project formulation, implementation, monitoring, review and evaluation; Knowledge and Competencies (technical and behavioural)
Knowledge of resource mobilization.
Political awareness and understanding of socio-economic factors.
Knowledge of methods and techniques for designing and assessing quality and efficiency of process execution.
Good knowledge of PC software (including word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software) such as Microsoft Office.

In addition to the ILO core competencies [Integrity and transparency, Sensitivity to diversity, Orientation to learning and knowledge sharing, Client orientation, Communication, Orientation to change, Takes responsibility for performance, Quality orientation, Collaboration], this position requires:

Ability to interpret and work within applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Research and analytical skills. 
Drafting skills.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders.
Ability to manage competing priorities. 
Ability to adapt quickly to new software and systems. 
Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.


Recruitment process


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.


Fraud warning


The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

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