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Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Specialist

Moscow (Russian Federation)

  • Organization: ILO - International Labour Organization
  • Location: Moscow (Russian Federation)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-04

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Grade: P4  

Vacancy no.: RAPS/3/2020/EUR/01
Publication date: 03 November 2020
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 04 December 2020


Job ID: 4702 
Department: RO-Europe and Central Asia 
Organization Unit: DWT/CO-Moscow 
Location: Moscow   
Contract type: Fixed Term 


The following are eligible to apply:

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


Staff members with at least five years of continuous service with the Office are encouraged to apply.


Applications from officials who have reached their age of retirement as defined in Article 11.3 of the Staff Regulations on or before 31 December 2017, or who have already separated from ILO service upon retirement or early retirement, will not be considered.


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


The ILO welcomes applicants with experience in working within ILO constituents (governments, employers’ and business membership organizations, and workers’ organizations).


Applicants from non- or under-represented member States, or from those member States which staffing forecasts indicate will become non- or under-represented in the near future would be particularly welcome. A list of these countries can be found here:


In addition to the interviews and tests that any candidate may be required to take, successful completion of the ILO Assessment Centre is required for all external candidates and any internal candidate applying to a higher category.


The position is located in the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (DWT/CO-Moscow). The DWT/CO-Moscow provides high quality, timely and integrated technical support in the design and implementation of Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) and other ILO country support activities within the framework of outcome-based work plans. It coordinates the ILO activities in ten countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The incumbent will provide policy advice, technical assistance and capacity building in the areas of labour administration, labour inspection and occupational safety and health (OSH) to the governments, labour inspectorates, other relevant law enforcement agencies and OSH institutions as well as social partners and other interested stakeholders in the countries covered by DWT/CO-Moscow. S/he will ensure integrity, coordination and synergy of ILO technical assistance, strengthen the analytical and research capacity at national level, and promote knowledge sharing at subregional level. S/he will be accountable for the timely delivery of all outputs under his/her responsibility, including overall coordination with activities in other technical areas implemented under the DWT/CO-Moscow's Outcome Based Work plan.

The position will report to the Director of DWT/CO-Moscow and will receive technical guidance and advice from the Governance and Tripartism Department (GOVERNANCE) at ILO headquarters.

Specific Duties

1. As primary specialist for labour administration, labour inspection and OSH in the sub-region, identify priorities and plan, formulate and oversee the implementation of a sub-regional strategy in these technical areas
2. Formulate and provide policy advice and guidance on the development and implementation of national policies, programmes, systems and performance plans on labour administration, labour inspection and OSH, including HIV/AIDS.
3. Develop and implement strategies for the promotion and application of relevant ILO standards, guidelines and codes of practice on labour administration, labour inspection and OSH, with particular emphasis on their application in the informal economy. These include the ILO Governance Conventions on Labour Inspection, 1947 (No 81) and 1969 (No 129), Promotional Framework for OSH Convention 2006 (No 187) and Occupational Safety and Health Convention 1981 (No 155), and the Global Strategy on OSH.
4. Based on the analysis of the national development priorities and needs of Member States, initiate, develop and conduct technical work at country level, including the analysis of data, statistics, normative frameworks and national policies.
5. Support labour inspectorates and other relevant labour administration institutions, employers' and workers' organizations in developing their capacity to ensure the enforcement of the national legislation and applicable collective agreements in compliance with international labour standards. This includes the policy and technical guidance on preparing the analysis and developing the programmes and action plans.
6. Design, and conduct relevant analytical and policy-oriented research on labour administration, inspection and OSH programmes and policies that will serve as the basis for the formulation of relevant national strategies.
7. Initiate and organize knowledge-sharing activities with a view to disseminating the lessons learned and good practices, enhance the knowledge base, build networks and strengthen the research capacity at the national level.
8. Provide expert advice and collaborate with other technical specialists of the DWT/CO-Moscoew with a view to integrating labour administration, labour Inspection and OSH components in DWCPs and other programming documents.
9. Maintain and coordinate joint partnerships and programmes with other UN agencies, development partners and international NGOs, particularly in relation to the promotion and implementation of labour administration, labour inspection and OSH activities.

10. Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Generic Duties
  1. 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. 
  2. Develop and review an institutional framework, in which social partners can best improve, implement and evaluate efficient and equitable ILO action programmes.
  3. Provide policy advice to ILO’s constituents on institutional strengthening, the application of ILO standards and the promotion of development cooperation activities.
  4. Formulate and submit project proposals and seek funding.
  5. Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the project activities.
  6. Undertake technical advisory missions independently or in collaboration with other specialists.
  7. Conduct seminars, workshops and technical meetings and training courses.
  8. Prepare draft recommendations and guidelines for discussion and adoption as ILO Recommendations or Conventions on related technical fields.
  9. Write manuals and/or training guides on related topics.
  10. 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.
  11. Monitor and coordinate research carried out by junior technical officers and external collaborators.
  12. Provide technical inputs to office documents (sectoral meetings, technical committees, regional meetings and conference reports).
  13. Participate in tripartite reviews on development cooperation activities and international meetings and conferences.
Required qualifications

Advanced university degree with demonstrated expertise in labour law, labour inspection, public administration, social science, economics, governance, or other relevant technical field.


Eight years' experience at the national level or five years at the international level in labour law, labour administration, labour inspection, OSH, industrial relations or other related areas. Work experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia would be an advantage.


Excellent command of English. Knowledge of Russian would be an asset.


Ability to: synthesize research and reach empirically based conclusions on related subjects; provide seasoned advice on best practices, to address broader issues outside the field of specialization; formulate new concepts and methodologies; develop training materials, alternative courses of action, project proposals, policy, procedural matters and present them at high-level meetings; design and synthesize strategies for programme development in member States; produce reports (e.g. reports for regional conferences and the International Labour Conference, technical publications, training manuals and draft resolutions) and evaluate and monitor development cooperation activities and projects.



Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.



Conditions of employment

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to ILO Staff Regulations and other relevant internal rules. Any offer of employment with the ILO is conditional upon certification by the ILO Medical Adviser that the person concerned is medically fit to perform the specific inherent requirements of the position offered. In order to confirm an offer from the ILO the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination.
  • The first contract will be issued for a twenty-four month period.
  • A successful external candidate will be on probation for the first two years of assignment.
  • Any extension of contract beyond the probation period is subject to satisfactory conduct and performance.

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Important Information

Any officials of the General Service category interested in applying to this position are hereby informed that, if selected, they will be offered the salary and allowances applicable to the grade of the position applied for, which may result in substantial changes in their take-home remuneration. In accordance with Article 3.4 of the Staff Regulations, the salary of an official, upon promotion, shall in no case be greater than the maximum salary of the grade to which he or she was promoted. For any questions or clarifications, please contact your HR partner at


Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website at 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.


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.


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