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Labour Market Modelling Officer


  • Organization: ILO - International Labour Organization
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Labour Market Policy
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-06

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Grade: P3  

Vacancy no.: RAPS/1/2022/STATISTICS/01
Publication date: 5 May 2022
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 6 June 2022


Job ID: 8142 
Department: STATISTICS 
Organization Unit: STATISTICS 
Location: Geneva   
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 [email protected].


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.


Notwithstanding the general considerations set out in the ILO Staff Regulations, this vacancy announcement is the only authoritative document pertaining to the qualifications required for this position. The minimum required qualifications were determined in view of the specific duties and responsibilities of this position.


The specific language requirements for this position are detailed hereunder. However, candidates applying for the professional category vacancies who have not already successfully completed their probationary period within the ILO and whose mother tongue is not one of the working languages of the Office (English, French and Spanish), shall be required to possess a fully satisfactory working knowledge of at least one of the ILO working languages. If appointed they may be required to acquire a knowledge of a second working language of the Office during their initial years of service.


This position is located within the ILO Department of Statistics (STATISTICS). The Department is responsible for the collection, production and dissemination of labour statistics published on ILOSTAT, the ILO’s central statistical database, and for the development and maintenance of numerous econometric models designed to produce national, regional and global estimates for the ILO modelled estimates data series. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining and further developing this data series and the related econometric models, including the ILO nowcasting model designed to estimate the impact of COVID-19 on labour markets. The position will report to the Head of the Data Production and Analysis Unit (DPAU) and will work in close collaboration with the ILO Research Department.

Specific Duties

1.Maintain and further develop the statistical and econometric models (programmed in Stata and R) under the ILO modelled estimates data series and the ILO nowcasting model for estimating the impact of COVID-19 on working hours, ensuring quality control and methodological transparency.
2.Maintain and further develop the labour income share and distribution model, including the production of global and regional gender-disaggregated estimates of labour income. Maintain the child labour model utilized for gender-disaggregated data production and reporting to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Global Indicator Database. 
3.Draft technical and analytical inputs for ILO publications including the ILO COVID-19 Monitor and the World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) reports.
4.Serve as technical focal point for STATISTICS on labour market modelling, assisting with development and review of modelling methodologies and related analytical outputs by other ILO departments and field offices. 
5.Oversee the work of consultants and short-term staff in the areas of data collection and cleaning, econometric modelling and analysis.
6.Support the enhancement of ILOSTAT, including production of new indicators, related technical documentation, analytical reports and blogs.
7.Participate in international fora in the areas of labour market modelling and analysis. 
8.Perform other relevant duties as assigned. 

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

Generic Duties

  1. Organize, design, plan and carry out the collection, evaluation, processing, analysis, projections and dissemination of statistical data in specific fields.
  2. Select methods of collecting data, planning and preparing data-gathering instruments; developing appropriate instructions and guidelines for it, and identify sources of data including research studies, surveys and other statistical sources.
  3. Develop and manage statistical databases. This includes design and development in collaboration with a system analyst or computer programmer. Ensure maintenance of the databases as well as related documentation.
  4. Provide technical support to other ILO programmes and projects and/or to the Organization’s constituents.
  5. Provide technical and administrative backstopping support services to field offices and development cooperation projects.
  6. Participate in the development or revision of standards on statistical concepts, definitions, classifications and methodologies, including analysis of existing practices. Contribute to the preparation of technical reports.
  7. Participate in seminars, workshops, expert meetings and training sessions as a technical resource person.
  8. Draft technical documents for international, intergovernmental and expert group meetings and assist in drafting relevant reports.
  9. Furnish technical advice and assistance to the statistical offices of national ministries and constituents in solving problems in collecting, classifying and tabulating and presenting data, in designing questionnaires and in developing survey methods, performing these functions through correspondence and missions.
  10. Undertake research and provide inputs in the preparations of manuals on related topics.

Required qualifications


Advanced university degree in the field of statistics or mathematics; or in economics or other related disciplines with training in basic and applied statistics or similar studies. Knowledge of computer science and its application to statistical work.  


Five years of professional experience in the area of labour market and economic modelling. 


Excellent command of one official language (English, French, Spanish)  of the Organization and a working knowledge of a second official language. 


In addition to the ILO core competencies, this position requires:

Technical competencies
Ability to: apply statistical techniques and methods to a wide variety of practical problems; undertake research techniques and analyse complex cross-national practices and data sets covering a wide range of issues in the specialized technical field; guide and coordinate the work of General Service staff and external collaborators and to prepare reports and publications of a high quality, technically sound with conclusions leading to action plan and programme development. Demonstrated expertise in Stata and R is essential. 

Behavioural competencies
Ability to work under tight deadlines and to multitask.   The 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 [email protected]


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.


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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