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Regional Coordinator, P4


  • Organization: ILO - International Labour Organization
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Mid level - P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed


Grade: P4 

Vacancy no.: DC/ISSA/P/2022/05
Publication date: 25 November 2022
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 23 January 2023


Job ID: 10256 
Department: ISSA 
Organization Unit: ISSA 
Location: Geneva   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: 12 months (renewable) 


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 present vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their candidature online by the above date.


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 one-year 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.


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 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 position is located in the Secretary General’s office (SGO) of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The ISSA is the world's leading international organization for social security institutions and related government departments. Founded in 1927 under the auspices of the International Labour Organization, the ISSA counts over 320 member organizations from over 160 countries. As a voluntary membership-based organization, the ISSA provides relevant knowledge-based services to effectively support its members to work towards excellence in social security administration. In order to respond appropriately to the diverse needs and priorities of its global membership, the ISSA implements a triennial programme of technical and regional activities. 


Under the direction of the Head of SGO, the incumbent is responsible for relations with the ISSA member institutions in the region of Asia and the Pacific, including member needs analysis, responsive member services, member retention and member recruitment. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating the planning and implementation of the ISSA regional programme of activities in collaboration with ISSA regional structures and is the project manager of the ISSA Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific, which is the most important social security event in the region. Based on the specific knowledge of the incumbent of the experiences, needs and priorities of the regional membership, the incumbent also supports the broad range of the ISSA technical activities and provides advice to the ISSA’s programme development.


The incumbent reports directly to the Head of SGO.

Description of Duties

  • Coordinate and develop relations with the ISSA membership in Asia and the Pacific, including the analysis of member needs, pro-active guidance to members in their use of ISSA products and services, responses to member requests, member recruitment, member retention and institutional exchanges regarding membership status and changes in senior management.  
  • Develop methodologies and approaches to track and document the participation of member institutions in ISSA activities and services, build knowledge for members in the Asia and the Pacific region and develop proposals and tailored activities to strengthen their engagement with ISSA. 
  • Build knowledge on the social security policy and institutional challenges, good practices, priorities and needs of members in the Asia and the Pacific region.
  • Support the implementation of a broad range of ISSA activities through facilitating access to, and exchange with, members in the Asia and the Pacific region, including through targeted outreach, tailored promotion and recommendations for speakers and good practice cases.
  • Facilitate networking and exchanges between member institutions in the region, coordinate the development of the ISSA regional structures in Asia and the Pacific and provide guidance to these structures in the implementation of activities that respond to expressed member needs and the objectives of the ISSA Programme and Budget.
  • Project manage the organization of the ISSA Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific, including the contribution of other units, with a view to ensuring high levels of technical debates, relevant networking opportunities and satisfaction by members.
  • Contribute to ISSA partnership activities by developing institutional relations with regional organizations, including UNESCAP, ADB and ASSA.
  • Provide advice and support to the ISSA management in the strategic and political aspects of relations with members in Asia and the Pacific.
  • Prepare statements, speeches and correspondence for the Secretary General and the ISSA President. 
  • Contribute to ISSA activities and projects and perform other duties as required by the Secretary General or the Head of SGO.

Required qualifications


Advanced university degree in a relevant field.


At least eight years of professional experience in a social security administration or government agency. Experience at the international level or with international matters will be an advantage.


Excellent command of English. Knowledge of a second working language of the ISSA (French, Spanish, German) or a language used in the region would be advantage. 



  • Very good knowledge of various aspects, challenges and priorities for social security policy and administration in Asia and the Pacific.
  • Decision making and problem solving skills. 
  • Excellent writing skills. 
  • Good communication and presentation skills. 
  • Service mindedness and ability to build networks. 
  • Negotiation skills and sound experience in communicating with senior officials. 
  • Computer application skills. 
  • Organization and management skills. 
  • Tact and persuasiveness in dealing with people. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively monitor work programmes and resources. 
  • Open to diversity. 
  • Ability to work and contribute in a team. 
  • Ability to provide expert advice. 
  • Ability to represent the ISSA. 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive 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.
  • Any extension 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.

For more information on conditions of employment, please visit the ILO Jobs International Recruitment page.


Recruitment process

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


Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for a written test and/or an interview.


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 technical tests or interviews.


The ILO has zero tolerance for acts of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and is determined to ensure that all staff members and all beneficiaries of ILO assistance do not suffer, directly or indirectly, from sexual exploitation and abuse. 
To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organisation, the ILO may conduct a background verification of candidates under consideration.


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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