Call for Expressions of Interest – Programme Officer, Trade and Investment, Torino, Italy At International Labour Organization (ILO)

the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Closing date: Friday, 18 August 2023

General Information

Number: Call 11/2023

Grade: P 3

Contract Type: 12 months, with possibility of extension of one additional year.

Application Deadline: 18/08/2023 (26 day(s) until closing deadline)

Organization unit: Development Investment Programme

Duty Station: Italy, Torino

The filling of this call for interest is made by direct selection by the Director, in accordance with Art. 1.2 b) of the Staff Regulation.

This is an assignment of a purely temporary nature and it is not expected to lead to a career at the ITCILO.

Contract duration is 12 months, with possibility of extension of one additional year.


The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (the Centre) is the training arm of the ILO, the Specialized Agency of the United Nations, which promotes social justice and human rights in the world of work. The Centre delivers training, learning and capacity development services to governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and other national and international partners, in support of decent work and sustainable development. Its mission is to be the leading provider of learning and training for the world of work.

Trade, investment and industrial policies are at the heart of economic transformation and of job-rich strategies in developing countries. In many of these countries, despite the many reforms adopted over the past decades, structural trans­formation remains slow and the impact of these policies on job creation remains low, especially for women and youth.

The overall objective of the position is to support the development of training and non-training offer that will enhance the capacity of governments and ILO social partners to incorporate employment issues into trade and investment policies, and design and implement interventions that ultimately optimise the quantity and quality of employment created in the developing countries.

By providing a mix of training, capacity building and non-training services, the ITCILO DEVINVEST Programme assists ILO constituents, ILO and UN staff, and other development partners and stakeholders:

  •  to promote employment-intensive works and public employment programmes in times of social and economic hardship, crisis and the climate emergency;
  •  to promote employment-centred policies for countries in a fragile contexts affected by conflict and disasters and building resilience for marginalized populations,
  •  to support the implementation of sustainable trade and investment policies and programmes for job creation and livelihood improvement,
  •  mainstream development policy by placing key concerns of job creation, poverty reduction, climate change and improvement of working conditions in the broader framework of national and local development programmes.

The ITCILO DEVINVEST Programme gives special attention to the inclusion of vulnerable groups, digital inclusion, and strengthening public procurement to support the adequate implementation of development investments.

Functional responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Training Programme Manager, the incumbent develops, administers and implements training activities in Trade and Investment including acting as course manager for individual training courses. Specifically, the incumbent:

  •  follows and researches developments in a specific technical area, and identifies and recommends feasible training courses and activities consistent with approved training programmes and ongoing activities in the technical programme area;
  •  reviews regularly issued reports, locates other specific data, and identifies and analyzes the training needs of various target groups in order to promote and support the technical area through training;
  •  analyzes training proposals from Regional Programmes in a specific technical area to ensure technical feasibility and to ensure that training objectives are attainable within prescribed resources, evaluates specifications for accuracy and soundness, and recommends planning and design improvements;
  •  formulates, modifies and presents training proposals based on the incumbent’s own technical expertise for the supervisor’s review and approval; develops course curricula, training and promotional materials, schedules, and methods for the management of the implementation of individual training courses in close consultation with regional programme and administrative units;
  •  maintains contact and exchanges information with ILO HQ and field offices, training institutions, NGOs, other UN organizations, government officials and representatives of donor agencies in order to prioritize needs, identify objectives, discuss course design and evaluation, coordinate efforts, provide technical advice concerning the planning, design and implementation of courses, and to obtain funds required for programme formulation and implementation;
  •  acting as course manager, organizes, monitors and facilitates the implementation of training activities in a specific technical area through discussions and correspondence with experts and participants, field visits, recruitment of resource persons, provision of training inputs, preparation of cost estimates, evaluation of activities, and preparation and editing of relevant reports;
  •  performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications required


Advanced university degree in development economics, social sciences and humanities, or another related field.


At least five years of relevant progressive professional experience, of which at least two at the international level, in support of trade and investment with particular experience in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Safeguards including exposure to the design and implementation of training activities and capacity development services. Desirable experience on enhancing digital technologies for training and capacity building services.


Excellent knowledge of English and very good working knowledge of French.

Knowledge of other official languages is an asset.

Core competencies

  •  Adaptability: ability to adapt to major changes in work tasks or in the work environment.
  •  Client service: ability to meet client (in-house and external) needs effectively.
  •  Collaboration: ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to achieve work goals.
  •  Communication: ability to convey information clearly to individuals and groups.
  •  Initiative: ability to take prompt action to accomplish objectives, even beyond what is required.
  •  Integrity: ability to maintain social, ethical and organisational norms and adhere to codes of conduct and ethical principles.
  •  Knowledge management: ability to develop and update professional knowledge continuously, and to assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
  •  Sensitivity to diversity: ability to accommodate cultural and gender differences to interact effectively with people of different cultures.

Level competencies

  •  Decision-making: analysis, judgement and problem solving.
  •  Managing work: ability to manage one’s time and resources effectively to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Technical competencies

  •  Good knowledge of trade and investment
  •  Full competence in using standard computer applications, particularly word processors and databases.

Personal Skills

  •  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  •  Ability to plan and organize work.
  •  Good negotiating skills.
  •  Ability to work with team spirit, within the Programme and with other Centre units

Additional information


All candidates must complete an online application form. To apply, please visit the ITCILO jobs webpage:

The System provides instructions for online application procedures

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 18 August close of business (CET). No applications will be accepted after that date/time.

Depending on the location and availability of candidates, the Centre may use email and/or video or teleconference communication technologies for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.


The filling of this call for interest is made by direct selection by the Director, in accordance with Art. 1.2 b) of the Staff Regulation.

This is an assignment of a purely temporary nature, and it is not expected to lead to a career at the ITCILO.

A successful candidate will be offered a 12 months contract, with possibility of extension of one additional year.

Salary and Post Adjustment, for information only and subject to revision by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC): Salary and Post Adjustment, grade P.3, step 1 (in US$, per year): U$S 64.121

Turin post adjustment: U$S 21.031.69

Children’s allowance

Children’s education grant

Pension and health insurance schemes

30 working days annual leave

Settling in grant

Entitlement to removal expenses

Rental subsidy

Privileges and immunities granted by the Italian Government

Salaries and emoluments are exempt from taxation by the Italian authorities and so, on the basis of the international agreements or national law relating to presence or residence abroad, are generally exempt from taxation by other governments. In the absence of exemption, in most cases tax paid will be reimbursed.


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