Head of Multimedia, Geneva, Switzerland At International Labor Organization ( ILO )

Closing date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Grade: P2

Vacancy number: RAPS / 2/2023 / DCOMM / 01 Publication date: May 22, 2023 Closing date ( midnight Geneva time ): June 22, 2023

Job ID: 10866

Department: DCOMM

Unit: NEWS

Destination place: Geneva

Contract type: Determined duration

They can participate:

  •  ILO internal candidates, in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of annex I to the ILO Staff Regulations.
  •  External candidates.

It is encouraged to apply for staff with more than five years of continuous service in the ILO. Nominations of officials who have already retired from the ILO or who have retired early will not be taken into account. The ILO welcomes the diversity of its staff and encourages the nominations of qualified women and men, with or without disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to ilojobs@ilo.org.The ILO welcomes applicants with experience working with ILO constituents ( governments, business organizations, and workers’ organizations ). The nominations of persons from unrepresented or under-represented Member States will be especially taken into account, or from Member States that will have little or no representation in the near future. A list of these countries is provided on the ILO Jobs website: Nationalities not sufficiently represented In addition to the interviews and exams that can be required of any candidate, it is necessary that all external candidates as well as any internal candidate/to be submitted to a post of a higher category, successfully complete the ILO Evaluation Center.

Without prejudice to the general considerations set out in the ILO Staff Regulations, this vacancy announcement is the only authorized document regarding the qualifications required for this position. The minimum required qualifications were determined taking into account the specific roles and responsibilities of this position.

The specific language requirements for this position are detailed below. However, candidates who apply for vacancies in the organic services category who have not passed their trial period in the ILO and whose mother tongue is not one of the languages of the Office ( Spanish, French and English ), they must have a fully satisfactory knowledge of at least one of the ILO working languages. If appointed, they may be required to acquire knowledge of a second working language of the Office during their first years of service.

Please note that, in the context of the new ILO organizational chart, the name of the departments may be subject to change.


The post is located in the News and Media Unit ( NEWS ) within the Department of Communication and Public Information ( DCOMM ). DCOMM works in collaboration with ILO headquarters departments in Geneva and with ILO field offices to advise, plan and coordinate ILO communication and knowledge-sharing activities. DCOMM establishes and carries out communication-related activities, products and events to publicize the work of the ILO to its constituents, to partner institutions and the general public. The position will primarily be responsible for providing high-quality photographs, as well as other multimedia content when necessary for the unit and the Office, including field offices,and contributes to the general production of DCOMM and the Organization. The position will report to the Head of NEWS.

Specific functions

one.Take high-quality photographs of the ILO Director-General and high-level officials and government representatives at the request of the DG Cabinet and the Protocol service, being responsive to last minute requests and schedule changes. 2.Respond to other photographic requests from DCOMM, various ILO units and services and their regional offices, including taking portraits, group photos, ratifications, objects, visitors and internal events for the web, social media and other platforms. 3.Under the supervision of the head of NEWS, cover the photographic needs of official meetings, including the International Labor Conference and the Governing Body. 4.Provide ILO photographs to the media upon request. 5.Optimize, index, label,holder and upload photos to the ILO photographic database, including those taken by ILO national and regional offices. 6.Keep DCOMM guidelines on photography up to date. Provide ad hoc guidance and training to officials at ILO headquarters and in the field on photography. 7.Record and edit various audiovisual products, such as promotional videos, video press releases, videos for social networks and podcasts, including versions in other languages. 8.Propose and prepare short scripts and arguments for audiovisual content to be broadcast on the ILO website and on social media channels. 9.Contribute to multimedia campaigns and other promotional campaigns and special events. 10.Support video / audio recordings at ILO headquarters and in the DCOMM study. eleven.Ensure the quality of results in all content products, alignment with the ILO brand and commitment objectives. 12.Perform other pertinent tasks assigned to you.

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

  •  Investigate and prepare material for topics and/or informative documents such as audiovisual productions. Collect information for dissemination.
  •  Draft communications, correspondence and other informational publications and assist in the distribution of informational material.
  •  Prepare informative material for expert specialists in communication and public information before they appear in interviews, conferences and press conferences. Participate in the organization of seminars, conferences and meetings.
  •  Maintain communication and working relationships with media representatives, NGOs and/or other groups to understand reporting requirements.
  •  Edit, write or redact articles, newsletters or other necessary informational documents.
  •  Assist in the production of audiovisual projects through research, acquisition of copyrights and other authorizations, and making sound editing and mixing arrangements. Participate in the development and maintenance of websites.

Required Qualifications


First-level university degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, liberal arts, or other relevant discipline.


At least three years of professional experience in public information or related fields of work. Experience in photography and videography, including archiving, filming, editing, and basic moving graphic design.


Excellent command of a working language ( English, French, Spanish ) of the Organization. Knowledge of a second working language will be valued.


In addition to the core competencies related to the ILO, the following competencies are required for this position: Excellent photographic and photographic archiving skills. Good video editing skills and knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud platform, including the use of Sony digital video cameras, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work quickly and respectfully with high-level officials and representatives. Excellent writing skills. Ability to tailor messages to culturally diverse audiences. Knowledge of the organization’s mandate and its program of activities. Good analytical ability. Good knowledge of computer applications for the collection, management and dissemination of information.Ability to work on your own initiative and as a member of a team. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and demonstrate non-discriminatory and gender-sensitive behavior and attitudes.

Terms of employment

  •  All contracts/contract extensions are governed by the ILO Staff Regulations and by other applicable internal regulations. Any offer of employment with the ILO is contingent upon certification by the ILO Medical Adviser that the individual in question is physically fit to perform the inherent and specific demands of the offered position. Therefore, prior to confirming the recruitment offer, the selected candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination.
  •  The first contract will be extended for a period of 24 months.
  •  If the person selected is an external candidate, they will be subject to probation during their first two years of service.
  •  Any extension of the contract after the probationary period is subject to the fact that the person has had, during that period, a satisfactory conduct and performance.

For more information on employment conditions, please see the International Recruitment page on the ILO Jobs website.

Important information

Officials in the general service category interested in applying for this position are informed that, if selected, they will be offered the salary and subsidies applicable to the degree of the requested position, which can lead to substantial changes in their net remuneration. In accordance with article 3.4 of the ILO Staff Regulations, the salary of an official, in case of promotion, will in no case exceed the maximum salary of the degree to which you have been promoted. For any questions or clarifications, please contact your human resources partner at hrpartner@ilo.org.

Recruitment process

Please note that candidates are required to fill out an online form. To apply, visit the ILO’s e-recruitment site, ILO Jobs . The system will indicate the steps you must follow to submit your application online.

Assessments (which may include one or more written tests and a competency-based pre-interview) and interviews will, in principle, take place within 3-4 months of the closing date. Candidates must guarantee their availability in case of pre-selection.

Depending on the location and availability of candidates, advisers and jurors in interviews, the ILO reserves the right to use communication technologies such as Skype, videoconference, e-mail, etc. to carry out the evaluation of the candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including the evaluation center, technical tests and interviews.

The ILO has a zero tolerance policy for sexual exploitation and abuse, and shall ensure with determination that no staff member or any of the beneficiaries of the Organization’s assistance is a victim, directly or indirectly, of acts of sexual exploitation and abuse. To ensure that the Organization does not recruit people with a proven history of exploitation, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct, the ILO may conduct a background check on the candidates under consideration.

Fraud danger

The ILO does not charge expenses at any stage of the selection process: presentation of the application, interview, processing or training. Messages from ILO email addresses should not be taken into account- ilo@org. Furthermore, the ILO does not require or require bank details of the candidates.