Multimedia Officer, Geneva, Switzerland At International Labour Organization (ILO)

the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Closing date: Wednesday, 21 June 2023

Grade: P2

Vacancy no.: RAPS/2/2023/DCOMM/01 Publication date: 22 May 2023 Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 22 June 2023

Job ID: 10866 Department: DCOMM Organization Unit: NEWS 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 candidates 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: ILO Jobs: Non- and under-represented Member States

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.

Please note that in the context of the new ILO organigram, the naming of the departments may be subject to change.


This position 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 implements communication-related activities, products and events to communicate the work of the ILO to its constituents, partner institutions and the general public. The position will be responsible primarily for delivering high quality photographs, as well as other multimedia content when required for the unit and the Office, including field offices, and contributes to the overall output of DCOMM and the Organization. The position will report to the head of NEWS.

Specific Duties

1.Take high quality photographs of the ILO Director-General and high-level officials and government representatives at the request of the DG’s Cabinet and Protocol service, being responsive to last minute requests and schedule changes. 2.Respond to other photographic requests from DCOMM, various units and services of the ILO and its regional offices, including the taking of portraits, group photos, ratifications, objects, visitors and internal events for 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 Labour Conference and the Governing Body. 4.Provide ILO photographs to media on request. 5.Optimize, index, tag, caption and upload photos to the ILO photo database, including those taken by national and regional ILO offices. 6.Keep DCOMM’s guidelines on photography up to date. Provide guidance and ad-hoc training to officials at ILO headquarters and in the field on photography. 7.Record and edit a variety of audio-visual outputs such as promotional videos, video news releases, social media videos, podcasts, including language versions. 8.Propose and prepare short scripts and storylines for audiovisual content to be disseminated on the ILO website and social media channels. 9.Contribute to multimedia and other promotional campaigns and special events. 10.Support video/audio recordings at the ILO headquarters and in the DCOMM studio. 11.Ensure quality of outputs in all content products, alignment with ILO branding and engagement objectives. 12.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

  •  Research and develop materials for specific information topics and/or outputs such as audio/video productions. Collect and compile information for dissemination.
  •  Draft news releases, correspondence or other information publications, and assist with the distribution of information materials.
  •  Prepare briefing materials for senior communication and public information specialists prior to their appearance at interviews, conferences and briefings. Participate in the organization of seminars, conferences and meetings.
  •  Maintain lines of communication and working relationships with representatives of the media, NGOs and/or other groups to develop an understanding of information requirements.
  •  Edit, write or rewrite articles, newsletters or other information materials as required.
  •  Assist with the production of audio/video projects by conducting research, acquiring copyright and other clearances, and arranging for editing and audio mixing. Participate in the development and maintenance of web-sites.

Required qualifications


First-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in communications, journalism, international relations, liberal arts or other relevant field.


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 motion graphic design.


Excellent command of one working language (English, French, Spanish) of the Organization. Working knowledge of a second working language would be an advantage.


In addition to the ILO core competencies, this position requires: Excellent photographic and photo archiving skills. Good video editing skills and knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud platform, including use of Sony digital video cameras, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. Good interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to work quickly and respectfully with high level officials and representatives. Excellent writing skills. Ability to adapt messages to culturally diverse audiences. Knowledge of the organization’s mandate and its programme of activities. Good analytical skills. Good knowledge of computer applications for information collection, management and dissemination. Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team. 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.

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

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. 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.

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

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