Training and Social Dialogue Officer, Ankara, Türkiye At International Labour Organization (ILO)

the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Closing date: Monday, 3 July 2023

Grade: NOA

Publication date: 19 June 2023 Application deadline (midnight local time): 3 July 2023

Vacancy no.: ANKARA/DC/NO/2022/12

Job ID: 10912 Department: RO-EUROPE Organization Unit: CO-ANKARA Location: Ankara Contract type: Fixed Term

The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to local recruitment regulations and Article 4.3 of the ILO Staff Regulations.

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.

The following are eligible to apply:

  •  ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.

Conditions of employment

  •  In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade.
  •  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 contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

To consult the vacancy notices and apply, please see the following links:

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  •  External candidates (including consultants, interns, daily contacts holders and staff at ITC-ILO in Turin)
  •  The ILO values diversity among its staff. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to


The position will be funded under the Development Cooperation project “Workplace Compliance through Labour Inspection Guidance and Social Dialogue (WPC)”. The project is funded by the EU and linked to CPO TUR 158 (Outcome 1 -Strong Tripartite Constituents and Influential and Inclusive Social Dialogue and Outcome 7- Adequate and Effective Protection for All).

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the creation of a more decent work environment for all women and men in Türkiye. For reaching this intended aim, the project proposes to i) improve the institutional capacity of Directorate of Guidance and Inspection (DoGI) of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS) and the social partners to increase workplace compliance and b) improve the workplace compliance through strengthening guidance services and awareness raising on decent work.

Directorate of Guidance and Inspection and social partners are among the target groups of the project. The ILO will be operationally and technically responsible for the referred project which will be implemented and managed by the ILO. Directorate of Guidance and Inspection is the Beneficiary of the project.

The Training and Social Dialogue Officer’s overall responsibility is implementation of capacity building, training and social dialogue related activities of the project.

2. Reporting lines: The Training and Social Dialogue Officer will report to the Senior Project Coordinator under the overall supervision of the Director of the ILO Office for Türkiye.

Description of Duties

1. Ensure that the project activities regarding the implementation of capacity building, training, and social dialogue related activities of the project are implemented in a timely manner with delivering the expected outputs and results. 2. Provide specialized knowledge in training, including digital training programmes, curriculum development and implementation as well as policy advice as necessary throughout the design and implementation of the related project activities. 3. Responsible for ensuring mainstreaming gender equality into all project activities. 4. Coordinate and provide input for training needs analysis. Based on identified training needs, support the design and implementation of capacity building activities/trainings in collaboration with Governance and Compliance Officer. 5. Supervise training consultants for efficient and timely delivery of referred activities.Be responsible for designing and implementation of social dialogue related events. 6. Review and analyse the country’s specific development plans and priorities, reports and other relevant information on labour inspection, labour law, workplace compliance and social policy. 7. Monitor all of the output-based results and prepare related reports on these results for required internal and external processes. Flag on bottlenecks and advise on necessary actions to cross the bottlenecks. 8. Contribute to the communication activities. 9. Prepare briefs, background information, periodical reports on project activities and labour inspection, labour law, workplace compliance and social policy. 10. Work in close collaboration and coordination with social partners, civil society organizations, local authorities and project stakeholders to facilitate the implementation of the activities. 11. Responsible of establishment of necessary network and collaboration with government institutions, workers’ and employers’ organisations and relevant CSOs. 12. Liaise with relevant technical departments at ILO HQ and ensure their involvement and technical support to the project activities 13. Undertake regular missions related to project and conduct regular meetings with stakeholders and beneficiaries, as deemed necessary. 14. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Project Coordinator and the Director of ILO Office for Türkiye.

Required qualifications


– First level of university degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) in a Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration, or relevant fields


– At least two years of professional experience at the national level in the fields of social policy, social dialogue and training – Three years of professional experience in programme and/or project planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation activities – Knowledge of international labour standards – Knowledge of Türkiye’s labour inspection system is an asset – Experience in working with government institutions and social partners will be an asset.


– Excellent command of English and Turkish both oral and written.


Among nine ILO core competencies, following competencies are particularly important for this position: Integrity and Transparency, Sensitivity to Diversity, Quality Orientation, Client Orientation, Collaboration, Communication, Taking Responsibility for Performance

Competencies- Others: – Knowledge of the ILO’s mandate and its programme of activities as well as social partners and actors in the sector. – Political awareness and understanding of socio-economic factors. – Good interpersonal and communication skills. – Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of projects. – Excellent drafting skills. – Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. – Strong analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem solving – Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team. – Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy. – Demonstrate collaborative and team work experience and ability to work effectively with a multicultural and interdisciplinary team as well as work on his/her own initiative – Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

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.

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 uch as Zoom, Teams, Skype and teleconference, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including interviews.

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