Project/Program Technical Officer, Doha

Organization: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Country: Qatar

City: Doha, Qatar

Office: ILO in Doha, Qatar

Grade: P-3

Closing date: Monday, 22 February 2021

Grade: P3

Vacancy no.: DC/DOHA/P/2021/03

Publication date: 8 February 2021

Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 22 Februay 2021

Job ID: 5443

Department: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut

Organization Unit: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut

Location: Doha

Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract duration: One year (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.


In 2017, the Government of the State of Qatar and the International Labour Organization (ILO) agreed to the establishment of a Project Office in Doha and the implementation of a comprehensive technical cooperation programme. During the first phase 2018-2021 of the project, the ILO provided support to the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA) in the adoption of significant reforms, including, inter alia, legislation that led to greater labour mobility, the removal of exit permits, the introduction of a non-discriminatory minimum wage, and regulation on the establishment of joint committees. The second phase of the project will begin in July 2021, and will continue the collaboration with ADLSA and other key stakeholders in Qatar, to build on the previous achievements and expand into new areas in line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030.

The second phase of the project has four strategic priorities: (1) Labour market and labour migration governance; (2) Enforcement of labour laws and access to justice; (3) Workers‘ voice and social dialogue; and (4) International cooperation and exchange of experience.

The project is located in Doha, Qatar, and will report directly to the Director of International Labour Standards Department (NORMES). It will be technically backstopped by the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch (FUNDAMENTALS) of the Governance and Tripartism Department (GOVERNANCE), and will be implemented in close collaboration with the ILO Regional Office for Arab States, as well as other ILO HQ Policy Departments.

Reporting lines: Under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor, the Technical Officer will be responsible for implementing and supporting the communication activities of the project, as well as communications activities under all areas for action of the project.

The incumbent is also expected to collaborate closely with the ILO Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) and DCOMM.

Description of Duties

Originate, write and edit information material for dissemination across all platforms, including social media, and project’s webpage. Commission, write or edit brochures, posters, press kits, articles and/or press releases.

Analyse and prepare briefing papers on meetings and activities of the organization. Provide senior communication and public information specialists with regular updates on upcoming meetings, conferences and seminars, and with press reviews of articles published in the international media.

Develop and maintain automated databases and mailing lists of target audiences, and provide information through such means as press releases, interviews, features, audio/visual productions, etc.

Maintain contacts with media representatives, communication focal points from the government and others to promote the activities of the organization. Ensure that responses to direct or indirect requests for information about the work of the organization promote better understanding of its objectives and activities.

Act as focal point for liaison with identified offices, obtain ongoing information about their areas of activity, and arrange for meetings of representatives, and brief communication and public information specialists accordingly.

Evaluate the effectiveness of approaches to reach the media and public, undertake active follow up to increase impact, and assist in the launching of promotional campaigns.

Organize seminars, meetings and discussions with media representatives and other concerned parties, and reply to specific enquiries.

Conduct research and propose ideas for multimedia and digital products, coordinate technical standards, verify production work has been completed within approved budgets.

Prepare written daily briefs to monitor news related to Qatar and the project.

Commission consultants to carry out graphic design, publication of materials, organization of events, etc.; and oversee the work of the consultants.

Tags access to justice computer applications graphic design information needs international cooperation international labour standards international relations journalism labour law labour market labour mobility mailing lists press releases public information technical cooperation

Undertake other duties as assigned by the Chief Technical Advisor

Required qualifications


Advanced university degree in the relevant field (such as communications, journalism, international relations, liberal arts or other relevant discipline, or its equivalent).


At least five years of relevant professional experience, including three years at the international level. Experience in the region is an advantage.


Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.


Excellent writing skills.

Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to adapt message 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.

Excellent presentation skills.

Good knowledge of the organization’s mandate and its programme of activities.

Ability to evaluate information needs and to provide appropriate and targeted information accordingly.

Knowledge of audio/visual production techniques and methods.

Ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also required.

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.

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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.

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