2018 Junior Programme Officer Employers Activities Programme (ACTEMP) Internship International Training Center in Italy

2018 Junior Programme Officer Employers Activities Programme (ACTEMP) Internship International Training Center in Italy
2018 Junior Programme Officer Employers Activities Programme (ACTEMP) Internship International Training Center in Italy

Deadline: 6th March, 2018

Location: Turin, Italy

Contract Type: 1 year with extension subject to satisfactory conduct and performance

Title: Junior Programme Officer, Employers Activities Programme (ACTEMP)

Organization unit: Employers Activities Programme (ACTEMP)

Course Type: Internship


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. 

Eligible Countries:  Applications from qualified candidates from member States in under-represented regions (Africa, Arab States and Asia-Pacific) would be particularly welcome.

This position is located in the Employers’ Activities Programme (ACTEMP)



ACTEMP provides training to strengthen employers’ representatives in areas that are strategic for economic growth, governance, development and poverty alleviation. We believe that employers’ and business associations can make significant contributions for sustainable development and therefore help Employers’ Organizations around the world to become more representative and effective voices of business. For additional information please visit: http://www.itcilo.org/en/the-centre/programmes/employers-activities


What is Expected:

Under the close supervision of the ACTEMP Programme Manager the incumbent deals with elements or components of training activities in a specific technical area and with the implementation of technically relevant training courses and programmes.  Specifically, the incumbent:

–           contributes to the assessment of training needs, compiles and analyses data necessary for the preparation of training proposals and the identification of financing possibilities. –  selects, organizes and summarizes background information to describe the overall situation or developments relevant to a specific technical area, and prepares comments on the improvement of training materials, the development of new courses, and on potential promotional activities related to specific courses in the technical area;

–           assesses local conditions for the organization and implementation of training activities, courses and workshops in a country or region, and informs resource persons, experts and course participants about course objectives, and the logistical arrangements and internal procedures related to the implementation and evaluation of specific training courses;

–           deals with the administrative aspects for the organization (including budget drafting) and implementation of specific courses; monitors specific aspects of programme design, implementation and evaluation, identifies problems, and proposes action to expedite and maximize delivery and to ensure technical quality;

–           assists in the design and testing of new training courses and modules by examining material requirements, drafting specifications, Terms of Reference for external collaborators and comments on designated aspects of the progress of ongoing training courses and data analysis;

–           performs other related duties as required by the Programme Manager




University degree in Business Administration, Economics, Law, Communication, International Relations or related subject.


At least three years of professional experience in a junior level managerial position in an Employers Business Member Organizations (EBMOs) or in a private company.

Experience in the administration and implementation of training activities and experience in international environment would be considered as assets.


Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of French or Spanish.  Knowledge of a third working language of the Centre would be considered 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 needs effectively (internal and external).

Collaboration: ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate work goals.

Communication: ability to communicate by clearly conveying information to individuals or groups.

Initiative: act promptly to accomplish objectives, including beyond what is required.

Integrity: ability to maintain social, ethical and organizational norms and adhere to codes of conduct and ethical principles.

Knowledge management: continuously develop and update professional knowledge base; assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.

Sensitivity to diversity: open to accommodating the differences found in other cultures,  between genders and 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 research and writing skills: interest and capacity in research and in writing concisely, clearly and with an in-depth approach;
  • Excellent knowledge on functioning and role of Employers’ and Business Member Organisations;
  • Good knowledge in at least one of the following ILO technical area relevant to the Programme for Employers Activities: employment policies, responsible business conducts in global supply chain, skills development, social dialogue and industrial relations.
  • Full competence in using standard computer applications, particularly software for training aids development (PPT, PREZI and others)
  • Good knowledge of training methodologies for adult learners, including distance-learning modality would be considered an asset.

Personal Skills

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



-Salary in USD ; salary levels are determined according to the criteria established by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC).

-The Centre is an international public sector employer and salary and other employment conditions are not negotiable. The post adjustment (cost of living adjustment) is variable and subject to change without notice, in accordance with the rates set by the ICSC for the UN Common System for salaries and allowances.

-Therefore, the figures quoted, based on the rate at the time of publication of this call for interest, are only indicative

-Children’s allowance

-Children’s education grant

-Pension and health insurance schemes

-30 working days annual leave

-Settling in grant

-Entitlement to removal expenses

-Repatriation grant (after 5 years of service)

-Home-leave travel with eligible dependants every two years


The Centre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity among its staff.

They welcome interest expressed by qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.


The selection process for this call for expressions of interest is not subject to the rules and procedures defined in Annex H of the Staff Regulations.

Conditions of employment are described in Appendix I.

All candidates must complete an on-line application form.

-Instructions for on-line application procedures are available on this website.

-Candidates evaluation may include a written test, a pre-interview competency based assessment centre and a final interview. These will tentatively take place between March and May 2018. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be shortlisted for further consideration.

-Applicants will be contacted directly if shortlisted.

-Depending on the location and availability of candidates, assessors and interview panel members, the Centre may use communication technologies such as e-mail, Skype, video-conference, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates at the different stages of the recruitment process, including assessment centres, written test or interviews.

-Rental subsidy

-Privileges and immunities granted by the Italian Government

-Salaries and emoluments are exempt from taxation by the Italian authorities and so, based on 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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2018 Junior Programme Officer Employers Activities Programme (ACTEMP) Internship International Training Center in Italy
2018 Junior Programme Officer Employers Activities Programme (ACTEMP) Internship International Training Center in Italy

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