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Background

The International Labour Organization is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social and economic justice by setting international labour standards. Founded in October 1919 under the League of Nations, it is one of the first and oldest specialised agencies of the UN.

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About ILO

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that focuses on labor issues, promoting social justice, and improving working conditions worldwide. It was established in 1919, making it the oldest UN agency.

The primary goal of the ILO is to promote decent work for all. It sets international labor standards, develops policies and programs, and provides technical assistance and research on various labor-related topics. The organization brings together governments, employers, and workers from its member states to shape labor standards and policies through a tripartite structure.

The ILO’s work covers a wide range of areas, including employment creation, labor rights, social protection, occupational safety and health, labor migration, and the elimination of forced labor and child labor. It also addresses issues such as gender equality in the workplace, the rights of indigenous peoples, and the promotion of sustainable enterprises.

The organization adopts international labor standards in the form of conventions and recommendations. Conventions are legally binding international treaties that establish minimum standards for labor rights and can be ratified by member countries. Recommendations provide guidelines for member states on labor issues and are not legally binding but serve as important references for national policies and practices.

The ILO carries out its work through a network of field offices around the world, where it provides technical assistance to member states in implementing labor standards and policies. It also conducts research and produces reports on global labor trends and challenges.

Overall, the ILO plays a crucial role in promoting social justice and improving working conditions globally, aiming to ensure that all people have access to decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security, and dignity.

Why work at ILO

  1. Impact: The ILO’s work directly contributes to improving the lives of workers worldwide. By promoting decent work, labor rights, and social justice, the organization addresses pressing global challenges such as unemployment, poverty, inequality, and exploitation. Being part of the ILO means having the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on a global scale.
  2. Multidisciplinary Approach: The ILO brings together professionals from various backgrounds, including economics, law, social sciences, and development. This multidisciplinary approach allows for collaboration and diverse perspectives in addressing labor issues. Working at the ILO enables you to engage with experts from different fields and broaden your knowledge and skills.
  3. International Environment: The ILO is a truly global organization, with member states from around the world. Working at the ILO means being part of an international community and having the chance to work with colleagues from different countries and cultural backgrounds. This multicultural environment fosters understanding, cooperation, and learning.
  4. Policy Development: The ILO is involved in setting international labor standards and developing policies that shape national labor laws and practices. Working at the ILO provides an opportunity to contribute to the formulation of these standards and policies, influencing labor practices at both the national and international levels.
  5. Collaboration and Partnership: The ILO works closely with governments, employers’ organizations, and workers’ organizations, following a tripartite structure. This collaboration allows for dialogue, negotiation, and consensus-building in addressing labor issues. Working at the ILO involves engaging with these stakeholders and fostering partnerships to promote social dialogue and achieve sustainable solutions.
  6. Professional Development: The ILO offers opportunities for professional growth and development. It provides training programs, capacity-building initiatives, and knowledge-sharing platforms. Working at the ILO allows you to enhance your skills, expand your network, and stay updated on the latest developments in the field of labor and employment.
  7. Work-Life Balance: The ILO promotes a healthy work-life balance and values the well-being of its employees. It offers competitive compensation packages, flexible working arrangements, and a supportive work environment. The organization recognizes the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between work and personal life.

Details to the post

Social Media and Digital Content Officer

Grade: P3 

Vacancy no.: CALL/P/2024/15
Publication date: 07 May 2024
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 20 May 2024

Job ID: 11953 
Department: DCOMM 
Organization Unit: DCOMM 
Location: Geneva   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Specific Duties

1.   Coordinate the social media content and engagement plan in line with ILO communication priorities and in consultation with the Chief of STRATCOM.
2.   Create and edit original, engaging multimedia content, including video, GIFs, cards, carousels, and other material, and accompanying post copy in English, designed for the specific needs of ILO social media accounts. 
3.   Anticipate and identify opportunities in the ILO calendar and the global news agenda to promote the ILO’s message on social media. 
4.   Establish and maintain networks to strengthen social media engagement with ILO content and amplify its reach. 
5.   Use feedback data to inform the social media strategy and improve and increase audience reach and engagement. 
6.   Share ready-made material with other ILO account managers, partners, and institutions via Trello. 
7.   Monitor trends and opportunities, as well as comments on posts and flag and address potential reputational risks for the ILO.
8.   Promote the consistent application of ILO social media and branding guidelines across ILO social media outputs. 
9.   Adapt, use, or repurpose material from other departments and the field when appropriate, and provide feedback on editorial style as needed.
10. Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the unit Chief.

Required qualifications

Education

Advanced university degree in digital media, communication, journalism, or other relevant discipline. A first-level university degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) in one of the afore-mentioned fields with an additional two years of relevant experience, in addition to the required experience stated below, will be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Experience

At least five years of professional experience in social media channel management and producing digital content, including video, and implementing social media strategies.

Languages

Excellent command of English and working knowledge of a second working language (French or Spanish) of the Organization.

Competencies

In addition to the ILO core competencies, this position requires:

Strong knowledge of the digital communication landscape and understanding of individual social media channels. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail, with a proven track record of preparing and editing social media copy. Track record in producing audio-visual material for social media channels. Ability to use Canva, Trello, Adobe Creative Suite and equivalent, or other programmes for video and static content creation. Experience in interpreting user analytics across social media platforms. Understanding of design principles, strong creative abilities and capacity to apply branding guidelines across all content.   Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

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