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The International Labour Organization (ILO) is currently seeking a Finance and Administrative Assistant . Interested candidates are encouraged to apply without delay.


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

Grade: G6 

Vacancy no.: CAIRO/DC/G/2024/06
Publication date: 9 May 2024
Application deadline (midnight Cairo local time): 23 May 2024

Job ID: 11955 
Department: RO-Africa 
Organization Unit: DWT/CO-Cairo 
Location: Cairo   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: ‎12 months (with possibility of extension subject ‎to performance and availability of fund)‎

Description of Duties

1. Collect and maintain information from records and reports, compile socioeconomic or other relevant data, and prepare reports on project activities.

2.  Organize data and information, prepare and maintain records, documents and control systems for the monitoring and evaluation of the project.

3.  Contribute to the preparation of reports, preparing tables and drafting selected sections.

4.  Review and evaluate training coordinators’ reports.

5.  Prepare background information for use in programme and budget preparations.

6.  Participate in the briefing of project and other programme related activities.

7.  Review plans of operations and other project related documents and take appropriate follow up action.

8.  Carry out specific administrative operational /control tasks for project activities.

9.  Assist to verify the performance of project outputs and defined activities in line with implementation work plans and set objectives.

10.     Contribute to creative ideas that takes into account gender and diversity considerations for further programme development and draft portions of programme and budget proposals, project proposals, programme background, strategy papers, objectives, project reviews and evaluation.

11.     Assist with facilitating logistical arrangements for seminars/workshops/meetings including report preparation.

12.     Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Required qualifications


Completion of secondary school education, supplemented by technical or university level courses in the field of Economics, Business Management or any other related field.


At least 6 years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least one year in project support activities.


Excellent command of English and a good working knowledge of Arabic (orally and ‎written).


Good knowledge of the purpose and functions of the technical programme and the other offices and sectors interacting with the programme.
Knowledge of technical data and good administrative skills to provide programming support.
Good knowledge of programme planning, implementation and evaluation principles, practices and procedures.
Ability to work with word processing and spreadsheet software, as well as computer software packages required for work.
Ability to prepare preliminary reports and to draft correspondence. Good analytical skills.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to deal with a range of staff and to respond to their queries.
Ability to work in a team and to work under pressure.
Good organizational skills. Excellent time management skills. Supervisory skills.
Must demonstrate responsible behavior and attention to detail.
Ability to work and communicate with people in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner.
Must display high standards of ethical conduct. Must demonstrate honesty and integrity.
Ability to reason and make sound judgments.
Ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also ‎required.
Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or environment, ‎and to adjust effectively to work within new structures, processes, requirements or cultures. ‎
“Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable but not selected for this position can also be offered to be assigned on another temporary position at the same or at a lower grade provided that said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position”.


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