Deadline: 11 October 2015
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Wages Specialist, based in New Delhi, India.
ILO is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that labour peace is essential to prosperity.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Wages Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Provide technical assistance to governments, workers and employers organizations and others bodies concerned, on the concepts, design and implementation of sound minimum wage policies, wage determination practices at enterprise and industry level, pay determination systems for public sector workers, policies and measures to promote equal pay for work of equal value and wage bargaining, as part of coherent overall wage policies.
- Coordinate with other ILO specialists, particularly with the employment, industrial relations, gender, international labour standards, workers’ activities, and employers’ activities specialists in the DWT/CO-New Delhi, to ensure that the institutional, employment and gender dimensions of wage policy-setting are integrated.
- Provide technical assistance, in close consultation with STATISTICS, INWORK, DWT Team in New Delhi, and ILO technical experts at RO-Asia and the Pacific, to ministries of labour and national statistical bureaus in the design and application of surveys aimed at collecting relevant, reliable and accurate data on wages and productivity for better-informed decision-making processes.
- Play a lead role in promoting the inclusion of working conditions and gender equality concerns within the Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs). Follow up and implement working conditions and gender equality concerns in DWCPs and outcome based workplans.
- Promote international labour standards related to wages, including those related to wage determination through collective bargaining, and support the incorporation of wage policies and wage issues into national development frameworks, employment policies, DWCPs, UNDAFs and related initiatives.
- Develop and seek funding for technical cooperation projects in particular in the area of wages and pay equity, in close consultation with ILO constituents, and concerned programmes in the field and at headquarters, including INWORK.
- Represent the ILO on wages and working conditions in high-level forums, conferences and taskforces at national, subregional and regional levels that may also involve other international organizations including international financial institutions.
- Contribute through written technical inputs to the preparation of the ILO’s flagship Global Wage Report and its launch and dissemination in the subregion, ensuring that subregional trends and policy developments and implications are duly reflected in the report and other by-products.
- In consultation with INWORK and other DWT specialists, design, and, where appropriate, in cooperation with ITC-Turin, organize and deliver training courses or modules on wages and wage policies targeting concerned audiences.
- Perform other job-related tasks as assigned by the Director, DWT/CO-New Delhi.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree in labour economics or other discipline related to labour market studies.
- At least eight years’ experience in wages and labour market policies or at least five years at the international level.
- Demonstrated experience in providing policy advice and support to governments and/or employers’ and workers’ organisations on wages issues.
- Experience in both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis would be a strong advantage.
- Relevant professional experience in Asia would be an advantage.
- Excellent command of English. Knowledge of another working language of the Office (French, Spanish) or a language of the South Asia or Asia-Pacific region would be an advantage.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through online process.
For more information, please visit ILO.