The Centre's diverse and talented community is the foundation of our success.
About 170 permanent staff members come from more than 35 countries. Staff members are experts in their respective fields, including capacity building, employment, and development.
The Centre seeks staff of the highest standards of professional competence, efficiency and integrity, with strong client orientation and multilingual skills.
The Centre’s official languages are English, French, Spanish, and Italian. Additional working languages include Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian.
The Centre’s staff is composed of:
In addition, the Centre employs staff on temporary contracts (short-term contracts) and offers contracts to external consultants.
Internship opportunities are available through the Internship Programme.
The Centre welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. Applications from qualified candidates from Member States in under-represented regions—Africa, the Arab States, and Asia and the Pacific—are particularly welcome.
Learn more about how to register and submit your application here. We regret that unsolicited applications will not be taken into consideration.
Review all requirements before applying to a vacancy. Applications that do not match a vacancy’s education, experience, or language requirements will not be considered.
Employment conditions conform to those established by the International Civil Service Commission and are not negotiable. Benefits and allowances vary.
Beware of phishing scams. The Centre will never request money nor bank details in the recruitment phase.
The work carried out by General Service staff facilitates the Centre’s activities by providing administrative, secretarial, and operational support, as well as specialized technical assistance.
Within the General Service staff category, there are seven different grades, from G.1 to G.7, which reflect increasing levels of skills and responsibilities.
The minimum requirements for positions in the General Service category are:
For General Service positions, the Centre may offer contracts only to persons who have valid residency status in Italy.
General Service staff positions are advertised through online vacant posts and filled through a competitive recruitment process.
The work performed by Professional staff requires significant expertise in fields such as law, education, economics, development, social sciences and other technical specializations relating to the Centre’s mandate and portfolio of activities, or in the fields of finance and accounting, administration, IT and human resources.
Most jobs in the professional category require:
Staff members in the professional and higher categories are hired internationally. Vacancies in the professional category are advertised through online vacant posts and filled through a competitive recruitment process.
Senior managerial roles (level P.5 and above) include leadership positions such as Programme Managers, Chiefs of Services and Directors of Departments.
Direct selection by the Centre’s Director is the method adopted for filling vacancies at P.5 level and above. To ensure a well-informed selection process for these positions, calls for expressions of interest are normally issued and widely advertised. The recruitment process includes high-level assessment centre and panel interviews.
The Human Resources Services keeps a roster of candidates able to provide temporary assistance to the Centre’s services and programmes (for example, in the event of work overloads or to replace staff who are sick or on maternity leave). Such temporary contracts may range in duration from one month to one year.
Please note that temporary contracts do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment at the Centre.
External consultant contracts are granted to individuals required to perform specific tasks in a given time frame. They are results-oriented and concerned with the delivery of specific Centre activities: for example, delivery of a training session, preparation of training material in a specific area of expertise, a research assignment, or a translation.
Such contracts are not employment contracts and remain outside the scope of the Centre Staff Regulations.
The consultants roster enables the Centre to gather detailed, structured information by asking expertise-related questions that will enable the recruiters to find suitable experts for specific assignments.
Please note that admission to the consultants roster does not constitute a commitment on the part of the Centre to offer a consultancy contract.
The main objective of the internship programme is to provide an opportunity for selected graduate and postgraduate students who are pursuing a course of studies in fields related to the ILO’s mandate and to the Centre’s activities, or have recently completed their graduate or postgraduate studies, as well as selected representatives of employers’ or workers’ organizations and labour ministries, to reach the following goals:
Download the application procedure and conditions for interns.
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. Candidatures received by email will not be taken into consideration.
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