Vacancy no.: DC/ISSA/P/2022/05
Publication date: 25 November 2022
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 23 January 2023
Job ID: 10256
Organization Unit: ISSA
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 12 months (renewable)
Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.
In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the present vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their candidature online by the above date.
Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.
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The position is located in the Secretary General’s office (SGO) of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The ISSA is the world’s leading international organization for social security institutions and related government departments. Founded in 1927 under the auspices of the International Labour Organization, the ISSA counts over 320 member organizations from over 160 countries. As a voluntary membership-based organization, the ISSA provides relevant knowledge-based services to effectively support its members to work towards excellence in social security administration. In order to respond appropriately to the diverse needs and priorities of its global membership, the ISSA implements a triennial programme of technical and regional activities.
Under the direction of the Head of SGO, the incumbent is responsible for relations with the ISSA member institutions in the region of Asia and the Pacific, including member needs analysis, responsive member services, member retention and member recruitment. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating the planning and implementation of the ISSA regional programme of activities in collaboration with ISSA regional structures and is the project manager of the ISSA Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific, which is the most important social security event in the region. Based on the specific knowledge of the incumbent of the experiences, needs and priorities of the regional membership, the incumbent also supports the broad range of the ISSA technical activities and provides advice to the ISSA’s programme development.
The incumbent reports directly to the Head of SGO.
Advanced university degree in a relevant field.
At least eight years of professional experience in a social security administration or government agency. Experience at the international level or with international matters will be an advantage.
Excellent command of English. Knowledge of a second working language of the ISSA (French, Spanish, German) or a language used in the region would be advantage.
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