Grade: G3  

Vacancy no.: BEY/DC/2022/08
Publication date: 11 March 2022
Application deadline (midnight local time): 28 March 2022


Job ID: 7786 
Department: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut 
Organization Unit: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut 
Location: Erbil   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: 12 months 


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 above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.


The following are eligible to apply:

ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
External candidates*

*The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who have a valid residency status and work permit in Iraq.


The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to


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.


*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is US $ 17,932.- yearly.


Iraq is emerging from an intensive conflict and working to transition into a more sustainable development period in its history. A development cooperation project that strengthens the humanitarian-development nexus has been designed with the aim of improving working conditions and labour market governance in the Republic of Iraq.

The project will contribute to the socio-economic development of the Republic of Iraq by enhancing the application of International Labour Standards and national labour legislation and by promoting social dialogue, social justice, and decent work. It will respond to decent work priorities at the national and governorate level and will design and rethink approaches to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Iraq’s labour market through resilience and decent work.

The project will also develop and implement a compliance model in the agriculture sector to benefit workers through improved working conditions, skills development and opportunities. Interventions will also support longer-term institutional change, including through implementation of agricultural worker bylaws, development of an agriculture worker’s union and collective bargaining agreements.
The position will be based in Erbil with a focus on national-level interventions and direct implementation in two-three governorates.

Description of Duties

Under the general supervision of the ILO Project Manager and the ILO Country Coordinator for the Republic of Iraq, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

Ensure the provision of safe and reliable driving services. Drive the Office Director, Project Manager, senior level officials and other authorized personnel and visitors. Meet officials and visitors at the airport including assisting, where necessary, with protocol, visa and customs formalities.
Deliver and collect mail and documents and other items.
Ensure cost-savings through proper use of vehicle and accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and documentation.
Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of assigned vehicles through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tyres, brakes and water levels, car washing, etc. in order to keep the vehicle clean and in good running condition at all times.
Ensure availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit and other MOSS-compliant equipment, and necessary spare parts in assigned vehicles.
Inform the supervisor in a timely manner of (re)registrations and insurance procedures for all the office vehicles.
Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining stores. Assist in the mailing, collection and distribution of documents and publications including to ministries and banks. Arrange to pay office telephone and other bills. Perform data entry duties.
Support in the logistics of meetings, workshops and seminars.
Make arrangements for the procurement and receipt of office and project supplies.
Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Required qualifications


Completion of secondary school education. Valid and clean driving licence.


A minimum of three years of relevant work experience with a safe driving record. Working experience with a UN agency, diplomatic or international organization.


Excellent working knowledge of Arabic and good working knowledge of English.


Excellent knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
Good knowledge of local roads and conditions.
Skills in minor vehicle repair.
Good knowledge of chauffeur protocol and courtesies.
Good knowledge of security issues.
Good knowledge of rules and procedures on vehicle management including maintenance of official vehicles and knowledge of mechanics and maintenance and repair of vehicles.
Proven ability to use word processing software and email.
Knowledge of administrative rules and regulations.
Knowledge of in-house procedures for the preparation of documents and administrative forms, and for the use of filing systems.
Basic computer skills to record information in IT systems.
Ability to present a professional image at all times.
Ability to deal calmly with unexpected circumstances or delays.
Discretion and respect for confidentiality.
Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

optional section (if needed)

Candidates assessed by the Panel and considered to be eligible for appointment but who are not selected for this vacant post may be offered an assignment to another position at the same or lower grade provided that they meet the minimum qualifications required.


Recruitment process


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.


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