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About ILO

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.

Why work at ILO

  1. Meaningful Impact: The ILO plays a crucial role in promoting social justice and decent work worldwide. Working at the ILO provides an opportunity to contribute to positive change and make a meaningful impact on the lives of workers and communities.
  2. Global Reach: The ILO operates on a global scale, working with governments, employers, and workers in various countries to address labor-related issues. This global reach allows employees to gain exposure to diverse cultures, perspectives, and challenges.
  3. Multidisciplinary Approach: The ILO takes a multidisciplinary approach to labor issues, considering economic, social, and legal aspects. This provides employees with opportunities to work collaboratively across different disciplines and broaden their knowledge and skills.

Details To the Junior Legal Research Officer Post

Grade: P1 

Vacancy no.: TEMP/INWORK/P/2024/01
Publication date: 1 May 2024
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 15 May 2024

Job ID: 11927 
Department: WORKQUALITY 
Organization Unit: INWORK 
Location: Geneva   
Contract type: Special Short-Term

Description of Duties

  • Contribute to the processing and analysis of Government, employer and worker replies to a questionnaire appended to a report on Realising Decent Work in the Platform Economy as part of the standard setting process. This will include reviewing responses to the questionnaire, entering information into the ILO database, identifying any legal issues arising and working closely with the Legal Specialist to finalise records of replies.
  • Carry out specific research and information gathering including, but not limited to preparing summaries of key legal and other developments relating to the platform economy and other research as requested by the team.
  • Maintain the team’s research repository on the Platform Economy as well as maintaining a watching brief of new developments in the wider subject area. The incumbent will be expected to prepare or contribute to short briefing notes on news relating to policies, legislation or case law in the platform economy as and when required.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Senior Specialist (Labour Market Institutions) and the Head Branch as required.

Required qualifications


First level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in law. 


Relevant experience would be an advantage. 


Excellent command of one working language of the ILO. A good working knowledge of another working language would be an advantage.


The candidate is expected to demonstrate ILO competencies, in particular: 

  • Ability to analyse aspects of legal issues, draft clear and concise written analysis, and take initiative to keep up-to-date with new developments in the area of the Platform Economy.
  • Ability to act with tact and discretion. Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.


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