International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
IOE is the largest private sector network in the world, representing 50 million businesses through more than 150 national employers’ organisations. IOE is the sole representative of business in social and employment policy debates taking place at the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations, G20 and other global forums. IOE is recognized for its unique expertise, advocacy, and influence as a powerful and balanced voice for business at the international level. IOE consolidates the perspectives and priorities of national employers’ and business organisations in one single, effective, and coherent voice. Our vision is to create a sustainable economic environment worldwide, promoting free enterprise that is fair and beneficial to both business and society.
The IOE offers a unique opportunity to gain insights in global policy development, how this works from both a technical and a political perspective, how this influences business and how business interacts with social partners, governments and NGOs.
The IOE team of passionate, dedicated and versatile professionals provides its members and corporate partners with access to a wealth of experience and expertise. The IOE team consists of multicultural and multilingual high skilled professionals with high self-responsibility, committed to inclusivity, transparency and respect.
Job description :
The IOE is looking for a Deputy to assist the IOE Secretary General, taking on the following responsibilities:
- As second in charge after the IOE Secretary General, the Deputy will represent the IOE and assist the Secretary-General in all high-level matters and relations with IOE Members, the UN and other international organisations in Geneva and around the world.
- Provide support and guidance to IOE Senior Advisers and staff.
- Supervise and coordinate activities of the IOE in the labour, social and human rights policy development within the ILO and other UN agencies and intergovernmental or multilateral forums.
- Manage and expand IOE’s strategic projects and partnerships, in particular with the UN, ILO and other international organisations.
- Manage IOE’s network of business associations around the world.
- Supervise IOE’s engagement on Business & Human Rights, as well as the CSR Coordinates.
- IOE’s engagement in the G20 and G7 processes.
- IOE’s engagement on forced labour and child labour
- Strengthen IOE’s service portfolio related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Provide capacity building services for the IOE members and networks and develop guidance for them, including seeking funding to maximize IOE’ s impact.
- Master or PhD in labour economics, industrial relations, international relations or similar.
- Extensive experience in international organizations at a senior managerial level with significant track record in labour related human rights and international labour standards.
- Well versed in partnership building within international organizations (ILO, UN in particular).
- As IOE is part of the ILO constituents, deep understanding of ILO’s functioning, processes, mechanisms and committees is a strong plus.
- Solid understanding and knowledge of the role of employers’ organisations and their interactions within the UN ecosystem and with workers’ organisations (trade unions) and governments.
- Ability to work across a range of policy areas within the international labour standards framework.
- Excellent in team management skills.
- Proven negotiation skills and solid network within the international organization landscape, in particular the ILO.
- Well-developed political understanding and sensitivity to interact with government officials and representatives of international organizations.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and ideally also in French. Good understanding of other languages is a plus.
- Starting date: ASAP
- Based in Geneva
- Ability and willingness to travel internationally.
- Full-time employment of five days (40 hours) per week
- Duration: permanent contract
- A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate
How to Apply
Interested parties should submit their CV and letter of motivation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be submitted by 30 January 2023.
The IOE is an equal opportunities employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit. We welcome applications of qualified candidates including those with disabilities.
Please make sure the Ref. Deputy_SG_OIE_2023 is mentioned in the e-mail object.
The IOE offers a unique opportunity to gain insights in global policy development, how this works from both a technical as a political perspective, how this influences business and how business interacts with social partners, governments and NGOs. The IOE team consists of high skilled professionals that have different backgrounds, both educational as cultural.