Vacancy announcements

The ISSA recruits Professional and General Services categories of staff. Professional staff members are normally internationally recruited for functions which require a university degree and a high level of functional skills and may involve supervisory responsibility. General Services staff are designated as support staff and are normally recruited locally.

Conditions of employment at the ISSA follow those of the International Labour Office (ILO) and the United Nations remuneration system.

ISSA staff vacancies are announced on the ISSA website and ILO's e-Recruitment website.



Secretary General

The Secretary General is the executive head of the ISSA General Secretariat in Geneva. She/he leads the development and implementation of a global triennial programme of activities to meet members’ expectations, ensure ISSA’s impact and enable the proper functioning of the governance of the ISSA. She/he is accountable to the ISSA Bureau, which is the administrative governing body of the Association, and the ISSA General Assembly.

The elected candidate will be appointed through a technical cooperation contract with the International Labour Office (ILO) at the D2 grade. The term of the Secretary General is up to six years, and is renewable without limit to the number of terms of office. The retirement age is 65.

Applications may be submitted either by an affiliate member organization of the ISSA, or by the candidate, and must be supported by affiliate member organizations from at least two countries (Article 45.(3) of the ISSA Constitution). The deadline for the submission of applications has been set at 15 May 2018.

Head, Resources and Services Unit

The incumbent is responsible for heading the Resources and Services Unit (RES) of the ISSA and reports directly to the ISSA Secretary General. This work unit covers the following functions: budget and finance, internal control, human resources, travel and official missions, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services, logistics and the maintenance of the ISO 9001:2015 quality system.

The position is responsible for achievement of the Unit's missions and goals both in quantitative and qualitative terms in accordance with the unit agreement signed with the Secretary General. The position includes:

  1. oversight and coordination of the finance and administration-related activities of ISSA;
  2. provision of input into the determination of strategic objectives through appropriate reports;
  3. programme development for the work unit;
  4. responsibility for the ISSA's quality management system;
  5. development and administration of processes to ensure that financial, administrative, and human resources practices are in keeping with appropriate regulations, and office policies.

The incumbent participates in strategic and operational decision making as a member of the ISSA management team. The incumbent may be called upon to work in task-oriented teams to contribute to ISSA activities within the area of competence.

The incumbent will work under general supervision of the Secretary General. The incumbent will oversee the work of Professional Staff, General Service Staff and local consultants working in the finance, ICT and human resources functions in the ISSA Secretariat.

The position, based in Geneva, is a renewable fix-term contract at the P5 level in the UN System.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2018.

Please note that all candidates must complete an online application form. To apply, please visit ILO's e-Recruitment website at: erecruit.ilo.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

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