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Senior Technical Officer in Social Security

The position is located in the Social Security Development Branch (SSD) of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). Under the direction of the Director of the SSD branch, which is the unit responsible for developing the knowledge base necessary to reach ISSA’s objectives, the incumbent is responsible for managing projects in the area of health and health insurance administration. The objective of these projects and activities are to support ISSA member institutions effectively in implementing, adapting and improving health insurance, health promotion and administrative systems.

This includes providing input from a health perspective to the cross-cutting ISSA Guidelines (professional standards in administration) and activities of the ISSA Centre for Excellence, to the ISSA activities on innovation, the digital economy and key social security challenges as well as coordination of the activities of the ISSA Technical Commission on Medical Care. Activities may also include collaboration with international organizations such as WHO, ILO and OECD.

The incumbent reports directly to the Director of the SSD branch.

The position, based in Geneva, is a renewable fix-term contract at the P4 level in the UN System.

The deadline for applications is 27 August 2017.

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