Senior Communication and Information Management Officer

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International Labour Organization




As a team member, the incumbent provides comprehensive and professional services for the efficient, effective and client-oriented design, delivery and administration of a wide range of communication and information products and services. The incumbent contributes to the development and enhancement of ILO national and/or sub-regional and/or regional communication plans and activities that are aligned with the ILO communication strategies at national, and/or regional and global levels and support the Office’s promotion and advocacy efforts. The incumbent assists the supervisor in the day-to-day management of communication and information management activities and in the development of workplans based on identified needs and priorities. The incumbent will support knowledge sharing at regional, country and project level through the planning and implementation of targeted outreach efforts, capacity strengthening and partnership building.  

Work is governed by established communication and information management rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines. 

The position works under the supervision of the Senior Communication Officer. The incumbent has a high degree of independence in completing work assignments. Supervision received is focused on the overall delivery of results impacting the Office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide substantial professional services for the development and delivery of quality, timely and widely accessible communication and information products and services using a range of multimedia and communication platforms. Assist the supervisor in the day-today management of communication workplans and activities based on identified needs and priorities. Oversee the work of and provide guidance to communication and information management staff and to consultants. Supervise staff as applicable. 
  • Participate in the development and implementation of ILO national and/or sub-regional and/or regional communication strategies. Draft national communication plans in accordance with the strategic priorities established by the Regional Office and headquarters. 
  • Keep up to date with and share information on world of work themes. Identify communication and information management needs and priorities and propose and develop activities for the Office in line with these priorities. Provide technical advice to staff and managers, recommending communication approaches and products to position the ILO, optimize messaging and branding and to advocate effectively on a full range of ILO activities. 
  • Conduct media reviews and perform basic research and analysis. Identify topics of interest and relevant news and disseminate to concerned parties as appropriate. Draft briefs for supervisor. Discuss and coordinate in consultation with the Regional Office and headquarters responses to media messages on the ILO. 
  • Commission, research, write, edit and/or translate from/to the local language audiencespecific communication and information products, including news releases, comment pieces, feature stories, fact sheets, brochures, talking points and speeches that communicate persuasive, evidence-based and solution-oriented messages. 
  • Oversee the documentation services, maintenance and updating of websites, databases and web content management systems (WCMSs) ensuring appropriateness and consistency of information and compliance with applicable standards. 
  • Organize press conferences, media interviews and other public information events to raise awareness of the ILO’s activities and results. Provide media briefings as required. Give presentations and respond to a range of inquiries. 
  • Conduct surveys, monitor websites and social media platforms and use metrics to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of communication activities and to guide and formulate future communication strategies. Prepare related reports. 
  • Keep abreast of changes to applicable standards, best practices and technologies. Share knowledge and provide guidance to staff. 
  • Monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of work methods and processes and make recommendations for improvements. Liaise closely with staff and managers to ensure effective and smooth service design and delivery, recommending improvements on interrelated processes. 
  • Provide guidance and support to senior management with internal communications in the Office. 
  • Seek opportunities to develop and expand networks, such as with the One UN Communication Team, national partners, media outlets and other stakeholders. Represent the work unit in interagency fora and meetings with a view to developing and enhancing areas for synergies and joint initiatives 
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirements:


  • University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in a field relevant to the job.


  • Minimum of three years of professional work experience in communication and information management. Experience in developing communication and information management plans and a range of communication and information management tools and products using multimedia and social media platforms.


  • Excellent command of English. Working knowledge of another official language of the Organization or an official national language of the duty station. 





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