Social Protection Technical Officer

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International Labour Organization




Under the guidance and supervision of the Programme Manager and Social Protection Specialist for Lebanon and technical backstopping of the Regional Social Security Specialist in the Regional Office of Arab States (ROAS), the incumbent will provide strategic, programmatic and planning support, as well as operational guidance related to the development and implementation of social protection projects in Lebanon.

The officer will work closely with the project team and will engage with all staff and/or technical experts working on social protection activities in the ILO Lebanon office, Regional office and Social Protection Department in HQ.


  • Assist the Programme Manager in the implementation of the project by providing technical inputs, ensuring effective coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities. Ensure conformity with ILO policies and project strategies, ILO programming guidelines, and country/action programs, and Office procedures and practices.
  • Under the guidance of the responsible supervisor, ensure day to day management and timely delivery of funds/budget assigned to the Social Protection DC project activities under his/her responsibility.
  • Produce analytical reports and policy briefs on the topic of social protection, coordinate and directly provide technical assistance to ILO constituents as required for the project delivery across its different components.
  • Under the guidance of the responsible supervisor, ensure effective day-to-day line management of national staff assigned under his/her responsibility.
  • Provide technical inputs and advice to the relevant ministries, social partners, national social security institutions, decentralized authorities, and other relevant institutions and national stakeholders, in close collaboration with agencies and development partners, regarding both social security and social assistance reforms, in line with international labour standards.
  • Support social dialogue and capacity development processes to ensure active engagement and participation of all relevant stakeholders in the design and implementation of social security and social protection reforms. Support the development and implementation of the social security communication, awareness raising and behavioural change campaigns.


  • Assist the Programme Manager in identifying training needs and conduct training workshops and meetings for the tripartite partners, NGOs, other agencies, target groups and staff as appropriate to reinforce the professional capabilities. Participate in training seminars and workshops as a resource person.
  • Represent the Office at meetings, seminars and evaluations and build and enhance strategic partnerships and networks of government policymakers, other UN agencies and development partners, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and civil society organizations in the area of social protection and social security. Undertake and help coordinate field missions on selected topics following ILO established guidelines, manuals and standards.
  • Undertake other duties as required.

Required qualifications:


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in social science, economics or related fields.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in one of the afore-mentioned fields or other relevant field with an additional two years of relevant experience, in addition to the required experience stated below, will be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.


  • At least five years of relevant professional experience with thematic emphasis on social protection. The following areas of expertise would be considered an advantage:
  • Experience with social assistance and contributory social insurance systems
  • Experience with national dialogue processes and implementation of public sector reform initiatives
  • Exposure to social protection systems in MENA


  • Excellent command of English is required.
  • French and Arabic would be an advantage.





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