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Labour Consultant at the United Nations

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Labour Consultant

Job Opening Number: 23-Global Compact Office-215574-Consultant
Location: Abuja
Expected duration: 9 months
Department/Office: Global Compact Office
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity


  • The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest sustainability initiative with over 16,000 participating companies in over 160 co companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.untries and nearly 70 Local Networks around the world.
  • As a special initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.
  • The United Nations Global Compact is seeking a consultant to work on the rollout of its labour and decent work in Africa in relation to the Africa Strategy.

Under the supervision of the Programme Officer (Regional Office/Abuja), the consultant will carry out duties in the following areas:

  • Research and Analysis: Conduct research and analysis on emerging labour trends, global labour market conditions, and best practices to inform policy development and decision-making processes, especially in Nigeria and Ghana.
  • Policy Development: Collaborate with Local Networks (with a specific focus on Nigeria and Ghana) to develop policies and frameworks that promote fair and inclusive labour practices, gender equality, workers’ rights, and the eradication of forced labour and child labour.
  • Programme Design and Implementation: Design and deliver training programs, workshops, and capacity-building initiatives to enhance stakeholders’ understanding of labour standards and best practices (including Occupational Health and Safety), social dialogue, responsible business practices, and sustainable supply chain management.
  • Advocacy and Outreach: Engage in advocacy efforts to promote the integration of labour rights and social sustainability within business operations, and participate in relevant conferences, seminars, and forums to raise awareness and drive change.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Contribute to the creation and dissemination of knowledge products, research publications, guidelines, and tools that support stakeholders in implementing responsible labour practices and achieving sustainable development objectives.

Qualifications / Special Skills

  • A Master’s Degree in Management, Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, Political Sciences, Public Administration or other relevant areas.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in managing projects focused on business development, capacity development, and business process improvement in Africa is required.
  • Experience working on issues related to labour policies and practices as part of corporate sustainability is desirable.
  • Experience collaborating with international organizations and business or private sector on sustainability is desirable.
  • Experience working on programmes/projects/initiatives related to African economies in labour market trends is desirable.


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.


  • Competitive base salary with an attractive sales commission structure.
  • Performance bonuses and employee discounts on Sneaklin products.
  • Opportunities for professional development and sales training.
  • Paid time off, and additional perks.

Application Closing Date
22nd August, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:



  • The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training).
  • The united nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.