Mr Moussa Oumarou completed his secondary studies in the Niger and advanced studies in France where he graduated as Inspector of Technical Studies and Vocational Training.

Mr Oumarou occupied positions in teaching and public administration which led him to occupy several positions of responsibility such as that of Inspector of Technical Studies and Secretary-General of the Ministry of National Education. He was appointed Minister of Public Services, Labour, Employment and Social Security from 1997 to 1999. He was a member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee responsible for economic and social reforms, and President of several committees instructed to negotiate for the Government with the social partners.

Mr Oumarou started working for the ILO in 2001, as a consultant on social dialogue and as coordinator for the promotion of the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work declaration. In 2006, he joined the ILO headquarters where he served as Senior Labour Administration and Inspection Specialist. 

In 2011 he was appointed Director of the Industrial and Employment Relations Department. He became Director of the Governance and Tripartism Department in 2013 and subsequently Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships on 1 January 2018. His career earned him the decoration of Chevalier des Palmes Académiques and Chevalier de L’Ordre National de Niger.