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PESDW Project Intern

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The position is located in the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Country Office for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Liaison Office for ECOWAS, and will be based in Accra. 

The overall goal of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is decent work and social justice for women and men throughout the world. Decent work is central to global efforts to reduce poverty, and is a means for achieving equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. Hence, the ILO, SECO and NORAD are launching the new global programme Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work. The Programme has global coordinating component managed by the ILO headquarters in Geneva and country project components in Ghana, South Africa and Viet Nam, and will to December 2025. The programme aims to address the root causes of low productivity and employment outcomes by strengthening and establishing sustainable virtuous cycles between productivity, employment and good working conditions. The programme emphasizes the importance of understanding and addressing productivity in an integrated manner across the enterprise level, the sector level and the policy level. It is based on the principles of systems thinking and the development of evidence-based interventions as well as by facilitating change through incentives and capabilities development of key actors.

In the context of the advertised internship the selected candidate will be requested to support the activities of the PESW project related to the above objectives, in particular as detailed below.

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The Interns will work under the supervision of the Project Manager and will gain experience through working with the PESDW Project, and relevant offices and specialists.. 

Inter alia, duties and responsibilities include

•    Support implementation of the Project activities in Ghana.
•    Support and ensure a cordial working relationship with the relevant stakeholders.
•    Support the project in documentation required for preparing activity and monthly project reports and contribute to the quarterly narrative reports.
•    Assist in planning and organization of meetings, assist in preparing mission files, power point presentations, 
•    Provide support in activities  follow up action that support the smooth running of the office. 
•    Perform other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Interns should expect to devote 10% to 20% of their time to administrative tasks.

Required profile


Area of studies: Law, environmental economics, development economics, environment and sustainable development, labour studies, economics, social sciences, international development

•    The candidate should be enrolled in their final year of graduate degree programme or should have completed such a programme no longer than 1 years ago (mandatory)


Any relevant work experience in Programmes/Projects ‘planning, monitoring and implementation would be beneficial 
Good knowledge of Microsoft office programmes, in particular Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Knowledge on Sustainable Development Goals and Targets and research skills. Ability to take initiatives


Excellent command of English (both oral and written). Working knowledge of any other ILO's official languages would be an added advantage.


The candidate is expected to demonstrate and be guided by ILO competencies, specifically:
o    Adaptable to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment. 
o    Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
o    Strong orientation to learning and knowledge sharing.
o    Capacity to work on own initiative as well as cooperate as a team member; and
o    Sensitivity to diversity as well as gender equality issues