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Research and M&E Internship


Grade: Internship 

Publication date: 12 February 2020
Application deadline (midnight Bangkok time): 25 February 2020

Vacancy no.: INTERN/BANGKOK/2020/03 


Job ID: 2642 

Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific 
Organization Unit: DWT-Bangkok 
Location: Bangkok 
Duration of contract: Six months 


ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:

(a) increase understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies;

(b) gain practical experience with the ILO directly related to their field of study.

The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship.


The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non - or under - represented member States. 


Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:

(1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO.

(2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).



Promoting sustainable enterprises and the creation of decent and productive work is a key area of work for the ILO. Sustainable enterprises are a significant contributor to decent job creation and income generation, and a key driver of sustainable and inclusive growth, job creation and poverty reduction. Promoting sustainable enterprises is also important for addressing climate change and environmental sustainability, as business operations have a major impact on the environment.


The promotion of businesses is therefore at the heart of the ILO Decent Work Agenda, and links with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which put decent jobs at the centre of development. This kind of development benefits everyone in the present and the future, without harming the environment.


For the ILO DWT Bangkok team, promoting sustainable business means supporting various projects in the region. This includes working to support refugee livelihoods, supporting factories making clothes and in other sectors, promoting entrepreneurship to youth and building a network of support services to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises. The team is now looking for a motivated intern to join the team to support these efforts by assisting with the research and M&E work.


The position would be to assist the efforts of the ILO Enterprises team in Bangkok to promote sustainable enterprises in Asia by ensuring an evidence-based approach. The position entails working in close collaboration with and under the supervision of the DWT’s Enterprise Development Specialist, to support the research and M&E work of the unit.


• Monitor the use of M&E tools and instruments for supported projects
• Follow up with partners to ensure that the monitoring and evaluation tools are properly understood and implemented
• Analyse returning data and convert technical information into user-friendly, simple, understandable graphs and infographics for dissemination to partners and other stakeholders
• Conduct desktop research, and using books, journal articles, newspaper sources, questionnaires, surveys, polls, and interviews to gather data
• Document, report, and present research findings
• Any other assignment required to support the team


The candidate must be enrolled in a graduate degree programme (Master or equivalent), or in a higher degree programme, in international development, economics, statistics and/or a related field (e.g. law, business, social sciences) or have completed such programme in the year preceding the application.


• Strong writing skills and excellent command of English
• Knowledgeable in various research methodologies
• Knowledge and experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation would be an advantage
• Experience using statistical analysis software would be an advantage
• Attention to detail  as well as ability to produce quality results swiftly
• Ability to work in a multicultural and multilingual environment
• Ability to work as an independent member of a diverse team, combining autonomy and team spirit


How to apply:


1. Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs 

2. Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs 

3. Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile

4. Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application, as applications without a cover letter will not be considered and you cannot attach a cover letter after the deadline. 


Selection process:


The hiring unit/programme will short-list applicants. You will be directly contacted should the internship opportunity match your profile. If you have not been contacted by any department within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected. 


If shortlisted, you may be contacted for a written test and/or interview. The ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.




As an intern in Bangkok, you will receive a stipend of USD 550 per month from the ILO, unless you receive funding through another institution (for example your university or a foundation). If you receive partial funding, ILO will cover the difference to ensure you receive USD 550 per month. Your travel to Bangkok will be at your own expense.




Please note that the ILO does not take responsibility for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship. You will be responsible for your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents for the duration of the internship at the duty station (in this case, in Bangkok).


Fraud warning:


The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.