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Intern Field


Grade: Internship 

Publication date: 5 February 2019
Application deadline (midnight local time): 23 February 2019

Vacancy no.: Intern/Dhaka/2019/02 


Job ID: 963 

Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific 
Organization Unit: CO-Dhaka 
Location: Dhaka 
Duration of contract: 3 to 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month)


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.


**Please note that you can apply to a maximum of three internship profiles during the current application period. If you apply to more than three internship profiles, your application will not be considered for any profile.** Note that you may withdraw your candidature at any time via the Jobs Applied section of your profile.


It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical issues or delays. Late applications will not be considered.


The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non - or under - represented member States. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities.


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).


Learning areas

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager of the Better Work Bangladesh project, the intern will collect information from the project and different stakeholders and deliver the following:

Collect, review and document internal and external stakeholder related data and information.

- Assist with producing a comprehensive mapping by identifying and profiling each of the programme’s stakeholders and assist in designing/refining a recommendation plan for effective engagement    based on interest and priority.

- Help the management team to create/refine a strategic work plan to efficiently and effectively communicate and manage the stakeholders in connection with the programme’s country strategy, influencing agenda and theory of change.

- Help produce a market analysis by profiling all organizations/firms, including international buyers and NGOs, proving services for social and environmental compliance, productivity and competitiveness in RMG and footwear sectors; by categorizing, analysing SWOT and pricing mechanism.

- Produce a clear literature review of current research areas and documents available for Bangladesh Ready Made Garment sector facilitated by different organizations/institutes/think tanks.

- Research and profile all the brands/agents sourcing from Bangladesh including information such as address, contacts and their sourcing factory portfolio.

- Support with the information mapping of the all export oriented factories in Bangladesh that international buyers or agents source from.

- Support the organization for coordinating and arranging related meetings, workshops and consultation with constituents.

Required profile



Candidates must be enrolled in the final year of a postgraduate degree programme (such as a Master’s Degree or equivalent), or in a higher level degree programme, or have completed such programme in the year preceding the application, preferably postgraduate studies in social science, economics, development studies, law or business administration or other relevant discipline. Academic background in research and its methodologies will be an added advantage



The following would be an advantage: Experience in academic training on research methodology, data collection techniques and analyse social data and writing report and documentation. Understanding in the orientation of development project, industrial relations and social dialogue and broad understanding of RMG sector labour issues in Bangladesh.


Excellent command of English and Bangla (written and spoken)


- Positive attitude and ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines

 - Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of technological advancements in the area of work

- High standard of ethical conduct, honesty and integrity

- Sound political judgement

- Good communication, persuasion and negotiating skills

- The ability to work in a multicultural environment

- Gender-sensitive behaviour and attitude

- Knowledge of the organization's mandate and its programme of activities

- Experience of working with an International Organization will be considered an asset

- Excellent analytical skills

- Maintain high level confidentiality

- Ability to work under minimum level of supervision

Task-related competencies and skills


- Excellent English and Bangla writing and presentation skills

- Experience of analysing social data, writing report

- Experience or good knowledge of social research methods

- Ability to develop working relationships with different stakeholders

- Ability to assist the project in collecting data

- Ability to evaluate information needs and to provide appropriate and targeted information accordingly

- Ability to conduct interviews, work on secondary and primary data

- Good interpersonal and communication skills

- Ability to adapt messages to culturally diverse audiences

- Commitment to gender equality and knowledge of gender mainstreaming principles and approaches


Stipend and medical insurance

The ILO will pay a monthly amount of equivalent US$ 500.00 (USD Five hundred) which comprises a stipend of US$ 450.00 (USD Four hundred fifty) and the sum of USD 50.00 (Fifty) as a contribution towards the cost of medical insurance to cover the period of internship.


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:


Following a first screening, the Hiring Manager will short-list applicants. You will be directly contacted should an internship opportunity match your profile. If you have not been contacted by any department or field office within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected for this roster. If still eligible, you may apply to the next roster. 


If shortlisted, you may be contacted by the field office 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 the field, you will receive a monthly stipend from the ILO based on the cost of living in the area of the duty station, 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 the appropriate stipend per month. Your travel to the duty station 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 (whether Geneva or the field).


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.