Internship on Decent work in Crisis and post-Crisis situations

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Grade: Internship

Publication date: 15 April 2024
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 29 April 2024

Vacancy no.:

Job ID: 11848

Department: DDG
Organization Unit: AP/CRISIS
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration of contract: 3 to 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month)

You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year. The roster will be made available to all departments and field offices, which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, the ILO does not inform candidates about the status of their application.

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 candidates, particularly from non- or under- represented member States from the following countries:

Qualified candidates from those countries may be eligible for a special fund that provides financial assistance for round-trip airfare (economy class) in addition to the stipend.

The ILO also encourages applications of persons with disabilities. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided to candidates with disabilities in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities. For assistance, please send an e-mail to

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).


The ILO has been responding to conflicts and disasters since its foundation in 1919 to promote stability and social justice through decent work for all, a commitment which was reaffirmed with the adoption of the ILOโ€™s Recommendation No. 205 on employment and decent work for peace and resilience in 2017. The new DG elected has established a new action programme on crisis and post-crisis (AP/CRISIS) in 2023 aiming to reinforce โ€“ among others โ€“ ILOโ€™s role across the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus (HDPN).

AP/CRISIS promotes the ILOโ€™s decent work agenda in countries and areas affected by conflict and disasters with a view to consolidating peace, building resilience, enhancing social justice and promoting employment recovery in fragile situations and in the aftermath of crisis.

To this end the Action Programme responsibilities include, among others,

๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

  • Disseminating and supporting the implementation of the ILO Recommendation 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience
  • Coordinating crisis responses in conflict and disaster settings
  • Building capacities of ILO and constituents on the role of decent work in the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus (HDPN)
  • Develop knowledge and gathering and sharing lessons learned on what works in supporting peace and resilience through employment and decent work

    Learning areas

    Under the supervision of Nexus Chief Technical Adviser dealing with the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus, the intern will support AP/CRISIS work in reinforcing ILOโ€™s capacities to work across the HDPN, including through the implementation of the ILO Recommendation No. 205 โ€œEmployment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilienceโ€.

    More specifically, the intern will engage in the following three areas:

    1. Awareness raising, communication and international events
      • Assist in preparing workshop and other events on Decent Work in the HDPN and crisis situations.
      • Assist in the organisation of key regional and international events such as the donors meeting for Palestine (June 2024), the Regional Nexus Academy and Geneva Peace Week (logistics, briefings, background documents and communication material);
      • Assist in awareness raising and advocacy initiatives and campaigns at global, regional and country level on the implications of Recommendation No. 205, including by preparing promotional materials.
      • Assist in developing communication material on ILO work in crisis situation, including a Nexus platorm and social media
        1. Policy advice, development cooperation and capacity development
          • Contribute to documenting and disseminating lessons learned and good practice related to ILOโ€™s initiatives in fragile, conflict and disaster situations, maintain electronic archives of relevant information, and produce presentations, documents and updates as necessary.
          • Assist in developing and finalising training materials and guidelines for capacity development of tripartite constituents on the HDPN


            Currently enrolled in the last year of a graduate degree (Master or higher) or having completed such a programme in the year preceding the application in one or more of the following, or similar, disciplines: disaster/climate and environmental studies, international relations, development studies, gender/human rights studies, social and political science.


            First field experiences in developing countries, including in fragile and post-conflict countries, are an asset.


            Excellent command of English (oral and written); good command of French and/or Spanish is an asset

            Computer Skills

            good kowldge of communication toos. Social media, also infographics (canva...)


            Adaptable to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, good communication skills and able to work in a team

            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 by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), hiring departments 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 within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected by any department for this roster. If still eligible, you may apply to the next roster.

            If shortlisted, you may be contacted by the hiring department 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 Geneva, you will receive a stipend of 2450 CHF 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 2450 CHF per month. Your travel to Geneva will be at your own expense.In addition to the amounts referred above, each intern shall receive the amount of CHF45 per month, or the equivalent amount in the currency in which the monthly stipend is paid, which is a contribution from the Office towards the cost of medical insurance to cover the period of the internship.


            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.

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