Internship in Evaluation

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    2 months ago
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    Administration, Audit and Oversight, Evaluation
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Grade: Internship

Publication date: 02 October 2023
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 16 October 2023

Vacancy no.:

Job ID: 11270

Department: Evaluation Office (EVAL)
Organization Unit: EVAL
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 qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non- or under- represented member States. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided to those with disabilities in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email 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).

Learning areas

Internships with the Office provide an opportunity for selected graduate and postgraduate students who are pursuing a course of study or work in fields related to the ILO’s mandate and activities to:

As an intern in Evaluation, you will be exposed to a whole range of areas of the work of the Office. This will increase your understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving you directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies;

You will gain practical work experience from the ILO which is directly related to their technical specialisation.

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

Required profile

The ILO’s Evaluation Office (EVAL) reports to the Director-General. The Evaluation Office is responsible for the implementation and coordination of evaluation policy, practices and oversight of selected evaluation activities funded by regular budget and donor agencies of the ILO.

Towards this end, EVAL’s intern will be involved with work on:

– Monitoring and reporting of evaluation activities and outcomes in the ILO covering through 2023-24;

– Desk reviews and support for high-level strategy evaluations, thematic evaluations (including synthesis reviews) and cluster Decent Work Country Programme evaluations; tentative topics for the High Level Evaluations in 2024 are: Evaluation of the ILO’s Development Cooperation Strategy, Statistics, and DWCP in the Africa region.

– Meta-analysis and studies on issues of quality, effectiveness of programmes and projects, lessons learned and models of interventions;

– Evaluation knowledge management products, evaluation communication and services (database, newsletter, web-enabled knowledge platforms, etc.);

– Management of decentralized and centralized evaluations;

– Improving ILO capacities and quality control for impact evaluation, including through development of tools and guidelines, training, and development and maintenance of process for tracking elements and progress.


Participants in the internship programme should have a graduate and/or postgraduate degree in one of the social sciences, economics, or public administration, preferable with course work in evaluation and/or related applied research methodologies.

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.


– Experience in conducting research and academic course work in research methods;

– Documentable experience in analysing socio-economic data;

– Good writing and editing skills in English and either French or Spanish;

– Experience in the developing and management of databases;

– Specific knowledge of evaluation and evaluation methods;
– Command of Microsoft Excel; familiarity with SPSS and data analysis desired;

– Work experience in international development, preferably at country level, would be an asset;

– Excellent communication and teamwork skills


Proficiency in English and working knowledge of either French or Spanish.


– Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

– Show willingness to acquire new knowledge;

– Ability to work as a member of a team;

– Ability to produce quality results in time;

– Ability to work in a multicultural and multilingual environment.

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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